20 Best Things To Do In Rhondda Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Rhondda

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 441 fun things to do in Rhondda for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, parks and playgrounds and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 277 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Rhondda day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Rhondda with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Indoor soft play frame at Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre in Rhondda

Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Rhondda
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Rumble in the Jungle has an amazing 3 level playframe with astra slide, spiral slide and tube slide, large baby area with soft play and huge ballpond...

A little boy looking at the exhibitions at The Royal Mint Experience

The Royal Mint Experience

  • Pontyclun
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Ever wondered where money comes from? Take the kids to The Royal Mint Experience, one of the UK's most fascinating attractions, and witness the UK’s...

Soft play and cafe area at Dragons Den Aberdare

Dragons Den Aberdare5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Aberdare
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Dragons Den offer 2 multi-level adventure climbing mazes, featuring all the classic soft play features like climbs and slides, tunnels and balls. It'...

View from Dare Valley Country Park in Aberdare

Dare Valley Country Park

  • Aberdare
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Dare to do something different this weekend at Dare Valley Country Park. 500 acres of pond dipping, willow weaving, magicians and more make this a we...

Kids with staff at Rhondda Heritage Park in Pontypridd

Rhondda Heritage Park

  • Pontypridd
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Rhondda Heritage Park, based at the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, is regularly voted one of the top heritage and cultural visitor attracti...

Barry Sidings Countryside Park

  • Trehafod
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Get ready for some outdoor fun, on two feet or two wheels, at Barry Sidings Countryside Park! The stunning venue near Trehafod and is packed with tra...

Man walking across ladder at Go Ape Margam

Go Ape Margam

  • Port Talbot
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

What do you picture when dreaming of a weekend away in manor house? Probably not zooming down zip wires or dropping from six metre high platforms! Go...

Landscape of Ynysangharad War Memorial Park in Pontypridd

Ynysangharad War Memorial Park

  • Pontypridd
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There is always something going on in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park and even when there isn't, there are loads of ways to make your own fun at the b...

Camp fire at Bryngarw Country Park in Bridgend

Bryngarw Country Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bridgend
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Bryngarw Country Park has oodles of woodland to explore, loads of grassland offering space to play family games, formal gardens for a floral aunter a...

Indoor soft play frame at Adventure Land in Merthyr Tydfil

Adventure Land

  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Adventure Land is a locally ran play centre and couldn’t have the family more at heart! Let the lovely staff, countless ball pits and slides entertai...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Merthyr Tydfil

  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Discover endless stories and all the fun you could possibly imagine, all under on roof! Jump into movie magic at Vue Merthyr Tydfil, where you’ll fin...

Girl bowling at Superbowl UK

Superbowl UK Merthyr

  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Can’t decide what to do on your day out? You don’t have to at Superbowl UK Merthyr! Begin by bowling on one of their 14 state-of-the-art lanes (or ma...

Kids on miniature train at Cyfarthfa Park and Miniature Railway in Merthyr Tydfil

Cyfarthfa Park and Miniature Railway

  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Cyfarthfa Park has 150 acres of woodland walks and gardens to explore as well as plenty of added extras for the kids to remember. A new Family Advent...

Outside view of Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery in Merthyr Tydfil

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery

  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery can be found on the edge of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and has an interesting variety of obje...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Bridgend

  • Bridgend
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

The silver screen is calling! See the latest Hollywood has to offer, as well as tucking into all sorts of tasty treats, at ODEON Bridgend. With 9 scr...

Trains at Bridgend Miniature Railway

Bridgend Miniature Railway

  • Bridgend
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Toot! Toot! All aboard the Bridgend express! Bridgend Miniature Railway is a non-profit haven for all things trains. Run by volunteers and enthusiast...

Outside view of Llancaiach Fawr Manor in Treharris

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

  • Treharris
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Llancaiach Fawr Manor stands proudly, as it has done since c1550, overlooking the Glamorgan Uplands and the same sorts of footsteps still echo in it'...

Outside view of Parc Slip Nature Reserve in Bridgend

Parc Slip Nature Reserve4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bridgend
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Parc Slip Nature Reserve is a beautiful 300 acre wildlife site which has been restored from a previous open cast coal mine. The reserve has many path...

Party room at Jazzy Jungle in Pontyclun

Jazzy Jungle

  • Pontyclun
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Your little ones will go mad for Jazzy Jungle! The huge jungle themed indoor soft play area is packed full of tunnels, look-outs, a giant three level...

Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Tiny Tumblers in Pontypridd

Tiny Tumblers

  • Pontypridd
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Tiny Tumblers is a fun little adventure play facility for kids under 7 years, with a separate sensory play area for toddlers and comfy seating for pa...

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