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Things to do with kids in Cardiff

Looking for activities to do with the kids in Cardiff? Whether its making a trip to the Cardiff castle or visiting the story Museum, or even something completely different, we have all the Cardiff activities and attractions here to help make choosing what to do that little bit easier.

Take a look as we give our top recommendations on things to do with the kids in Cardiff...

Air Venture

Air Venture

Where: Western Leisure Centre

About: When it comes to finding the perfect place for the kids to have fun but also burn off some energy, Air Venture ticks all the boxes! They can bounce, climb, slide, jump and crawl their way over Cardiff’s giant feature-rich inflatable obstacle course, blending action-packed activity with a fun way to get fit. From free falling, giant slides, jelly mountain, wipeout balls and even an obstacle course, there is something to keep everyone smiling!

Price: £7.50 each (Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult)

Times:

Term Time Sessions

Friday - 4pm - 6pm | Saturday - 10am - 1.30pm & 2pm - 4pm | Sunday 10am-1.30pm

Holiday Sessions

Monday - Friday - 10am - 4pm

Address: Caerau Lane, Caerau, Cardiff, CF5 5HJ

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Swimming

Swimming

Where: Better Cardiff

About: Swimming’s a great way to have fun and get healthy, whatever your age of level of ability. Better leisure centres and gyms in Cardiff offer, in all 8 of their locations in Cardiff, brilliant swimming pools for all the family to enjoy! Most of their pools are 25m in length with some offering a wide variety of activities including swimming lessons, early morning swims, Aqua Aerobics, Swim Fit, lane swimming and water features!

Price: From £3.00 for non-members

Address: Various locations in and around Cardiff

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Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

About: Situated right in the centre of town, Cardiff Castle is a brilliant day out with the kids! They will be enthralled by the outside castle walls, which are adorned with wild and exotic animal sculptures, and all the different national flags waving high in the air. Make sure to explore the Second World War bomb shelters in the castle walls, the museum of the Welsh soldier, and the play and dressing up area above the main entrance.

There is so much to explore inside that it will keep all the family busy for a few hours, making it a well worth historical attraction to visit. 

Price: 

  • Adults from £13.00
  • Kids (5-16) from £9.25
  • Seniors from £11.30
  • Under 5's: Free

Address: Castle Street, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Cardiff, CF10 3RB, Wales

Telephone: 029 2087 8100

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Techniquest

Techniquest

About: Located in Cardiff Bay, Techniquest features more than 100 exhibits and displays which really encourage visitors to get hands-on with science in fun and unusual ways. It offers visitors a hands-on approach to science, and includes a science theatre, a planetarium, and a discovery centre. It’s a brilliant way to get the kids to engage with science, while offering them a fun and interactive day out.

Price: 

  • Adults: £8.20
  • Kids (4-16): £6.70
  • Concessions: £6.70
  • Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £29.00
  • Planetarium: £1.50 per person

Address: Stuart Street, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Cardiff, CF10 5BW, Wales

Telephone: 029 2047 5475

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The Cardiff Story Museum

The Cardiff Story Museum

About: Discover how Cardiff turned from a small market town in the 1300's to one of the world's biggest ports in the 1900's at The Cardiff Story Museum. The museum is full of stories, objects, photographs and film where visitors can see the story of the city through the eyes of its people, tucked inside a beautiful and historic Old Library building in the heart of the city centre. A great way to pass an hour or two while you’re in the city centre.

Price: FREE Admission

Address: The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Cardiff, CF10 1BH, Wales

Telephone: 029 2078 8334

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Bute Park

Bute Park

About: Bute Park is a stunning big green running through the centre of Cardiff and lies just behind the iconic Cardiff Castle. It’s a fantastic spot for a family picnic, as well as playing Pooh sticks off one of the bridges! They hold a huge 11 outdoor play woodland area as well as other natural play features around the park including several interpretative sculptures and seats, plus living and fallen trees to climb on.

Price: FREE Admission

Address: CF10 3DX Cardiff, UK

Telephone: 029 2087 2730

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Treetop Adventure Golf

Treetop Adventure Golf

About: Get competitive with the family at this brilliant new attraction in the city. This mini golf attraction features two indoor 18-hole adventure golf courses in a South American-inspired rainforest, together with a clubhouse bar and café. While you're there you can sttart with a choice between two trails – the tropical trail or the ancient explorer.

Price: 

  • Adults from £9
  • Kids (5+) from £9
  • Seniors (60+) from £7.50
  • Under 5's from £4.00
  • Family from £29.50

Address: Level P3 St Davids, 2 Dewi Sant, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Cardiff, CF10 2EL, Wales

Telephone: 02920 226590

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Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre

Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre

About: Looking for adventure? Located just five minutes from Cardiff’s city centre, Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre is a fantastic outing that’s guaranteed to pack your day with adrenaline and adventure. Under the guidance of qualified instructors, you’ll step outside your comfort zone and into a safe and controlled environment. Family climbing classes are a great way to climb outside your comfort zone, and all equipment is provided. 

Price: Find out more below!

Address: Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre, Unit E St Catherines Park, Pengam Road, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Telephone: +44 29 2048 4880

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Infinity Trampoline Park

Infinity Trampoline Park

About: This trampoline park is a multifaceted entertainment emporium. Alongside its 90 trampolines, it includes a main court with vaults, obstacles and trampoline walls, as well as basketball hoops, a foam pit and a dodgeball court. Pre-book, interact with the friendly staff, and enjoy this whirlwind experience. You can bring your little one to the mini-bounce sessions where they’ll be able to jump around safely and freely as well!

Price: 

  • Open Hour: £8.00
  • Mini Bouncers: £3.00

Address: Cardiff, Wales, CF24 2RZ, United Kingdom

Telephone: +442920003323

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St Fagans National History Museum

St Fagans National History Museum

About: Visit this 100-acre open air museum and learn about Wales’ historical past. St Fagan’s National History Museum is one of Europe’s leading open-air museums and one of Wales’s most popular heritage attractions. There are over 40 re-erected buildings from various ages to explore: including old schools, butchers, bakers, ironsmiths, and workmen’s institutes. A walk around Wales from Celtic times to the present day. 

Price: FREE Admission

Address: Cardiff, Glamorgan and Cardiff, CF5 6XB, Wales

Telephone: 029 20573500

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