The best family activities in Cardiff
Boasting a superb selection of schools for both older and younger children, lots of great natural attractions and a wide variety of leisure facilities, Cardiff is a wonderful place for a family. Whether you live in the heart of the city, 20 miles west of town in Bridgend or you’re heading to the Welsh capital for the weekend from Newport, you can look forward to creating lots of new memories with the family activities we’ve highlighted below.
Ants Inya Pants
If you have little ones aged 12 and under, this fun-filled play centre is an absolute must. Popular for kids’ birthday parties, youngsters can climb through tunnels, ride on zip lines and shoot down slides. There’s soft play suitable for babies, while ball pits, inflatables and ride-on toys all add to the entertainment.
Great on sunny days, this pretty park has a lovely setting on the eastern bank of the River Taff. There’s a woodland play trail for your children to enjoy, as you explore the 130-acre park set in the former grounds of Cardiff Castle. For an extra-special treat, take your little ones to Bute Park over the festive period for a truly magical Christmas experience.
Aqua Park Cardiff
An activity that’s also hugely popular when the sun’s out but still just as fun when it’s not, this floating, inflatable water park in Cardiff Bay is sure to bring a smile to the whole family’s face - even from the sidelines. Suitable for kids aged eight and up, the park’s packed with obstacles including slides, climbing walls, monkey bars and trampolines.
National Museum Cardiff
If the weather’s off or you’re on the lookout for the best indoor family activities in Cardiff for another reason, the excellent National Museum is always on hand to help. From dinosaur skeletons to local history exhibits and stunning impressionist paintings, check out the museum’s events calendar for any special exhibitions, talks and workshops.
Another great activity that ranks among the top ones Cardiff has to offer, this hands-on science and discovery centre is ideal for inquisitive kids. As well as interesting displays and interactive exhibits, there’s also a science theatre and planetarium to get your little ones even more engaged with the world around them.
From treetop adventure golf courses to spying missions, treasure trails and trampoline parks, there are so many exciting things to do with your children in Cardiff. You can visit all your favourite attractions whenever you want when you live in the area, with developments such as our Parc Fferm Wen proving particularly popular in this part of South Wales. If you’d rather be closer to the border with South West England, don’t miss our collection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes on Brunel Quarter development in Chepstow.