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Top 10 Things for Families to do in Cardiff

Stuck for ideas on what to do with the family in Cardiff? We have compiled a top 10 list of fun things to do that will keep the whole family entertained ....and they won't break the bank either.

1. The Wales Millennium Centre

Located in the heart of Cardiff Bay, the WMC hosts lots of fun and inspiring activities, making it the perfect day out for young children and their families. The centre opens at 10am and is free to visit. You can enjoy the regular performances, tours and even get messy/creative in their workshops.

2. The Cardiff Story Museum

Travel back in history and experience The Cardiff Story Museum. You will discover the history of Cardiff through film, photographs, stories and objects, and learn how Cardiff grew from a small market town to the capital city it is today. The museum is free and features numerous interactive galleries and is located in the Old Library building.

3. Doctor Who Experience

This is a truly unique experience that is not to be missed, you will be transported by the Tardis through space to different time zones in order to help the Doctor with his mission and save him from his enemies. Oh and be prepared to bump into a few scary monsters, including Daleks, Cybermen and Sontarans....ahhhh

4. Cardiff Spy Mission Treasure Trail

This trail is a fantastic activity for the whole family. You will be walking around Cardiff Bay, visiting many of the historical sights on the way, in order to collect the answers to the clues. The trail is 2.5 miles long and is a great opportunity to get your kids exercising in the open air.

5. National Museum

You will not be short of things to do in the National Museum of Cardiff. There's always plenty to see and do whatever your interests. Personally, we recommend the Evolution of Wales exhibition where you can travel through time and come face to face with the giant Woolly Mammoth and Dinosaurs.
Don't forget to visit the Clore Discovery Centre where you can inspect historical weapons, dinosaur bones, insects and so much more.

6. Cardiff Castle

Being 2000 years old, Cardiff Castle has hosted many people, including, the Romans, Normans and Victorians. Don't forget to pick up a child friendly audio guide to talk you through the history of the castle. There is also a fantastic animal trail to follow on which you will discover all of the little secrets that William Burges left behind.

7. Parc

Let the kids run wild in the Parc! It is a great day out for children of many different ages! Under 4s can enjoy the toddler swings, sand and water play areas, as well as, the slides and playhouses. For the older kids there is a huge slide, zip wire, climbing wall and so much more.

8. Cardiff International Pool

You can enjoy Cardiff International pool no matter the weather. It is a water wonderland allowing for swimming, learning and extreme fun with the 3 slides, tipping buckets and the fantastic range of toys and floats available.

9. Go Air

Are you ready for some serious cardio and giggles? With over 120 wall to wall trampolines, prepare to bounce! There are also numerous foam pits to jump into and a dedicated area for dodgeball and basketball. We are sure you will love this fantastic activity. Psst....It's not just for the kids!
All times, all ages, £10 per hour!

10. St Fagans

As Wales's most popular heritage attraction, St Fagans is not to be missed. Explore the grounds of the outstanding Castle and experience Wales's history from the Celtic times to the present day. You can also watch as the craftsmen demonstrate their traditional skills in their many workshops and activities.