10 Things to do with the Kids in Cardiff over Half Term

Feb032017
10 Things to do with the Kids in Cardiff over Half Term

10 Things to do with the Kids in Cardiff over Half Term. There are so many free or inexpensive activities going on in and around the city that will keep children busy during the school holiday.

Stuck for ideas on what to do with your kids in Cardiff this Half Term, If so, check out this blog post. We at Future Inn Cardiff have compiled a top 10 list of fun things to do that will keep your kids entertained over half term….and they won’t break the bank either.


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.

Entry Fees: FREE

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The Cardiff Story Museum

Let your kids travel back in history and experience The Cardiff Story Museum. They 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.

Entry Fees:FREE

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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 3 miles long and is a great opportunity to get your kids exercising in the open air.  

Entry Fees: £9.99 for One Trail booklet recommended for a group of 4 to 5 people.

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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.

Entry Fees: FREE

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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.

Entry Fees: Adult £13.50, Child (Aged 5 to 16) £9.50, Seniors or Students £11.50, Adult Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children) £39 , Under 5s Free

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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.  

Entry Fees: £1 per adult (refunded if you spend more than £5 in the cafe), Under 1's £1.95 (free with an older sibling), Age 1-3 £4.50, Age 4-12 £6.

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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. 

Entry Fees: Adult from £5.25, Child from £4.00, Family packages from £11.90, Under 4's are free.

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Buzz Trampoline Park

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! 

Entry Fees: Age 6 plus £9, Aged under 6 £6, Family ticket £25

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St Fagans

As Wales’ most popular heritage attraction, St Fagans is not to be missed. Explore the grounds of the outstanding Castle and experience Welsh 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. 

Entry Fees: Free (Small fee for parking)

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Flat Holm Island

Flat Holm is a small island just 4 miles off the coast of Cardiff. Pre-organised boat trips are arranged by Cardiff Sea Safaris or Bay Island Voyages for up to 3 hours, depending on the tide times, giving you a unique opportunity to see the conservation, wildlife and historic buildings.

Entry Fees: A landing fee of £5 per person is payable to the warden on arrival.  

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Stay at Future Inn Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms including ones that can sleep up to four, making them ideal for a family. Plus under 12's stay for free with a paying adult. Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk.

Kids Eat Free in Thomas Restaurant

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before or after exploring. Every day the team serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £20 daily between 5pm-10pm. Under 5s always eat for free with a paying adult, but we extend this offer to under 12's duirng the school holidays.

Reservations can be made on 02920 487111 or thomas@futureinns.co.uk, or online: 

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