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From the wetland trails of the Cardiff Bay Barrage to the picnic haven of Bute Park, adventures await you in the UK’s most compact city – jam-packed with family-friendly entertainment.
For a Cardiff city break, Future Inn Cardiff is the ideal family hotel. As a base to explore Cardiff Bay, Cardiff city centre and the surrounding area.
Under 12's stay free of charge
Breakfast is complimentary for under 5's & is £6.50 for under 12's.
For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!
The Twin Rooms are large and spacious and sleep up to four guests. It is filled with Canadian furniture as a nod to our Canadian heritage. Further hotel perks include a guest laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers. There's also free access to Simply Gyms (age 16 plus) across the car park at the Red Dragon Centre.
The King Suites are twice the size of our twin rooms. Each King Suite has a large bedroom with a King sized bed and a separate living room with a sofa, which can be changed into a bed. Meaning the room can sleep up to four guests. An exclusive welcome pack will be waiting for you in your room, which includes a bottle of Cava, a bowl of fresh fruit and large bottles of chilled still and sparkling water.
Future Inn Cardiff Bay is so close to all the action. Across the road from the hotel is the Red Dragon Centre, where there is bowling, a games arcade, and a cinema. A short walk from the hotel is Mermaid Quay, the heart of Cardiff Bay, where you can walk the Cardiff Bay Barrage, see a show at the Wales Millennium Centre or explore Techniquest, the science discovery centre. Get out on the water with sailing activities and white water rafting, or visit Flat Holm Island. There is also ice skating and a swimming pool at the Cardiff International Sports Village.
Future Inns is a cycle-friendly hotel. Enjoy the sea air by walking or cycling the Bay Trail. The full route is just over 6.2 miles, with art and heritage exhibitions along the way and a variety of cafés and ice cream parlours to keep you going. Cardiff is one of the flattest cities in the UK, which makes a family day out easier! Hire a bike with Pedal Power or Nextbike.
There are plenty of things to see and do outside when exploring the Welsh capital. If you are worried about big crowds or simply enjoy being outdoors, there are many things to do in Cardiff in the open-air.
Unlike most major cities, Cardiff has plenty of fantastic parks and gardens. It also has local nature reserves and country parks. These open spaces are perfect for exploring Cardiff as well as stretching your legs, riding your bike and enjoying the fresh air.
There are so many free or inexpensive activities going on in and around the city that will keep children busy during the school holiday. Start planning your staycation with our top 10 things to do in half term, take advantage of our insider knowledge and see how you can visit Cardiff on a budget or read our ultimate staycation guide to Cardiff.
Cardiff is a fantastic city. If you like to delve into the past, Cardiff has a fascinating history that is just waiting to be explored. Make sure you visit Cardiff Castle or even Castle Coch, or St Fagans an open-air museum where you will find centuries of Wales’ social history gathered together in 100 acres of beautiful countryside.
Need some further inspiration? Check out some of our guides for more ideas of how you can spend time with the family in Cardiff.
At Future Inns, under 5's always eat for free with any meal purchased by an adult. Including breakfast, lunch and evening dinner.
The children’s menu has something for foodie kids or those who may be a bit fussier. If you are letting them have a sweet treat too, options include chocolate cake, ice cream or a sticky toffee pudding. All washed down with bottomless squash, or you can have juice, milk, water or a fizzy drink.
Standard booking terms and conditions apply. Offer subject to availability. Children under 12 years of age stay free of charge when sharing a room with a least one adult on a room-only basis. Breakfast can be pre-booked at a supplement of £6.50 for children aged 6-12. Children 5 and under stay with free breakfast included.
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