Cardiff kids activities

Cardiff kids activities are extensive in their variety and number covering outdoor kids activities, indoor kids activities and kids activities in Cardiff Bay.

The kids activities include cycling, walking, nature trails and park activities. We have tried to include activities that are free or reasonably inexpensive as entertaining children during the summer holidays or half term can be tiring, frustrating and expensive.

With the weather often dictating where you go we have included the favorites such as leisure centres, swimming pools and play centres

Cardiff Bay is a good source of activity with Techniquest, the Road Train, World of Boats and the Dr Who Experience all available. In addition the bay often has events like the food fairs, and visiting attractions on Roald Dahl plaza.

One of the best of the Cardiff kids activities available this summer the area was in front of the Millennium centre. Which was turned into a beach! It was a real success which means it will probably be repeated next year.


Traveling outside Cardiff brings in to play a large variety of small and farm animal centres. One of the best loved of all of the Cardiff kids activities.

Cardiff kids activities - Penarth

Cosmeston Medieval village is a discovery and reconstruction of a village to the west of Cardiff a few miles.

When the lakes were being developed in 1978 a village over 600 years old, was uncovered at the Cosmeston Lakes Country Park.

Cosmeston Medieval village website

Penarth Pier


The Penarth Pavillion Pier events are available on their site. For example this Christmas there is the twin mayors Christmas painting competition.
In addition you can walk the pier or get chips or an ice cream.

Suitable films are one of the easiest managed of Cardiff kids activities. On Penarth Pier there is also a cinema with a list of the films available, see  Penarth Pier cinema

Fishing is popular on Penarth Pier and is permitted at the end of the pier with no charge. However it is not permitted June July and August.

Penarth Pier opening and facilities.

September: 9.00am - 9.00pm daily

October to April : 9.00am - 5.00pm daily (closed Chrisstmas Day)


Penarth Cliff Top Walk

Part of the coastal walkway with views out over the Bristol Channel and the North Somerset Coast, start from Penarth Pier and walk along the coast or stop off for a bit of pitch and putt next to the Cafe.