Cardiff Attractions for Children

(Cardiff, South Glamorgan, South Wales, UK)

Cardiff Attractions for ChildrenCardiff is a city with various attractions, catering for shoppers, diners, sports fanatics, concert-goers and families with children. A number of themed child-friendly attractions are based at Cardiff Bay, such as the fun Techniquest, where virtually all of the science-related exhibits are hands-on and just asking to be played with. Close by, the Atlantic Wharf Leisure Village is a safe bet for a rainy day.

Within a relatively short drive of Cardiff, families may like to consider enjoying a day out at the Barry Island Pleasure Park, a famous Welsh seaside resort with fun rides and amusements. Alternatively, the Greenmeadow Community Farm at Cwmbran is an altogether more rural experience, while the nearby Model House features regular activities for all ages.


Address: Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2047 5475
Techniquest is the place for some serious family fun in the city and is located in Cardiff Bay. Popular with children of all ages, Techniquest is an interactive science centre with more than 150 hands-on displays, an impressive Planetarium and an interesting Science Theatre.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 09:30 to 16:30, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children

Atlantic Wharf Leisure Village

Address: Hemmingway Road, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4JY, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2046 3833
The Atlantic Wharf Leisure Village is one of the most popular attractions in the city for children of all ages. Home to a large bowling alley, a state-of-the-art cinema, restaurants, bars and clubs, this is one destination that comfortably suits the whole family.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to midnight
Admission: charge

Barry Island Pleasure Park

Address: Friar's Road, Barry Island, Barry, CF62 5TR, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1446 732844
Recently brought to the attention of the British public thanks to the successful BBC sitcom 'Gavin and Stacey', Barry Island is just 13 km / 8 miles from the city and can be easy reached by train. This popular resort attracts large numbers of tourist staying in the area and has much to offer. Attractions at Barry Island include a sizable shopping centre, numerous street cafés, amusement arcades with state-of-the-art video games and of course, the fun-packed Pleasure Park, with its fast and exciting rides for both children and adults.
Open hours: 11:00 to midnight
Admission: charge, discounts available for children

Greenmeadow Community Farm

Address: Greenforge Way, Cwmbran, Gwent, NP44 5AJ, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1633 862202
Greenmeadow Community Farm is situated on the outskirts of Cardiff, within the Cwmbran suburbs. This community farm is home to many friendly farm animals, including chickens, pigs, sheep and cows. Other attractions at Greenmeadow include nature walks, a pets' corner area, a playground for young children and regular demonstrations. The farm is within reach of the centre, by either car, bus, train or even taxi.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 18:00, winter - 10:00 top 16:30
Admission: charge, discounts available for children, families and seniors

Model House

Address: Bull Ring, Llantrisant, CF72 8EB, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1443 237758
Model House, close to the city, can be found in the nearby Vale of Glamorgan area. With many craft workshops and activities for both children and adults, further highlights at the Model House include an art gallery, historic exhibitions of local artefacts and a popular gift shop.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free