What are you looking for?
Bringing the family along on your next trip and unsure where to start? Visit Cardiff have put this page together with the aim of giving you peace of mind before your next family outing.
Listed below you will find a wide range of attractions, family friendly food and drink options, blogs & itineraries. We’ve got everything covered to ensure that all members of the family will have an enjoyable day out and quality time spent together.
SEE & DO
At once a Roman fort, Norman stronghold and Victorian Gothic masterpiece, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairy-tale towers conceal 2,000 years of history.
An epic mini golf adventure with two 18-hole courses, coffee, tropical cocktails and tasty jungle grub.
CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL WHITE WATER
An exhilarating, on-demand adventure facility; home to the only white water rafting course in South Wales.
ST FAGANS NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY
A people’s museum, where you can explore history together through people’s everyday lives.
A fantastic outing for the whole family that’s guaranteed to pack your day with adrenaline and adventure!
ICE ARENA WALES
Ice skating is the perfect day out for family and friends. The public skate sessions cater for anyone and everyone.
INTERNATIONAL POOL AND GYM
Complete with 3 Flumes, Lazy River and the unique Spacebowl; which is guaranteed to get you in a spin!
An extensive area of mature parkland, boasting natural play features, an education centre, three cafes, and wildlife.
RED DRAGON CENTRE
The ultimate entertainment destination combining big screen movies with bowling, bars, restaurants and cafes.
The UK’s longest-established science centre, with a mission to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement.
WELSH MINING EXPERIENCE
The former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, tells the story of Black Gold and the historic impact upon the South Wales Valleys.
Bowl, play and shoot, the only tricky bit is deciding what to do first! There's 12 lanes and a VIP area.
FOOD & DRINK
Passionate about bringing you a true taste of Italy, so you can experience the love, food, and magic first hand.
A buzzing, contemporary twist on the traditional French restaurant where you can enjoy a slice of life, Parisian style.
THOMAS BAR & RESTAURANT
Prides themselves on providing the best, mouth-watering British & Welsh dishes using fresh local ingredients.
Boats more than 30 restaurants, cafes and bars; a stunning waterfront location in the heart of Cardiff Bay.
RED DRAGON CENTRE
RDC offers just about every kind of cuisine you think of! Look out for some of the biggest names in food.
No greens, no onion, no problem. All their mini mains can be tailored to satisfy the pickiest of eaters.
Serving up award-winning pies with sides and indulgent desserts. You certainly won’t leave hungry.
Fresh, authentic rice and noodle dishes updated seasonally, along with salads, desserts and fresh juices.
CEDAR TREE FARM
Welcoming, warm and serves a wide selection of mouth-watering pub classics and a carvery every day.
ITINERARIES & BLOGS
In need of some inspiration? Check out our family friendly itineraries and blogs full of Visit Cardiff approved recommendations!
FUN & FREE
With the cost of living increasing, we know that everyone will appreciate something cheap and cheerful to keep the family entertained over the Summer Holidays.
RAINY DAY GUIDE
Don’t let the rain dampen your day, there’s plenty of exciting family activities to get stuck into whilst the weather is wet in Cardiff. There’s no excuse to spend it indoors!
ITINERARY: FAMILY FUN
This itinerary is perfect for those Half Term and Summer Holiday breaks and ensures all members of the family will have an enjoyable day out and quality time spent together.
FAMILY ADVENTURE BLOG
Family full of dare devils? This is the one for you!