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Cardiff is a top destination for kids and adults alike.

Whether you are looking for something for the little ones, teens, or something for all the family – our capital is ready to deliver exciting half-term memories this February!

Check out our hand selected top suggestions below.



FREE / St Fagans National Museum of History / Ends 17 April 

Supporters of our national football teams are called The Red Wall. Dressed in their bucket hats and replica shirts, belting out chants from the stands, they’re often described as the twelfth player on the pitch.

To celebrate Cymru qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, this exhibition shines a spotlight on some of the people and communities of The Red Wall. Fashion, music, identities and politics are all here, cemented together by a sense of belonging. This is their story – your story – the bricks of The Red Wall. It’s a fan-led experience like no other.


FREE / Museum of Cardiff / 18 – 26 February

Go undercover and test your detective skills at Museum of Cardiff as part of the national Montgomery Bonbon: Museum Mystery Trail, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books. The trail celebrates the release of new children’s book Montgomery Bonbon: Murder at the Museum written by comedian Alasdair Beckett-King and illustrated by Claire Powell. Grab an activity sheet, solve puzzles and have fun with your family this half term.


FREE / Mermaid Quay

Take a journey around the Solar System this February Half Term at Mermaid Quay! This half term visitors will be able to participate in a trail where participants have the chance to win a £50 voucher for Hub Box Cardiff Bay.

There will also be a colouring in competition running where two £10 Cadwaladers gift cards are up for grabs. Alongside this there are three days of activity to look forward to!



£12 pp / Buzz Trampoline Park / Age 6+

BUZZ Open Jump is the core session that gives you access to the entire park facilities for an hour of healthy, active, fun.  The giant inflatable course is jam packed with fun activities and challenges.

From a 6m drop slide to a 50m obstacle course and much much more. The sheer size of this thing will take your breath away. Buzz are no longer just a trampoline park – they are much, much more!


£2 pp / Techniquest  / Various days & times 

Live science shows about Bubbles and Blasts, Star Tours in the super-snug 360° Planetarium and hands-on Rainbow Reactions workshops in the newly refurbished KLA Lab – there’s a lot going on at Techniquest this February half-term.

On top of all that, there are 100+ interactive exhibits, mind-boggling machines and perplexing puzzles spread across two floors to keep curious minds busy at Cardiff Bay’s iconic Science Discovery Centre.

Feel the force of a hurricane, the tremor of an earthquake or try your hand at a virtual operation and bring science to life at the touch of your hand!


Various prices & offers / Treetop Golf / Open from 10am during half term

With two, indoor, 18-hole mini golf courses – there’s plenty to keep your little explorers entertained. Tackle the Tropical Trail together and explore our Mystic Wood or brave the ruins of the Ancient Explorer.

Whichever route you choose, don’t forget to take on the Bonus 19th hole for a chance to win a free round. You can also grab a snap at the free photo booth to take home a treasured memory from your visit. Grab handmade pizza from Pizza Cabana, tropical drinks from The Thirsty Toucan and freshly brewed coffee from the Jungle Buzz Café.

International Pool


Make a splash with us this February Half Term in our Leisure Pool complete with flumes, lazy river and our unique Spacebowl; which is guaranteed to get you in a spin! Plus we have a beach area with toddler slide and play structure; great fun for all the family!

Why not finish off your visit and try one of our delicious hand made pizza’s! Booking is essential; head over to the website today to secure your space!


Bute Park / 21 February / As part of Cardiff Science Festival

What do we know about bats? What do they eat? How do they move? Where do they live? Enjoy some Batty art and craft activities.

Sessions at 10am, 12noon and 2pm (60 minutes). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for children aged 5 years+.


Listen up dinosaur explorers! It seems our sharp toothed friends have visited Bute Park overnight and left behind some prehistoric eggs. The problem is, these eggs are close to hatching and are a little wriggly to say the least. It seems they’ve wriggled and rolled out of their nests and could be anywhere in the park grounds!

Can you help our dinosaur explorers to track down the eggs and return them to safety before they hatch across Cardiff? You’ll need to know your T-Rex from your Triceratops, in this ROARSOME storytelling adventure.

Play Opera LIVE

In a roarsome show that is both entertaining and educational, sing, dance and clap along to some of our favourite pieces of music from stage and screen, including John Williams’s epic Jurassic Park Theme.

Get up close and personal with dinosaurs from Tony Mitton’s popular children’s book, BumpusJumpus Dinosaurumpus, featuring vivid video projections and original narration by our wonderful presenter Tom Redmond.

Don’t forget to join us from 1pm for free activities including a treasure hunt, face painting and more.


Family kayak & canoe sessions / £10pp / Cardiff International White Water

Want to try out CIWW’s new activity? The 90 minute Taster Sessions are great for parents and kids to learn together, the flat water pool is a fun and safe environment to understand the basics of Canoeing and Kayaking.

Principality Stadium Tours


Use code – VISITCARDIFF – to get 20% discount. (Only applies to standard Principality Stadium Tours).

Visit Cardiff’s state-of-the-art Principality Stadium which features a fully retractable roof, making it one of the largest indoor arenas in the world.

An experienced tour guide will share facts on the stadium’s history of events including International Rugby Matches, 2012 Olympic Events, world class boxing, the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final and mighty rock & roll concerts.

Stadium tours include the Home and Away Dressing Rooms, Press Conference Suite, Players Tunnel and Hospitality Box – So plenty of photo opportunities along the way.


£5 per person / The Arcade Vaults / Age 10+

Love playing video games? Want to make your own game?

Then join our Game Maker’s Taster Session this half term, and create a complete game to play and share with your friends, in just 90 minutes.

Book now and start your journey to becoming a video game designer!


Free / The Railway Gardens

If you haven’t been already local social enterprise Green Squirrel run a ton of events, workshops and sessions at their Railway Gardens in Splott.

The major events for half term include a Family Natural Fabric Dyeing Session on Tuesday 21st February and The Games Museum, on Wednesday 22nd February, where you can find out and play games from times past.



If you’re looking for a great spot for a coffee or some lunch this half term then head to Big Moose Coffee Co, a not-for-profit coffee shop located in the heart of cardiff with the friendliest team of people to greet you.

Pop in to see the team for some breakfast, brunch or lunch. They serve a wide range of delicious dishes, all of which can be made gluten free and/or vegan. Or if you just fancy popping in for a coffee then one of the fresh cakes or brownies might take your fancy (also vegan and gf options available).



Wales Cottage Holidays offers a fabulous selection of quality holiday cottages in Cardiff and Wales. Browse a variety of family-friendly holiday cottages and find your perfect February half term escape in Wales.


Future Inn Cardiff Bay will let you feel completely relaxed and at home. The Twin Rooms are large and spacious, with two Queen sized beds, ideal for families of up to four guests. Room features include individual air conditioning and heat control, an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, bottled water, flat-screen TV with Freeview, vegan-friendly toiletries, a complimentary robe, and slippers.

Perks include free parking and electric car charging, free Wi-Fi, and home-away-from-home services like our guest laundry room, ice buckets, and our ice machine, which you can help yourself to. Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night. Plus, under 12s stay for free!

The Pontcanna Inn


Get away this Half Term and head to Pontcanna Inn. With 11 boutique rooms located on the outskirts of the city, you and the family can enjoy all that Cardiff has to offer while having somewhere to rest your head away from the centre.

Nearby is Cardiff Castle, the Millenium Centre, and plenty of parks to take a stroll in, or take a boat down to the bay for the day!

During your stay, enjoy our bar and restaurant with outside area, and catch all the action of the Six Nations while you’re here!


Cardiff Boat Tours


Cardiff Boat Tours ‘Princess Katharine’ is a heated 90 seat water taxi. Board at either Cardiff Bay or Bute Park (close to Cardiff Castle) and take the half hour one way trip. Then after some time ashore, get back on for the return journey. Alternatively, enjoy an hour-long tour from either boarding point. There’s fascinating commentary telling the history of the area and the sights along the way.

There is a toilet on board for passenger comfort. A great way to see the city from a different perspective.


With a GWR Family Ticket, up to two adults and four children can travel together and save on journeys Cardiff. The Family Ticket can be used by any adults, from grandparents and godparents to parents and friends – in fact, anyone travelling with up to four children.

Take the kids to Cardiff Castle for an unforgettable day uncovering 2,000 years of history, go for a sightseeing spin on the 33-metre Giant Wheel, or head to Cardiff Bay for a hands-on science experience at Techniquest, or an action-packed afternoon of exhilarating water sports.

Getting away is now even better value for money! Selected routes. Terms apply.


There are plenty of things to do in and around Cardiff this half term and there’s no better way of getting to them than with Cardiff Bus!

By purchasing one of their family day tickets, you and your family can travel quickly and cost-effectively across Cardiff Bus’ comprehensive network.  Families of up to 5 can travel around Cardiff and Penarth all day for £5.50, or across their entire network for £8. Terms and conditions apply.

Kids go free on Transport for Wales trains when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.

Important things to note before you travel;

  • Free child travel is only available in Standard class
  • Up to two children can travel for free, per paying adult. Adults must obtain a ticket for all children travelling. Free child travel tickets are only available from a ticket office or on-board from a conductor
  • Under 5’s travel for free on all National Rail services
  • Children aged 5-16 travel for free on Transport for Wales trains only


For information on travelling to Cardiff, and how to get around the City once you’re here, check out our Visitor Information section.