In the second addition of our 4-part series we have put together our top 10 free things to do in the beautiful city of Cardiff.

Cardiff has many attractions and fun, free things to do with kids on the days you get a bit stuck over the summer holidays!

Part 2: Cardiff


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1. Cardiff bay beach

Visit the urban sea side at Cardiff bay beach! A fun day out for all the family running all summer long, with free entry, live entertainment and activities for all ages. Check out some more info here, we particularly love the sound of the water zorbing and the bumper boats!


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2. The Cardiff story museum

At the home of Roald Dahl, develop your child’s learning at the Cardiff story museum and take part in exciting activities such as reading, listening to stories and exploring new adventures with the famous characters. For 0-5 year olds, visit Dinky Dragons, on the second Friday of each month to take part in rhymes, craft, music and play!


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3. Adamsdown playcentre

A day at Adamsdown playcentre is a perfect way to support learning in a fun way. Enjoyed by all 5 -14 year olds, the centre is full of fun and games from team building sports, to cooking, it will keep your children occupied for hours and out of mischief!


4. Geocaching

If you are ready for an adventure then take your kids to go geocaching! This fun activity can keep your kids active exploring new exciting locations. Geocaching is a GPS treasure hunt game played all over the world! All you have to do is download the app and start your adventure…


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5. The Animal Wall

Visit the animal wall and see the amazing life-like sculptures crafted into the wall. Perhaps you could get your kids to keep a tally of how many animals they can spot on the wall? Whilst in the area make sure you explore the castle and make a day of it by taking a walk in Cooper’s field park next door. On a sunny day you could even take a picnic!


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6. Amelia trust farm

Take a trip to a working farm with all your favourite farmyard animals including pigs, sheep and chickens. Onsite there is a play area and café but you could also take a packed lunch and enjoy the countryside under some shady trees.


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7. Cwmbran boating Lake

Visit the scenic spot of cwmbran boating lake. On a sunny day, take along a picnic and some extra bread to feed the ducks! Kids can play on the paddle boats or splash around in the water while parents soak up the sunshine.


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8. Victoria Park Splashpad

Victoria Park splashpad is great fun for all ages to run and play in a mini water park set up. The all-time favourite place for kids to cool off on a hot summers day!


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9. Summer family trail

Explore your heritage at the national museum of Cardiff. The summer family trail is a great experience for all the family to take part in. This treasure hunt trail gives families the opportunity to solve clues around the museum and learn some new facts!

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10. Forest Farm Country Park

Become an explorer and take up bird watching or see how many different animals you can find in forest farm country park, just outside of the main city.  This park is perfect for all ages to enjoy the scenic walks and cycle rides, as well as getting up close to its wildlife.


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