Cardiff activities for kids are to be enjoyed all over the city and with so much to do, locals and visitors are really spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a great day out.
A big draw to the area is the Dr Who Experience, which is one of the most popular Cardiff Bay activities for kids, as is the fascinating World of Boats Museum or the intriguing Lightship 2000, which drew over 100K visitors in 2012.
However, if you are looking for the more energetic activities for kids in Cardiff Bay, then how about a trip to the multi-watersport venue at the Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre, a visit to the Skate Plaza or with over 500 miles of cycle routes in Cardiff why not get the whole family to jump on their bike and discover parts of the local area you would never otherwise see?
Activities for kids – Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre & Cardiff Sailing Centre
With a multitude of water based activities on offer Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre, or CBWAC, is a great place for all ages and abilities to try something different or enhance already acquired skills.
Based just two miles from the city centre, CBWAC offers sailing, rowing, canoeing, yachting, fishing, windsurfing and powerboating.
For Rowing & Fishing For Sailing, Windsurfing and Powerboating
Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre Cardiff Sailing Centre
Channel View c/o Cardiff Harbour Authority
Jim Driscoll Way Queen Alexandra House
Grangetown Cargo Road
CF11 7HB CF10 4LY
Tel: 02920 353 912 Tel: 02920 877 977
Activities for kids – The Lightship 2000
Climb aboard the Lightship and explore the cabins, decks, galley, lounge, heli-deck, engine room and boiler house, or climb the light tower and check out the reflectors which can shine a light for 25 miles. Or learn about the history of lightships, pick up a souvenir, or enjoy refreshments on board. Open Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm and 1.00pm to 5.00pm on Sundays.
Tel: 029 2048 7609
Activities for kids – Cardiff Bay Skate Plaza
Covering over 1,100 square metres, the Skate Plaza is the city’s first if its kind and is open between 7.00am and 10.00pm every day with free admission.
Built to create an urban street environment, features include dozens of rails and jumps, including the fast becoming notorious ‘Beijing Jump’ stretching over 1.8metres. Give it a try, we dare you!
Cardiff Barrage (next to Environment Building)
Bay Circular Walk
Activities for kids – Dr Who Experience
Filmed in the city, the Dr Who Experience is one of the best days out in Cardiff, not just one of those activities for kids but for all the family, whether you are a fan of the long-running BBC show or not.
Join the Doctor on his adventures, help him fight off the evil Cybermen and Daleks, and take control of the Tardis and journey into a time and space beyond.
Open every day during the school holidays with prices starting from £11 per child and £15 per adult.
The Dr Who Experience
Tel: 0844 801 2279
For more info on the Doctor Who experience there is a more detailed article on activities for kids here
Activities for kids – Cardiff Cycle Routes
A great way to keep fit or just enjoy some time outdoors, there are a number of excellent and safe cycle routes in Cardiff. For example, the Rhymney Trail is ideal for kids at just 3.5km long and incorporates stunning views along the coastline; past lakes, marshland and woodlands; as well a chance to discover a bit of local history and nature.
For more information on cycling and cycle routes in Cardiff, contact…
029 2087 3351
Activities for Kids – Cardiff World of Boats
A fantastic day out for all the family with over 40 rare boats to view, plus lots of interactive and touchscreen exhibits to enjoy. Open all year round, good activities for kids and if they are under 16 go free with an adult ticket costing just £4.99. Located next door to the Dr Who Experience.
World of Boats
Heol Porth Teigr
Tel: 0797 105 5811