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Activities for kids - Cardiff Bay

Activities for Kids Cardiff Bay

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

Cardiff                                                          Cardiff
CF11 7HB                                                    CF10 4LY
Tel: 02920 353 912                                   Tel: 02920 877 977


Activities for Kids - Lightship
Activities for kids, crawl all over the Cardiff 2000 Lightship then get a cup of tea!


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.


Lightship 2000

Britannia Park

Harbour Drive


CF10 4PA

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!

Activities for kids - Cardiff Bay Skate plaza


Cardiff Barrage (next to Environment Building)
Bay Circular Walk
Cardiff Bay

CF10 4LY


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

Discovery Quay

Porth Teigr



CF10 4GA

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…


Cycling Officer

Room 301

County Hall

Atlantic Wharf


CF10 4UW

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

Porth Teigr

Cardiff Bay

CF10 4GA

Tel: 0797 105 5811

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