Are you ready to discover our top Best Child-Friendly Indoor activities to do in Cardiff?
1. Cardiff Castle
First, what child doesn’t love exploring a castle? Cardiff’s spectacular one is real treat for the senses too. There are opulent interiors, panoramic views from the top of the Norman Keep and atmospheric Wartime Shelters to explore. You can also explore the castle and grounds at your leisure. Or simply book a specialist tour. Don’t miss the “animal wall” surrounding the castle too – one of the city’s best spots for a family snapshot.
Address: Castle St, Cardiff CF10 3RB
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am to 4pm
2. Techniquest Cardiff
A must visit for any keen scientists, Techniquest Cardiff is indeed an interactive science discovery centre in the heart of Cardiff Bay. It offers fantastic hands-on exhibits, a Science Theatre and a Planetarium. Overall, a great day out for all the family, with loads of activities and shows at weekends and during school holidays.
Address: Stuart St, Cardiff CF10 5BW
Opening Hours: Open 9:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday, and 10am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday.
3. Carry on Screaming
Sometimes there’s nothing better on a rainy day than heading to the cinema for some downtime with your family. But what if you have a baby, who may cry, need feeding, changing or disturb other customers? Carry on Screaming has the answer – a film screening every Friday at Chapter Arts Centre, which is specifically for parents with young babies. You will therefore be able to relax in the knowledge everyone is in the same situation as you. Finally, all films are family friendly, so older siblings can come along too.
Address: Market Rd, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE
Bookings: Tickets for these screenings are not available online – please call the Box Office on 029 2030 4400 to book.
4. Parc Play Cardiff
Firstly, Parc Play offers hours of fun whatever the weather, with indoor, outdoor and undercover play areas for children up to age 12. Secondly, toddlers can explore the artificial grass meadow with tunnels, hills and slides, swings and a big sand & water play area complete with pirate ship and raft.
In addition, older children will love the zip wire, huge double slide, timber castle and table tennis, whilst adults can relax in the cafe with a coffee & free wifi.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 5:30pm
5. National Museum Cardiff
Last but not least, discover world class art, natural history and plenty of family focused events at this iconic museum. A favourite with kids, the ‘Evolution of Wales’ galleries take you on a 4,600 million-year journey from the Big Bang to the present day, bringing you face to face with dinosaurs and woolly mammoths along the way. Finally, upcoming family events include Toddler Time (every Friday) and The Big Museum Easter Trail.
Address: Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm. Closed on Mondays.
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