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Keep your children happy with some of Cardiff's top attractions for kids



Techniquest is where learning about science is fun. Loads of interactive exhibits for the kids to get their hands on, a science theatre, a planetarium and a programme of exhibitions and exciting events.Open every day, except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Daye. Admission Charge, reductions for families and groups. www.techniquest.org

map and aerial view

kids farm

St Fagans

As well as the grown up stuff like the museum and reconstructed buildings, St Fagans also has a genuine piggery where you can see little porkers like this chap. The Celtic village is great fun for kids There is also a duck pond and see if you can spot the cat in the old watermill. You can also take a ride on a horse and cart but it doesn't run alll the time.


Dr Who Cardiff

Doctor Who Experience

If you didn't know already, Dr Who is filmed extensively in and around Cardiff and there's a great exhibition featuring props, costumes and sets from the series down in Cardiff Bay. Don't miss the chance to meet K9 and the Daleks. Make sure you take your piggy bank too as there's also a shop selling the full range of Dr Who goodies! Admission Charge to exhibition, reductions for families and groups but shop is free. New experience opened in July 2015

Dr Who Experience


Task Force Paintball

Take the A48 west and turn off just after Cowbridge to find Taskforce paintball. If your little angels are 11 or older, they can go on one of the 'young guns' sessions and shoot paint at each other to their hearts content. Large woodland site with trenches, bunkers and a helicopter to hide in. Sessions for kids are arranged on weekends and school holidays. Charge to play and free parking.


maize maze

Gelynis Farm - Maize Maze

Pick your own fruit and try the orienteering maize maze - open during the summer holidays, the kids get a map and have to look for clues around the farm. 11am to 5pm. Also pumpkin carving sessions in October or hire a bike and try out the Taff trail. In Morganstown near Radyr.

Gelynis farm.


Cefn Mably Farm Park

Loads of friendly animals to look at and pet, picnic areas and a Coffee Shop for the growm-ups. Heated play barn and Indoor play areas for when it's wet and outdoor play areas for when it's not. Located off the old A48 between Cardiff and Newport.

Cefn Mably Farm Park

petting goat

Warren Mill Farm Park

Get hands-on with Ground squirrels , Miniature Cattle, Rabbits , Ponies, Llamas, Alpacas and Wallabies - also has a fishing lake. Located to the west of Cardiff near Pendoylan, Vale of Glamorgan off the A48 between Cardiff and Bridgend.

Warren Mill Farm Park






What's on in Cardiff this Summer. Your one-stop guide.

The fictional headquarters of 'Torchwood' is under the old Bute West Dock basin. see if you can spot the locations where theTV programme is filmed.

Don't forget-

That there are a lot of other attractions around Cardiff which although not specifically aimed at children still appeal:

Barry Railway

Brecon Railway

Big Pit

Cardiff Castle

Castell Coch

Caerphilly Castle

Cosmeston Park