Places to go

Cardiff provides a lot of outside activities but with the fantastic countryside and coastal areas close by, some of these best attractions might involve a short trip in the car. Go Ape is a great place to go if your children like ropes, zip wires and climbing trees or just general outdoor fun.

There are 30 foot rope ladders and a Tarzan swings which leads to an exciting drop into giant rope net. You can zip wire through the trees all crawl through tunnels to  round of your day.

In addition there are wire rope bridges to traverse, but take care they are a bit high !! It is best to make sure that you meet the safety restrictions before you visit otherwise you might be dissapointed.

Minimum age 10 years

Minimum height 1.40m /4 ft. 7 inches

Maximum weight 130 kg / 20.5 stone


Address: Margam Port Talbot Neath Port Talbot

PostCode: SA13 2TJ

Phone: 0845 643 9215


Taff Valley quad bikes are five minutes away A470; they have both 90cc and 250cc quad bikes and a huge area to explore on them.

You can a get the thrill of bike fumes combined with good old fresh air!

Additionally there is laser shooting or even archery, give them a call for suitability.

Address: Taff Valley, Cwrt y Celyn Farm, Upperboat, Pontypridd

PostCode: CF37 5BJ

Phone: 02920 831658


Teamsport Cardiff is really well established in Cardiff and karting is not only good fun but an entry level for all kinds of motorsport.

District: Cardiff Central

Address: 14-15 Curran Road, Cardiff

PostCode: CF10 5NE

Phone: 0844 998 0000


Boulders climbing centre is a really safe indoor area where kids can try out climbing, the younger children's area is called  called pebbles, that's what all baby boulders are called obviously! Parties can be catered for and the climbing wall has fully qualified instructors and you can book try out sessions.

District: Rhymney

Address: St Catherine's Park Pengam Road Cardiff

PostCode: CF24 2RZ

Phone: 0845 5211850


Taskforce Skirmish Paintball is not usually seem as a kids activities but recent developments have led to the development of low ipmact paintball for Cardiff kids over 8 years of age.

District: Cardiff Outskirts

Address: Just off Main A48 Penllyn, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan.

PostCode: CF71 7RQ

Phone: 02920 593900


Planet Ice is situated in the Bay within the Sports Village and you can learn to skate all year round without having to wait for the temporary ice rinks at Christmas with the Wimter Wonderland.

There are Ice shows and discos and Planet ice is the home of the Cardiff Devils ice hockey team.

The current stadium is temporary and will be replaced by a new ice Sports Complex.

District: Cardiff Bay

Address: Cardiff Bay Empire Way Cardiff

PostCode: CF11 0SP

Phone: 02920 382 001



Futsal is a modified type of 5 a side football. Designed to encourage skill and discourage fouls. The ball is easily controlled being less bouncy. The concept is approved by FIFA. It was located in Llanishen with an indoor centre, now contact Cardiff City FC for events.

Gôl Football Centers caters for football with Welsh roots. It has several small side pitches

Private bookings are available if you fancy a game and there are leagues for every day of the week.

District: Canton

Address: Lawrenny Ave Canton Cardiff

PostCode: CF11 8BR

Phone: 029 2037 5670

Powerleague easily visible on Manor Way and with both 5 aside and 7 aside pitches. The centre is really easy to access and also caters for children's parties. What better party could you wish for.


District: Whitchurch

Address: Manor Way, Cardiff, CF14 1RF

PostCode: CF14 1RF

Phone: 029 2062 9970



Minimum age 10 years

Minimum height 1.40m /4 ft. 7 inches

Maximum weight 130 kg / 20.5 stone