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Holiday activities for children

​​​​​We have many free and inexpensive activities going on in and around the city that will keep the kids busy this school holiday.

From Football and Netball to soft play and swimming, there are a range of activities available for you and your family to stay active over the holidays.

See what is on offer at your local leisure or community centre​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​.​​​​​​​​
National Standard Cycle Training courses are held during the school holidays at the Road Safety Centre in Maindy. 

The course is open to all Cardiff children aged nine years and above who are able to ride and own a bike and runs for four mornings or afternoons.  ​

Find out more information about the
child cyclist training course​​s​ that we offer.​
Children’s play sessions are held across Cardiff for children aged 5-14 years.

They offer a wide variety of activities that will keep children entertained and engaged. Activities range from sports and physical activities to arts and crafts and brain games. 

Both solo and group games and activities are encouraged.​

Find out more about our play services.​​
Adventure over the beautiful open landscapes or take a calming stroll through one of our recommended trails.

Walking is a great 
part of a healthy lifestyle and taking part in a regular walk at your local park is an easy way to help you get fit.

Explore Cardiff's many parks and gardens​.​​​

Discover the wide variety of walking trails with Outdoor Cardiff​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

Take a trip back in time and become a medieval knight for the day!

Cardiff Castle is one of Wales' leading heritage attractions. Located in the centre of the Welsh capital city and surrounded by beautiful parks, Cardiff Castle's walls and fairy tale towers hide 2,000 years of fascinating history.

Free entry with a Key to the Castle.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

Visit Cardiff Castle​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window
​Reading is not only a fundamental skill, but a great hobby for anyone of any age! Visit one of our many Hubs and libraries in Cardiff and see what special events they have on during the holidays.

You can ​find out more information through the Hubs and Libraries​ pages.
Follow the journey of Wales' capital city and explore how Cardiff has transformed from one of the busiest ports in the world into the vibrant and diverse city you see today.

Find out all about the history of Cardiff through the eyes of those who created the city - it's people.

Visit Cardiff Story Museum.​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window
Situated in Pontcanna Fields, Cardiff Riding School is ideal for any level of experience with private or group lessons available for disabled riders.

With around 40 horses and ponies at the centre, there are plenty of friendly faces to meet.

Visit Cardiff Riding School​.​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window
As a capital city there are always big events and concerts on in Cardiff. 

Find out more about current and future events in Cardiff from the
Visit Cardiff website​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

Public Transport

Visit Cardiff Bus​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window to see details of its family day ticket along with information of its routes to our most popular destinations.
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