February 16, 2014
Whether you’re planning on a weekend away with the brood, or you’re looking at options to fill the time during the imminent February half term, the Welsh capital would be a great place to go. It may be one of the newest capitals in Europe, but its home to a whole host of activities and attractions that help to contribute to its cosmopolitan feel and diverse outlook. Whether you’d prefer to choose one of the Travelodge hotels in Cardiff as a base for some outdoor adventures in South Wales, or you’d like to make the most of your stay in the city with the kids by introducing them to the various local attractions, an affordable hotel and a fun-packed itinerary would be all you need for a successful trip. Here are some of the top attractions that the kids will love, both in, and around, the city.
They may be off for a week from school, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be learning. At Techniquest, learning can be super fun too! This Science Centre in the city is a superb spot for children and adults alike, giving them the chance to enjoy some hands-on exhibitions and activities to gain insight into various aspects of the science world. With over 160 stations where you can experiment, as well as various shows and demos throughout the year, there’s plenty to be getting on with at this great value, entertaining day out.
The dockyard in the heart of the city is awash with things to discover and explore, with visitors able to gain insight into the history and heritage of the city’s maritime past with every step. Embark on the Cardiff Bay Walking Spy Trail with your youngsters and you can all enjoy the sights of shipwrecks and wetlands while following this fun, outdoorsy trail that lasts for about 3 hours – it’s a great way of enjoying the outdoor aspects of Cardiff, away from the cityscape.
If you’re stuck for things to do and the weather outside doesn’t exactly fill you with hope, Planet Ice is a great place to go. The ice rink, located in the heart of the city, offers a fun-filled afternoon for all ages. From the little ones mastering the blades for the first time with the help of the penguins, to the older kids (and parents) who hope to find their feet on the ice without the help of these childish supports, the rink caters for everyone and provides a great alternative to the norm.
The Doctor Who Experience
Any fan of the Time Lord will love to embark on the Doctor Who Experience, which can be found in Cardiff Bay. This interactive journey takes you through time and space on a hi-tech adventure, where you can fly the TARDIS and tackle some of his renowned foes, including the Daleks and the Cybermen.
Whatever you choose to do, you’ll certainly be able to keep the kids entertained with a trip to Cardiff.