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Cardiff's top attractions for all the family to enjoy

The best things to do while visiting the capital from City Maps Cardiff - the ultimate visitor guide to Cardiff.

Cardiff International Pool

Olympian Drive, Cardiff Bay CF11 0JS

Splash around in the leisure pool for an experience the kids will guaranteed to remember! Do you dare to take a dive into the spacebowl? Maybe you want to see who can complete all three of their water flumes? Or perhaps you're after something a little more relaxing, in which case the lazy river is the choice for you! Come along and experience it for yourself.


BBC Tours

BBC Cymru Wales, 3 Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FT

Step into the future of broadcasting at BBC’s newest and most advanced studios.

Ever wondered how sound effects are added to your favourite podcasts? Or what it's like to read the news? Join our friendly guides for an exclusive behind-the-scenes award-winning tour of BBC Cymru Wales. Visit our state-of-the-art television and radio studios to discover the secrets of making a BBC programme and follow in the footsteps of some of Wales' famous faces. On your journey you will visit one of the largest BBC newsrooms, packed with cutting-edge technology including augmented reality, virtual reality and robotic cameras. You can also take a sneak peek at TV galleries and other broadcast facilities. Each walking tour will last approximately 90 minutes. As a live and working broadcast centre, no two tours are the same, so every visit will be unique.


Cardiff Castle

Caste Street, Cardiff CF10 3RB

Cardiff Castle is a Norman marcher stronghold, founded by William the Conqueror himself, and built on the site of a Roman fort dating from the 1st-century AD, parts of which were reconstructed in the 20th-century. However, the Castle is most famous for its incredible Victorian apartments, designed by William Burges for the wealthy 3rd Marquess of Bute. Both men were fascinated by medieval history and little expense was spared in realising their neo-Gothic vision of the past. Today, Cardiff Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Wales, with a unique opportunity to explore almost 2000 years of incredible history all in one place.



Level P3 St David’s Dewi Sant, Cardiff CF10 2EL

Welcome to the jungle. Here, you’ll trek wondrous terrain in our two indoor 18-hole mini golf courses — dodging ancient spirits and discovering lively locals along the way. And once your appetite for adventure is fulfilled, delve into the magic of the Amazon’s best bars and bites. Early Bird players can play two courses for the price of one when teeing off before 1pm (Mon-Fri) and before midday (Sun).



Stuart Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5BW

Techniquest’s mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement, with hands on exhibits that engage and interact with every visitor big or small. Techniquest has over 100 exhibits for everyone in the family to enjoy and many of these are geared towards older children, teenagers and adults too. With new areas such as the Chemistry zone where you can make your own virtual compounds using the touch-screen periodic table, create your own digital fireworks, learn about molecules in motion, find out how the bimetal bloom unfolds, shape a water-droplet, peer into a microscopic world – and lots more. We have previously sold programmes and exhibits to science centres all over the world.


Cardiff Market

St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1AU

Cardiff Market is an impressive Victorian structure offering a unique shopping experience and has been trading in one form or another since the 1700s. Located in the centre of the city, the market is well and truly the beating heart of Cardiff. Under one great glass roof you will find a buzzing, lively market filled with local independent businesses and a wealth of products ranging from traditional Welsh cuisine to artisan coffee and street food; vintage clothing to second hand records; fruit and veg to a psychic medium.



Better Western Leisure Centre

Caerau Lane, Cardiff, CF5 5HJ

When it comes to finding the perfect place for the kids to burn off some energy, Air Venture ticks all the boxes! They can bounce, climb, slide, jump and crawl their way over Cardiff’s giant feature-rich inflatable obstacle course, blending action-packed activity with a fun way to get fit. From free falling, giant slides, jelly mountain, wipeout balls and even an obstacle course, there is something to keep everyone smiling!


Cardiff Bay

Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay CF10 5BZ

Come rain or shine, find out why Cardiff Bay is a great day out! Breathe in the sea air and soak up the spectacular views, as well as visiting historic sites, iconic landmarks, bars and restaurants. With different choices of boat rides, like trips around the Bay, a visit to Flat Holm Island, a fast-paced ride on a RIB or a ride up to the city centre. For the adrenaline junkies, there’s CIWW for some white water rafting action, indoor wave surfing or calming paddle boarding. And for indoor fun and entertainment there’s the Red Dragon Centre which has TenPin bowling, arcades and a cinema, along with restaurants.


Escape Rooms Cardiff

119 St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 DY

For those who love a hands-on puzzle, then an escape room is for you. Escape Rooms Cardiff is based at the centre of Cardiff and walking distance for those visiting the capital. Start off by choosing your team or teams of up to 6 people per room, now select your theme from the 6 immersive game rooms. Next you’ll be given the objective and you’ll need to find objects, codes and clues in the rooms to solve the puzzle and get out within the hour. With 60 minutes on the clock, you’ll need to think quick, think smart and work as a team if you want to make it out in time.


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