Cardiff Family Fun (Self Guided), Cardiff

Cardiff is a vibrant city and a popular tourist destination with lots of interesting places for children and their parents see and visit. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover the best family fun attractions Cardiff can offer such as fascinating Techniquest science museum and workshop, Hollywood Bowl games entertainment, Wharf water-front picnic pub and many more.
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Cardiff Family Fun Map

Guide Name: Cardiff Family Fun
Guide Location: Wales » Cardiff (See other walking tours in Cardiff)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: Nick
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Techniquest
  • Hollywood Bowl
  • Forbidden Planet
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Bute Park

1) Techniquest (must see)

Techniquest is a large science center containing interactive exhibitions. Visitors can conduct their own experiments and other hands-on activities in specially designed Discovery Room, enjoy the exciting presentations in Science Theatre and observe the breathtaking views in the planetarium. Techniquest is a great cultural venue for all the family.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm (during school holidays); Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday: 10 am- 5 pm (during school term).
Hollywood Bowl

2) Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl bowling club is a popular recreational venue that offers an exciting family fun experience. Lightweight balls, ramps and bumpers are available here for small kids. Check out the club’s café to buy a tasty meal, cakes and milkshakes and gamers area packed with games for all ages.
Forbidden Planet

3) Forbidden Planet

If your kid is drawing spacecrafts and super heroes then you know he or she will love Forbidden Planet. It is a fantastic shop one can browse for hours. It sells huge collections of Science Fiction and Fantasy comics and books, DVDs, action man figures and other Sci Fi themed memorabilia. Decorations such as Star Wars human size characters’ statues give the shop an authentic tone and an exhibition-like atmosphere.

Operation Hours: Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 10 am - 5:30 pm; Thursday: 10 am – 6:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm
Cardiff Castle

4) Cardiff Castle (must see)

Cardiff Castle is a medieval castle and Victorian architecture Gothic revival mansion, transformed from a Norman keep erected over a Roman fort in the Castle Quarter of Cardiff. In 1947, the Bute South Wales estates having all been sold, the castle, and surrounding park, was gifted to the City of Cardiff by the fifth Marquis. It is now a popular tourist attraction, and houses a regimental museum in addition to the ruins of the old castle and the Victorian reconstruction. It sits in the expansive grounds of Bute Park.

The castle has hosted a number of rock concerts and performances and has the capacity to accommodate over 10,000 people. Notable concerts include the Stereophonics's Live at Cardiff Castle in June 1998 and Green Day in 2002. Tom Jones performed here before a large crowd in 2001. In 1948 a crowd of 16,000, a record for a British baseball game, watched Wales defeat England in Cardiff Castle grounds. During the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s the castle was the setting for a military tattoo to rival that of Edinburgh, the floodlit keep providing a spectacular backdrop. Currently, Cardiff Castle plays host to Cardiff University's Summer Ball each year, and is the site of Wales's largest Mardi Gras held every August.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Bute Park

5) Bute Park (must see)

Bute Park in Cardiff, Wales, is an extensive area of mature parkland easily accessible from the city center. Flanked by the River Taff, Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna Fields and Cardiff Castle, Bute Park is a very popular 'green lung' full of historic and wildlife interest. Few cities have such a spacious green area in the heart of their city. The Taff Trail can be accessed at the northern end of Blackweir Fields. A water bus stop is located adjacent to Canton Bridge at the southern end of the park offering trips to Cardiff Bay, Penarth and the barrage.

Walking Tours in Cardiff, Wales

Create Your Own Walk in Cardiff

Create Your Own Walk in Cardiff

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cardiff is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Top Religious Buildings

Top Religious Buildings

The long and rich history of Wales is reflected by the presence of beautiful religious buildings. Cathedrals and churches had always dominated the architectural landscape of Britain. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover Cardiff's most beautiful places of worship.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
Cardiff Shopping Tour

Cardiff Shopping Tour

The coal-mining capital of Britain, Cardiff offers an exciting shopping opportunity in many state-of-the-art shopping centres like St.David's or Capitol. Along with modern shopping arcades, the busy Cardiff streets are packed with lovely, small specialty shops and galleries. Take this walking tour to discover some of Cardiff's best shopping spots.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 Km or 0.3 Miles
Cardiff Introduction Walking Tour

Cardiff Introduction Walking Tour

The capital of Wales Cardiff is an exciting tourist destination, rich in historic sights and places to visit. The city center and Cardiff Bay area are particularly popular with visitors for the number of cultural locations contained - museums, theaters, art centers and more. Take this self-guided tour and have a great time exploring key attractions of Cardiff.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Walking Tour Around Cathays Park

Walking Tour Around Cathays Park

Cathays Park, also known as Cardiff Civic Centre, is the core of the Welsh Capital city. Central park area of Alexandra Gardens park is surrounded by late 19th century's stunning construction including Cardiff City Hall, Temple of Peace, Cardiff University and National Museum of Wales. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover Cardiff's most beloved landmarks.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Architectural Jewels

Architectural Jewels

Old and new architecture beautifully combine together to create that unique and vibrant landscape of Cardiff. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover the city's most prominent landmark buildings such as the University building, City Hall, Millennium Stadium and many others.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles