Looking to enjoy some Summer days out this year? Whether the sun is shining, or the rain is pouring, as part of our Time for Summer campaign, we have some fun ideas to keep everyone busy:
- Lido Ponty (Pontypridd) – take the family and enjoy an outdoor swim in one of the three pools available, fun for all ages. Find out more and book, here. Other outdoors pools and splash parks that you can visit include Abercynon War Memorial Paddling Pool, Ynysybwl Butchers Paddling Pool and Cardiff’s Victoria Park Splash Park.
- Farm Park (various locations) – head to a local farm park to see the farm animals, there’s plenty to choose from. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and make a day of it.
- Zip World Tower (Hirwaun) – this is one for the thrill seeking members of your family with three different adventures for you to take part in. Find out more and book, here.
- Castles (various locations) – take the family for a historic day out and visit one of the many castles that Wales has to offer such as Cardiff Castle, Castell Coch or Caerphilly Castle. Cadw has a handy list of Castles in Wales to help you plan your trip.
- The Royal Mint Experience (Llantrisant) – book a tour to see what takes place behind the scenes and explore the different exhibits to learn all about how coins are made. Find out more and book, here.
- Indoor Play Centres (various locations) – if the rain is pouring and the little ones have too much energy, head to your local indoor play centre for hours of soft play fun to keep them busy. Day Out With The Kids has a handy list of local play centres.
- Rhondda Heritage Park (Pontypridd) – pop on a miner’s helmet and head underground as you step back in time for a Welsh coal mining experience. Find out more and book, here.
- Aqua Park (Cardiff Bay) – if you’re looking for a fun activity for the older kids and adults, Cardiff’s inflatable water park is a great option. Find out more and book, here.
- Bowling (various locations) – head to your local bowling alley for a game or two of bowling, fun for all the family, regardless of age. This bowling alley in Tonyrefail has recently been turned into a set for a popular Netflix show: Rhondda Bowl.
- The Fern Partnership (RCT) – the charity is running a variety of events throughout the Summer, from baby groups to exercise to crafts to gardening and more. Check out their timetable, here. You can book onto the events, here.
Please remember that most visitor attractions require you to pre-book before visiting due to COVID-19 rules. Always check online before going to avoid disappointment, especially during busy periods.
If you’re looking for ideas on how to spend your summer days but on a budget, check out our Family Fun Days for Less blog, here.
For more fun this summer, check out what we have on offer in our Time for Summer campaign, here.