Activities and events
"There's loads to do in Cardiff to keep you and your family busy – from science centres to powerboat tours. If you're looking for something active, there's TeamSport Cardiff, an indoor go-karting track in the city centre, with both kids' karts (ages 8-12) and adult karts (13+). Watch out for their Family Madness events, which include timed family races, as well as food and drink. Or there's Superbowl UK, a 12-lane bowling alley that also has a Laser Quest experience for those aged 7 and over. For something a little less intense, try the Doctor Who Experience, which includes an interactive adventure, an exhibition of Doctor Who props, sets and costumes, or a walking tour of filming locations around Cardiff Bay. Kids under 5 get in free, and you can book a family ticket in advance. You can also try Techniquest, the UK's longest established science centre, where kids can learn and play at the same time. Family tickets are quite reasonable, and those aged 3 and under get in free. And if you really just need to relax after a hard day's sightseeing, you can sit down to watch a film at The Red Dragon Centre, home of the only digital IMAX screen in Wales. Alternatively, just let the kids loose at one of the many play centres around the city, such as Parc Play, Zone Play Centre or Cardiff Jump. Most play centres cater for kids of all ages, and there's usually a café where you can get some peace and quiet with a cup of tea. When the weather's good, you can choose from a number of boat tours operating around Cardiff Bay. Bay Island Voyages welcomes passengers of all ages, and kids over 1.2m tall can go on a thrilling powerboat experience with Sea Safaris. Back on dry land, there are several walking tours of the city, including a Spy Mission Treasure Trail, where kids can solve clues while you take in the sights."