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Top 20 best FREE days out for kids in Wales this Summer holidays

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New research by Clarks reveals the best free days out for kids that Wales has to offer, and there’s something for everyone on the list.

Clarks analysed thousands of 5* TripAdvisor reviews across five categories: educational, cultural, historical, and nature or animal related activities.

The top FREE attractions in Wales are all located in Cardiff and Swansea – making these two great destinations for a summer holidays staycation or day trip for those who live close enough.

The place with the highest rating is St Fagans National Museum of History (pictured above), an outdoor museum which has 5,350 5* reviews.

In second place is Cardiff Bay with 3,599 5* reviews and in third place is Swansea’s Gower Peninsula with 1,820 5* reviews.

Caswell Bay also makes the top 10 (Image: Swansea Council)

Oxwich Bay, Three Cliffs Bay, Caswell Bay and Llangennith Beach also make the top 10.

It’s not just beaches, as popular parks and woodland walks also make the grade, with Clyne Gardens, Penllergare Valley Woods and Singleton Park also featuring.

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Singleton Park also makes the top 20 list (Image: Swansea Council)

The top 20 is rounded off by Swansea’s Indoor Market – always a popular choice to soak up some atmosphere, some fabulous local produce and some bargains!

Top 20 free activities in Wales for kids

Rank Category Town Age Category Name of Attraction Number of 5* reviews
1MuseumCardiffOver 10sSt Fagans National Museum of History5350
2Beach/BayCardiffUnder 10sCardiff Bay3599
3Beach/BaySwanseaUnder 10sGower Peninsula1820
4MuseumCardiffOver 10sNational Museum Cardiff1687
5Park/ Country ParkCardiffUnder 10sBute Park1240
6Beach/BaySwanseaUnder 10sOxwich Bay695
7Park/ Country ParkCardiffUnder 10sRoath Park688
8Beach/BaySwanseaUnder 10sThree Cliffs Bay579
9Beach/BaySwanseaUnder 10sCaswell Bay542
10Beach/BaySwanseaUnder 10sLlangennith Beach420
11Beach/BayCardiffUnder 10sCardiff Bay Barrage413
12GardensSwanseaOver 10sClyne Gardens410
13QuayCardiffOver 10sMermaid Quay395
14CathedralCardiffOver 10sLlandaff Cathedral334
15Beach/BaySwanseaUnder 10sLangland Bay296
16ValleySwanseaOver 10sPenllergare Valley Woods279
17Beach/BaySwanseaUnder 10sBracelet Bay187
18MuseumCardiffOver 10sMuseum of Cardiff173
19Park/ Country ParkSwanseaUnder 10sSingleton Park159
20MarketSwanseaOver 10sSwansea Market154

(Lead image: Dave Snowden / Creative Commons)

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