Clayton Hotel Cardiff is the perfect place to stay when exploring the city and beyond. There are some wonderful outdoor attractions to keep the kids entertained all day. Here are a few of our top picks for days out while you are staying with us.
St Fagans National Museum of History
20-minute drive from hotel
One of Wales’ most popular attractions, the St Fagans National Museum of History explores the history of Welsh architecture, culture, and lifestyles. Located on the grounds of St Fagans Castle and gardens, explore some (or all) of the historic buildings, say hello to the farm animals, or visit the workshops where traditional crafts and activities are still demonstrated.
Barry Island and The Knap
25-minute drive from hotel
Made famous by the hit BBC sitcom, Gavin & Stacey, Barry Island is a popular seaside resort with a sandy beach, pleasure park, beach shops, and amusements – everything you need for a fun-filled day out by the sea.
Just a short drive past Barry Island is the Knap. Enjoy ice cream and walk along the pebble beach with beautiful gardens and a lake that is very popular with miniature boat enthusiasts. The perfect location if you want a quieter beach trip.
Cardiff Bay, Penarth, and Cardiff Bay Trail
12-minute drive from hotel
Just a 5-minute drive from Clayton Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff Bay is a great day out for all the family. With plenty of family-friendly attractions including, Techniquest and Roald Dahl Plass. You can take a leisurely walk across Cardiff Bay Barrage with stunning views of the Severn estuary, a children’s play park, and an outdoor gym. You can continue on to Penarth Marina through to the International Sports Village following the Cardiff Bay Trail or take a trip to Penarth Pier and esplanade.
Cardiff Castle and Bute Park
10-minute walk from hotel
Just a 10-minute walk from the hotel, settled in the heart of the bustling city is over 2000 years of history at Cardiff Castle. The grounds are open to the public for free all year round with tours of the buildings also available.
Nestled behind Cardiff Castle is the green heart of the city, Bute Park. With wonderful wildlife to discover, walks along the river Taff, a wooden play train, and a nature activity trail for children, this gorgeous green space has something for everyone. Can you spot the animal wall and find the Secret Garden Café while you’re visiting?