South Wales Family Friendly walks

We’ve tried and tested our South Wales Child friendly walks to bring you all the details you’ll need. We’ve completed each walk with the kids and each post has all the route details, distance, information on whether it’s pram friendly along with facilities on offer. We also have walks beyond South Wales if you want to venture further afield.

Use the map to find your walk or pick one from the list below.

South Wales Child Friendly Walks

1: Toddle friendly mile walk in Usk: Castles, Tunnel, Bridges, Woodland and a play park plus the chance to take in this lovely town.

2. A Stroll around Heath Park, Cardiff with Under 5’s: Miniature Railway, Play park, Pond, and Woodland with local wildlife, this ones a great short toddle at just over half a mile that lets your toddler move at their pace.

3. A Family Friendly stroll from Penarth to Cardiff Bay 

The Barrage linking Penarth to Cardiff Bay gives you panoramic views. The kids will love the pirate play park and the Roald Dahl crocodile sculpture. The Bay has plenty to keep you occupied if you want to enjoy a few hours or you can catch the boat back to the starting place and enjoy the ride!

4. Child Friendly Waterfall Walk in Penllergare Woods

This gem of a place near Swansea has a lovely waterfall and lakes to walk round along with a nice cafe to finish off your day. It’s very dog friendly and has lovely views across the valley.

5. Sculpture Walk in Fforest Fawr: 

The sculpture walk is through the forest with Bluebells and wild garlic (seasonal). It ends with a pretty stunning view. The sculptures are the real draw of the place as they act as great motivators for the kids to move on to find the next character or animal. You can also create some imaginative stories as you’re walking about to make the outing even more special.

6. Rhossili Head Walk

A cliff talk walk with stunning views across Wales’ best beach and Worm’s head. If you’re there in the summer, you’ll get to walk through fields of sunflowers too!

7. Forest Farm Nature Walk

If you like the sound of a family friendly walk, set in a forest, with plenty of wildlife and some great sculptures to explore, then this walk is for you. It runs alongside a canal and features a weir, bird watching hides and a small adventure trail. Read on for all the details you’ll need to take your own family nature walk at Forest Farm.

8. Howardian Nature Trail, Cardiff 

This short walk around the inner city nature retreat of Howardian is perfect for families with small kids. If you only have an hour or so on your hands and want to get outside then the Howardian Nature Trail is a great choice. The walk is made more fun by the rubbings that the kids can do en route.

9. A Family Stroll around Cosmeston Lakes, Penarth

This easy walk can be extended if you’re feeling in the mood! The shorter loop gives you an opportunity to feed the ducks, build some dens in the woods and visit the play park. There is an audio nature trail to follow along en route and plenty of places to picnic.

10. A Family friendly nature walk around Parc Slip 

This is a nice looped walk which has a bit of everything, from encounters with nature, a chance to squelch in the mud, the ability to gaze out of the bird hives to see what you can find and sculptures to keep the little ones amused on the way round.

11. Machen Forge Circular Trail 

Another looped walk, this one includes a viaduct, sheep encounters, a stroll along the river and some gorgeous valley views.

Let me know if you have any favourites and we’ll head out and give them a try!

South Wales Days Out Reviews

  1. A Sunny Day in Mountain View Ranch
  2. Visiting Llancaiach Fawr with kids
  3. Cyfarthfa Castle and Grounds
Rest of the UK Walks and Reviews:
  1. St Nectans’s Glen Waterfall, Cornwall 

A gorgeous route taking you through the woodland along a river, building up to the magical waterfalls of St Nectans Glen. Watch out for the fairies!

2. Haldon Forest, Exeter (Highway Rat Trail) 

This trail has been replaced by the Zog trail.

3. The Zog Trail in Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean.

European Walks and Days Out
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