The summer holidays are fast approaching, and days out are top of many parent’s agendas.

Days out are hard for us. 5 children between 13 and I, we can’t always find something everyone enjoys.

Here are some of my top picks for days out this summer.

Caldicot Castle, Caldicot

Cost – FREE (unless there is an event)
Suitability – All ages

Caldicot Castle is always a no brainer for us. We live a 10-minute walk away and -it’s a lovely day out particularly during beautiful summer days.

There is something for everyone from history geeks with a love of Castles (obviously) to energetic toddlers who love to run free.

There is usually plenty of parking and admission into the castle is now free. There’s even a lovely little cafe on site for refreshments.

National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon

Cost – FREE
Suitability – All Ages.

The Roman Museum, Amphitheatre and Roman Baths hold a special place in my heart, When Soren was a toddler I spent many days with them there.

Caerleon itself is small, and picturesque in some ways, and the link to the Roman’s is their crown jewel!

There’s the museum to start, small but packed with Roman finds from the area. There’s also the Roman garden which is just beautiful.

The Baths are a short walk down the high street and are full of information that will interest any geek in the family.

The Amphitheatre is across the road from the main museum and provides some great open space for the kids to burn off their energy.

Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly

Cost – FREE
Suitability – All

I haven’t actually been to Morgan Jones Park but it is on my list of things to change. I have heard great things about it though.

With beautiful parkland, a park and 9 splash pad there’s lots of fun to be had with the kids.

Greenmeadow Community Farm, Cwmbran

Cost – ££
Suitability – 0-12 years

Although Greenmeadow Community Farm isn’t free it is still a great day out.

There’s all manner of farm animals and a petting corner for the kids to get close to the little furries. Our rabbit was born at the farm and shes a delightful little gin.

Its a little bit boring for Garreth but the younger ones love it.

There’s also Cefn Mably Farm Park near Cardiff which has an indoor soft play as well.

Cardiff Bay, Cardiff

Cost – FREE to £££
Suitability – All

There is something for everyone down Cardiff Bay, from places to eat to places to play. Techniquest is also in the area.

You can ride on a boat, visit the Wetlands and walk to Penarth all from a central Location.

Cardiff itself is full of activities and days out all within a walk, train or bus ride.

Check out more activities in Cardiff here.