There are plenty of things to do with kids in Cwmbran. If you live near to Cwmbran or just fancy a day out in the Cwmbran area as a family, try some of these to keep your little ones entertained and enjoy some time out of the house.
If soft play is your thing then you have options in the Cwmbran area. We personally head to Cheeky Monkeys a play centre just outside of Cwmbran centre. It has a toddler area, hold various classes which you can find on their Facebook group and I've enjoyed many a hot cup of coffee here in peace. If you have older kids there is a zorbing balls area, laser tag and a lovely outdoor pool lido for the summer months. Prices vary and can be found on their website but it's one of the cheapest soft plays I've visited in the area and the staff are always lovely.
New to Cwmbran is Lauleighs but this is located within the Cwmbran shopping centre so great if you don't have a car or need to do some bits & bobs in town. Laugleighs is new and as yet they have not taken delivery of their soft play items but they are expected any day now. We've visited once and the staff were so friendly and helpful. You can check out their Facebook page here. They are a new business who are going out of their way to try and give parents exactly what they need in the area with different classes, lovely clean facilities and the option to leave older children in their creche facility while you get some much-needed time to yourself. If you are in the area please check them out - Oh and if you are shopping with kids they have amazing kiddie carts you can hire to make the experience much more pleasurable.
Looking for things to do with kids in Cwmbran but the outdoors is much more your thing you should head up to Greenmeadow community farm. It's located just outside Cwmbran but is a lovely day out with your little ones. If you have a baby or toddler you should head there on Tuesday when they have scheduled classes throughout the day and they even offer you a sneaky incentive to get a cake from the cute cafe area. Classes vary week to week so it's best to check their website or Facebook page for costs.
On dry days a trip to the boating lake is worthwhile. Cwmbran boating lake has a lot to offer children of all ages. You will find a large well kept play area, including climbing frames, swings & slides. the play equipment is perfect for all ages. If you fancy taking a picnic there are plenty of spots to grab a bench and settle down for half an hour. In summer months there is an on site cafe open or the tearoom at the old manor house is lovely and just a short walk.
You will find enough space to stretch your legs on a nice walk and bikes are allowed to, which can be great away from all the traffic. If all else fails - feed the ducks, guaranteed to entertain even the grouchiest toddler. Open all year round, closes at dusk
If you possess a child that will sit long enough you could try a trip to Cwmbran cinema. Located just outside the main shopping area so it's near to all the main parking points. The cinema is part of the Vue chain you can get more information about their showings and prices here.
Lollypops and ladybirds is a lovely family day out in Cwmbran's. Located in the town centre you are really close to public transport and all the free car parking. They offer pottery painting and some great toddler classes. The business also offers keepsake items such as hand and footprints, fingerprint jewelry etc which I believe is arranged by appointment. You can check their website here or just click through to their facebook page.
If you haven't got your indoor play fix you could head to The Ark Play Centre at Victory Church. They hold a lovely session on a Tuesday morning but check their Facebook page for full information and opening hours. This is a really well-stocked centre and they always seem to be putting on lovely things for the kids to take part tin so definitely worth a visit.
Bowlplex in Cwmbran is a good trip out if your kids are slightly older and you want to burn off some energy. they have some great family & kids deals on their website which you can find here.
There is a great mix of indoor and outdoor activities on our list of things to do with kids in Cwmbran. Some hidden gems that we are yet to discover here at This Welsh Mother but we are desperately trying to tick them off our list. We love Cwmbran for it's easy to get around nature, the free parking in the town centre is always a winner and it's public transport links with both trains and buses are really useful. the shopping area is mainly under cover and offers most of the main stores you would be looking for. What do you get up to in Cwmbran? if you have anything we should be doing or that is missing from our list we'd love to hear about it - get in touch and let us know.