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Caerphilly Castle in pictures

Caephilly Castle is a great place to take the kids in Wales. Lots to see and do, and some wonderful stories for the kids to hear.

We were lucky enough to go to Wales with Visit Wales recently and had the pleasure of being left to explore Caerphilly Castle. We didn’t need to visit the castle, but having holiday-ed regularly in Wales as a child, it was someone that I had always wanted to take my kids. Even though it is the largest castle in Wales, I never went with my parents. Perhaps they just wanted to be different…

Caerphilly Castle is located in South Wales and not to far from the English Border. As well as being the largest castle in Wales, it is also the second biggest in Britain.

It is incredibly majestic and impressive…a stunning reminder of Norman architecture and ingenuity…

That seagull has an amazing view #wales #familyholidays @visitwales

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You couldn’t find a better place in Wales to introduce your kids to the joys of castle clambering, staircase seeking, and battlement bounding.

Caerphillip Castle, because of its size, is a wonderful place for the kids to explore - as you can see there are plenty of places to jump off when you are a kid - and lots of fun to be had there...

The information boards throughout the castle have been very well written, with the modern kid in mind. They even refer to the information superhighway and Norman castle world-wide web…

The attention to detail is great within Caerphilly Castle - even the information boards work well for the kids!

They have been penned with humour – always a good idea when trying to keep the attention of the little people.

There are interactive displays throughout the castle to keep kids attention too and these even include some examples of siege engines; the boards near these enable the kids to simulate the real things – without the fear of people losing limbs….

The most striking aspect of the castle is its leaning tower which was damaged by fighting in the civil war, according to the impressive video which is projected in the castle onto one of its round tower walls.

Lord Bute restored the castle in the 1950s and he is the figure that is seen holding the castle up today, with a little bit of help from Stuntboy.

One of the Twoer's at Caerphilly Castle was damaged in the Civil War - Lord Bute restored the castle in the 1950s, and so he is seen holding up the castle walls - along with our kids of course...Stuntboy in this case!

Caerphilly Castle takes about 2 hours to visit with the kids, and costs £16.50 for a family of four. If you are a CADW member, the. entry to the castle is free.

A great day out in Wales with the kids; lots to see and do, and even more to talk about once you’ve been!

If you combine a visit to the castle with a day at Llancaiach Fawr, then you have a perfect weekend break with the kids in South Wales sorted! For travelling further afield, why not check out Portmeirion; Well I Guess this is Growing Up has some great ideas for why it’d be a good place to visit with the family.

We have had a wonderful time at Caerphilly Castle in South Wales - can't recommend it enough!

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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