Newport attractions for families

Newport is a vibrant city brimming with historical charm, natural beauty, and activities for all ages. And as your home away from home, Mercure Newport promises a comfortable and convenient stay, perfectly positioned to explore all that Newport has to offer.

But where to begin? Don’t worry, parents! We’ve got you covered. This blog will be your ultimate guide to uncovering the hidden gems and top attractions that will keep your little explorers entertained and your whole family smiling.

Tredegar House and Park

Step back in time at Tredegar House, a magnificent National Trust property surrounded by sprawling parkland. Engage in interactive history exhibits, explore stunning gardens, and let the kids burn off energy in the vast open spaces. Don’t forget to bring a picnic for a perfect family day out!
15-minute drive from our Hotel.


From engaging theatre shows and family-friendly films to interactive workshops and relaxed screenings, Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre offer a diverse range of activities that cater to all ages and interests, all just a short walk from our hotel. 
5-minute walk from our Hotel.

Newport Wetlands

Reserve Get in touch with nature at the Newport Wetlands Reserve. This haven for wildlife enthusiasts offers bird hides, trails, and an array of fascinating creatures. Perfect for budding ornithologists or simply a relaxing day surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors.
20-minute drive from our Hotel.

Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

Uncover the secrets of Newport’s industrial past at Fourteen Locks Canal Centre. Discover the historic Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, and let the kids have a go at operating the lock gates themselves. With picturesque walks and a charming tearoom, it’s a delightful day for the whole family.
12-minute drive from our Hotel.

Belle Vue Park

Escape to the enchanting Belle Vue Park, a Victorian gem nestled in the heart of Newport. Let the little ones roam free in the play area or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens. Pack a picnic and soak up the serene atmosphere.
8-minute drive from our Hotel.

Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

Step into the past at Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths. Explore the impressive remains of a Roman fortress and imagine life in ancient times. Engaging exhibits and reconstructed barracks provide a vivid glimpse into history.
13-minute drive from our Hotel.

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