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Things To Do & Days Out in North Wales
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GreenWood Forest Park Discover endless Family Adventure, including the world's first people-powered roller coaster and Wales's longest sledge run. Don't forget to aquaplane down the brand new SolarSplash (New for 2016!).
Anglesey Sea Zoo Anglesey's Leading All Weather Family Attraction! There's amazing marine life to see at the biggest aquarium in Wales! Will you enter the Seven Sisters Shipwreck, or dare to walk the Shark Pool grids?Over 150 native species, from the familiar to the strange, there's something for everyone!
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park An attractive collection of original and reconstructed local buildings, which provide a fascinating insight into times past. For younger children there are farm animals, an adventure playground and special children's activities.
Welsh Mountain Zoo Set in North Wales, high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery. Spend a perfect day at this family friendly Zoo, in the company of rare and endangered animals from Britain and around the World including red pandas, brown bears, monkeys and tigers!
Rhyl SeaQuarium Experience marine life from all around the world! With daily feedings demonstrations including the sea lions and fur seals, plus touch tank exhibit and Behind The Scenes option, you're going to be here all day. And love every minute!
Pili Palas Nature World Enter a jungle of butterflies, exotic animals and amazing creatures including the new Meerkats. Indoor soft play area for young children, adventure play areas, giant bouncy castle, ride-on tractors, nature trail, picnic areas, cafe and much more, there'Âs something for everyone here!
The Childrens Farm Park Found within the Llanfair Slate Caverns Park. Visit Floss the donkey and her friends: various pigs, rabbits, calves, ducks, hens and many others too, all indoors. Plus their new arrivals 10 baby pigmy goats!
Greenacres Animal Park Features include lots of farm and zoo animals to see, together with rides, amusements and more. Nestling among the more unusual farmyard inhabitants are Squirrel Monkeys, Lemurs, Llamas, Ostriches, Wallabies, Polecats and Chipmunks!
Foel Farm Park Working farm where you can feed and visit the animals, ride ponies, explore with with tractor trailer tours and (rather unexpectedly) watch a master chocolatier at work!
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm Children are allowed to handle a selection of different types of animals including rabbits, guinea pigs and puppies, as well as hand-feeding many of the larger animals such as pigmy goats, alpacas, rhea, donkeys, ponies, pigs and lambs.
Bodafon Farm Park A fun filled family day out on the farm. Play on the ride on tractors and adventure playground and make friends with all the different animals. We also have a large collection of birds and owls to see. Or just relax and enjoy good food in our courtyard cafe.
National Slate Museum In the shadow of Elidir mountain and the vast Dinorwig quarry, step straight into the past in Victorian workshops that tell a very special story. Designed as though engineers have just downed tools and left the courtyard for home, enjoy slate-splitting demonstrations, tours, the stunning countryside and much...
Wrexham Waterworld acilities include learner and function pools, a 65 metre slide, which is great for the family, as well a relaxing bubble pool and rapids river ride for the more adventurous! Plus lessons and more.
Wizz Kidz Playcentre The play centre is full of fun for all ages including a fab toddler area with a ball blower, a funky rainbow astra slide, a dance zone and even a football table for the older kids!
The Den The colourful main play area includes 2 slides, a large ball pool, climbing nets, biff bash, mirrors, and all sorts of tunnels, there are also 2 other areas for under 2's and babies.
The Fun Centre Enormous play zone with extreme single and double drop slides, awesome mainframe and toddler zone, mini kart driving school and racetrack, laser tag and little museum as well! Say hi to Gog for us!
Run Around Playcentre One of the largest play zones in North Wales. Whether sliding down the Astra slide, going through the Blackout Tunnel or exploring the Look out Tower or playing in the toddler zone, there's something for everyone.
The Play Centre Multi level adventure soft play with newly extended toddler zone!
Llandudno Junction Leisure Centre Indoor play facility within a leisure centre so the bigs can do sport while the smalls bounce about! Soft play is for under 5s.
Totally Ape Monkey themed shenanigans on the main multi tiered play frame as well as the separate baby and toddler area. For under 12s. Free parking, free WiFi.
Treasure Island Fun Centre Exciting pirate themed adventure soft play with a separate Mini Marauder area. Walk the plank into the ball lagoon, find the secret cave and more! More exercise than you can shake a cutlass at!
Bonkerz Fun Centre Children aged 3 and under can experience the toddler zone, with its interactive touch screen, slides, viewing pod and ball vacuum. The main play frame is suitable for all ages (even the parents!) with its mirror maze, astro turf sports zone, air cannons and giant slides.
Dragons Den Playcentre features 2 large slides a ball pool under 4 soft play separate from main play area. It is 12m x 8m two storey play frame. Plus cafe, seating area, baby changing and wifi. Cater for children’s parties with prices to suit every budget.
Round The Twist Colourful multi level indoor adventure play with all of classic fun features from tunnels and scramble nets to slides! Separate toddler area well equipped for the smalls.
Geronimos and Little Injuns Offering adventure soft play frames for toddlers and older children, features include giant astroglide slide. Cafe seating within sight of play.
Wacky Warehouse - Squire Yorke Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Bendi-gedig is a children’s indoor adventure play centre and cafe. Exciting, fun, stimulating play in a comfortable safe environment. Play equipment suitable for children age 0 to 12 years. Free WiFi. Cafe serving fresh local produce. Bright airy space. Customer car park.
The Holyhead Empire Play Centre A 3 tier play area full of cool physical play features, with laser tag in the play frame on Friday night sand as a happy bonus, a cinema too! In order then: play, prey and hooray!
Great Orme Ancient Mines Both an enjoyable and educational experience suitable for all ages, walking through deep Bronze Age tunnels, seeing traditional smelting and learn about the discovery of the largest Prehistoric mine in the known world!
Electric Mountain Take a tour beneath Dinorwig Power Station, one of Europe's largest man made caverns deep in Elidir Mountain! With centre above and adventure below and an indoor play zone alongside you simply can't go wrong!
Llanfair Slate Caverns Descend Jacobs ladder and wonder through the tunnels and chambers, and look for the old drilling holes, and the likeness of a human face in the mighty no 6 cavern. As you emerge from the caverns, you face the breathtaking view of Cardigan Bay.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns is an underground slate mines tour. With outdoor play area. Underground adventures plus underground overground zip-wires planned to open Easter 2014.
Sygun Copper Mine Audio presentation tour of some really stunning caves and intriguing works, also with special lighting and sound effects. Plus Adventure playground, Panning for Gold, Pottery Painting, Metal Detecting and more!
Go Below An amazing subterranean sporting experience for over 10s that'll take in a series of exciting challenges including elements of abseiling, zip lining, scrambling, traversing, boating and climbing, all deep underground beneath Snowdonia!
Zip World Cavern Zip World's newest adventure takes you underground for more zip lines, rope bridges, obstacles and tunnels! For over 10s only and 3 hours long, this is the very definition of epic!
Portmeirion Village built on a private peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia to show how a beautiful place could be developed, without spoiling it. Shops, cafes and sub tropical woodland gardens to explore. Free, guided tours given daily.
Penrhyn Castle 19th century fantasy castle with spectacular contents and grounds, dolls museum, extensive Victorian kitchens, railway museum, kids' quiz trail and adventure playground! Terrific views.
Inigo Jones Tudor Slate Works The tour of the slate workshops includes a Geological Historical Calligraphy and Letter Cutting exhibition. There is a quiz with a slate prize and a chance to have a go at calligraphy and to engrave on a piece of slate that you get to keep as a souvenir.
Plas Newydd Large gardens, woodland walks and a marine walk along the Menai Straits, accessible by boat (optional). Also featuring a military museum with relics from the battle of Waterloo. Plus adventure playground and frisbee golf course!
Home Front Experience Experience the sights, sounds and smells of civilian life during the Second World War at this unique living history museum. Open March through november.
Criccieth Castle standing on its headland between two beaches, is a prominent North Wales landmark. It is also a landmark historic site, one of those rare castles with a foot firmly in both camps and a true testament to the varying fortunes of war.
Beaumaris Castle on the Island of Anglesey is the great unfinished masterpiece. It was built as one of the (at the time) high tech 'iron ring' of North Wales castles by the English monarch Edward I.
Harlech Castle A combination of magnificent medieval architecture and breathtaking location, Harlech is an unmissable castle, a fact reinforced by its status as a World Heritage Inscribed site.
Beaumaris Gaol This haunting history lesson will live in your memory for a long time. It will give you a fascinating insight into the world of the prisoner in Victorian times. They also have Britain's only original tread wheel.
Caernarfon Castle Surely one of the most impressive of Welsh castles, with unusual polygonal towers, the Eagle Tower being the most stunning of these.
Aberconwy House Furnished rooms and an audio-visual presentation show daily life from different periods in its history. Features include ghost stories, children's trail and seasonal events.
Conwy Suspension Bridge See how trade and travel brought Conwy to life and discover how a husband and wife kept Thomas Telford's bridge open every day of the year, whatever the weather.
Conwy Castle Classic gothic fairytale castle with towers, battlements and great medieval atmosphere with amazing scenic backdrop. Explore the 22 towers, the Great Hall and enjoy running about outside.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Visitor Centre An exciting and unique family day out at a World Heritage Site that provides one of the best ways to view the expansive valley surrounding the river Dee. Walk along the top, which is a dazzling height of 125ft (38.1m)!
Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre They offer the longest toboggan run in Wales and a scenic PermaSnow ski slope. Offering skiing, snowboarding, toboggan and sno-tubing with a fully licensed Alpine Lodge Bar and Restaurant.
Glasfryn Parc Bowling and Activities Wakeboarding behind a cable on our lake (8yrs+); Go Karting with senior and junior go kart tracks; quad bike trekking (separate circuit for children); archery; tenpin bowling (licensed bar until late and homemade food until 9pm); Indoor Soft Play Centre and Ball Pool; Outdoor play area; Cafe and Dining Room.
Beacon Climbing Centre - is a really exciting, massive new indoor climbing centre with the World's first CrazyClimb installation, climbing walls up to 17m high and a cafe with spectacular views overlooking the climbing areas. All day fun whatever the weather, with full instruction available for all ages and abilities.
Plas Power Adventure Great range of activities available including High Ropes course, Archery, Climbing Walls with indoor and outdoor courses, bushcraft, orienteering and cool KMX Karts.
Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales based on the banks of the Menai Strait, offering a wide range of water sports courses and outdoor adventure activities for adults, families and children alike.
Zip World With speeds of up to 75 mph, you can travel far above the mountain lake, forward mounted like Superman! Plus quarry tour and training run. Epic, thrilling and unforgettable!
National White Water Centre Guided white water rafting and canoeing on the incredible River Tryweryn for over 10s. Canyoning and other options available for over 12s.
Rapid Horizons A family friendly place offering exhilarating river raft ride along the river Dee. Enjoy a mixture of stunning scenery and great white water rapids! For ages 6 and above. Tours led by fully qualified and experienced staff.
Zip World Titan The largest zip line system in Europe, zipping you over 8km of countryside at up to 70mph! And seating 4 people at a time, you can do it together! Stop panicking, it's fun and 7 year olds do it!
Bounce Below Ride the little train 100m underground into the old mine and you'll find amazing trampoline netting, slides and see through walkways suspended in the caving system for your bouncing pleasure! An absolutely unique and fantastic experience for over 7s!
The Boardroom Climbing is a dedicated indoor rock climbing and bouldering centre offering a range of activities for ages 5 and over. From kids' clubs and birthday parties to adult intro to climb and more!
Tenpin Wrexham is a bowling centre located in Eagles Meadow. We have 29 modern fully computerised lanes, 9 American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
Bowlplex Cwmbran Choose from either traditional tenpin, modern UV Glow Bowling, or special Cwmbran Rock Nights! Plus arcade with video gaming and pool tables. Ramps and gutter guards for the kids mean it's anyone's game!
Flint Bowl 8 lanes of ten pin bowling plus pirate themed adventure soft play zone and a 25m swimming pool also on site! Spoilt for choice or what!?
Redline Indoor Karting Thrilling driving fun for the over 8s, with 160cc on offer for the kids' karts. Sessions include Taster, Arrive and Drive, TT Special, Endurance Race and full or mini Grand Prix! Safety briefings and equipment always provided.
Glan Y Gors Park Karting This is an outdoor circuit with an overall length of 1100 metres. The minimum age for drivers is 9 years old.
Conwy Treasure Trail Uncover the hidden gems of Conwy with this completely self guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. Follow the Trail route around Conwy and search for to answer the clues to solve the mystery of the long lost treasure!
Curious About Llandudno Get out with all the family and explore and discover Llandudno at your own pace with two unique treasure hunt style walks around this fabulous North Wales resort. Clues to find, pictures to match, stories to read, fresh air and fun.
The Beaumaris Treasure Trail Take the kids on a treasure hunt around Beaumaris and you’ll be amazed at what you’ll discover as you search for and solve the clues! Can you work out where the fictional missing treasure lies?
Ffestiniog Railway Travel by steam train through the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Snowdon Mountain Railway is a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park. Claim this mountain peak, the highest in Wales, as a lifetime’s achievement.
Llangollen Railway Take a 16 mile round trip through the beautiful Dee Valley on a fantastic steam train, on the only stanard gauge heritage railway in North Wales. It could be like going back in time as you pass through the stations!
LlanfairPG Station Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch: visitors love to see the station's name up on the side of the building and pose for a picture. It is also a novelty to print off a very long train ticket, which features the station's full name.
The Llanberis Lake Railway The 5 mile narrow gauge journey pulled by vintage steam engines takes about 60 minutes, plus stops at the Cei Llydan picnic spot and Gilfach Ddu slate museum, and some amazing scenery to enjoy en route.
Conwy Valley Railway Museum A miniature railway takes you on a 10 minute trip around the beautifully landscaped grounds. Kids can also enjoy dodgem cars and rides.
Llangollen Wharf Experience for yourself the pleasure of a horse drawn boat trip on the beautiful Llangollen Canal, or a motorised cruise which takes you across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
Great Orme Aerial Cable Cars The longest Aerial Cabin Lift in the UK. Leaves from happy Valley, there's a cafe at summit and spectacular views of Puffin Island.
Airworld Aviation Museum Based at Caernarfon Airport, this vast indoor interactive Aviation Museum and Shop is host to an impressive collection of aircraft, with entry allowed into many of the cockpits! One of the most hands on craft experiences in the UK.
Fairbourne Steam Railway Pleasant short train ride which can connect with a ferry trip. There are also a play park and an amusement park nearby.
Welsh Highland Railway - is Snowdonia’s newest railway. Trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon.
Puffin Island Pleasure Cruise A very popular pleasure cruise which includes panoramic views of the Snowdonia Mountain Range, and chances to see loads of local birdlife, a seal colony at the easterly end of the island, plus the occasional dolphin or porpoise!
Ribride Adventure Boat Tours Exciting trips in high performance Ribs guided by well informed Skippers. A must for budding Pirates!
Coed y Brenin Forest Park If you fancy trying some exciting outdoor activities, this has everything from challenging geocaching to world-class mountain biking trails. The younger children won't be bored either with 3 playgrounds to choose from including an area where they can make dens and dam streams.
Eirias Park and Waterpark Extensive children's outdoor play area, indoor swimming and leisure pool with water features and slide, sporting opportunities and masses of gorgeous parkland.
Breakwater Country Park Extensive parkland with excellent hiking prospects, a summer land train along the coast, and nearby a rather unusual lighthouse, and a Maritime Museum with beach balcony bistro.
Parc Glynllifon Green Flag Awarded historic gardens and country park. There are water features to play in, modern sculpture trails, and locally run treasure hunts and orienteering courses.
Alyn Waters Country Park The largest country park in the Wrexham area, with waymarked woodland, grassland and riverside trails within the beautiful Alyn Valley. The Llay side allows easy access to the Local Nature Reserve, an excellent adventure playground and Golf Driving Range.
Glyndwrs Way National Trail A 135 mile (217km) National walking Trail through the best of rural Wales. Full of forests, open moorland, lakes and waterfalls, and rolling farmland to explore. Hire a canoe, bike or even a horse.
Harlech Beach Sandy beach with acceptable swimming (if you don't mind jellyfish), also offering locally a castle, nature reserve and promontory with an unusual abundance of sea shells.
Abersoch Beach Sandy beach with spectacular views ideal for bathers and watersports lovers alike, though there is no lifeguard cover. Another quieter beach lurks around the corner.
Hells Mouth Beach Almost 4 miles of beautiful sandy beach, and some great surfing conditions. The beach is perfect for a family day out, but the water is suited to strong swimmers only. Free to visit.
Llanddwyn Bay Sandy Blue Flag Award winner with plenty of character and very safe swimming. It's isolated but toilets and parking are nearby.
Porth Dafarch Beach A quiet and secluded sand and rock cove with European Blue Flagged waters which are great for bathing in. There is a nearby RPSB tower with great views and a lot of birdlife.
Llandudno Beach Vast dark sands with decent swimming if you're being careful, donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and the longest pier in Wales. Other attractions nearby.
Old Colwyn Beach Great for waters sports, sea fishing and sand castles, cycling and hiking and with good immediate amenities. Busy in the summer.
Harlequin Puppet Theatre Britain’s only purpose-built puppet theatre, has been presenting delightful entertainment for children and adults for over 50 years. It is open during school holiday periods with daily shows at 3pm.
Blue Island Ceramics is a Paint your Own Pottery studio by the Beach. Great range of items to choose from, great range of colours and techniques. Friendly welcoming staff who help you to paint something wonderful to keep and use everyday if you like.
Tan y Ddraig Paint a Pot Studio Fun, relaxing and creative paint your own pottery studio. For children;¢s parties, hen parties, people of any age or artistic ability, and for babies;¢ foot and hand prints, come and visit T;Â¢n y Ddraig. Create original, personalised presents for birthdays, christenings, weddings,...
Biscuit Ceramic Art Studio and Cafe Come and “Take the Biscuit” in the seaside village of Abersoch because painting your own pottery is fun art not fine art. Find us in a contemporary barn studio but with the added benefit of an enclosed walled garden for painting and creating outside when the sun shines.
Henblas County Park Featuring indoor and outdoor play centres, sheep sheering shows, dragon train ride, falconry displays, bouncy castles, farm animals, pet corner and more! Blimey!
Anglesey Model Village Set in one acre of beautifully landscaped gardens with water features and a working railway, this an intricate and imaginative miniature village will delight and entertain the small ones.
The Palace Fun Centre Offering a kids' level haunted house, tenpin bowling, arcade, indoor play and more besides! Play and Play means you can dip in and out or stick around and do the lot! Brace yourselves!
Knightlys Fun Parks is a family amusement park with a Fun Fair, Amusement Arcade, Bingo and Pub with huge outside entertainments are and outside bar. Plus many food outlets and shops. In addition we put on many free shows including magic shows and the famous Monkey show and more!
Wales Millennium Centre has already established its reputation as one of the World's iconic arts and cultural destinations. The vision of the Centre is to be an internationally significant cultural landmark and centre for the performing arts, renowned for inspiration, excellence and leadership.
DangerPoint Become a Danger Detective, seek out the dangers and collect the clues to complete the DangerQuest. Meet, and talk to, K-os the Alien and learn about staying safe in a fun way!
Plassey is a unique attraction for all the family. There’s plenty to keep the kids occupied with our new action-packed Welsh castle themed adventure play-park, shops, golf, games room, nature trails, conservation lake and picturesque picnic areas.
Techniquest Glyndwr An interactive science extravaganza with over 60 hands on exhibits, seasonally varying exhibitions and live 45 minute long science shows that'll blow your mind! Learning doesn't get more amusing!
Gypsy Wood is an outdoor attraction for visitors of all ages. We’re a must-see attraction for all animal, nature, outdoor, train and fairy lovers.
Rheidol Riding Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, show jumping and cross-country course, and fantastic trekking and hacking around the Rheidol Valley. Plus Pony Club, Polocrosse, and Road Safety tuition!
Lion Royal Hotel Trekking BHS approved trekking facility offering a different route each day in the hills, valleys and woodlands around them.
Llandegla Laser Combat Cool outdoor laser tag game for over 7s, played with harmless infra red weaponry in a natural and spacious setting for a realistic combat experience! Open weekends for walk ins or weekday bookings available.
The LEC Cool laser tag combat game for over 7s, played with harmless infra red weaponry in an atmospheric and futuristic arena! Stay stealthy and hit the targets before they hit you, be they the enemies' base camp or your mum!
Barry Island Quasar Your warriors of tomorrow aged 7 and over are called to war! This safe and contact free combat game is essentially hide and seek played with infra red guns, plus bonus chances to supercharge your weapon and loot your victims!