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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Blue Planet Aquarium Has over 100 living displays in six themed areas showcasing a spectacular variety of life from the deep. Visit our Caribbean Reef display, complete with 230ft underwater tunnel, which houses Europe's largest collection of sharks - including the Jawsome three metre long Sand Tiger Sharks.
The Animalarium A collection of interesting and exotic animals to amuse and delight plus get hands on with domestic types in the petting barn! Several play areas indoors and out plus sandpit with diggers, too!
Chester Zoo With 110 acres to explore, there are 8000 animals at the award winning Chester Zoo: voted one of the top zoos in the world and the UK's number one charity.
Knowsley Safari Park Prepare to discover an incredible host of creatures from cute and cuddly meerkats, to majestic zebras, mischievous monkeys and clever sea lions! With new features, play features and Hire Wire features this is a day and a half!
The Magic of Life Butterfly House is quite aptly named: this soothing experience involves hundreds of gorgeous butterflies in every stage of size and development, plus unusual bugs and tropical plants to really give the place atmosphere. Lovely!
Blackpool Sea Life Centre Showcasing more than 50 dazzling displays and more than 1,000 spectacular aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, colourful reef fish, turtles, rays and sea horses, this is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater life without getting wet! New Stingray Adventure too!
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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!
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.
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.
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!).
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...
Bangor Swimming Pool Disability friendly water park with two water slides, three diving boards, football pitches and an outside paddling pool, as well as a good cafe.
The Play Centre Multi level adventure soft play with newly extended toddler zone!
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!
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!
Miri Mawr They offer an action packed jungle play experience for the older children with slides, ball pools, crawl tubes, rope nets, bridges and much, much more, plus toddler area.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Caernarfon Castle Surely one of the most impressive of Welsh castles, with unusual polygonal towers, the Eagle Tower being the most stunning of these.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Bangor with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in North Wales can enjoy the great day out as well.
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