Pili Palas Nature World (2 miles)
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, cafÃ© and much more, thereâs something for everyone here!
Anglesey Sea Zoo (8 miles)
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 (16 miles)
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 (27 miles)
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 (27 miles)
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 (38 miles)
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 (52 miles)
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 (52 miles)
A collection of unusual and interesting animals to amuse and delight you as well as the more domestic types which you can pet and feed in the petting barn. Several play areas.
Also there are exotic and endangered species in the larger enclosures, where we attempt to breed animals whose natural environment is...
Chester Zoo (52 miles)
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 (56 miles)
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!
The Magic of Life Butterfly House (59 miles)
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 (60 miles)
Blackpool Sea Life Centre
Blackpool Sea Life is the must see aquarium in the North-West. 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, SEA LIFE Blackpool is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater...
Foel Farm Park (8 miles)
Isle of Anglesey
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 (15 miles)
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 (22 miles)
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 (4 miles)
GreenWood Forest Park
Discover endless Family Adventure, including the world's first people-powered roller coaster and Wales's longest sledge run!
National Slate Museum (8 miles)
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...
Electric Mountain (8 miles)
The hydro company's visitor centre, this provides tours of the power station at Dinorwig. Plus indoor adventure play for under 12s and a great climbing wall too.
Bangor Swimming Pool (< 1 mile)
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.
Neptunes Pool (31 miles)
Enjoy the 25 metre pool caters for all types of swimmers, being shallow at both ends means you have twice the area to rest or practice with the children.
The Play Centre (< 1 mile)
The Play Centre
Multi level adventure soft play with newly extended toddler zone!
Treasure Island Fun Centre (3 miles)
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 (8 miles)
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 (9 miles)
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! Blimey!
Miri Mawr (9 miles)
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 (14 miles)
Bonkerz Fun Centre (14 miles)
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 (18 miles)
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.
Geronimos and Little Injuns (27 miles)
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 (35 miles)
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.
Great Orme Ancient Mines (14 miles)
Great Orme Ancient Mines
Both an enjoyable and educational experience suitable for all ages. Walking through tunnels mined out over 3,500 years ago gives visitors a feel for the harsh conditions our prehistoric ancestors faced in their search for copper.
Sygun Copper Mine (15 miles)
Sygun Copper Mine
Audio presentation tour also with special lighting and sound effects. Plus Adventure playground, Panning for Gold, Pottery Painting, Metal Detecting.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns (17 miles)
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.
Llanfair Slate Caverns (27 miles)
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 (< 1 mile)
19th century fantasy castle with spectacular contents and grounds, dolls museum, extensive Victorian kitchens, railway museum and adventure playground, Terrific views.
Beaumaris Gaol (3 miles)
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.
Beaumaris Castle (3 miles)
Isle of Anglesey
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.
Plas Newydd (4 miles)
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!
Caernarfon Castle (9 miles)
Surely one of the most impressive of Welsh castles, with unusual polygonal towers, the Eagle Tower being the most stunning of these.
Inigo Jones Tudor Slate Works (13 miles)
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 (13 miles)
Classic gothic fairytale castle with towers, battlements and great medieval atmosphere.
Conwy Suspension Bridge (13 miles)
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 (13 miles)
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 (14 miles)
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 (19 miles)
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 (22 miles)
Built by Clough Williams-Ellis on a private peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia to show how a beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. It has shops, cafes and sub-tropical woodland gardens. Contains playground and sandy beach for kids to play on, worth a visit.
Harlech Castle (26 miles)
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.
Cywain Heritage Centre (31 miles)
Cywain Heritage Centre
A host of indoor and outdoor exhibitions which celebrate rural skills. Also boasts an exciting and adventure packed new play area!
Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre (14 miles)
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.
Beacon Climbing Centre (8 miles)
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.
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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