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Best Beaches near to Dolgellau
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Harlech Beach (12 miles)
Harlech
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 (26 miles)
Abersoch
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 (26 miles)
Abersoch
Hells Mouth Beach Nearly four miles long and facing south west, Hells Mouth or Porth Neigwl is considered by many to be the best surf beach in Wales. Suited to strong swimmers only, this sandy beach is rarely over crowded.
Llanddwyn Bay (36 miles)
Anglesey
Llanddwyn Bay Sandy Blue Flag Award winner with plenty of character and very safe swimming. It's isolated but toilets and parking are nearby.
Old Colwyn Beach (39 miles)
Colwyn Bay
Old Colwyn Beach Great for waters sports, sea fishing and sand castles, cycling and hiking and with good immediate amenities. Busy in the summer.
Llandudno Beach (40 miles)
Conwy
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.
New Quay Harbour (41 miles)
Cardigan Bay
New Quay Harbour Blue Flagged waters good for swimming and water sports, for which there is a centre by the harbour, with summer lifeguard cover. Excellent location to spot dolphins.
Aberaeron South Beach (43 miles)
Ceredigion
Aberaeron South Beach Good swimming, surfing and canoeing territory, but not for sand castles or much swimming. Amenities are all in local town.
Porth Dafarch Beach (49 miles)
Anglesey
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.
Mwnt Beach (52 miles)
Cardigan
Mwnt Beach Green Flag Awarded sandy beach with safe swimming and cliff top walks. Take binoculars as you may often spot bottle-nosed dolphins, seals and porpoise.
Poppit Sands (55 miles)
Cardigan
Poppit Sands Blue Flagged beach good for swimming, as well as buggying, land boarding, kite boarding and power kiting.
Wallasey Beach (59 miles)
Wallasey
Wallasey Beach Good for swimming and kitesurfing though pay heed to the restrictions; lighthouse, fort and museum nearby.
New Brighton Beach (59 miles)
New Brighton
New Brighton Beach Sandy beach with modern touristy amenities including tenpin bowling, laser quest, amusement arcade, plus nearby Aviation and Archeology Museum, lighthouse and classic promenade.
GreenWood Forest Park (33 miles)
Y Felinheli
GreenWood Forest Park Discover endless Family Adventure, including the world's first people-powered roller coaster and Wales's longest sledge run!
The Childrens Farm Park (12 miles)
Harlech
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!
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm (21 miles)
Criccieth
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.
Anglesey Sea Zoo (34 miles)
Llanfairpwll
Anglesey Sea Zoo Anglesey's Leading All Weather Family Attraction! There i€™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!
Pili Palas Nature World (36 miles)
Anglesey
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, café and much more, there’s something for everyone here!
Welsh Mountain Zoo (39 miles)
Colwyn Bay
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!
Foel Farm Park (33 miles)
Isle of Anglesey
Foel Farm Park - offers a great family visit to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a real working farm. We invite all visitors to meet, touch and feed the animals.
Electric Mountain (28 miles)
Llanberis
Electric Mountain 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.
National Slate Museum (28 miles)
Llanberis
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 (35 miles)
Bangor
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.
Plas Madoc Leisure and Activity Centre (38 miles)
Wrexham
Plas Madoc Leisure and Activity Centre Plas Madoc is renowned for its Leisure Pool 'The Tropical Lagoon'. It is the perfect place for the family to have fun. Walk along the surf, climb on the crocodile, slide down the elephant and the snake or play in the waves.
Pavilion Leisure Centre (7 miles)
Barmouth
Pavilion Leisure Centre Colourful new soft play zone, a ball pool, toddler trikes, amongst other things. All suitable for the under 5s, and sporting opportunities including badminton and climbing for older kids.
The Den (28 miles)
Llanberis
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 (32 miles)
Caernarfon
The Fun Centre It's the biggest , It's the best , it's brilliant - While the kids are wearing themselves out on the giant drop slides, ball pools, tubes, bridges, maze, climbing walls, net and ropes..... The adults can relax in the fully licensed restaurant enjoy the outside patio area or join the children in...
Dragons Den Playcentre (34 miles)
Llangollen
Dragons Den Playcentre Two large slides a ball pool under 4 soft play separate from main play area. It is 12m x 8m two storey play frame. We also have cafe, seating area, baby changing facilities and wifi. Cater for children’s parties with prices to suit every budget.
The Play Centre (35 miles)
Bangor
The Play Centre Multi level adventure soft play with newly extended toddler zone!
Treasure Island Fun Centre (37 miles)
Anglesey
Treasure Island Fun Centre Pirate themed adventure soft play with a separate Baby Pirate area. Walk the plank into the ball lagoon, explore the haunted cave, and more!
Llandudno Junction Leisure Centre (38 miles)
Conwy
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 (39 miles)
Old Colwyn
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.
Llanfair Slate Caverns (12 miles)
Harlech
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 (19 miles)
Blaenau Ffestiniog
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 (21 miles)
Beddgelert
Sygun Copper Mine Audio presentation tour also with special lighting and sound effects. Plus Adventure playground, Panning for Gold, Pottery Painting, Metal Detecting.
Harlech Castle (12 miles)
Harlech
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.
Portmeirion (15 miles)
Porthmadog
Portmeirion 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.
Cywain Heritage Centre (17 miles)
Y Bala
Cywain Heritage Centre A host of indoor and outdoor exhibitions which celebrate rural skills. Also boasts an exciting and adventure packed new play area!
Criccieth Castle (21 miles)
Porthmadog
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.
Inigo Jones Tudor Slate Works (28 miles)
Caernarfon
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.
Caernarfon Castle (32 miles)
Caernarfon
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 (35 miles)
Llanfairpwll
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!
Penrhyn Castle (35 miles)
Bangor
Penrhyn Castle 19th century fantasy castle with spectacular contents and grounds, dolls museum, extensive Victorian kitchens, railway museum and adventure playground, Terrific views.
Beaumaris Castle (37 miles)
Isle of Anglesey
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.
Beaumaris Gaol (37 miles)
Anglesey
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.
Conwy Suspension Bridge (37 miles)
Conwy
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 (38 miles)
Conwy
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.
Glasfryn Parc Bowling and Activities (25 miles)
Pwllheli
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; ten pin 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 (32 miles)
Caerfarnon
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 premium cafe with spectacular views overlooking the climbing areas. All day fun whatever the weather, with full instruction available for all ages and abilities.
Go Ape Coed y Brenin (6 miles)
Dolgellau
Go Ape Coed y Brenin Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Dolgellau 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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