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Things To Do & Days Out near Bangor
The Play Centre (< 1 mile)
The Play Centre Multi level adventure soft play with newly extended toddler zone!
Penrhyn Castle (< 1 mile)
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.
Ribride Adventure Boat Tours (1 miles)
Ribride Adventure Boat Tours Exciting trips in high performance Ribs guided by well informed Skippers. A must for budding Pirates!
Puffin Island Pleasure Cruise (2 miles)
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!
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, cafe and much more, there'Âs something for everyone here!
Beaumaris Gaol (3 miles)
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.
The Beaumaris Treasure Trail (3 miles)
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?
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!
Beaumaris Castle (3 miles)
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.
LlanfairPG Station (3 miles)
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.
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. Don't forget to aquaplane down the brand new SolarSplash (New for 2016!).
Zip World (5 miles)
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!
Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre (6 miles)
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.
Tan y Ddraig Paint a Pot Studio (8 miles)
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,...
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...
The Llanberis Lake Railway (8 miles)
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.
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!
Llanddwyn Bay (8 miles)
Llanddwyn Bay Sandy Blue Flag Award winner with plenty of character and very safe swimming. It's isolated but toilets and parking are nearby.
The Den (8 miles)
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.
Electric Mountain (8 miles)
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!
Snowdon Mountain Railway (8 miles)
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.
Redline Indoor Karting (8 miles)
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.
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.
Foel Farm Park (8 miles)
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!
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! Say hi to Gog for us!
Caernarfon Castle (9 miles)
Caernarfon Castle Surely one of the most impressive of Welsh castles, with unusual polygonal towers, the Eagle Tower being the most stunning of these.
Gypsy Wood (9 miles)
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.
Anglesey Model Village (10 miles)
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.
Plas Newydd (10 miles)
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!
Conwy Treasure Trail (12 miles)
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!
Airworld Aviation Museum (12 miles)
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.
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)
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 (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)
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.
Parc Glynllifon (13 miles)
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.
Llandudno Beach (13 miles)
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.
Great Orme Ancient Mines (14 miles)
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!
Great Orme Aerial Cable Cars (14 miles)
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.
Llandudno Junction Leisure Centre (14 miles)
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.
Great Orme Family Golf (14 miles)
Great Orme Family Golf Pitch And Putt golfing is essentially real golf in miniature, but this place features full size greens as well as epic views over Llandudno and the friendliest ticketing system we've ever seen!
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.
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.
Curious About Llandudno (14 miles)
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.
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.
Sygun Copper Mine (15 miles)
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!
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.
Welsh Mountain Zoo (17 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!
Conwy Valley Railway Museum (17 miles)
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.
Harlequin Puppet Theatre (17 miles)
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.