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Things To Do & Days Out near Porthmadog
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Ffestiniog Railway (< 1 mile)
Ffestiniog Railway Travel by steam train through the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Welsh Highland Railway (< 1 mile)
Welsh Highland Railway - is Snowdonia’s newest railway. Trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon.
Portmeirion (2 miles)
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 (5 miles)
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.
Criccieth Castle (5 miles)
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.
Harlech Beach (6 miles)
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.
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm (6 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.
The Childrens Farm Park (6 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!
Llanfair Slate Caverns (6 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.
Sygun Copper Mine (6 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!
Bounce Below (9 miles)
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!
Llechwedd Slate Caverns (10 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.
The Silver Mountain Experience (10 miles)
The Silver Mountain Experience A character touring experience with the Magic of Woo Hoo Wood and the terror of the Black Chasm as options, plus play areas, gem panning and more.
Zip World Titan (10 miles)
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!
Zip World Cavern (10 miles)
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!
Glasfryn Parc Bowling and Activities (11 miles)
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.
Inigo Jones Tudor Slate Works (12 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.
Coed y Brenin Forest Park (12 miles)
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.
Parc Glynllifon (12 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.
Snowdon Mountain Railway (13 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.
The Den (13 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 (13 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!
The Llanberis Lake Railway (13 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.
National Slate Museum (13 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...
Tan y Ddraig Paint a Pot Studio (13 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,...
Gypsy Wood (14 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.
Bendi-gedig (15 miles)
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.
Airworld Aviation Museum (15 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.
Redline Indoor Karting (15 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 (15 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.
Caernarfon Castle (16 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.
The Fun Centre (16 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!
Fairbourne Steam Railway (17 miles)
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.
Zip World (17 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!
Foel Farm Park (17 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!
Abersoch Beach (17 miles)
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 (17 miles)
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.
Biscuit Ceramic Art Studio and Cafe (17 miles)
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.
Anglesey Sea Zoo (17 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!
Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre (17 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.
Go Below (17 miles)
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!
GreenWood Forest Park (18 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!).
Conwy Valley Railway Museum (18 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.
Anglesey Model Village (18 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 (19 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!
Llanddwyn Bay (19 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.
LlanfairPG Station (20 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.
Ribride Adventure Boat Tours (20 miles)
Ribride Adventure Boat Tours Exciting trips in high performance Ribs guided by well informed Skippers. A must for budding Pirates!
The Play Centre (21 miles)
The Play Centre Multi level adventure soft play with newly extended toddler zone!
National White Water Centre (21 miles)
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.