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Family Days Out near to Porthmadog
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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (< 1 mile)
Porthmadog
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway We are a short railway line and hands on interactive museum in Porthmadog, Wales, ideal for families with young children. The train takes a short trip through the countryside, then stops at the Engine Sheds where you can climb inside our steam and diesel locomotives and see how things work.
Welsh Highland Railway (< 1 mile)
Porthmadog
Welsh Highland Railway is Snowdonia’s newest railway. Trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon.
Ffestiniog Railway (< 1 mile)
Porthmadog
Ffestiniog Railway Travel by steam train through the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Portmeirion (2 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.
Harlech Castle (5 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.
Criccieth Castle (5 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.
Harlech Beach (6 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.
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm (6 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.
The Childrens Farm Park (6 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!
Llanfair Slate Caverns (6 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.
Sygun Copper Mine (6 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.
Ropeworks (9 miles)
Pwllheli
Ropeworks YOU can: zip through the air, swing from a trapeze and tip toe across a high wire. Just some of the breathtaking challenges waiting for you, all outside on the beautiful North Wales coast. This is where the fun starts and YOU really can do it!
Llechwedd Slate Caverns (10 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.
The Silver Mountain Experience (10 miles)
Aberystwyth
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.
Glasfryn Parc Bowling and Activities (11 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...
Inigo Jones Tudor Slate Works (12 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.
Go Ape Coed y Brenin (12 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.
Coed y Brenin Forest Park (12 miles)
Dolgellou
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)
Caernarfon
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.
Electric Mountain (13 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.
The Den (13 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.
Ropes and Ladders (13 miles)
Llanberis
Ropes and Ladders Outdoor adventure activities for kids and adults from four years upwards. Dedicated adventure ropes course for four to eight year olds, high ropes activities for over eights and adults. All equipment and instruction provided. Adjacent trains, museums and country walks to keep the family entertained all day.
Snowdon Mountain Railway (13 miles)
Llanberis
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.
National Slate Museum (13 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...
The Llanberis Lake Railway (13 miles)
Llanberis
The Llanberis Lake Railway The Llanberis Lake Railway is one of several great attractions in Llanberis, the lakeside village at the foot of Snowdon. There's so much to see and do, and something for everyone.
Tan y Ddraig Paint a Pot Studio (13 miles)
Llanberis
Tan y Ddraig Paint a Pot Studio Fun, relaxing and creative paint your own pottery studio. For childrenâs parties, hen parties, people of any age or artistic ability, and for babiesâ foot and hand prints, come and visit T;¢n y Ddraig. Create original, personalised presents for birthdays, christenings, weddings,...
Airworld Aviation Museum (15 miles)
Caernarfon
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.
Pavilion Leisure Centre (15 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.
Redline Indoor Karting (15 miles)
Caerfarnon
Redline Indoor Karting Thrilling driving fun for the over 8s, with 160cc on offer for the kids' karts.
Beacon Climbing Centre (15 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.
Caernarfon Castle (16 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.
The Fun Centre (16 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...
Fairbourne Steam Railway (17 miles)
Fairbourne
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.
Zipworld (17 miles)
Bangor
Zipworld With speeds of 75 mph, travelling 700ft above the mountain lake, be ready for a ride of a lifetime! Forward posture makes it the closest you're likely to get to flying! For over 7s.
Abersoch Beach (17 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.
Foel Farm Park (17 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.
Hells Mouth Beach (17 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.
Biscuit Ceramic Art Studio and Cafe (17 miles)
Pwllheli
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)
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!
GreenWood Forest Park (18 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!
Conwy Valley Railway Museum (18 miles)
Conwy
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
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)
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!
Llanddwyn Bay (19 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.
LlanfairPG Station (20 miles)
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
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)
Anglesey
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)
Bangor
The Play Centre Multi level adventure soft play with newly extended toddler zone!
National White Water Centre (21 miles)
Bala
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.
Penrhyn Castle (21 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.
Bangor Swimming Pool (21 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.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Porthmadog 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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