North Wales: Half Term Family Fun
How is it the half term holidays already? It feels like just last week that we were secretly eating the kids’ Easter eggs when they went to bed! As it’s getting closer to summer, the weather is finally picking up, so one of our favourite things to do is go out as a family, have a picnic and find different places to visit (or re-visit some of our favourites!). If you live in North Wales, or planning a trip to North Wales any time soon, here are our top places to go with kids:
Llanberis is a busy place for visitors during holidays, especially if you’re looking to walk up the biggest mountain in Wales: Snowdon. If you don’t fancy walking up it then you could get the train up too. If going up Snowdon isn't on the agenda this half-term then there are many other things you can all do as a family in Llanberis, which our kids love. There’s a stunning lake called ‘Llyn Padarn’ and you can walk from one side to the other and it’s lovely on a warm summer’s day. There’s plenty of things to do such as going to the park, visiting the National Slate Museum which is free entry, going on the train or just relaxing by the lake. There are shops and cafes nearby if you fancy a cuppa or some souvenirs too.
Beddgelert is a stunning little village that is extremely popular with tourists during the holidays. It’s the most beautiful place and our girls always have the best day there when we visit. There are plenty of local pubs, cafes and restaurants if you fancy a meal or a cuppa. Many families make a packed lunch and eat it near the river which is stunning and so relaxing when the weather is warm. The scenery is breath-taking and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with the village if you ever visit.
Caernarfon is a Royal Town that is also popular with the tourists, but all year round. What catches people’s eye to visit there is the stunning castle. You have to pay a small price to go inside but it’s really worth it. If your kids love playing princesses and princes or even kings and queens, they will absolutely love visiting the castle, plus the views are breath-taking! If you don’t fancy visiting the castle, then we recommended taking a walk around it, visiting the big park and skate park over the bridge, or visiting the indoor fun centre. There are many local cafes and restaurants too, if you’re feeling peckish!
Gypsy Wood, Bontnewydd – If you’re looking for somewhere to spend the day that’s fun, worth the money and great for kids, Gypsy Wood is the perfect place. Around five or ten minutes away from Caernarfon, Gypsy Wood is a big hit with our girls. They have loved the place every single time we visit. The place has gotten better each time we have visited and it sure is worth the price. There are many farm animals around, some you can touch too – which I’m sure the kids will love. There’s a train ride, enthusiastic staff and many things for the kids to do. There are plenty of picnic benches to eat or if you’re not a picnic person, there’s a small café there too.