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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Portmeirion, Gwynedd

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 187 fun things to do in Portmeirion for you and the family to discover, including beaches, indoor and soft play areas and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 97 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Portmeirion day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Portmeirion with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Portmeirion

  • Porthmadog
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Portmeirion is a village located on a private peninsula overlooking Cardigan Bay on the coast of Snowdonia, surrounded by woodlands and sandy beaches...

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway

  • Porthmadog
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Ffestiniog Railway runs from Porthmadog on the coast to Blaenau Ffestiniog in the hills, passing through the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia...

Porthmadog Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Porthmadog
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Love stories about adventurers and hidden treasures? Now you can be part of one, thanks to the Porthmadog Treasure Hunt Trail. Solve all the clues an...

Morfa Bychan Beach

  • Porthmadog
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head on down to Morfa Bychan beach in South Wales, a sandy beach with rocky areas that stretches out for almost 2 miles, and that’s even dog-friendly...

Harlech Castle4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Harlech
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Spectacularly sited Harlech Castle seems to grow naturally from the rock on which it is perched. Like an all seeing sentinel, it gazes out across lan...

Zip World Slate Caverns

  • Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Zip World Slate Caverns is home to crazy adventures for the whole family above and below ground. Kick off your action-packed day out with a ride on Z...

Harlech Beach

  • Harlech
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At Harlech Beach the golden sands are four miles long and provide a truly superb spot for walking, beach combing, kite surfing and bathing, though th...

The Childrens Farm Park

  • Harlech
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

The Children’s Farm Park is set on the gorgeous Cardigan Bay coastline in the heart of the Snowdonia national park with stunning countryside views al...



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Llanfair Slate Caverns

  • Harlech
  • Indoor
  • Caves and Mines

The entry to Llanfair Slate Caverns, this old but significant and famous slate mine, is through the majestic main tunnel, under the spooky twin arche...

Criccieth Beach

  • Criccieth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great sand and shingle beach? Criccieth beach in North Wales is a great spot for the little ones to explore, plus when you’re soaking u...

Criccieth Castle

  • Porthmadog
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Criccieth Castle, standing on its headland between 2 beaches, is a prominent North Wales landmark. It is also a landmark historic site, one of those...

Sygun Copper Mine

  • Beddgelert
  • Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Sygun Copper Mine was closed in 1903 but is now open again for you and yours to come and explore above and below ground! Self-guided audio visual tou...

Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Criccieth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm for over 30 years has welcomed visitors to interact with a wide range of farm animals including some rare breeds. They are a...

The Slate Caverns

  • Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Generations of families have had their lives defined by the mining industry. A t Llechwedd Deep Mine, you have a chance to interact with their storie...

Tal-y-bont Beach

  • Dyffryn Ardudwy
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a long sandy beach in North Wales? Tal-y-bont, or Benar beach, is a great spot for going for a splash in the sea or just enjoying the sea...

Coed y Brenin Forest Park

  • Ganllwyd
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Set within Snowdonia National Park, Coed y Brenin Forest Park is one of Forestry Commission Wales' Premier recreation sites. If you fancy trying some...

Glasfryn Parc

  • Pwllheli
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Looking for fun whatever the weather? Head out to Glasfryn Parc Activity Centre in Pwllheli where you’ll have a mix of more than 11 outdoor and indoo...

Bendi-gedig

  • Barmouth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bendi-gedig: an indoor adventure play centre. Play equipment caters for children up to the age of 12 years, with separate areas designed especially f...

Zip World Fforest

  • Betws-Y-Coed
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Zip World Fforest has a whole load of exciting experiences for the entire family to enjoy! Have fun together as you fly 23 meters up in the air on th...

Inigo Jones Tudor Slate Works

  • Caernarfon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

A visit to Inigo Jones Tudor Slate Works includes a self-guided tour and is both educational and fun. There is an introductory video presentation, af...

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