Things to do in North Wales for Families

Things to do in North Wales for Families

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If you are looking for things to do with the family in North Wales, be sure to use our 2023 guide. We have an array of North Wales attractions for families, with something that everyone will love.  In North Wales, you will find towering mountains to climb, ancient castles to explore and stunning beaches to soak up the sunshine!

From hiking the mighty mountain of Snowdon to catching a wave with at one of the many beaches lining the coast, North Wales is arguably the outdoor capital of the UK. With so many outdoor activities to choose from, you’re bound to find North Wales attractions for families for all to enjoy.

If you’re looking for more leisurely days out in North Wales for families, then a plethora of castles are waiting to be explored. From the magical ruins of Castell Dinas Brân to visiting the set of  I’m a Celebrity… Get me out of here! Gwrych Castle. Are North Wales National Trust properties of interest? From Erddig in Wrexham to Penrhyn Castle in Gwynedd, you and your loved ones can discover lots of history and admire breath-taking architecture whilst in Wales.

North Wales attractions for families also include the superb Anglesey Sea Zoo! Here, you can dive into the underwater world and learn about marine wildlife. Catch glimpses of lobsters, seahorses, jellyfish and much more!

Interested in museums? North Wales museums promise to be a fun-filled day for the entire family. Must-see museums include The National Slate Museum , Sygun Copper Mine and Xplore! Science Discovery Centre.

Other things to do in North Wales for families include exploring Bodnant Gardens, enjoying the rides at Greenwood Adventure Park and admiring the Fairy Glen in Gwydir Forest.

With so many superb things to do in North Wales for families, it’s little wonder families love holidaying here…

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  • Aberconwy Equestrian Centre

    Aberconwy Equestrian Centre

    Garth Road
    Llandudno Junction
    LL31 9JF

    01492 544362

    Fancy learning to ride? Or perhaps just brushing up on your skills? This family-run riding school is a great place to do just that. Catering for age seven to senior citizens, Aberconwy Equestrian Centre aim to help people of all ages enjoy and understand horses.

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  • Adventure Parc Snowdonia

    Adventure Parc Snowdonia

    LL32 8QE

    01492 353123

    The award-winning Adventure Parc Snowdonia can be found in North Wales. It is a centre for both indoor and outdoor adventures, including the world’s first inland surfing.

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  • Anglesey Sea Zoo exterior
    Image Credits: Jeff Buck - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Anglesey Sea Zoo

    LL61 6TQ

    01248 430411

    Take a deep dive into an underwater world where amazing marine wildlife awaits. With over 40 tanks displaying octopus, lobsters, seahorses, conger eels, jellyfish and much more, there’s plenty to discover. Plus, every critter at Anglesey Sea Zoo can be found in the British Isles, giving you a unique insight into British sea life.

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  • path in a country park

    Bodlondeb Country Park

    Bangor Rd
    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL32 8NU

    Originally built for a family home, Bondlondeb Country Park is an impressive mix of woodland and parkland. This extensive country park boasts tennis courts, a football field, play equipment, seating and plenty of walks.

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  • two girls playing on a swing

    Brookfield Drive Playground

    Rhos on Sea
    Colwyn Bay
    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL28 4SP

    Let the kids blow off some steam at Brookfield Drive Playground. Backed by the Colwyn Bay countryside, it’s a great place to have some outdoor fun.

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  • two mountain bikers in forest

    Coed y Brenin

    Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre Dolgefeiliau
    LL40 2HZ

    Coed y Brenin was Britain’s first purpose-built mountain biking centre and is a top sport destination in the UK. From the visitor centre, there are eight mountain bike trails that range from beginner to expert level.

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  • Conwy Valley Railway Museum

    Conwy Valley Railway Museum

    The Old Goods Yard
    LL24 0AL

    01690 710568

    Visit the Conwy Valley Railway Museum in Bewts y Coed and learn all about the history of the railway. Watch five model railways and ride the miniature train before exploring the railway model shop.

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  • Criccieth castle

    Criccieth Castle

    Castle Street
    LL52 0DP

    03000 252239

    Allow Criccieth Castle to capture your imagination. This stunning castle ruin sits atop the rocky headland between two beaches and boasts magnificent views across Cardigan Bay. Built by two illustrious Welsh kings, Llywelyn the Great and Lylwelyn the Last, Criccieth is a must-see for those interested in Welsh history.  

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  • Fairy Glen, Betws y Coed

    Fairy Glen – Wales

    Fairy Glen car park
    Conwy River
    Snowdonia National Park
    LL24 0HF

    Discover one of the most enchanting places in the Gwydir Forest, a spot tucked away in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Fairy Glen is a secluded gorge and beauty spot resting on the Conwy River.

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  • Geronimos indoor play centre


    38-45 W Parade
    LL18 1HG


    Explore three floors of fun-filled challenges at Geronimo’s Indoor Play Zone in Rhyl. From the 25ft drop slide to the assault course and giant ball pool, there’s plenty to keep the kids happy here!

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