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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  • group of friends kayaking on a lake

    Glasfryn Parc

    Y Ffôr
    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL53 6PG


    Enjoy fun and thrills for all the family at Wales’ premier activity centre. From go karting to quad biking to paddle boarding and mini golf, there’s plenty to get stuck into. Plus, with a café and bar onsite, you have everything you need to spend the day here.

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  • guinea pigs

    Greenacres Animal Park

    Cottage Ln
    Mancot Deeside
    CH5 2AZ b

    01244 531147

    Meet farmyard and exotic animals, take a traction engine ride, and enjoy soft and outdoor play areas at Greenacres Animal Park. From donkeys to goats and raccoons to tortoises, there are plenty of fascinating creatures waiting to greet you here.

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  • Greenwood Adventure Park, feature

    GreenWood Adventure Park

    Bush Road
    Y Felinheli
    North Wales
    LL56 4QN

    01248 670076

    Brimming with woodland wonders and daring discoveries, this adventure park makes for the perfect family day out just a stone’s throw from Snowdonia. Enjoy everything from a solar-powered splash ride to soft play, all while taking in the stunning natural surroundings. Pack your wellies and get ready for the ultimate outdoor adventure!

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  • Gwrych Castle

    LL22 7TL

    Gwrych Castle is a privately owned manor house and Grade I listed castle, dating back to the 19th century, close to Abergele in the county of Conwy. It is the setting for the 2020 series of I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here!

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  • a empty playground with a climbing frame

    Gyffin Playground

    Llanrwst Rd
    North Wales
    LL32 8HP

    Let the kids burn off some energy in the historic town of Conwy at Gyffin Playground. From pull-up bars to a wobble bridge and from swings to a roundabout, there’s plenty of play apparatus to try.

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  • Family wandering through park

    Gypsy Wood

    North Wales
    LL55 2YA

    Gypsy Wood Family Park combines the magic of fairies with the charm of animals and the rugged wilderness of 20 acres of stunning natural woodland. From a castle-style play centre to a mini railway and the chance to meet a fairy princess, there’s something for every member of the family at Gypsy Wood.

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  • Harlech Castle

    Harlech Castle

    Harlech Castle
    LL46 2YH

    Harlech Castle is an imposing Welsh fortress overlooking the town and the sandy dunes that rest far below. For a historical thing to do in Snowdonia, visit the breath-taking Grade I-listed medieval castle!    

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  • Woman and girl in museum

    Home Front Museum

    New St
    LL30 2YF

    01492 871032

    Take a trip into 1940s Britain. This unique living history museum allows you to take a self-guided tour and explore six years of war on the home front captured in shops, room displays and tableaux.

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  • group of four friends enjoying the dodgems

    Knightly’s Fun Park

    Knightly's Fun Park
    Sandbank Rd
    LL22 9LD

    Head to this family run fun park for rides, arcade games and live entertainment. From go karting and waltzers to dodgems and a mini train ride, there’s plenty for thrill seekers here. For those wishing to keep their feet firmly on the ground, there are plenty of arcade games to try and live entertainment to enjoy!

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  • Linden Farm Riding and Trekking Centre

    Linden Farm
    CH8 8JT

    07821 386193

    Linden Farm Riding & Trekking Centre offer private, semi-private and group riding lessons with qualified BHS instructors as well as trekking during the weekdays and weekends.

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