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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  • Llandudno Chocolate Experience

    John Street Cocoa Works
    LL30 2AB

    01492 339507

    Take a sweet journey through 5000 years of chocolate making at Llandudno Chocolate Experience. Start in a Mayan hut and weave through nine different eras to discover how chocolate has become a huge part of society today.

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  • llandudno pier at sunset

    Llandudno Pier

    N Parade
    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL30 2LP


    Visit this stunning traditional pier for food, drink, arcade games and more! Set in the popular seaside resort of Llandudno, the pier makes for the perfect family day out. Once you’re done sandcastle building on the beach, grab some fish and chips and watch the world go by at Llandudno Pier!

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  • tobogganing

    Llandudno Snowsports Centre

    Happy Valley Rd
    LL30 2LR

    01492 874707

    Head to Llandudno Snowsport Centre for skiing, snowboarding, snow-tubing, and tobogganing! Thrill seekers will love making their way down the longest toboggan run in Britain or the impressive dry ski slope with stunning views out to the coast. Fancy a slower pace? Take to the alpine adventure golf course before settling down for refreshments at the alpine bar and kitchen.

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  • famkily of four enjoying fairground ride

    Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza

    Mostyn St
    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL30 2RS

    0845 838 1395

    If you’re visiting Llandudno over the first May bank holiday, you’re in luck! Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza is an event that has been happening during the Spring bank holiday weekend for over 35 years and attracts plenty of visitors with vintage attractions, entertainment and fun fair.

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  • Escape room

    Locked In – North Wales

    Stanley House
    Bridge Street
    LL22 7HA


    Test your puzzle solving skills with a trip to Locked In North Wales. From a human sized checkerboard to a mad scientist’s laboratory and a war bunker, there are plenty of escape games to choose from.

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  • Nant Mill Visitor Centre

    Rhos Berse Rd
    LL11 3BT


    Head to the Nant Mill Visitor Centre where you’ll learn all about the Clywedog Valley. Nestled in ancient woodland and sitting alongside River Clywedog, the centre is also a great starting point for country walks.

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  • national slate museum near llanberis

    National Slate Museum

    National Slate Museum
    LL55 4TY

    029 2057 3700

    For things to do in Snowdonia, be sure to add the National Slate Museum to your itinerary! Uncover the history of slate in the 19th-century workshops of the now disused Dinorwic Quarry.  

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  • Penrhyn Castle

    National Trust – Penrhyn Castle & Garden

    Penrhyn Castle
    LL57 4HN

    01248 353084

    Step inside the opulent and elaborately decorated rooms of Penrhyn Castle where the Pennant family played host to famous guests. Here you can step down gothic carved stairways, view stunning artwork and get a glimpse of life ‘below stairs.’

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  • Pili Palas Nature World

    Pili Palas Nature World

    Ffordd Penmynydd
    Menai Bridge
    LL59 5RP

    01248 712474

    Spend an afternoon surrounded by lush vegetation and waterfalls as butterflies fly overhead at Pili Palas Butterfly. Get acquainted with some feathered friends in the aviary or say hello to some cheeky pals in the meerkat tunnel!

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  • plas cadnant hidden gardens, north wales
    Image Credits: Jeff Buck - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens

    Cadnant Rd
    Menai Bridge
    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL59 5NH


    Restoration on this 19th century garden began in 1996, since then this 200-acre plot has undergone a spectacular transformation. Described as one of North Wales’ best kept secrets, Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens is must-see for visitors to Anglesey.

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