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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  • landscaped gardens

    Plasglasgwm Garden

    North Wales
    LL24 0PU

    Wander through the private paths of the woodland and gardens of Plasglasgwm. After exploring the wildlife, treat yourself to a coffee at the onsite café.

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    Rhyl Botanical Gardens

    98 Grange Rd.
    Rhyl North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL18 4DA

    Rhyl Botanical Gardens is the only dedicated park within the seaside town. Run exclusively by volunteers and local residents, the gardens are maintained for the benefit of the local community. Here you can play tennis, mini golf or bowls or simply stroll through the grounds.

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  • Rhyl Miniature Railway

    Wellington Rd
    North Wales
    LL18 1AQ

    07746 417710

    Head out on a family adventure on the Rhyl Miniature Railway. Delighting visitors for over 100 years, this nostalgic experience is suitable for guests of all ages. Take in the sights as you travel one mile around Marine Lake before heading to the play area or taking on the nature and heritage trail.

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  • child swimming with pool noodle

    SC2 Rhyl

    W Parade
    LL18 1BF

    01745 777562

    Head to SC2 Rhyl for indoor and outdoor water play for all ages and abilities. Take the plunge on a flume ride or take a dip in the beach-style paddling area before tucking into delicious refreshments at the onsite café. Want to stay dry? Try your hand at the indoor adventure soft play area or the thrilling ninja tag.

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  • SeaQuarium Rhyl exterior
    Image Credits: Jeff Buck - CC BY-SA 2.0

    SeaQuarium Rhyl

    SeaQuarium Rhyl
    East Parade
    LL18 3AF

    01745 344660

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  • Summit Cable Car Station
    Image Credits: Raintheone - CC BY-SA 4.0

    Summit Cable Car Station

    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL30 2XE


    View Llandudno from above with a ride on the Llandudno Cable Cars. Glide from Happy Valley to the summit of the Great Orme and take in the panoramic views of the Bay of Llandudno, the Little Orme and Conwy Estuary.

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  • woman in rock climbing gear stood in front of a craggy mountain

    The Mountaineering Company

    9 Park Terrace
    North Wales
    LL31 9UL


    The Mountaineering Company offer expert instruction in hill walking, rock climbing, mountaineering and trail running – all in the heart of Snowdonia. With a team of fully qualified and highly experienced instructors, you’ll be in safe hands here.

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  • carousel and ferris wheel in the night

    Tir Prince Fun Park

    Towyn Rd
    North Wales
    LL22 9NW


    A retail market, amusement park and harness racing track all rolled into one, Tir Prince Fun Park has plenty to offer to all the family. Tir Prince Fun Park is also home to the Market Central Café where you can fill up on family favourites after a day of fun!

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  • vibrant swing set

    Upper Dyserth Play Area and Field

    Thomas Ave
    North Wales
    LL18 6AN

    Climb, swing and crawl your way through Upper Dyserth Play Area and Field. Situated a 15-minute drive from Rhyl Beach, this play park can easily be incorporated into a beach day.

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  • Waterworld, feature


    North Wales
    LL13 8DH

    01978 297300

    If you want to make a splash during your visit to Wrexham, come to Waterworld! This leisure & activity centre has plenty to keep you entertained, including an indoor swimming pool.

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