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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  • Snow leopard

    Welsh Mountain Zoo

    Welsh Mountain Zoo
    Colwyn Bay
    North Wales
    LL28 5UY

    01492 532938

    Set in one of the most picturesque and unique landscapes of any zoo in the UK, Welsh Mountain Zoo occupies around 37 acres of lush green landscape. From the zoo, you can take in views of the Colwyn Bay coastline and the Carneddau mountains. Around 100 species are housed onsite including tigers, sea lions, bears and alligators!

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  • escape room

    Xscape Rooms

    Second floor
    Council Offices
    Ffordd Gwynedd
    LL57 1DT


    Test your puzzle and problem-solving skills at Xscape Rooms. Team up with up to five other players and set to work trying to escape before your 60 minutes are up!

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  • Yr Wyddfa

    Snowdon Mountain Railway
    LL55 4TT

    (01286) 870223

    The highest mountain in Wales and England, Snowdon is a popular attraction for visitors world-wide, who walk or take the Mountain Railway to the summit in order to appreciate the fantastic views over the Snowdonia National Park.

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  • Zip World – Penrhyn Slate Quarry

    Zip World - Penrhyn Slate Quarry
    Snowdonia National Park
    LL57 4YG

    01248 601 444

    Zip World Velocity 2, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe – a visit to this Snowdonia National Park attraction promises an adrenaline-filled afternoon for all. With Blondin Restaurant and the Penrhyn Quarry Tour to enjoy too, there’s so much on offer here!

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  • Zip World Fforest, feature

    Zip World Fforest

    North Wales
    LL24 0HX


    Zip through the treetops of the North Wales Conwy Valley on the UK’s only alpine coaster or take on a daring adventure course high amongst the branches at Zip World Fforest. Located a stone’s throw from the iconic Snowdonia village of Betws y Coed, this woodland wonder is a must-see.

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