Family Friendly Activities In North Wales…
If you are heading off to North Wales for a family holiday this year, then you are in for a real treat! The abundance of activities available and the plethora of sights mean that there is little chance that anyone will get bored. From tiny toddlers to grown-up teens, North Wales certainly offers something for everyone. We’ve picked out just a few of our favourite family-friendly activities to share with you today, which ones will you explore?
Geocaching began back in 2000, and although it has been around for 17 years now, there are still many who are yet to find their very first cache! For those of you who don’t know, Geocaching is an outdoor activity, a little like a ready-made treasure hunt that is played with the use of a mobile app. There are millions of caches hidden all over the world, some contain a simple diary for you to sign, and others harbour toys that you can swap. There are Geocache trails hidden all over North Wales that are just waiting to be explored, and the kids will absolutely love it! Whether you want to head out on a quick hunt or one that lasts an entire day or two, you can be sure that you’ll find a perfect place somewhere nearby, plus you’ll stumble upon many hidden gems in the local area that you would probably have missed otherwise. Download the app and seek out some treasure today!
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
This location is perfect for a rainy day as it is located inside a mine! Travel hundreds of feet underground and be transported back in time to the Victorian mineworkers of Snowdonia. The tour will take you through the steepest cable railway in Britain, although be warned, as this might not be for the faint-hearted, as stories of blood and guts do pop up at times. The historic journey is a very exciting experience that lasts for around an hour and a half. Then you can take a trip on the 4×4 truck, The Quarry Explorer to explore the mighty slate mountains and extreme landscapes. Also available on the Llechwedd site are Bounce Below (an underground trampolining park) and Zip World (Europe’s fastest zip line), which mean that this will be an action packed family day out for sure!
Wales is famed for being the home to over 400 castles, the most castles per square mile than any other country in Europe! So, visiting a castle while on a trip here is an absolute must. The 13th-century castle is located in the wonderful area of Anglesey and was originally build as part of Edward I’s campaign to conquer North Wales in 1282, although these plans were not cemented until many years later. The threat of invasion soon bought the building efforts to a standstill and the castle remained unfinished. Regardless of the fact, the building works were never fully completed, UNESCO still regards this castle as one of “the finest examples of late 13th-century and early 14th-century military architecture in Europe” due to its incredibly symmetrical and innovative features. Explore the history of the castle and roam around the area either by walking, or more authentically, on horseback!
GreenWood Forest Park, Gwynedd
GreenWood Forest Park is the perfect place for all the family as the rides and attractions are suitable for children as young as 3, but still has plenty opportunities for the big kids too. Whether you and the kids want to experience the world’s first people-powered roller coaster, play at the LittleForest Play Barn, explore the TreeTop towers or try for the bullseye in a game of archery, there are endless hours of fun to be had. For any animal lovers, you’ll be overjoyed to go and see the cute bunnies in Rabbit Village, or take a donkey ride and see the bird displays! Come rain or shine; GreenWood Forest Park always has something exciting going on so be sure to head over during your holiday to North Wales!
With so much to do in the area, one visit is never enough, so why not take a look at these caravans for sale in North Wales so that you can make memories that will last a lifetime with your family in your very own holiday home!
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