Millions of British holidaymakers flock to North Wales each year, and it’s easy to see why. A haven of national parks, whitewashed castles and breath-taking beaches, it is the perfect place for adventure holidays and weekend breaks. Whether you’re in the mood for a trek around Snowdonia or just want some ideas for family-friendly fun, we have you covered.
Here is a list of some of the best attractions to visit in North Wales; all you need to do now is choose your favourite!
Located in the foothills of Snowdonia, Gypsy Wood offers a fun-filled day out for visitors of all ages. Explore the wetlands and meet the animals that roam the 20-acre plot, including Simba, Gypsy Wood’s resident pony. Head on a trail through the area’s natural woodland or hop on Woody’s train for a ride through the verdant parkland.
Head to the adventure play area and soar like a bird on the mini zip wire, or have a spot of lunch in the on-site café. Fancy a picnic? There are lots of designated areas dotted throughout the park, so you are welcome to bring your own.
Gypsy Wood is open from March 27th until autumn.
If you are interested in vintage aircrafts, the Airworld Aviation Museum is worth a visit. Established in 1988, the aviation museum is located on the former Royal Air Force station near Caaernarfon, and offers everything from vintage aircrafts to interactive displays.
The museum is now run by a small team and offers visitors the chance to sit in a real vintage aircraft. After you’ve climbed aboard a cockpit, you can pick up gifts at the museum shop, which offers a wide range of aviation souvenirs. This includes drones, helicopters and Airfix / Revell kits. Whether you’re an aviation buff or a family looking for a fun-filled day out, the Airworld Aviation Museum offers something for everyone.
Silver Mountain Experience
Set against the Cambrian Mountains, The Silver Mountain Experience is not your typical day out. With tumbling streams and enchanting forests, The Silver Mountain Experience offers a scenic day out for the whole family.
Head on a fascinating guided tour through the oldest part of a preserved silver-lead mine, and watch history come to life at a theatrical performance. Children will love the actor led experience that tells the story of Grotty: a shy dragon who lives in a deep cave by the Tell Tale Bridge. For the fearless, “Black Chasm” offers the chance to explore deep underground, where you will meet Morgens, Orcs and other frightful beasts.
When legs run tired, head to the on-site café and enjoy a pot of tea. The panoramic views across the Cambrian Mountains are spectacular. Silver Mountain is open April-October.
Let your little ones burn off some energy at Y Den: the indoor soft-play area. Located in Pwllheli, this adventure play area is suitable for children under the age of 12.
The play centre itself is separated into two sections: an area tailored for small babies and children under the age of two, and the main play area. The latter has a ball pool, soft play equipment, slides and climbing nets which will keep little explorers entertained for hours. But it’s not just for children: an on-site café and large seating area provide ample space for adults to sit back and relax with a cup of tea, while children make the most of the facilities.