HANDPICKED COTTAGES IN SNOWDONIA & NORTH WALES

Family Days Out in North Wales

Enjoy time together with these family attractions in North Wales which appeal to adults and children alike.

Gaol

Beaumaris Gaol, Anglesey

Not for the faint hearted, the gaol will give you a fascinating insight into the world of the prisoner in Victorian Times. Explore this massive building with its dimly lit corridors, spartan cells and places of punishment. Visit the condemned cell or experience the darkness of the punishment cell. Handle chains and fetters last worn by prisoners a century ago.

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Dinorwig

Electric Mountain, Llanberis

Set against a magnificent backdrop of the towering mountains of Snowdonia, Electric Mountain is a hydro electric power station in Llanberis. It contains a gift shop and café and is the starting point for the tour of Dinorwig Power Station. Admission to the visitor centre is free, there is a charge for the hour long tour of Dinorwig Power Station.

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Ffestiniog Railway

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway

The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Founded in 1832, this beautiful journey is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest railway in the world.

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Glasfryn

Glasfryn Activity Parc, Pwllheli

Go karting, cable wakeboarding, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, quad bikes, archery, coarse fishing, soft play centre, ten pin bowling, homemade meals & snacks, award winning Farm Shop.

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Greenwood

Greenwood Forest Park

Voted the Best Family Attraction in North Wales 2011, days out don’t get much better than this. With so many different activities, what will you do first? Board the world’s only people powered roller coaster, master the Jungle Boats, build a den or whoosh down the huge Green Great Run.

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Horse Drawn Barge Llangollen Canal

Horse Drawn Barge Llangollen Canal

For over 100 years visitors have enjoyed trips from Llangollen Wharf. Experience a horse drawn boat trip on the beautiful Llangollen Canal, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Watch the fish swim lazily by in the clear water delivered fresh from the River Dee as your boat glides silently through the Welsh mountains.

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King Arthur's Labyrinth

Join your hooded Dark Age boatman and sail underground, through a waterfall and back across a thousand years. Submersed in the darkest of the Dark Ages, enjoy tales of King Arthur and other ancient Welsh legends as you explore the dramatic underground caverns and winding tunnels of the Labyrinth. A fun day out for any weather.

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Llandudno Pier

Llandudno

Popular Victorian seaside resort with grand promenade, pier, dry ski slope, restored camera obscura built in 1890, aerial cable cars, tram and druid stone circle erected to mark the National Eisteddfod of 1962. If you get, time visit the Homefront Museum from World War II.

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Llangollen

Llangollen Railway

Steam engines run by volunteers on a preserved railway in Denbighshire between Llangollen and the site of Bonwm Halt - 8.5 miles long. Currently the longest preserved standard gauge line in Wales and operates daily in Summer as well as weekends throughout the Winter months using a wide variety of steam and diesel locomotives. The Santa Special is magical.

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Private Barge Llangollen Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Private Barge Llangollen Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Hire a your own narrow for the day. Self drive barge accommodates 10 with heating, hot and cold running water, flushing toilet and gas for cooking. Plenty of time for a leisurely cruise along the Llangollen Canal and unforgettable passage across the famous Aqueduct at Pontcysyllte - round trip of about 10 miles. Pubs and restaurants along the way.

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Talyllyn Railway

Talyllyn Railway Company, Tywyn

Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful countryside. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

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Anglesey Sea Zoo

Sea Zoo, Anglesey

With over 150 species there is lots to discover - see conservation in action at the Lobster Hatchery and the Seahorse Nursery. Walk the Shark Pool grids, and glimpse a Kelp Forest full of huge fish. Fish for your very own pearl oyster and watch while it is opened, cleaned, valued and even set in jewellery. Gift shop and award winning cafe.

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Snowdon Mountain Railway

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Take a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views. Newly opened Hafod Eryri Visitor Centre.

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Welsh Mountain Zoo

Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay

Set high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery, this is a conservation zoo set in beautiful gardens. Roam wooded pathways, relax on the grassy slopes and learn about many rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world including Snow Leopards, Chimpanzees, Red Pandas & Sumatran Tigers.

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