Great fun for the whole family in our guide to family attractions in North Wales!
No matter what your interests are, whether you prefer a thrill seeking activity, walking alongside beautiful waterfalls or finding out about the local history, our top 10 family attractions have something for everyone!
No.1: Chirk Castle
Enjoy a bit of history by visiting the fantastic Chirk Castle. Explore Mortimer’s Foretress, the Myddleton family home and the Twentieth-century indulgence, or you could simply relax in the glorious gardens.
For more information visit the National Trust Chirk Castle website.
No. 2: Zip World Fforest
Definitely not for the faint hearted or indeed anyone who is scared of heights! The Zip World Fforest experience hosts the longest zip line in Europe and is the fastest in the world. You could Explore the beautiful landscape of Betws y Coed by zip line!
For more information visit the Zip World site.
No. 3: Ruthin Goal
This is a purpose built Pentonville style prison, open to the public in North Wales. Explore how the prisoners lived their lives and explore the punishment cells and condemned cells. Really interesting!
For more information visit the Ruthin Goal website.
No. 4: The Smallest House in Britain
Marvel at how the tenants lived in the smallest house in Britain, back in the 1900s. With a floor area of just 3.05 by 1.8 metres and a height of 3.1 metres it is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
For more information click here.
No. 5: The Welsh Mountain Zoo
Although this is a relatively small zoo, it is jam packed full with an array of lovely animals and other fantastic attractions! Go and see the Californian sea lions, the welsh mountain goats and some red-necked wallabies. A great day out!
For more information visit the Welsh Mountain Zoo website.
No. 6: The Aber Falls
Enjoy this stunning waterfall in the small village of Abergwyngregyn. This waterfall is well known for its stunning destination within the Snowdonia National Park area.
For more information on the Aber Falls walks click here.
No. 7: Gelert’s Grave
Learn about the heart breaking story of the faithful hound of the medieval Welsh Prince ‘Llewelyn the Great’ by visiting Beddgelert, located in the heart of Snowdonia.
For more information visit the Beddgelert Tourism website.
No. 8: Loggerheads Country Park
Enjoy a walk through beautiful wooded river valleys and along dramatic cliffs and outcrops. If you would like to explore the Clwydian Hills further, Loggerheads Country Park is going to be the perfect starting point – for many country trails!
For more information click here.
No. 9: Bala Lake Railway
Take a ride on the ‘Alice the Little’ Welsh Engine, alongside Bala Lake. Enjoy beautiful scenery of the surrounding countryside, including Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy mountains.
For more information visit the Bala Lake Railway website.
No. 10: Techniquest Glyndwr
Enjoy a bit of science at the Techniquest Glyndwr centre. Learn about a range of Science topics and activities, explore how a computer program works and investigate the marvels of space. You can even find out how the body works! A great day out for the whole family!
For more information visit the Techniquest website.
Have some great times by exploring all there is to do in fabulous North Wales!
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