Where To Take The Kids This Autumn in Porthmadog

It can sometimes be challenging to keep your kids occupied whilst enjoying a short break or holiday. Luckily, here at the Golden Fleece Inn, we have compiled a list of activities for all the family to enjoy this autumn.

Please visit our accommodation page for more information about staying in Porthmadog.

Criccieth Castle
Situated between two pebbly beaches, Criccieth Castle dominates the landscape sitting atop a rocky promontory which overlooks Tremadog Bay. The 13th century castle was originally built by Llywelyn the Great, who used English designs to model the legendary gatehouse.

On a clear day, it is easy to see why the Welsh chose this location to build their castle; as anyone standing on top of the hilltop can see as far as Snowdonia to the north, the entire Lleyn Peninsula to the west, and even Harlech Castle to the southeast. The castle also houses an exhibition about its history, which includes interactive displays and hands-on activities to keep your little ones entertained.

For up to date information about opening times and admission costs, please visit the Criccieth Castle website.

Madog Quads
Spanning over 30 acres of countryside close to the beautiful village of Tremadog, Madog Quads offer an exhilarating day out for all the family. Quadbikes are available for all abilities and in all weather, where you can enjoy a relaxing ride round their trekking centre, or venture out into the beautiful highland and try your hand at negotiating various bumps, dips and mud traps.

To book your quad-biking adventure, please visit the Madog Quads website.

Portmeirion is located on a private peninsula overlooking Cardigan Bay, it is surrounded by woodlands and sandy beaches making this a breath-taking place to visit. The village was created by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 to 1976, who wanted to showcase how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it.

The grounds are open daily until 7:30pm, so there is plenty of time to explore the village, gardens and woods. You can also experience one of the free guided tours, which takes you on an informative journey through the villages history from a family friendly guide.

For information on opening times and admission costs, please visit the Portmeirion village website.

Sygun Copper Mine
Situated about eight miles north of Porthmadog, you will find an old Victorian copper mine which closed over 100 years ago. The Sygun Mine recently won the ‘Prince of Wales Award for Tourism’, and is considered one of the wonders of Wales. The mine offers self-guided audio-visual tours which allow you to explore the old workings on foot.

Be prepared to be wowed by the winding tunnels, copper ore veins, colourful chambers and incredible stalactite and stalagmite formations!

For information about opening times and directions to the copper mine, please visit the Sygun website.