North Wales offers more than just beautiful countryside and sandy beaches. There are a wealth of family friendly activities and attractions to discover on your next trip to the area.
If you are thinking about planning a short break to North Wales, then why not stay with us in the town of Porthmadog? We offer quality B&B accommodation, and we even have a family friendly cottage available!
Porthmadog is a great location to access all of the activities listed in this blog posting!
Criccieth Castle is a great day out for both kids and adults alike. Situated between two pebbly beaches, the castle dominates the landscape sitting atop a rocky promontory which overlooks Tremadog Bay.
On a clear day, it is easy to see why the Welsh built the castle in this location. From the gatehouse, you 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 is also home to an exhibition which includes interactive displays and hands-on activities to keep your little ones entertained.
Sygun Copper Mine
Situated close to the village of Beddgelert, this old Victorian Copper Mine has become a popular family attraction in North Wales. Closing over 100 years ago, the mine has been transformed into a precious industrial heritage site. Experience the winding tunnels, colourful chambers, and magnificent stalactite and stalagmite formations.
The mine offers self-guided audio-visual tours; recently winning the ‘Prince of Wales Award for Tourism’, and is considered one of the wonders of Wales.
The dominating presence of Caernarfon Castle would have been enough to ward off potential would-be invaders in the 13th and 14th century. And to this day, the castle still commands the landscape. Built by Edward I; construction began in 1283 as the definitive chapter in his conquest of Wales.
Over the years, Caernarfon has had multiple uses; as well as being a military stronghold, the castle was also a royal palace and a seat of government. There are a range of exhibitions inside the grounds, which are well worth visiting next time you are in North Wales.
The castle is also considered a World Heritage Site.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Situated close to the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, the Llechwedd Slate Caverns offer a variety of unique educational tours which are fun for the whole family. Discover how Llechwedd distributed slate worldwide in the 1800s; or try an off-road quarry tour adventure into the heart of the Llechwedd’s mountains.
Or our personal favourite – The Llechwedd Deep Mine Tour – re-opens in February 2018!