Spring in Porthmadog

In winter, it can be really tempting to climb back under the duvet and forget about the dark days, cold temperatures and generally miserable weather.

When the daffodils start swaying from side to side in all their glory we know it’s spring in North Wales, and it’s a great time to visit Porthmadog because there’s so much to offer. So why not wind a hand out from under the duvet, book a trip to see us and start looking at things you can do now to put a spring in your step (we don’t claim to make the jokes good)!

Here’s some ideas from us on some activities to do in spring in Porthmadog:

Take a walk

The bright, crisp spring days are the ideal time to wrap up and take a walk along the well known Porthmadog Cob. The Cob is a sea wall that was built by the town’s founder William Madocks to reclaim land from the sea for industrial use.

The cob now is a well worn path for dog walkers, cyclists and ramblers. If you’re lucky one of the steam trains that pass through the area will pull alongside you, and with views across the Glaslyn Estuary, it’s a great photo opportunity too.

Visit the Maritime Museum

Porthmadog has a rich maritime history after construction of the Cob led to the harbour being developed. The Maritime Museum reopens for the season at Easter and holds a range of artefacts from posters to models of ships, an old mariners chest and a range of other seafaring finds.

The museum is open every day from 12pm to 4pm from Easter to Autumn Half term and has a children’s activities area so there’s something for all the family.

Have an Al Fresco lunch

By the time spring is in the air, you can once again risk sitting outside for a lovely long lunch. Our outside space is sheltered, and you can either eat outside, or enjoy a glass of wine or one of our selection of real ales (or do both!) whilst enjoying some early spring sun.

Portmeirion is a delightful place to visit in springtime and the Caffi Glas pizza restaurant offers lots of outside seating surrounded by the beautiful landscaped gardens and outside spaces that make Portmeirion worth a visit.

Get muddy!

If you like adventure, spring is a great time to get quadbiking and covered in mud! Madog Quads offer a trekking experience for all the family in the Porthmadog countryside. In muddy weather you are recommended to bring your own wet weather gear and wellies as the course can throw up lots of mud, as this person can demonstrate! Great family fun, and they will even hose you down at the end so you don’t have to take the Welsh mud back in your car!

With so much fun on offer, why not make a trip over to our hotel in Porthmadog and combine some of these activities with some of our highlights for 2018 to make some great memories.