Family-Friendly Things to do in North Wales This Summer

A popular hotspot for thrillseekers, North Wales also has plenty of family-friendly activities for you to enjoy next time you visit. If you’re taking a break in Wales this summer, why not check out one of these family-friendly things to do?

Harlech Castle

Despite being built on a near-vertical cliff face, Harlech Castle has been standing strong since the 13th century. Looking out over the land and the sea, it offers stunning views of Snowdonia, making the castle grounds an ideal setting for a picnic. With the walls of the castle standing near to their original height, the kids will enjoy walking through Harlech Castle and exploring its history.

Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm

Despite the name, Dwyfor Ranch has a wide range of animals for children to interact with. Having operated for over 30 years, the farm is a fun and welcoming place for the whole family and offers visitors the chance to interact with exotic breeds like llamas, pygmy goats, and rhea.

Sygun Copper Mine

For a fun and educational activity that the whole family can enjoy, take a trip to the Sygun Copper Mine and find out why it’s the winner of the Prince of Wales Award for Tourism. For families with younger children that require prams, there are plenty of activities to enjoy above ground too. Explore the museum of antiquities, let the kids burn off some excess energy on the adventure playground or go panning for gold.

Zip World Slate and Bounce Below Blaenau

For families with older children, Zip World Slate and Bounce Below offer an unforgettable day out. Originally used as a quarry, the slate caverns are now filled with a network of bouncy nets to jump around on in this unique underground setting.

For those looking to stay above ground, you can take to the skies if you’re feeling brave enough to tackle the Titan zip lining experience. Zipping through 2,000m of cable, you will get the chance to take in the beautiful Welsh countryside from an entirely new perspective.

Bodnant Garden

The world famous gardens are a great destination for the whole family to enjoy in the summer. Spanning 80 acres of picturesque land with rolling hillsides and Italian-style terraces with flora and fauna from around the world, Bodnant Garden makes for a stunning destination in summer. Take a stroll through the vast gardens and make sure to bring a picnic blanket.

Portmeirion Village

Designed and built to resemble an Italian village, Portmeirion looks so fun and colourful that it could have come straight out of a children’s book. Take a day trip and explore this charming village and its storybook-like streets with a cluster of colour-washed buildings and Mediterranean piazza. Situated on a private peninsula, on sunny days you can almost forget that you’re in North Wales rather than the coast of Italy.

With many of these attractions just a short drive away from our location, booking a stay at our comfortable and luxurious hotel near Porthmadog will ensure that you’re never far away from an activity that the whole family can enjoy.