Great Family Days Out in North Wales
Great family days out don't need to break the bank, and with these suggestions for activities to do in North Wales that are easy on the wallet, there is no excuse not to get about and about this spring!
Bodafon Farm (Llandudno)
First up on the list is Bodafon Farm in Llandudno; free to enter and family run, this farm, park and restaurant is quick to become a family favourite. Located at the end of the Llandudno promenade on the Little Orme side, it boats fantastic views over Llandudno Bay and Great Orme.
With an adventure play area along with goats, deer and llamas that can all be fed by the kids, Bodafon Farm also hosts a large collection of birds and owls to marvel at. Offering inexpensive tractor, trailer and pony rides around the fields, it is a great place to relax in the courtyard or sun terrace while enjoying the appetising refreshments of the bar and restaurant.
Open all year round, Bodafon Farm offers something that should keep all of your family members entertained.Image Source
Totally Ape (Old Colwyn)
If you're looking for an activity where your children can run themselves ragged while you relax in a restaurant, then Totally Ape is a smart choice!
Providing a safe and exciting adventure area for all children under 12, the onsite restaurant at Totally Ape is sure to keep the parents cheerful and refreshed. With separate areas for toddlers, babies and older children, there is plenty to climb, explore and have fun on for the kids.
Portmeirion Village (Gwynedd)
The beautiful and artistic village of Portmeirion was created from 1925 to 1975 by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, and is now one of the leading attractions in North Wales. With a romantic Mediterranean-style atmosphere, Portmeirion is located on a picturesque cliff overlooking Cardigan Bay.
With 70 acres of terrain to explore surrounding the village, including remote sandy beaches and sub-tropical woodlands, Portmeirion Village has enough to entertain for either a day trip or an extended stay over; the kids will feel like they've taken a trip to Italy (but of course for much less!)
Also known for its role in the TV series 'The Prisoner', no trip to North Wales is complete without a luxury stay at Portmeirion Village for the colourful shops, quaint surroundings, Portmeirion pottery and fascinating architecture.
Guaranteed to be a hit with the young ones, Wrexham Waterworld is the place to let your children run wild and burn off their excess energy, while parents can sit and relax or join in with the fun.
To keep the kids and the young at heart amused there is a 65 metre slide and river rapids to play with, or if you would rather unwind in the relaxing bubble pool, then this is also an option, along with learner, function and competition pools.
The centre also offers swimming lessons for all ages, along with classes such as aquatic exercise. Combining keeping in shape with entertainment, Wrexham Waterworld is worth considering for a thrilling and energetic family day out.
Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre
Llandudno is a great day out for all the family, with a range of activities for a whole day, or weekend, out and about from the Great Orme cable cars to the ancient mines. The Llandudno Ski and Snowboard centre is hidden away on the Great Orme itself, offering great views of the Llandudno Bay. From toddlers to adults, there is something for everyone.
The centre offers a wonderful outdoor ski slope, for both skiing and snowboarding. If skiing isn't really your thing, there is also a chance to experience a ride on a sno-tube or if you feel the need for speed, you can head on over to the toboggan run. A fun-filled, adrenaline-fuelled, family day out.
Welsh Mountain Zoo
If you're little ones are animal-mad, the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Conwy is a great day out. From chimpanzees to snow leopards, to red-necked wallabies, the Mountain Zoo is a thrilling day for the whole family, plus under 3s go free! If that isn't enough to convince, there are also daily animal shows such as 'Sea Lions Rock' or if penguins are your favourite, head over to watch 'Penguins Playtime'!
The Welsh Mountain Zoo offers a little something for everyone, and is especially enjoyable on a sunny day. If you're bringing younger children with you, rest assured there is plenty of activities to keep them occupied from the Tarzan Trail to the exciting Jungle Adventureland. A highly recommended family day out!
National White Water Centre
If you're not afraid of making a splash, the National White Water Centre may just be the perfect day out for you. Step out of your comfort zone a little and you will be in for a ride of a lifetime on the river Tryweryn! The water levels are controlled by a dam, so no matter what time of year it is, there are still rapids to challenge you.
This White Water Centre is suitable for families with older children. Prepare yourself for an exciting day as you work together to navigate the tricky rapids. It's sure to be a day full of laughter and unforgettable memories.
There you have it - seven excellent North Wales destinations to keep the kids - and you! - entertained this spring.