Family Activities in North Wales

July 22, 2019
Tim Coysh

Featuring two great Snowdonia Holiday Cottages on the Outskirts of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

Tal Eryr (prices from £980)

The beautiful Tal Eryr – The wild, wilderness that is Tal Eryr. Mums & Dads that our seeking adventures for their children look no further, this is some property to explore the rugged Snowdonia mountain range. With its own fire pit right next to a huge beach, we love Tal Eryr!

Tal Eryr - Snowdonia Self CateringTal Eryr - Snowdonia Self Catering



Fort Belan (prices from £1,500)

Fort Belan - Snowdonia Self CateringFort Belan - Snowdonia Self Catering


Fort Belan. Who wouldn’t want their own Fortress??! Grab a piece of 18th Century marvel and stay in ‘Over the Way’ for a bit of charm, lovely, ‘quirky’ accommodation that you’ll want to return to year on year.

If you want ‘wild’ you’re here this is it, Snowdonia is a naturalist’s dream. It is quite breath-taking, there is so much to enjoy, see and do in this wonderland.

This is a place to explore, this is a place to relax, this is the place where you can re-connect with ‘yourself’

Day 1 ‘Wild Swimming’

A pursuit that’s gaining more popular across Snowdonia.

Pack a great family picnic, bring your swimming costumes, sun cream and enjoy ‘nature’

‘Swimming in open water is great for the body but also for the mind – the cold water makes the body kick out all sorts of great feel-good hormones that are fantastic for keeping out mental health in check.’

There are many brilliant places to explore this pursuit, here are 3 great places to try.

Llyn Padarn – Best for Accessibility







Llyn Tegid – Best for families







Llyn Cau – Best for experienced swimmers.








Back to base in the afternoon, for rest & relaxation.

Day 2 ‘adrenalin’







Zip World is becoming one of the main attractions in North Wales. Its easy to see why, lots of really great action-packed adventures for the family to enjoy.

Included at Zip World is the ‘Velocity 2’, the quickest Zip line in the world, guests can enjoy up to speeds of over 100mph so if you’re an adrenalin junky, head this way! There are many other fun activities to enjoy at Zip World including a new activity, quarry biking!

Check out the website for more activities and information.

Day 3 ‘Action & Adventure’

Adventure Parc Snowdonia. Want to learn how to surf??! Well, head this way! With lessons from expert guides at Surf Snowdonia, lessons start from £50.

A brilliant way to get into a new hobby. With waves every 90 seconds it’s a brilliant introduction to surfing in general and a great place to learn. Beginners intermediates and advance surfers a like will love this place.

There are many other activities also to explore in the park including Mountain biking and climbing.

Day 4 ‘Rest & Relaxation’

Snowdonia, offers so many different options when it comes to relaxation. There are many towns worth exploring, many coffee shops worth enjoying and many walks worth doing, take a look at the below…

Having explored through Snowdonia, I do enjoy heading back to Betws-Y-Coed. I’m somehow drawn back to its romance year on year. Referred to as the ‘Gateway of Snowdonia’ there is lots to do in this town and it can be used as a base to further explore the national park of Snowdonia.

There are nice cafes to enjoy for a coffee and a splendid walk on the boardwalk near the Pont y Pair bridge through the Gwydyr Forest.

Have a look at this website for more ideas and activities.

Day 5 (Grenwood family Park)

Greenwood Family Park. Voted North Wales premier family attraction 7 years running, you’ll find the world’s only people powered coaster and for those rainy days, the enchanted Woodbarn with a mystical world of indoor play.

There are big water slides over 60 meters long, family roller coasters, enchanted river rides, archery and some great activities for young children to enjoy.

A great day out, we recommend!

Day 6 (Go below)

Made famous through adverts on ITV, Go Below is a series of exciting adventurous challenges on one of three underground adventures.

Try your hand a zip-lining through caverns, or climbing up a vertical shaft, boating across a lake, traverse over an abyss, scale a waterfall or abseil your way down to the deepest point in the UK. Its adrenaline pumping, heart thumping, pulse jumping fun, guided by some of the most qualified instructors in the country!

A great day out for those family members wanting a little more adventure to their holiday!

Day 7 (Final Day)

To relax at property before check out at 10am


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