North Wales Holidays

June 26, 2023
Tim Coysh

Look no further if you’re looking for a holiday cottage or home that’s ideal for a family vacation. The holiday rentals available in North Wales will work for you if you need an enclosed garden, a highchair, quick access to the beach, or lots of activities, toys to keep the kids occupied and much more.

North Wales is brimming with family-friendly attractions and activities that are ideal for a range of ages. North Wales, which is rich in history, is home to a large number of beautiful and fascinating castles in towns like the UNESCO-listed quartet Beaumaris, Caernarfon, Conwy, and Harlech.

Spend the afternoon relaxing on one of North Wales’s beautiful sandy beaches. If watersports are your thing, go to Abersoch and Pwllheli on the Llyn Peninsula. Barmouth Beach offers secure swimming areas as well as a stunning view of Snowdonia National Park.

Put on your walking shoes and take a family walk in Snowdonia to get everyone moving. For all skill levels, there are several fantastic hiking paths. Children can use the Llanberis Path up Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales. Alternatively, you can ride the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the top and take in the breathtaking views from your carriage.

Visit Piggery Pottery, located in Caernarfon, for some enjoyable creative time. If you have the time, leave your pottery, and pick it up the next day so that the studio can polish it.

Famous Conwy Castle in Wales, United Kingdom, series of Welsh castles

North Wales Family Day Out Excursions

Bounce Below, Railway Museum and Snowdonia Zip World are two fantastic family-friendly attractions where you can experience some serious thrills and have a great day out to be enjoyed by all of the family.

  1. Portmeirion – Charming Italian-style community with a rich history, a nearby beach, and other charming structures and gardens.  Portmeirion boasts two chic hotels, a collection of self-catering cottages, shops, a spa, cafes and restaurants, as well as an actual gelateria in the Italian style. These features are in addition to its architectural history, gorgeous location, and subtropical plants.
  2. Zip World Fforest – A variety of forest activities and culinary delights are waiting in a beautiful woodland setting tucked in the North Wales Conwy Valley, close to the well-known Snowdonia settlement of Betws y Coed. Choose from the Fforest Coaster, the UK’s only alpine coaster of its kind, or have bouncy fun on Treetop Nets. You can also try Europe’s highest giant swing, Skyride, or take a zip line and adventure course high in the trees on Tree Hoppers or Zip Safari.
  3. Greenwood Forest Park – an amusement park in Y Felinheli that includes rides, a maze, shows, and crafts for kids. They are a family amusement park that has won numerous awards. They use green energy generated by the sun, water, and even people to celebrate the beauty of nature.
  4. Beaumaris Castle – The great unfinished masterpiece is Beaumaris Castle, which is located on Anglesey Island. The English king Edward I constructed it as part of the “iron ring” of castles in North Wales to establish his dominance over the Welsh. But before the fortifications could reach their maximum height, money and resources ran out, thus it was never finished.
  5. The Great Orme – A headland off the coast of Llandudno that is accessible by tramway and offers breathtaking views. The journey is well worth it because of the Great Orme’s dynamic splendour, extensive history, and natural majesty. Spend some time exploring the Great Orme and its amazing Iron Age fort, Bronze Age copper mines, Stone Age ruins, or the sixth-century St. Tudno’s Church. Watch out for the uncommon Silver Studded Blue Butterflies or the wild Kashmir Goats while travelling.
  6. Conwy Valley Railway Museum – The Conwy Valley Railway Museum is situated on the site of the former railway goods yard at the Betws-y-Coed railway station in North Wales.
  7. Welsh Mountain Zoo – In Wales’ Conwy County Borough, close to the town of Colwyn Bay, is a zoological facility called the Welsh Mountain Zoo. Robert Jackson, a biologist and animal enthusiast, inaugurated the zoo on May 18, 1963. The zoo has an area of about 37 acres. They have received over eight million visitors to date and have about 80 species to view in their magnificent collection.

North Wales vacations for families

In North Wales, we have a wide selection of family-friendly cottages that are perfect for the entire family.

We have a variety of cottages available in Anglesey, Conwy, Snowdonia, and the Llyn Peninsula.

Select extra cottage amenities like hot tubs and sea views, and make sure to bring your canine companion while staying in one of our dog-friendly cottages. Or, for a real family experience, why not check out some of our rural lodges in North Wales!

With our variety of last-minute getaways in North Wales, you’re sure to find your ideal home away from home if you’re looking for a quick trip.

Make the most of your vacation in North Wales. Stay in one of our North Wales family-friendly cottages as you discover all that this wonderful area has to offer. Contact one of our travel specialists right away if you need more help.




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