5 family friendly days out in North Wales

Family Holiday North WalesWe understand that sometimes the summer holidays can fill parents with a sense of dread: 6 weeks of uninterrupted kids time. Although we all dream of spending more quality time with our children it can often be stressful planning activities that keep the kids entertained and everyone happy. Taking your kids away for the summer holidays is a great idea to keep them amused and can be very exciting for our children, who can find being stuck in the same environment boring and uninspiring. Going away to our North Wales caravan parks can be an affordable and entertaining break for the whole family. It also gives them something to tell all their friends about when they return to school in September.

The Rhyl SeaQuarium is an 8 minute drive from our Lyons Robin Hood Holiday Park. The attraction boasts an impressive 9 different zones that have impressive sea creatures from all over the globe. The aquarium is a great way to keep your children entertained with all the colourful and unusual sea life, but benefits your children by allowing them to learn about all the animals that make up the displays. With various talks and feeding demonstrations from the keepers on throughout the day at the various tanks there is plenty to see and learn, for all the family.  We recommend making a note of the different talks when you pick up your tickets at the reception, that way your family can arrange which talks to go to and won’t be disappointed if you miss one! If you fancied a unique experience at the aquarium you can arrange to take a Behind the Scenes tour, where the family can visit the prohibited parts, see the sea life from a new perspective and learn about the keeper’s role at the aquarium. Kids will love the Touch Pool exhibit where they can stroke the beautiful but harmless sea creatures, like the anemones or the Mermaid’s Purse, that are nestled amongst the rock pool display. Multiple displays, like in the Sea Lion Cove, allow the family to experience the playful Sea Lions frolic in their tank from above and below the water views. There are also performances, throughout the day, from the adorable African Fur Seals, who show off their nifty tricks for a well-deserved treat.

Conwy Castle is a characteristic medieval castle that will spark the children’s imagination as they pretend to be guards or princesses of the fort. The beautiful and mysterious stone fortress will make for an enchanting day out. The 8 round towers stand tall against a beautiful backdrop of Snowdonia, which gives the castle a spookily but impressive atmospheric feel. The battlement has an impressive 125ft Great Hall and a circuit of walls that are over 3 quarters of a mile long and surrounded by 22 towers, which all sits in the presence of the glorious mountains and sea. There is a vast area for the kids to run around free and create unforgettable memories as they explore the grand ruin.

Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre is suitable for all abilities, kids and adults alike, with lessons and sessions available. The toboggan run is the longest in Wales at a whopping 750 m long, the ride is a thrilling experience! The sno-tubes are large inflatable rings that can be ridden on your own or you can link them together to zoom down the hill. The ride is suitable for anyone over the age of 4. It is advised to pre-book this activity in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Palace Fun Centre in Rhyl has something to offer for everyone in the family. The Terror Tombs is a fantastic haunted house adventure filled with goblins, mazes, an infinity tunnel, ghosts, vampire coffins and more ghoulish surprises! Made not to be too terrifying, it is suitable for children 6 or above, and the whole family can enjoy the spooks of this haunted house.  If that doesn’t tickle your fancy then try the tenpin bowling alley, with gutter guards available for kids (or adults who aren’t very skilled in the activity!) on request to make the friendly game fair. The site also has a modern arcade and indoor play area designed in a Western theme.  This will no doubt be a winner all round.

Everybody loves a game of miniature golf – try the Great Orme Family Golf attraction in Llandudno. What makes this attraction great is that your tickets allow you to play all day, even if you decide to leave for a lunch break and come back.  The family can enjoy learning and practising their golfing game amongst the nine holes of pitch and putt on full size greens. You can also soak in the beautiful views of Llandudno on these greens with impressive views to see across the greens.  We recommend this attraction for families with older children as this is a Pitch and Putt rather than the crazy miniature golf versions younger kids enjoy. Why not make the game a little competitive with the overall winner getting to decide where you go for dinner or winning a prize?  With plenty of attractions to see, North Wales caravan parks can be a great base to enjoy your family summer holiday.

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