You’ll be pleased if you have purchased one of our holiday homes for sale, Ruthin and the surrounding area has a massive variety of free activities and events on offer, providing hours of fun for people of all ages. North Wales is well known for its lakes, mountains and historic castles set among jaw-dropping scenery, but what you might not know is that there are some fun and interesting things to do that won’t cost you a penny, from scenic walks to culinary delights.We selected five of our favourites which you can read below:
Gaze at the stars
If you haven’t spent an evening staring up at the night sky you’ve been missing out! North Wales has a designated ‘Dark Sky Reserve’ at Snowdonia which means it’s one of the best places to view the constellations, the Milky Way and spot shooting stars. Grab a loved one, blanket and thermos of your favourite hot drink and head out for a night under the night sky, put the blanket on the bonnet of your car and gaze up and see what you can spot!
Swim at Golwern Quarry
Spend a day at Golwern Quarry where you can jump into some of the finest wild swimming in the country. Yes, it’s still a bit nippy out there, and even though studies have shown cold water is hugely beneficial, we still recommend you wait until it’s a little warmer or take a wetsuit. This disused slate quarry has some of clearest water you can imagine and is the perfect spot to enjoy an alfresco lunch, snap some photos and relax in beautiful surroundings.
Alice in Wonderland Trail
Head to Llandudno and explore what’s known as the ‘Queen of the Welsh resorts’ by walking the Alice in Wonderland Trail which involves following the fifty-five bronze rabbit footprints that explore the connection of the stories real-life inspiration, Alice Liddell who lived here way back in the 1860’s. As you stroll around you’ll take in various sites such as the Haulfre Gardens, North Shore, the promenade and the pier to name a few. There is an informational app that you can download to give you even more history and extras.
Feed the animals at Llandudno
Whilst you’re walking the Alice trail stop at the promenade where you can allow your little ones to get up close and personal with a host of furry friends such as llamas, deer, ducks, lambs and calf’s. They regularly have birds of prey as well and you can even hand feed some of the animals, a great place to stop for a refuel as your kids get their dose of cuteness!
Craft workshops in Ruthin
The Ruthin Craft Centre, located just a short drive from our holiday homes, is a delightful place to spend the day with a wide variety of things to do for people of all ages. They regularly host workshops that cover everything from jewellery to textiles where you can dabble in making an item yourself or you can always pick up a pre-made gift crafted by one of the experts! They also have a delightful little café that serves up local cakes and beverages.
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