Activities to do with the kids this Easter

Whether you are local to North Wales or just visiting, there is a lot to see and a lot going on which your kids are sure to love over the Easter holidays. Keep the whole family entertained by taking part in any of these activities over the coming days, and you are sure to go home feeling happy and ready to start the new term.Welsh Mountain Zoo At Colwyn Bay, near to many of our Wales holiday homes for sale, pay a visit to the Welsh Mountain Zoo. They are hosting a range of Easter themed activities over the holidays, including a fact-finding trail and an Easter trail. The Easter trail will take the young visitors across the zoo exploring the enclosures which are home to various animals and birds. They collect the clues and are rewarded with a chocolate surprise when completed. Bodnant Garden Children can discover the mysterious world which lies underwater at pond dipping sessions throughout April. The event is ideal for children, and they can encounter the plants, fishes and other creatures which lurk under the surface in the pond at Bodnant Garden. Remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather – something you won’t mind getting grubby. RSPB Conwy The BigBuild is an event held next week and ideal for older children aged 8-12. It allows them to get creative. Children are encouraged to build life-size constructions from pallets, wood and natural materials using basic tools like saws and hammers, as a way to connect with nature and its resources. The kids are guaranteed to get muddy and messy, so wearing old clothes is recommended, as is bringing a packed lunch. Chirk Castle Another one for the older children, aged 8 to 14, is the Survival School at Chirk Castle held this weekend on April 8th, and 9th; a fun event, full of bushcraft adventures. They can learn about plants and trees which can help them survive in the wild; finding water, building a shelter, learn how to use tools, a bushtucker trial, and tasting all sorts of strange snacks. Rhyl Events Arena Also, this weekend on April 8th is the Bike Stunt Show at Rhyl Events Arena. Savage Skills are behind the event, and as the UK’s leading freestyle mountain bike stunt team, you can expect to see some jaw-dropping displays. If you don’t know what to expect, a commentator is on hand to lead you through the show, which will feature jumps, tricks and stunts you would not think possible to do on a bike! Techniquest Glyndŵr From April 8th to the 23rd head to the Techniquest museum in Wrexham for some live science shows held every day. ‘Bubbles and Bangs’ is the theme for this year, so you will see bubbles in all shapes and sizes – one so big you can stand inside it! Cover your ears from some loud and colourful bangs. The family-friendly museum also has some interactive science exhibitions included in the admission price. Wrexham Museum Get ready for some messy play at Wrexham Museum on April 10th as your children can get stuck in doing painting and sticking. Suitable for children aged up to 3 years, this Easter craft session is a drop-in session, so there is no need to book. Be sure to dress yourself and your child in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, as you can expect some painted hands and faces coming your way! Llanberis As a family, conquer Wales’ tallest mountain on a climb to the top of Snowdon. Led by Climb Snowdonia, you will be guided up the mountain, and children are welcome too. Be sure to dress warm and wear comfortable clothing – as this is one thing to cross off your bucket list. Prices are £20 for adults, under 16’s get in free, but must be accompanied by an adult. If Snowdonia is a bit too ambitious, a walk through Snowdonia National Park will still make for a fun adventure. National Trust properties At various National Trust properties in North Wales over Easter week, you can join in the Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt. With places such as Plas Newydd House, Bangor Castle and Erddig taking part, you can follow the clues the Easter Bunny has hidden around the grounds and gardens in various hidden places. With a lot of space to cover, these National Trust places are perfect for a grand Easter egg hunt! The cost is £2 per trail plus normal admission charges – check on the National Trust website about which places are taking part! Gwrych Castle Gardens From April 14th to the 17th, join in the Dragon Egg Hunt at Gwrych Castle Gardens at Abergele. You can journey through the woodlands, explore the mystical castle and discover the nature trails on the Hunt. Expect to see various dragon nests throughout the castle gardens with life-size eggs inside! Dragon explorers will have left clues throughout the gardens to help you track down the nests and find the eggs. Be aware that the dragon is also on the loose!

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