Holidays should be a relaxing and enjoyable time, a week or so to recharge your batteries and explore a new area. Going away with young children, that need constant stimulation and interesting activities to keep them occupied, can at times be a little tricky when you’re on a budget! North Wales has an abundance of fun and relatively affordable days out for you and your family while you’re away. Here are some of our favourites:
Over the summer holidays there are various children’s craft and art workshops, from making a sun catcher, to creating puppets from wooden spoons. Kids are sure to love getting creative and making their very own souvenir from their holiday to North Wales, or the perfect present for family and friends at home.
Not only can the kids get crafty while you enjoy a quiet cuppa to yourself, as a family you can wander around the gallery and look at the current exhibitions. Admissions are free, although some children’s craft activities do charge a small fee.
North Wales has several museums to choose from, most of which are completely free! The National Slate Museum allows you to experience the lives of quarry workers in the 60s, from the tools they used to the extraction process. You’ll learn all about the industry through talks, demonstrations and displays. For boys and girls alike, children will be captivated by the Conwy Valley Railway Museum and Train, with artefacts, a model village and the chance to take a ride on a miniature kid-sized train they are sure to stay engaged for the entire day. The reasonable price of a £2.00 train ride and £1 entry to the museum makes for a cheap and cheerful day out as a family.
Go for a wild swim
Bala Lake, Llyn Tegid is a stunning spot in the heart of the Snowdonia National park. As one of the largest lakes in the UK, the expanse of water, depth and scenery contribute to the breath-taking location which is perfect for a refreshing and revitalising dip! So, grab your swimmers and a towel, and jump in the water. For more wild swimming spots in North Wales, click here.
Fly a kite
Flying a kite is pure nostalgia for adults and will be a great holiday memory for kids. It is a great excuse to get outdoors on a windy day, get some fresh North Wales air and burn off some energy. Choose a spot with a lot of outdoor space, pick yourself up a kite and away you go. Let the fun commence.
Packing your sandwiches, fruit, sweet treats and plenty to drink into a bag and heading to a beautiful place makes lunch much more fun and exciting. When was the last time you went on a picnic? Make it extra special by bringing along your favourite blanket, a pack of cards for a few games and maybe even a glass of something fizzy for the adults!
Walk to a waterfall
The outstanding North Wales landscape holds many fascinating and beautiful treasures. With so many, it’d be tricky to see all of them in one or two weeks, our Wales holiday homes for sale would make the perfect home and away from home for all your nature explorations in the area! There are plenty of wonderful waterfalls to go and see; Aber Falls is a popular choice, located near Gwynedd. The walk to the falls and the location offers tranquillity and demonstrates the force of nature. As the water cascades off the striking and steep hill, you’ll want to spend a few moments taking it all in.
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