North Wales: The Complete Bucket List

We are lucky enough to have our parks located in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, and those that stay with us certainly agree, coming back time and time again to make the most of the idyllic surroundings. So, whether you’re the proud owner of one of our Wales holiday homes for sale, or you just can’t stop coming back to our parks for your holidays, we’ve compiled the ultimate North Wales bucket list for you to check out! Most of these can be completed all-year round, but if not, you’ll just have to tick off what you can and complete the rest on your next holiday to Wales!The pier at Llandudno, North WalesAim High and Climb Mount Snowdon Starting with the obvious, the Snowdonia National Park is one of Wales’ most beautiful spots and boasts the highest point in England and Wales. The walk is challenging, and all those attempting to reach the peak should be appropriately prepared. If any members of your party are less able – or don’t fancy the hike – not to worry, they can jump on the train and meet you at the top! Visit a Castle (or 5!)Wales is renowned for its magnificent castles, and this is especially true when it comes to the northern part of the country. North Wales is home to ‘The Iron Ring’, four of the most historically important castles in Wales, all of which are interesting to explore, and a great day out that the whole family can enjoy. Take in the Views All Along the coast pathThe coast path in Wales is quite simply stunning, and whether you walk for five minutes or 50 miles – you’re bound to see some truly spectacular sights. Pack a picnic and dust off those hiking boots; on foot is the best way to explore the country! Say ‘Hi’ to the Goats at the Great OrmeThe Great Orme is a big chunk of limestone that rises over 200 metres above sea level! Don’t let the intimidating exterior put you off, it’s a friendly and welcoming place to be and has everything you can expect from a quintessentially Welsh resort – wildlife, history and fascinating geology. Jump on the cable car or the famous tramway to experience the views from the headland, and be sure to make friends with the resident goats! Get ‘That’ Picture by the Menai BridgeNothing says ‘I’ve been to North Wales’ like ‘that’ snap of the Menai Bridge at sunset that you can splash all over social media, much to the envy of all your family and friends. Built by Thomas Telford, the backdrop to this photo opportunity can’t be faulted and you can learn all about the archaeology of the bridge at the Telford information centre. Soar Through the Skies at Zip World…Zip World boasts a plethora of air adventures for those after a more action-packed, adrenaline-fueled break! There’s no better way to experience the Welsh scenery than from the treetops, so throw caution, and yourself, to the wind, and zoom the valleys! …and Then Bounce in a Cave!Head from the top of the world to deep down under, for an experience like no other, bouncing on trampolines in a cave at Bounce Below. This is something the kids won’t be forgetting anytime soon, although they might be a tad tired after all that jumping! Watch a Game of RugbyIt’s one of Wales’ most-loved games, experience the passion and atmosphere for yourself! Head to a local pub to catch it on the telly, or if the national team aren’t in action, head to a sports ground near one of our parks and support the local team! Get Historical at the Rhyl Library, Museum and Arts CentreThere’s nothing like a bit of culture while on holiday, and at Rhyl Library, Museum and Arts Centre you can learn all about the area you love so much. Live Like the Ladies of Llangollen and Spend an Afternoon at Plas NewyddExplore the beautiful gardens at this grand country house owned by the National Trust, and learn all about the social elite who used to call the house home. There’s plenty of space for kids to run about in, as well as a play area to keep them entertained should the history get a bit too much! Get Arty at MOSTYNGet inspired at Wales’ leading contemporary art gallery in Llandudno, and immerse yourselves in the masterpieces that lie before you. There’s also an array of children’s activities on offer in case they would like to release their inner Van Gogh while on their holidays. Dive Into Any of the Great AquariumsFor days when the sun is not shining down on North Wales, fear not, as there is plenty of indoor activities that can be just as fun! Aquariums such as Anglesey Sea Zoo and The SeaQuarium in Rhyl are a fun and interactive way of learning about the local marine life. Take a Walk on the Wild Side at the Mountain ZooThe Mountain Zoo boasts all kinds of species and makes for some fun family adventures! There are also various animal encounters on offer so that you can get even closer to the zoo’s residents. Lose Yourself in the Fairy-tale Village of PortmeirionThe picturesque village of Portmeirion is a must-visit for any holiday to North Wales, and there’s plenty to see and do while you’re there. Italian architect William Clough wanted to prove you could develop a naturally beautiful site without ruining it, and he certainly achieved that, so come and explore it for yourself! Learn How to Say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllandysiliogogogoch…and Then Visit!Good luck with that one! Wales’ longest place name is a tongue-twister, to say the least, but learn the name for a fool-proof ice-breaker with anyone Welsh, and the sign makes for an iconic snap to add to the holiday album. Splash your Shrapnel on Llandudno PierBecause you are NEVER too old for a 2p machine! Splurge your coppers at the amusement arcades on Llandudno pier and see if it’s your lucky day! Get a Selfie with the Smallest House in BritainThe smallest house in Great Britain is just 72 inches wide by 122 inches high and is conveniently located in Conwy. The house is well worth a visit, and there’s an undeniable charm about the abode, not least because the last man to live there was 6 ft 3! Hunt for Ghosts at Plas TegPerfect for October half-term or Halloween festivities, why not engage with the supernatural at North Wales’ most haunted house? The house is plagued with myth and legend, with many saying that over 15 ghosts inhabit the old house. Can you find them all? Come for Christmas and Join in with Boxing Day Festivities!If you haven’t managed to get to us this summer, perhaps you should consider a Christmas getaway! No one in your family will have the pressure of hosting, and you can engage with all the local festivities for a Christmas no one will forget anytime soon! Whether you join in with the Boxing Day dip in the chilly waters of Llandudno or try your hand at barrel rolling with the people of Denbigh; you won’t regret a festive break with Lyons!

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