The holiday season is an excellent time to visit North Wales and get out in the crisp, fresh air. Even though the colder weather has well and truly arrived, there is no excuse for not exploring the stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park. The national park itself is a massive playground for both adults and children, built from mountains, river valleys, hills, woodlands and beaches, all just waiting to be enjoyed! The accessibility of this place contributes to its beauty, making it the perfect place for families to discover all that it has to offer. Here is a guide to family-friendly activities to help you plan your trip to this breath-taking part of the country and ensure your holiday is full of fond memories when you return home.
Holidays provide the perfect opportunity to try something new. Your week or two away will give you a new lease of life and hunger for adventure. So, why not have a go at scaling one of the many cliffs that make up the Snowdonia National Park? With an experienced guide and teacher, you can attempt the challenge of climbing one of the majestic rocks. The rush and excitement you will get while completing the climb and when you reach the top will be exhilarating, yet the rope and safety elements are sure to make the protection of you and your family of paramount importance!
2. Mt. Snowdon
No trip to Snowdonia National Park would be complete without a visit to the big one, Mt. Snowdon. A winter walk to immerse yourself and your family in the wonders of the area is the perfect way to spend a couple of hours. Bring along a flask of something warm, your coats, gloves and scarfs and enjoy the scenery. If the summit of the mountain is on your bucket list, take a ride with your family on the Snowdon Mountain Railway. The historical journey has been adored and experience by visitors looking to admire the spectacular peaks since 1896. Many of the original carriages and trains are still transporting passengers up the beautiful mountain, so your experience will be just as it has been since the train line opened.
3. High wires
Visit one of the most extensive disused slate quarries in the world, Penrhyn Quarry. Situated close to the small town of Bethesda, the longest and fastest zip wire in the northern hemisphere can be found. Look out for Zip World Velocity; it is a mile-long zip wire that reaches a speed that aeronautical experts call, “Like the clappers”. You will be taken through the skies at an excess of 100mp while you are surrounded by the outstanding views of the Welsh countryside. If you’re not keen for the speed, then you can watch your loved ones ‘zip’ by from the Blondin restaurant.
4. Harlech Castle
With plenty of beautiful castles around Wales, it is always going to be a challenge to pick the best. However, Harlech Castle just has to be part of our itinerary as it is hard to resist its charms. with stunning panoramic views from its massive battlements, you are greeted with incredible sights when you reach the top. The castle also looks over the quaint village of Harlech where you can stop off for lunch; additionally, it is only a short walk away from the golden sands of Tremadog Bay. It’s easy to see how this location is a World Heritage Site and we think it is a truly unmissable experience.
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