Whether you have a young family or some of your party have disabilities, North Wales has an abundance of fantastic attractions that will welcome all ages and abilities to come along and have a fantastic time! The activities vary, so depending on your interests and plan for the day, you’ll find something to suit all tastes and requirements. Here are just some of the great days out in the area, from coastal exploration to reaching the summit of a mountain, the options are abundant, and you and your family are sure to have a memorable experience.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Reach the breath-taking summit of Snowdonia on the 19th-century mountain railway and admire some of the best views in the entirety of Wales. The unique and picturesque journey takes visitors past lakes, rivers and woodlands and on arrival to the peak, you are rewarded with panoramic views. There are two types of trains; one is operated by diesel, the other by steam. It is advised when you are travelling with a disabled person that you call ahead on 01286 870223 to book the wheelchair-accessible carriages. Likewise, informing the station of any young children or pushchairs in your party is recommended.
North Wales Coast Path
An idyllic promenade joins many of the quintessential seaside towns along the coast of North Wales. With views of the Victorian towns, historical piers and of course, the awe-inspiring open ocean, the route treats users to an array of wonderful sights. Much of the trail is suitable for both wheelchairs and pushchairs, as the hard surface and wideness of the path is accommodating for both. The section between the medieval town of Conwy and Prestatyn is particularly beautiful and especially family-friendly, with cafes and toilets along the journey.
Embrace a sobering visit to the Ruthin Gaol Museum. As winner of the Visit Wales Hidden Gem award in both 2016 and 2017, the attraction offers an insight into the Victorian prison system. During exploration of the building, the many displays hint at various aspects of a prisoner’s life, including what they ate, what they wore, the work they were expected to complete, and the types of punishment administered. The building was purpose-built, and the detailed and plentiful contents provide an insight into the history of the country and the prisoners of the Ruthin Gaol. The staff are friendly and on hand to assist you and answer any questions you may have. The attraction is also child-friendly, with teddy bear hunts around the building, and displays suitable for a younger audience. There is a lift so that both pushchairs and wheelchair users can access each level of the building.
There is a total of six stunning galleries at the MOSTYN, and each one exhibits a unique and interesting selection of contemporary and visual art. The wide range is frequently changed, so visitors are likely to see a new display with each returning visit. Not only is there an exceptional display of art, the team at the gallery emphasis and encourage learning and engagement through the arts, with a full and varied range of events such as Graffiti master classes and creative workshops to talks and seminars. If you’ve worked up an appetite during your visit, the café comes highly recommended, serving light bites, main meals or homemade snacks all within an enjoyable setting. The café and almost all of the galleries are fully accessible, and there is plenty of space for both wheelchairs and pushchairs.
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