UK staycations are on the rise, and there is nowhere better than North Wales to go for a week-long holiday; there is beaches, pretty villages, historic landmarks and fantastic scenery. As there is so much to see and do, you will find one week is not enough time to see it all, but our holiday homes for sale North Wales mean you can have a place to stay whenever you need a getaway.
To make the most of your week in North Wales, we have put together an itinerary to help plan your family holiday.
Day One – Travel and Arrival
North Wales is accessible by car and train, though you may find a car is better as it gives you flexibility when travelling around the region. Upon arrival at our holiday parks, you will no doubt want to relax and unwind after settling in. Our parks have great facilities, and several are located near beaches and fun fairs. After resting and settling into your holiday home, you will be after something to eat. Many of our holiday parks have on-site restaurants with some great grub available. Don’t worry about cooking in or finding a place to eat – make it easy and have some food at the park, so you can enjoy an early night and be refreshed for your first full day of the holiday!
Day Two – Anglesey
Start your holiday with the beautiful island of Anglesey, the largest island in Wales. Visit Beaumaris and explore the amazing castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was built in the 13th century using some high-tech ideas for the time! The town of Beaumaris is lovely too, with a mix of medieval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Walk through the town, starting along the seafront, where you enjoy views of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia. Head to the southern end of the island in the afternoon for a visit to Anglesey Sea Zoo to see the amazing collection of British marine life. A family-friendly attraction, there is something for everyone at the zoo. After the zoo, head back to your holiday home, picking up some fish and chips on the way!
Day Three – Snowdon
You can’t visit North Wales without seeing Snowdonia and a trip to Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales! If you plan to hike to the summit, then you need to give yourself all day, so its an early start in the morning with a big breakfast to fuel you throughout the day. Pack some lunch with you, bringing plenty of water and snacks. First timers prefer the Llanberis Path to the summit; it’s the longest route but has a gentle incline. For great views, try the Snowdon Ranger’s Path. If you don’t want to walk all the way, go for the Pyg Track as the views are stunning even after a short stroll. Alternatively, there is the Snowdon Mountain Railway which leaves from Llanberis to the summit. You can rest your feet and enjoy incredible views over Snowdonia when travelling on one of the most unique railways in the world. After you are back, some delicious food is in order! There are plenty of good pubs and restaurants in the area but if you have taken the railway or Llanberis Path, try The Heights, serving real ales and pub grub in a rustic inn.
Day Four – Betws-y-Coed
The village of Betws-y-Coed in Conwy Valley is a popular place for visitors in North Wales, as the picturesque village is in Snowdonia National Park and boasts several attractions. Spend the morning wandering around the village and the local area, seeing sites like the Miners’ Bridge, the 14th-century church, the Fairy Glen, Conwy fish pass and waterfalls. Enjoy some light lunch in the village, then head to nearby Gwydir Forest Park for an afternoon walk among the trees, keeping an eye out for wildlife. There are plenty of paths through the forest park, and you can hire bikes out to explore on two wheels.
Day Five – Conwy and Llandudno
Conwy Town on the North Wales coast is a World Heritage Site, and its impressive 13th-century castle is a must see. The remarkable fortress immediately draws the eye, especially with Snowdonia as a backdrop. A family-friendly attraction, spend time wandering the grounds and learning the amazing history of the castle. Head into town after, take a walk on Conwy’s town walls and snap a picture of the smallest house in Britain, located near the harbour. After some lunch, take a short trip to Llandudno; walk up the Great Orme, relax on the beach; visit the Welsh Mountain Zoo or stroll along the famous pier. The town has been a popular seaside resort for many years, and there is plenty to do! Finish your day back at your holiday home, cooking something up for yourself or dine out at the park’s restaurant.
Day Six – ZipWorld
On your last full day on your holiday, you will want to make the most of it! ZipWorld is the home of North Wales’ best adventure activities that will get your adrenaline pumping! There is Velocity, the fastest zipline in the world and longest in Europe, Zip Safari through the treetops and Tree Hoppers for children and then Bounce Below, an underground trampoline park in an old slate cavern. Spread over three locations, the Slate Caverns, Penrhyn Quarry and the Fforest, there are so many activities to choose from, you can easily spend a day doing loads of great things as a family. Packages are available – contact the booking centre on 01248 601 444 to find out more. You can get food at the café and restaurant at ZipWorld’s various locations, so there is no need to worry about food.
Day Seven – Beach and Home
For your last day in North Wales, make the most of your time by packing early in the morning and heading to the beach! There are several good spots on North Wales coast, and it will be a lovely way to spend the last few hours in this wonderful place! Once you have enjoyed the morning sunshine, get in the car and say goodbye to North Wales for the time being – no doubt you will want to come back and discover more, from the Ffestiniog Railway, GreenWood Forest Park, Bodnant Garden, RSPB Conwy and much more!
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