Your summer holiday to North Wales is the perfect opportunity to spend more time together as a family. There are loads of things to do during the day, from lazing on the beach, hiking up mountains, visiting adventure attractions and historical castles to boat rides at sea, so your evenings may be dedicated to chilling out before an early bed.
If you want to make the most of your time in North Wales, however, we have put together some things you can do in the evening around our holiday parks that the whole family will enjoy doing.
Watch the Sunset on the Beach
Though the beach is often best during the day when the sun is shining, the tide is out, and there are ice creams to have, heading to the beach in the evening to eat fish and chips and watch the sunset is a lovely way to spend your time. Many of our holiday parks are close to a beach, and North Wales boasts several fantastic beaches, some of which are dog-friendly too. Tuck into fish and chips doused in vinegar, sitting on a blanket. If the weather is a bit cooler, why not bring some hot chocolate or tea in a flask to sip as the sun goes down? Watching a sunset may seem like nothing special, but for younger children, it is an exciting experience to do in the summer holidays when their bedtime is a little later than usual!
Walk Conwy Town Walls
Though much of Conwy’s attractions will be closed in the evenings, you can still walk along the town walls. The medieval walls are one of the most complete sets in Europe that can still be walked along, measuring about three-quarters of a mile. There are twenty-one towers and three gateways around the walls, and it is fascinating to think how many people have walked the walls before you. Along with Harlech Castle, Caernarfon Castle and Beaumaris Castle, Conwy Castle and Town Walls are part of a World Heritage Site. The views from the town are remarkable, as you can see the town below, inland to the mountains of Snowdonia and out to sea. Be sure to take a few pictures!
Bike Ride on Wales Coast Path
For families who have brought their bikes on holiday with them, the evening is often the best time to go for a bike ride. The air is cooler, the roads and paths are quieter, and it is a fun activity the whole family can participate in. In North Wales, the Wales Coast Path has many sections which are part of the National Cycle Network. The routes are flat and traffic free – perfect for families with small children. The Wales Coast Path also passes through seaside towns and resorts such as Prestatyn, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno, which is ideal for our holiday parks. Remember to have helmets with you for safe cycling on the path.
Arcade Games on Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Pier is one of the most popular attractions in North Wales and open from 10am to 10pm in the summer season. Kids love the arcade games at Leisure Island, located at the promenade end of the pier, and there is also the Deck Arcade at the far end out to sea. The enthusiastic staff will ensure families have the best entertainment when they visit, and there are loads of arcade games to try, even some retro games the parents will love! With money, prizes and tickets to win, you can easily spend your whole evening on the pier during the summer months.
Cinema or Film Night
Whether you like watching films at a multiplex where there are several options, or cuddling up on the sofa to watch a film on TV, DVD or Netflix, a film night is a great way to spend an evening as a family. North Wales has a number of venues such as Cineworld in Llandudno and Vue in Rhyl, showing the latest releases. But if you don’t fancy anything on at the cinema, your holiday home is the place to have a night in, watching a film on the TV.
Board Game Night
If the weather is a little miserable, then a night in playing board games is an excellent way to spend time as a family. Whether you bring a board game with you or have one already at your holiday home, your evening can be taken up playing, and there are so many options available. Monopoly is a favourite of many, with junior versions available, but be prepared for arguments to arise! Scrabble will test your mind and can be done in teams if you have younger family members. Card games like Uno! or Dobble are also great for the whole family to join in with and create a lot of laughs. Head to a shop to pick up a board game to entertain you on your holiday
Contact us today to find out about the Wales holiday homes for sale we have available and read our blog posts about activities and attractions you can do when staying in North Wales.