Top Family Days Out In North Wales

Many families search for child-friendly locations when planning a getaway. Although some may opt for theme parks or areas that are centred around children, others seek a destination that will satisfy all members of the family. North Wales is often overlooked as a potential holiday destination, but when it comes to places that all members of the family can enjoy together, North Wales has it all.

Staying in budget-friendly accommodation like a static caravan allows you to be at the heart of it all, using the caravan as a base and venturing out in the days. Lyons Holiday Parks offer a selection of static caravans all around North Wales and Cumbria.

Top Family Days Out In North Wales

Wales is known for its historical mining industry. Although most mines in the area are no longer operational, there are several that have been left untouched since the prime of mining. These can be visited by tourists and offer a fantastic insight into the mining industry, while also adding a novelty value that is attractive to children.

Snowdonia National Park
Aside from Snowdonia National Park being home to the largest mountain in the UK, the park is also fantastic for a family day out. Stretching over 800 square miles, it’s impossible to see it all, so it’s difficult to get bored with what it has to offer. There are a number of different walks suited to all types of people, including children. If you don’t feel like a long walk, the park is also great for family bike rides. The park also hosts an educational centre. This means that not only will the kids be experiencing the great outdoors, they also might learn something!

Exploring Marine Life
There are a number of aquariums around North Wales that offer families an educational look at the sea life found in the area, along with many animals from all over the world. If you’re feeling more adventurous, head to Anglesey and take a boat trip. There are several boat trips that take families dolphin spotting, particularly around Puffin Island, where you’re also likely to see hundreds of Puffins nesting. If you’re really lucky, you may also spot porpoises or even an Orca in the Welsh seas.

Splash In The Lakes
North Wales is home to a large number of lakes, each as breathtaking as the next. Visiting a lake is a cheap day out for the family, and it’s also tons of fun. Children of all ages will appreciate a picnic by the lake. There are also a number of lakes that have kayak hire facilities, or you can take your own! Some people choose to simply swim in the lakes and enjoy the natural waters.

Ride The Rails
The UK’s rail network is incredibly vast, but in North Wales, there are many rail lines that transport steam trains around the beautiful scenery. A scenic rail journey is a perfect family day out. If you decide to venture near Llandudno between March and October, the Great Orme Tramway takes visitors to the Great Orme headland via a fantastic spectacular route.

Explore WW2 Bunkers
There are a number of WW2 underground bunkers scattered around North Wales. Some of these have now been opened to the public, providing an educational insight into life during the Blitz. The bunkers were used to store ammunition and even priceless treasures like artwork and precious stones. The bunkers were kept secret during the war but can now be viewed by the general public.

Getting To The Attractions
All of the above attractions are a short drive away from different Lyons Holiday Parks. The parks are fantastic for families that want an easy place to stay. All of the parks have excellent facilities on-site and their static caravans come in a variety of sizes to suit families. Lyons Parks provide good value accommodation for families that want to explore North Wales and enjoy an active or relaxing holiday.

These are just some of the things to do in North Wales. Regardless of where you choose to stay, there will always be lots to entertain the family in North Wales.