Things to do in North Wales for families! This May half term, why not join us at Lyons holiday parks, with 20 parks to choose from across North Wales and Cumbria, along the coast line to countryside, we’ve put together some of the best events going on in and around our parks, so if it’s holiday parks with entertainment you’re after, then look no further! But if you want a break from the park to take in all the local attractions, check out our list of things to do for families this May!
#1. Welsh Mountain Zoo
If you are looking for a fun family day out, why not head over to the Welsh Mountain Zoo located in Colwyn Heights, Colwyn Bay. As one of North Wales’s top attractions there really is something for everyone. From animals, breath taking views and beautiful gardens the Welsh Mountain Conservation Zoo is a full day out for all ages!
With special events going on all May half term, from daily species talks, colourful crafts and the rainbow hearts trail. The zoo is under a half an hour drive from several of our parks!
- Location: Old Hwy, Colwyn Bay LL28 5UY
- Date: open all year
- Price: £18.40 adult all day ticket
- £13.85 child all day ticket
- Opening times: 9:30 – 17:00
#2. Rhyl Sea Aquarium
Situated on the North Wales Sea front Rhyl Sea Aquarium welcome all new explorers to discover the wonders of the ocean. With sea life species from all corners of the world, plus the amazing outdoor Seal Cove where you can meet the delightful seals and with day tickets under 10 pounds for kids and adults and only a stone throws away from our main complex Robin Hood.
- Adult ticket £15.50
- Child ticket £13.50
- Senior ticket £14.50
- Under 3’s Free
- Student (with valid Student ID) £14.50
- East Parade, Denbighshire, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 3AF,
- Opening times 10:00-17:00
- Online booking essential
#3. Men at Arms
Beaumaris Castle is welcoming fighting knights to the castle over the Bank Holiday Weekend! You can go along and train to be a knight for the day in the Knights school for children. Learn about the weapons and archery in displays and talks! Practice your skills in combat and see how the soldiers attacked and defended their castle, there will also be medieval music and a jester’s workshop if fighting is not your thing! Situated just over the bridge on Anglesey, Beaumaris castle is under half an hour drive from some of our parks!
- Event on Saturday 27th May to Monday 29th May
- Adult £8.70
- Family £28.20
- Juniors (Aged 5-17) / Students £6.10
- Seniors (Aged 65+) £8.
- Disabled person and companion Free
- Opening times 10:00 – 17:00
#4. Guided I’m A Celebrity Tours at Gwrych Castle
Learn how Gwrych Castle went from being a grand family home to becoming a derelict ruin, and then the star of ITV’s “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” in 2020 & 2021.
The guide will show you the set locations used for the show, share fascinating facts, as well as providing behind the scenes access to areas not included within the standard visitor routes, such as the marble staircase and the Dining Room which was used for challenges! They are also dog friendly so bring your pups along for the tour if they are kept on leads! Gwrych castle is only a short drive from a handful of our parks.
- Every weekend 1pm
- £10 child ticket
- £20 adult ticket +16
- Tan-Y-Gopa Rd, Abergele LL22 8ET
Lido Beach (31 mins)
#5. Manorafon Farm Park
If you’re looking to get up close and cuddle with the animals of the farm, then Manorafan Farm Park is the place to be! Meet, greet and feed the animals on the park. As well as the animals there are indoor and outdoor play centres for kids so no matter the weather there is plenty to do! Located on the north Wales cost line right next to Gwrych castle this fun farm day out is under half an hour drive from some of our parks!
Not to mention this May half term Manorafon Farm will be hosting Farm Fest, from foam parties to pony shows there will be more than ever to get stuck into. We have paired up with Manorfon Farm Park this half term and our guests can get a 10% discount on tickets to the Farm Fest! Just head to the reception desk at the park you are staying at to collect the discount code! Discount expires on the last day of the even 3rd of June. Find out more here : https://www.manorafon-farm-park.co.uk/whats-on/farm-fest/
- Open every day from 10:00 – 17:00
- Adults – from £4.95 to £7.95
- Child (1 – 16yrs) – from £4.95 to £9.95
- Manorafon, Llanddulas Road, Abergele, Conwy, LL22 8ET
#6. Fun Land Towyn
Located opposite our very own Winkups park is the Fun Land amusement park, The funfair has rides suitable for small children, and adrenaline inducing rides for bigger kids and adults. There are food and drinks stalls on the amusement park and prize stalls, it’s easy to spend a full family day out there. the arcades have all the games you’d expect to see in a modern family entertainment centre. You can spend your time playing the classic 2p pushers, Win tickets on the numerous redemption games, grab a prize from one of the crane machines, or battle it out against your family on the air hockey tables.
- Address : Tir Prince Funpark, Towyn Rd, Towyn, Abergele LL22 9NW
- Opening Hours : Friday – 5pm to 10pm Saturday- 11am to 10pm Sunday 11am to 8pm
#7. Green Wood Family Park
When looking for things to do in North Wales for families, Green wood family park is a perfect choice, with a wide variety of activities to choose from there is something for all ages from the Green Dragon Coaster ride and the Solar Splash to the barefoot trail and the moon karts! Situated overlooking the mountains of Snowdonia, Greenwood family park is a full family day out. Only a short drive from some of our parks.
- Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm
- Address: Bush Rd, Y Felinheli LL56 4QN
- Price: £14 per ticket.
Nearby Parks: Snowdon View (36 mins)
#8. Pirate crazy golf
If you are looking for something a little closer to home, then why not stay on the park at Robin Hood and join us for a round of pirate crazy golf, with 18 holes on the course your golfing skills will be put to the test with various obstacles ranging from pirates to sharks and even a giant octopus! Guests staying in nearby Lyons parks are more than welcome to come down to robin hood for a game as well!
- Rhyl Coast Rd, Rhyl LL18 3UU
- Adult £5
- Kids £3.50
#9. Beach days (dog friendly!)
When the weather is sunny and bright there is no better place than to spend the day than at the beach! Across North Wales the coastline is full of gorgeous beaches and coves. The perfect family day out is never complete with out the whole team, So we have put together a list of dog friendly beaches so your furry friends can come along and complete the team!
- Talacre Beach – Prestatyn, Nearest town: Prestatyn, Postcode CH8 9RP, Type of beach: sand, No restrictions, dogs allowed here all year
- Towyn Beach – Nearest town: Abergele, Postcode: LL22 9HS, Type of beach: pebble, No restrictions, dogs allowed here all year.
- Colwyn Bay Beach – Nearest town: Colwyn Bay, Postcode: LL29 8ED,Dogs are not allowed on the beach between Victoria Pier and the entrance to Eirias Park from the 1st of May and 30th of September. However, there is a good- sized area of the beach to the west where dogs are allowed.
#10. Portmeirion Village
If you’re looking for a day of sight seeing with plenty of wonderful picture opportunities, why not head down to the Italian style village situated between the mountains of Snowdonia and Dwyryd estuary. Built by Welsh architect Sir Clough Williams Ellis this beautiful village is full of wonders and surprises at every corner. Soak up the European atmosphere with home made gelato ice cream, take a stroll through the woodlands or the beaches to find all the hidden gems this place has to offer.
- Open Daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm
- address: Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER
- Price for day ticket: Adult : £18 Child £11