It’s easy to see why holidays in North Wales are becoming so popular – you’ll find a magical mixture of medieval heritage and outstanding natural beauty ranging from golden beaches to soaring summits. The region is still something of a hidden gem, but with so much to see and do it’s a destination that should definitely be on your list for a memorable family holiday.
The breathtaking Snowdonia mountains dominate this area; the highest peaks in the UK outside of Scotland, they’re the centre of the breathtaking Snowdonia National Park and a mecca for hikers, climbers, cyclists and adventurers all year round.
A wet weekend in Wales may be exactly what you plan for – the watersports here are incredible! Whether you’re looking for whitewater rafting, surfing, or sheltered bays where younger children can paddle safely, this is the place for you.
If you prefer to be a little less energetic, you could always sit back, relax and enjoy the view from the comfort of a carriage riding some of Britain's most scenic train routes, the Ffestiniog Railway and Cambrian Coast lines. You can also explore North Wales’ history with a trip to the formidable castles at Caernarfon, Conwy and Harlech, as well as the Italianate village of Portmeirion, famously used in the sixties TV show The Prisoner.
And that’s not all! How about a day out at one of North Wales’ superb family attractions? Bodelwyddan Castle is a firm favourite with exhibitions and events happening throughout the year, while Greenwood Forest Park is a day packed full of fun and activities. And if you want a real thrill, make sure you visit Zip World Titan – a 2000m zip line where four people can ride at once!