Family Days Out

As well Electric Mountain, the beaches, steam trains and castles, North Wales has heaps to keep a family happy for weeks. Greenwood Forest Park is an excellent woodland activity park near Caernarfon, while closer to home there’s the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay and Bodafon Farm Park here in Llandudno, where you can also take Britain’s only cable operated street tram (and one of only three in the world) to the summit of the Great Orme. The cable car from Happy Valley provides a pretty dramatic, high level alternative and you can even ski part of the way down. Anglesey Sea Zoo works well on rainy days and Foel Farm Park is a good double header with the Sea Zoo as it’s practically next door. Elsewhere, travel deep underground into Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog and learn about North Wales’s once great heavy industry, and on the way back call at Top Adventure Tree near Betws-y-Coed. Opened in 2007 it’s basically a high-level adventure playground in the woods, with all manner of ropes, harnesses and tree top scrambles. Everyone we know who’s been there with older children says it’s a complete blast.

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