Fun for the kids
There is plenty to do in the area for children of all ages, come rain or shine. Lots to explore and lots of memories to be made. If the younger members of the family are tired of beaches (surely never!), wildlife spotting rambles and castle adventures then here are a just a few suggestions to keep them amused and entertained. Be sure to check out the individual attraction websites for seasonal opening hours and facilities.
GreenWood Forest Park
Gypsy Wood Park
This children's outdoor activity park is a short drive up the coast in the foothills of Snowdonia. All in one visit children can meet the farm animals, take a trip on the minitaure railway, go on a fairy hunt, walk the woodland trails and enjoy the play areas. Gift shop and cafe on site too.
Caernarfon Airworld and Aviation museum
This air museum is a fabulous one for kids as they are able to touch and handle many of the exhibits and sit in some of the cockpits. Just watch out as dads (and or grandpas, uncles etc.) may start channelling Tom Cruise in Top Gun! Combine with a walk along the stunning beach at Dinas Dille or lunch and a stroll around the grounds at nearby Parc Glynllifon.
Sygun Copper Mine
A little bit further afield but well worth the trip. Experience the life of a miner in the Victorian times in this fabulously restored and interactive copper mine. Tunnels aren't too long and you can walk through without stooping. Lots of other onsite activities including panning for gold, metal detectors and a playground. Check out our blog for more details. Combine with a leisurely drive through the beautiful Snowdonia countryside and a visit to the picturesque village of Beddgelert. Highly recommended!
Anglesey Sea Zoo
A unique aquarium displaying a large range of British marine wildlife including octopus, lobsters, seahorses and eels. There is also a cafe, adventure playground and bouncy castle and crazy golf.
Just a 10 minute drive from Pen Hendre, Parc Glynfillon is a great place for kids to let off steam, exploring the woods and having fun in the playpark. There is also a great little café on site, a lovely shop stocking lots of Welsh goodies and local craft work and a number of quaint artists studios. We love it here.
This fantastic park is 5 minutes drive from Pen Hendre and has a range of activities on offer including karting, archery, quad biking, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, crazy golf, segwaying (is there such a word?!) and ten pin bowling. There is also a little soft play area and a bar. A great option for an evening out or to try your hand at something new!