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Deeside Ice Rink

Deeside Leisure Centre is the National Centre for Ice Sports in Wales. The Centre boasts an Olympic size ice pad and caters for a variety of ice sports and activities including ice hockey, curling and disco nights. Alongside the ice rink there is a fitness suite, Spa, Evolution Extreme, football pitches, 8-court sports hall and squash courts.

Ryhl Sun Centre - Funpool

Rhyl Sun Centre is a funpool with wave machines, high speed slides, toddler pool and slides and a pool side cafe. Although it was fantastic when it first opened a number of visitors on Tripadvisor have said it is looking a bit dated now.

National Centre for Mountain Activities

Whether you want a residential course, a holiday in the outdoors, an update on the weather and climbing conditions, a bar meal and a chat or a qualification that could help you in your work you will find it here at the National Mountain Centre.

The Plas Y Bren centre has a vast range of activities including family holiday, instructor courses, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, hill walking and Navigation, Mountain biking, road cycling, off piste skiing, scrambling and mountaineering, taster activities, D of E, rescue and leadership skills.

Plas Menai National Watersports Centre

Plas Menai National Watersports Centre North Wales is one the best natural adventure playgrounds in the UK and if you enjoy watersports or adventure activities the Plas Menai National Watersports centre is ideal for you.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced there is something for you to try. The centre offers RYA training courses in dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating and cruising throughout the year and has a busy program of youth activities every summer. They can also provide kayaking courses and sea kayak expeditions.

The Welsh Mountain Zoo

The Welsh Mountain Zoo is a zoological garden high above Colwyn Bay with fantastic views and beautiful gardens where you can enjoy relaxing walks along wooded paths and grassy slopes learning about many rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world.

There are many special enclosures such sealion's rock, Penguin parade, chimp encounter and bear falls as well as animals such as Snow Leopards, Chimpanzees, Red Pandas and Sumatran Tigers.

Children can also enjoy the exciting and extensive Jungle Adventureland and Tarzan Trail Adventure Playground.

Greenacres Farm Park - Mancot

Greenacres Farm Park - Mancot is a large farm park with lots of amusements and rides such as 'Happy Caterpillar', fabulous 'Mini-Jets', children's 'Toy Ride Carousel', or the superb 'Giant Bouncy Castle'. There is a children's play areas so that they burn off their energy and a tractor ride when they need a break.

Greenacres Farm Park has a large selection of Animals to see and also an animal petting area. The animal keepers are on hand to show the children how to handle the animals, and learn more about their care, and feeding requirements.

Rhyl Seaquarium

Rhyl Seaquarium has over 30 displays plus a chance to get up close to sea-lions in a specially designed sealion theatre show where the sea lions demonstrate their amazing skills with front flipper walks, balancing acts and hurdle jumps in the water.

The Seaquarium has an under water Tunnel to see sharks, rays, and other sea creatures within their natural habitats. The sealife centre is an all weather Attraction with a full program of feeding demonstrations, talks and special presentations. Staff are available to answer any questions and may even ask for your help feeding the beautiful, friendly rays and other creatures.

You may also like: Anglesey Sea Zoo - Brynsiencyn

Gypsy Wood Park - Caernarfon

Gypsy Wood Park is a magical fantasy land set in 20 acres of natural beauty where you can explore the woods, find the fairies and make a wish.

The park has a number of activities including a scenic outdoor railway, wetland walk (bring wellies), play area, variety of animals and Gypsy wood to explore.

Techniquest Glyndwr - Wrexham

Techniquest Glyndwr - Wrexham is a Childrens Science Discovery Centre with over 60 hands-on interactive exhibits that are designed to challenge visitors understanding of science in a fun and educational way.

The centre also has a 60-seat science theatre where they regularly host 45 minute science shows based around a particular theme, such as forces, water and music! Shows and show times vary through the year so please check before setting off. Most visitors spend 2 - 3 hours at the centre .

The Fun Centre - Caenarfon

The Fun Centre - Caernarfon is a children's activity centre in a converted church. The centre has numerous activities in a giant play area that also has go Karts, laser quest, a mini-museum, an under 5's play area and a cafe for parents to escape to.


Portmeirion is a popular tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed in the style of an Italian village and has been the location for numerous films and television shows, most famously serving as ‘The Village’ in the 1960s television show The Prisoner. The village has a beautiful seaside setting with extensive grounds for relaxing walks.

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

3rd-8th July 2018

Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship. Its competitions climax with the prestigious ‘Choir of the World’, which determines the best overall choir of the event.

Boat Trips in North Wales

North Wales can offer lakes to sail on, scenic canals cruises, white water rapid Kayaking, coastal fishing trips, rib pounding power boat rides, wildlife encounters and pleasure cruises along rocky coastlines, the variety is amazing. Below are a few links to help you get started.

Llangollen canal

Menai Rib ride

Coastal fishing trips


Wildlife encounters

Pleasure cruise

Electric Mountain Guided Tours

Electric Mountain Guided tours (Dinorwig Power Station) start from the Llanberis visitor centre. Tours begin with with a short presentation explaining how water is pumped from a reservoir at the top of the mountain, through the hydro electric plant to a reservoir at the bottom of the mountain generating electricity in between.

A mini-bus takes visitors to the power station and drives deep into the centre of the ancient Elidir mountain's through a labyrinth of tunnels. Visitors will be treated to a one hour tour and shown the engineering hidden deep inside the mountain before returning to the visitor centre.

Great Orme Mines

Great Orme Mines are over 4000 years old and were revealed by chance in 1987 during a landscaping project. Since then, mining engineers, cavers and archaeologists have been slowly uncovering more tunnels and large areas of the surface landscape, to reveal what is now thought to be the largest Prehistoric mine discovered in the World.

The Great Orme mines are now open to the public between March and November and visitors can enjoy tours that guide you through the labyrinth of tunnels pointing out features such as an amazing Bronze age cavern, excavated using basic tools such as stones and bone chisels and the harsh conditions endured by our prehistoric ancestors in their search for copper.

Caves, Caverns and Mines in North Wales

King Arthur’s Labyrinth - Machynlleth

 Join your hooded Dark Age boatman and sail underground, through a waterfall and back across a thousand years. Submersed in the darkest of the Dark Ages, enjoy tales of King Arthur and other ancient Welsh legends as you explore the dramatic underground caverns and winding tunnels of the Labyrinth.

The National Slate Museum

The National Slate Museum tells the story of slate through a series of walks, talks and demonstrations from quarrymen, blacksmiths and carpenters. There is a vivian quarry walking tour, a demonstration of slate splitting and the carpenter will show how wood was used in the mine. Outside there is equipment, workshops and quarrymen's houses to explore.

Inigo Jones Slate Works

Inigo Jones Slate Works is a combination of a workshop and shop. The works produces a variety of products such as plates and Plaques, kitchen worktops, memorials all from the local slate. Visitors can wander through the workshop to see how these products are made. There is also the opportunity to try your hand at calligraphy and engrave on a piece of slate.

You may also be interested in:

Sygun Copper Mine - Beddgelert    

Llechwedd Slate Caverns - Ffestiniog

Scenic Railway trips / Heritage Railways in North Wales

Snowden Mountain Railway

North Wales has many heritage railway lines that offer scenic railway journeys through beautiful Welsh countryside. One of the most scenic railway journeys is on the Snowden Mountain Railway that travels for 4.7 miles from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales.

Ffestiniog Railway - Porthmadog

The Ffestiniog line was made famous by the childrens cartoon 'Ivor the Engine'. Recently the railway has reopened the final section of the long-lost railway link between Caernarfon and Porthmadog. Passengers can now travel from Caernarfon through to Blaenau Ffestiniog - some 40 miles of narrow-gauge steam. This is probably the best way to experience the beauty of the Snowdonia National Park in very comfortable narrow gauge carriages.

Llangollen Railway

Llangollen Railway is a volunteer run and preserved railway that runs 8.5 miles between Llangollen and Bonwm halt. The train runs daily in Summer as well as weekends throughout the Winter months using a wide variety of steam and diesel locomotives.

Scenic & Heritage Railway Lines

Bala Lake Railway

Fairbourne and Barmouth Railway

Llanberis Lake Railway

Welsh Highland Railway

Talyllyn Railway

Vale of Rheidol Railway - Aberystwyth

Great Orme Tramway

Llanfair PG Station

One station on Angelsea, Llanfair PG Station, has the longest station name Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysilio-gogogoch. This is a Victorian composition primarily for the benefit of tourists. It comprises the full name of the village, plus local topographical details, plus the name of a neighbouring church etc. The hyphens are usually omitted.

Theatre and Concert Tickets

    Llandudno Theatres

        Venue Cymru - The Arena

        Theatr Colwyn

    Rhyl Theatres

        Little Theatre

        Pavilion Theatre

    Harlech Theatres

        Theatr Ardudwy

    Mold Theatres

        Clwyd Theatr Cymru

    Bangor Theatres

        Prichard Jones Hall

    Aberystwyth Theatres

        Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Walking, Cycling and Riding in North Wales

North Wales has lots of beautiful areas to enjoy walking, cycling and riding. Popular routes include the North Wales coastal path from Conwy to Caernarfon and the Isle of Anglesay coastal path. If you want to escape into unspoilt countryside then Snowdonia is an ideal choice.

Llandudno Ski & Snowboard Centre

Llandudno Ski & Snowboard centre have the longest toboggan run in Britain and a scenic PermaSnow ski slope. The Llandudno ski and snowboarding centre offers visitors skiing, snowboarding, toboggan & sno-tubing and has a fully licensed Alpine Lodge Bar and Restaurant.

Things to do North Wales

Park Resorts

Self catering holidays at

Ty Mawr

Medieval Castles in North Wales

North wales has more castles per square mile than any other place in Europe and it would be possible to spend an entire holiday in wales just visiting medieval castles. Three of the more complete castles are shown below.

Beaumaris Castle

 In pure architectural terms Beaumaris, the most technically perfect castle in Britain, has few equals. Its ingenious and perfectly symmetrical concentric 'walls within walls' design, involving no less than four successive lines of fortifications, was state of the art for the late 13th century.

Caernarfon Castle

The site of this great castle wasn’t chosen by accident. It had previously been the location of a Norman motte and bailey castle and before that a Roman fort stood nearby. The lure of water and easy access to the sea made the banks of the River Seiont an ideal spot for Caernarfon Castle.

A few more Medieval Castles in North Wales

Penrhyn Castle - Bangor

Bryn Bras Castle - Caernarfon

Dolbadarn Castle

Denbigh Castle

Dolwyddelan Castle

Flint Castle

Harlech Castle

Rhuddlan Castle- Rhyl

Chirk Castle - Wrexham

Criccieth Castle

Conway Castle

The views from the battlements looking out across mountains and sea are breathtaking. It is from the battlements that visitors can see the extent of Conwy's ring of town walls. Its circuit of walls extend for over three quarters of a mile long and are guarded by 22 towers.

Find great things to do, the best North Wales attractions, cheap family days out, romantic weekend breaks & fun things to do visiting North Wales this weekend.