North Wales with children is a treasure trove of family-friendly activities, offering a mix of natural beauty, historical sites, and thrilling adventures that are sure to delight kids of all ages. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or an extended holiday, there’s no shortage of fun and educational experiences awaiting you and your family. Here’s a guide to some of the best things to do in North Wales with children.

Explore Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park is a must-visit for families. With its stunning landscapes, the park offers a variety of activities that children will love. Take a scenic train ride up Mount Snowdon with the Snowdon Mountain Railway, offering breathtaking views without the strenuous hike. For more adventurous families, there are numerous walking trails suitable for all levels.


  • Snowdon Mountain Railway: A relaxing train ride to the summit of Mount Snowdon.
  • Family-Friendly Trails: Easy hikes with stunning views and picnic spots.

Visit the Welsh Mountain Zoo

Located in Colwyn Bay, the Welsh Mountain Zoo is a fantastic day out for the whole family. Home to a variety of animals including snow leopards, red pandas, and sea lions, the zoo offers educational talks and feeding sessions that are both informative and entertaining for children.


  • Animal Encounters: Interactive sessions with a variety of animals.
  • Children’s Play Areas: Fun zones for kids to burn off some energy.

Discover Conwy Castle

Step back in time with a visit to Conwy Castle. This medieval fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is perfect for sparking children’s imaginations. They can explore the towers, walk along the battlements, and learn about the history of the castle through interactive displays and events.


  • Castle Tours: Guided tours that bring history to life.
  • Interactive Exhibits: Engaging displays for children to learn about medieval life.


Adventure at Greenwood Forest Park

Greenwood Forest Park is an award-winning eco-adventure park designed with families in mind. With a range of activities from the Great Green Run, the UK’s first solar-powered rollercoaster, to treetop adventures and indoor play areas, there’s something for everyone.


  • The Great Green Run: A thrilling ride on the solar-powered rollercoaster.
  • Treetop Towers: A climbing and adventure area that’s perfect for young explorers.

Experience the Anglesey Sea Zoo

Anglesey Sea Zoo is the largest marine aquarium in Wales, offering a fascinating glimpse into the underwater world. Children can learn about marine conservation, watch feeding sessions, and even touch some of the marine life in the interactive rock pools.


  • Feeding Sessions: Educational and entertaining talks during feeding times.
  • Interactive Rock Pools: Hands-on experiences with marine creatures.

Enjoy the Beaches

North Wales boasts some beautiful beaches that are perfect for family outings. Llandudno Beach, with its Victorian pier and traditional seaside attractions, is ideal for a day of fun. Rhyl Beach offers plenty of activities, including a sea aquarium and a funfair.


  • Llandudno Pier: Traditional amusements and stunning sea views.
  • Rhyl SeaQuarium: An educational and fun experience for the whole family.


Stay at Tre-Ysgawen Hall

After a day of adventure and exploration, retreat to the comfort and luxury of Tre-Ysgawen Hall. Our Country House Hotel offers a perfect base for your North Wales family holiday. Relax in our spacious suites, enjoy a meal at our on-site restaurant, and unwind in our spa and swimming pool. Book your stay with us today and create unforgettable family memories in North Wales.