Things to do in North Wales

North Wales has it all – breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and a vibrant culture – the perfect holiday destination.


Whether you're a family seeking adventure, a couple looking for a romantic escape, or looking for fun things to do in North Wales as a family, there's something for everyone.

There are lots of things to do in North Wales, so why not delve into the variety of activities that cater to different interests and preferences?

From family-friendly attractions to unique and unusual experiences, discover some of the best things to do in North Wales during your Away Resorts holiday park stay.

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Take a look at our top picks for:

  • Fun family things to do

  • Best places to visit

  • Best couple attractions 

  • Unusual things to do


Things to do in North Wales for families

For families seeking a memorable holiday, North Wales is the perfect location for a getaway full of fun.

With many family-friendly activities, whether at your holiday resort of choice or within the wider area, families can do plenty of things in North Wales.

Whether your family prefers an adventure or you want to provide everyone (especially the kids) with a learning journey, there are lots of things to do in North Wales with kids.

Best family attractions North Wales:

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Portmeirion village

Portmeirion village is a popular tourist destination located in Gwynedd, North Wales. It is known for its picturesque and unique Italianate architecture, colorful buildings, and beautiful gardens. Portmeirion was designed 1973 in the style of an Italian village. An architectural gem set against the backdrop of Snowdonia.

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You can go on to explore the National Trust spectacle of Snowdonia itself for a proper day out full of fun and beautiful sights. Mount Snowdon attracts many visitors due to the combination of natural beauty, hiking opportunities, and the historic Snowdon mountain railway which you can take to the top of the mountain and have a hot drink in the café

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Greenwood family park

If your kids love a thrill, you can plan a day out at Greenwood family park, just a 40 minute drive from Golden Sands, where thrilling rides and outdoor adventures are waiting for the whole family to try. The park offers a fantastic range of family-friendly attractions, activities and thrilling roller-coasters, there is something for everyone.

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Bodnant Garden

For both young and old, Bodnant garden, a National Trust site, is a botanical paradise that will surely leave your entire family captivated. It is celebrated for its stunning landscapes, impressive plant collections, and historical significance. You will be able to see breathtaking views of the Conwy Valley and Carneddau mountains.

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A group of three giraffes at Colchester Zoo.

Welsh mountain zoo

Or, if you’re looking for some exotic animals, the Welsh Mountain Zoo is the perfect destination and only between a 20-45 minute drive away from holiday resorts like Golden Sands. The zoo is home to a diverse range of animals, including both native and exotic species. Some of the exhibits feature big cats, primates, reptiles, birds of prey and more

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A sunny, cloudy day overlooking the beach at Barmouth Bay, North Wales. Book now to stay in one of our luxury static caravans.

Tal-y-Bont beachfront

However, staying at Barmouth Bay gives you direct access to the Tal-y-Bont beachfront, where you can enjoy a family picnic and more! The waves at the beach are always good, making it a great place to surf. Bass, flounder, and plaice fishing are all popular from the beach.

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North Wales active

Based in Betws Y Coed North Wales active is the perfect outdoor environment for children and adults, offering a wide range of activities and outdoor courses, including coasteering, gorge walking, canyoning, climbing, abseiling and mountain walking. They will teach you valuable outdoor skills while having plenty of fun at the same time.

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Fun things to do in North Wales for adults

No matter what kind of adult you are – a solo traveller or even a couple, there are plenty of fun things to do in North Wales for adults.

Adults looking for entertainment and relaxation will find plenty of options in North Wales – at your chosen holiday resort or within the broader North Wales destination.

No matter what you enjoy, you can find plenty of fun things to do in North Wales for adults, so will you be treating your loved one to one of the best holidays where you can make new memories!

It may be the perfect time for one-on-one time with your loved one, away from your regular nine-to-five so that you can make new, lasting memories. With that being said, here are some of the best fun things to do in North Wales for adults:

Best attractions North Wales for adults

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Conwy food festival

You can enjoy a romantic culinary adventure by sampling local delicacies at the Conwy food festival or enjoy some fresh seafood delights along the coast. The festival usually includes a vibrant street food section, where visitors can enjoy a range of international and locally-inspired dishes. The festival always has an enjoyable atmosphere.

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You can hit the town and explore the vibrant environment of Llandudno or Betws-y-Coed, where you can find some of the best pubs and bars to end your day of adventure! Llandudno is a popular seaside resort known for its Victorian architecture, scenic landscapes, and a long promenade along the beach, Llandudno is a well-loved destination.

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Caernarfon castle

If you want a historical journey, there are plenty of options, including Beaumaris castle and Caernarfon castle located around 45 minutes from Golden Sands. Caernarfon Castle is a medieval fortress World Heritage site and is renowned for its historical significance, impressive architecture, and association with the Prince of Wales.

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Unusual things to do in North Wales:

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Llechwedd slate caverns

Llechwedd, with its rich history of slate mining in North Wales, is today home to the world-first subterranean and above-ground adventures. Views of Snowdonia may be seen from the summit of Titan, where you can zip 1080 metres, or half the height of Snowdon. You can also visit bounce below, the only underground playground in the world.

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The smallest house in Great Britain

You can even discover The Smallest House in Great Britain, a tiny red house in Conwy that has become a popular curiosity and tourist attraction.

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Longest place name in Europe

For a great photo opportunity, you can visit the village with the longest place name in Europe – can you pronounce Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?

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A man zip-wiring through the forest.

Zip world

Another top tourist attraction and part of the unusual things to do in North Wales is Zip world, where you cannot only zip line but also play underground golf, trampoline underground, and more! Several forest experiences and culinary delights are to be found in this breathtaking woodland location, which is tucked away in the Conwy Valley.

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What are the best things to do in North Wales?

The best things to do in North Wales ultimately come down to you and what your perfect holiday experience includes, but here are just some of the most popular attractions:

  • Great Orme
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Snowdon
  • Conwy Cast
  • Bodnant Garden
  • Beaumaris Castle
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
  • Llandudno Pier
  • Zip World Betws-Y-Coed
  • South Stack Lighthouse

Things to do in North Wales FAQs

There are plenty of things to do in North Wales, but you may still have some questions to make your stay at a North Wales holiday park even better!

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions!

Where to go in North Wales when it’s raining?

There are plenty of places to go in North Wales when it’s raining – you could even stay within your chosen holiday park and discover what indoor activities you can access on your doorstep.

If you still want to explore the North Wales area, you can head to the National Slate Museum in Llanberis, where you can learn some history whilst staying dry.

Plus, during your explorations, there are plenty of ways to keep warm by indulging in the local cuisine with cosy cafes and restaurants throughout the region and at your holiday park.

And with plenty more to do at the holiday park and nearby areas during those rainy days, there are plenty of places to go in North Wales when it’s raining.

Where is nice in North Wales?

There are so many nice places to visit in North Wales, but if you want to explore some of the most photogenic locations to post to your socials, these are some of the nicest places in North Wales to do just that:

Snowdonia National Park

  • Conwy
  • Portmeirion
  • Bodnant Garden
  • Llyn Peninsula
  • Bets-Y-Coed
  • Anglesey
  • Llandudno
  • Beddgelert
  • Pontcysyllte
  • Aqueduct

When should I visit North Wales?

NOW! Just kidding – unless you want to. But anytime is a perfect time to visit North Wales – depending on your availability.

Overall, the best time to visit North Wales is based on what you want to experience, but May-September is usually a great time to plan your visit!

If you want more help in holiday planning, enquire today to begin your holiday off right!

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