Snowdonia things to do with family

When on a family holiday, satisfying everyone can be a challenge. Family members often have diverse interests - some may enjoy adventure rides, others prefer seeing animals, and the rest may love exploring historical sites. That's why it's important to know all the different things to do with your family in Snowdonia before you go on your trip.


Keeping the whole family happy simultaneously may not be that easy. However, visiting Snowdonia's variety of attractions and partaking in different activities, like climbing Mount Snowdon or visiting Harlech Castle, ensures that everyone has an activity that they enjoy.

Whether you have active kids with you or older grandparents who want to take in the beautiful views of North Wales – there's something for everyone! And whilst staying at an Away Resorts holiday park, you can find all of this and more!

10 Things to do with family in Snowdonia

There are so many things to do with family in Snowdonia, whether exploring the mountain or visiting a family-friendly park – all ages can enjoy the fun that Snowdonia has to bring!

With Barmouth Bay and the Golden Sands holiday parks not too far from this beautiful location in North Wales, you can visit one of the most beautiful places in the UK.

Here are 10 things to do with family in Snowdonia!

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Snowdonia National Park

This scenic national park with giant mountain peaks, glacial lakes, valleys, and quaint villages. There are plenty of popular activities to try out at Snowdonia, including hiking up Mount Snowdon, viewing Snowdonia from Llyn Gwynant, and visiting historic castles like Dolbadarn and Criccieth. As well as the big hikes there are plenty of things to do in Snowdonia with kids.

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Coed y Brenin

This attraction has excellent mountain biking trails, hiking trails, and a high ropes course. You can also hire bikes on-site. There are mountain biking trails for all levels of expertise, so whether you're visiting with six-year-olds or teenagers, there is something to ensure every family member is having fun. And if you don't fancy mountain biking, there are many beautiful walks.

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Greenwood Family Park

Located in Y Felinheli, this family theme park has attractions like interactive shows, an adventure train ride, waterfall walks in ancient woodland, and miniature steam train rides with views across the Menai Strait. They host seasonal events, so your children will be entertained throughout the half-terms, making this one of the top things to do with your family in Snowdonia.

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Penrhyn Quarry

This great man-made hole in the ground is a testament to Snowdonia's rich slate mining and quarrying history. For even better views, head up to the top edge of the quarry, where you can catch the views across Snowdonia National Park. Visit the Quarry Museum, where your little ones can learn about slate mining with hands-on exhibits for kids.

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King Arthur's Labyrinth

This imaginative and multi-faceted attraction in Corris Uchaf is perfect for kids. Your whole family can enter this fascinating labyrinth's dark tunnels and underground halls. Young children will particularly love the enchanted forest full of mystical fairies and elves. They can also dress up as kings, queens, and knights and pull the mythical sword Excalibur from the stone!

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Zip World

You can journey through the canopy of the trees on Zip Safari or bounce and explore on Treetop Nets. Plummet 2 is the closest experience to freefall you'll drop through a trap door over 100ft high. The Fforest Coaster is a one-kilometre ride of gravity-driven twists and turns through the Fforest wonderland. Younger children can explore the tree Hoppers and woodland playground.

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Children's Farm Park

Nestled on the scenic Cardigan Bay coast within Snowdonia National Park, this park offers stunning views of the surrounding region. You can meet beloved farm animals like Floss the donkey, pigs, rabbits, calves, ducks, hens, miniature pygmy goats, and birds. With furry friends to pet and feed at a location within Wales' majestic nature, the farm park promises a fun-filled day.

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Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm and Animal Park

Here, you'll find 200 bunnies of different breeds, and your children can gently pet and feed both adult rabbits and baby bunnies in the special Rabbit Village. Not only rabbits, but you can find donkeys, reindeer, miniature Shetland ponies, and more. As well as meeting cute animals, your kids can burn off more energy in the large indoor play barn with rides.

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The National Slate Museum

Younger kids can enjoy exploring workmen's cottages decorated to appear as they would in the 1860s when quarrymen and their families lived there. To help the whole family learn, you can listen to speech-activated interactive displays while walking through the atmospheric 5-arch slate cavern and hear miners' stories. A highlight for the kids is riding the narrow-gauge railway train.

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Harlech Castle

Kids can let their imaginations run wild as they explore one of King Edward I's iconic 'Iron Ring' of medieval fortresses, you can peer over battlements for views that stretch to Snowdonia. Interactive displays within the castle provide younger ones with a fun-filled learning journey of the castle, bustling with soldiers, tradesmen, and horses.

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Snowdonia Things to Do with Family FAQS

Snowdonia has the perfect things to do with family. To learn more about its suitability for your next North Wales holiday, here are some of the most frequently asked questions!

Can children walk up Snowdon?

Yes, children can walk up Snowdon, which means reaching Snowdon's summit can be a shared family goal with preparation. Most trails up and down Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) are manageable for younger ones, making this iconic peak accessible for families. The Pyg track up, and Miners' track down is the most popular route.

However, a few paths aren't suitable for younger kids, including the Watkin Path, which is steep and has rocky terrain. The knife-edge Crib Goch ridge is dangerously narrow and is strictly for expert climbers only. When selecting a Snowdon route, consider each child's stamina and prior hiking experience.

Which part of Snowdonia is best to visit?

There are so many amazing parts of Snowdonia to visit, but here are some of the best parts:

  • Mount Snowdon
  • Harlech Castle
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Betws-y-Coed
  • Llanberis Pass and Village

How many days do you need to visit Snowdonia?

To fully experience everything that Snowdonia has to offer, plan your North Wales holiday for 5-7 days. However, you can also see some of its highlights in 1-3 days. Pacing days with a blend of activity and downtime creates some of the best memories with the family.

Whether hiking peaks and waterfalls or stargazing over quiet pastures, you'll see why Snowdonia is such a magical place to visit, and staying at a North Wales holiday park makes this stay even more memorable!

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