When it comes to great locations in North Wales, holiday parks in Snowdonia are right in the heart of all the fantastic activities that this area is home to.
Whether you’re looking for activities to entertain the children or perhaps ones that are aimed at entertaining adults, there are plenty of choices in the local area to suit everyone.
Gypsy Wood Park
This outdoor activity park is situated 15 minutes away from our holiday homes in Snowdonia. It’s a magical place for children, and is set within 20 acres of natural Welsh woodland. This unique attraction is popular with those who love the outdoors, nature and animals.
There’s plenty to see and do in Gypsy Wood Park, including railway rides, wetland walks, mini zip wires and fairy hunts. Animal lovers will enjoy meeting the ponies, alpacas, goats and the rest of the animals which live at the park. There’s even a daily sheep race!
There’s a café for adults to relax in, as well as designated picnic areas if you’ve decided to bring your own packed lunches for the day.
The activity park reopens this year on March 27th, just in time for the spring weather to be rolling in.
Snowdonia Riding Stables
Horse riding offers a different way of exploring the natural local area. Located 20 minutes away from the park, Snowdonia Riding Stables offers a range of riding opportunities for all levels of experience.
You’ll get to observe beautiful scenery along the way, with miles of traffic-free routes to enjoy a relaxing ride. It’s a great day out for both adults and children, and you can choose between a range of rides, including hour-long rides, half-day rides and even full day mountain treks if you’re feeling confident.
Whether you’re experienced in horse riding or completely new to it, horse riding is a great way to witness the superb sights that the Snowdonia National Park offers. Every ride is accompanied by experienced guides to ensure everything runs smoothly.
If you enjoy visiting historical places during your holidays, you’ll enjoy Parc Glynllifon. A short 5 minute drive from the park will take you to this historical estate and gardens which once belonged to the Lords Newborough.
You’ll find a café and a maze at the entrance of the gardens, as well as a craft shop and gallery to browse. You can spend the day exploring the Grade 1 listed gardens, which are comprised of rare plants and trees, or perhaps take a woodland walk alongside the river if the weather holds up.
For brilliant coastal views and plenty of things to do, the Doc Fictoria is a great place to spend the day. Doc Victoria can be found along the harbour of Caernarfon, looking out onto the scenic Menai Straits which separates Gwynedd from the Isle of Anglesey.
The Doc Fictoria offers a range of facilities, including a number of restaurants and a retail centre, as well as being in close proximity to the historical town centre of Caernarfon.
Once you’re done at the Doc Fictoria, you can visit the town and explore the medieval Caernarfon Castle.
Caernarfon Railway Station
The Welsh Highland Railway is located 15 minutes away from the park, and offers unique steam train rides around the Snowdonia National Park. The journey from Caernarfon stretches 40 miles, allowing you to comfortably experience the brilliant views.
There’s a variety of journeys, including full and half day trips. Young children under the age of 3 can travel for free, and dogs are also welcome on the trains.
Pant Du Vineyard
The Pant Du Vineyard is located a short 10 minute drive away from the park, in the slopes of the scenic Nantlle Valley. The vineyard is a family run business which has been producing wine since 2010.
There are a range of guided tours and tasting sessions, including a wine tasting evening and a guided tour in which you’ll learn about the history of the vines. You’ll also have the opportunity to buy a range of locally produces wines, ciders and fresh apple juice.
Yet another attraction which is only a brief 10 minute drive away from the park is Active Cymru. This outdoor activity centre offers a range of activities, from gorge walking to climbing and abseiling.
All the technical equipment is provided for you, including wetsuits and protective helmets, however they recommend you bringing some spare clothes and towels depending on the activity that you choose to do.
Active Cymru offers plenty of exciting opportunities for adventurous types who love trying different outdoor activities. Each activity is suitable for both adults and children, making for a brilliant family day out.