Our February half term was spent in North Wales, Snowdonia. In my last blog I wrote about the Airbnb we booked which was a true representation of a beautiful countryside cottage. We visited a few attractions over the long weekend however there is so much to see in the Welsh region. I have come up with at least 5 places you need to visit while you’re in Snowdonia.
Snowdonia National Park
Today we managed an hours walk in Snowdonia National Park. Located in North Wales, Snowdonia National Park is one of the largest parks in Britain. Here you’re surrounded by the mountains, rivers and mini waterfalls where the kids can run and explore the beauty of the park. There are over 150 attractions to visit!
Cost of Entry: Free
Miniature Steam Railway Museum and Railway Shop
Betwys-y-Coed has a tourist railway station where you can take the kids on a mini train ride. It’s mostly the younger kids who would enjoy this 5 minute train ride as it is so miniature. your toddler on a mini train in Snowdonia. It’s only a 5 minute journey but well worth it. My kids loved it!
Visit Website: http://www.conwyrailwaymuseum.co.uk/railway.html
Visit Llanberis Lake Railway
The Llanberis Lake steam engine takes visitors on a 5 mile journey into the center of Snowdonia. The are cafe stops along the way including a stop at the National Slate Museum. Here you can watch the train driver stoke the fire or buy gifts at the gift shop. The entire trip is around 60 minutes.
Cost of tickets: Adults and children: £2 each
Visit Website: http://lake-railway.co.uk/index.php/en/
We didn’t get to visit GypsyWood Park because we were only in Snowdon 3 days however this is at the top of my list when we return later this year particularly when the weather gets warm. Kids can enjoy the mini zip wire, trampolining, or enjoy a game of magnetic fishing for the whole family! There is a whole lot more going on at this popular attraction site. Picnics are allowed in designated picnic spots.
Cost of entry:
Family (2 Adults & 2 kids)- £24.99
children (3-15)- £6.49
toddlers under 3- £3.95
Visit Website: http://www.gypsywood.co.uk/
Visit ‘The Hangin’ Pizzeria’
Our family trips out almost always involve grabbing a bite to eat once the kids have had enough of exploring. After a day out walking, we ended up at ‘The Hangin’ Pizzeria’ located in Betws-y-Coed which serves freshly made stoned baked pizzas. This place caters for young families and children so its the perfect spot for a late lunch!
Hopefully I’ve convinced you to pack and your bags for a winter retreat in Wales!
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