With Summer finally upon us and as restrictions are being eased we thought we’d share with you some great ideas for family days out in and around the Caernarfon area to enjoy whilst you make up for some lost family time.
Green Wood Forrest Park
A forest of family fun and great outdoor adventure awaits at the award-winning GreenWood Family Park; a gigantic playground nestled beneath the trees of Snowdonia’s National Park full of amusement, magic and mischief.
Dotted amongst the woodland floor you’ll discover an enchanting world powered by people… make a splash on the UK’s only solar powered water ride, jump aboard the world’s first people powered roller coaster and zoom down the longest sledge run in Wales! It’s a place bursting with green credentials to warrant accolades from The Guardian and Lonely Planet – guaranteeing a truly fantastic, eco-friendly day out for the whole family.
Run wild through ancient forest, be mesmerised as you meander round the Enchanted River Ride and take on the task of finding hidden treasure from the sleeping giant’s slumber in the ALL NEW Giant Quest obstacle challenge
Greenwood Forrest Park reopened on 25th July, and have changed their procedures and processes for guests joining them. Please visit their website to book tickets and make sure you read their “Know before you go” guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.
Gypsy Wood Family Fun Park
There aren’t many places where you can combine the magic of fairies with the charm of animals and the rugged wilderness of 20 acres of beautiful natural woodland, but at Gypsy Wood Park, that’s just what they do, which is why they are one of Wales’ best kept secrets.
Gypsy Wood Park is a unique North Wales attraction that all the family will love. There are loads of things to see and do at our outdoor park in the foothills of Snowdonia in North Wales, and they are a must-see attraction for all animal, nature, outdoor, train and fairy lovers.
Take your wellies to explore the wetlands, meet all the different animals who live there, find the fairies, make a wish, hop on Woody’s train and enjoy one of the fabulous adventure play areas; just some of the events and attractions available at Gypsy Wood Park.
Gypsy Wood Park reopened on 18th July. Please visit their website to check their new booking policies and look at the new procedure they have put in place to keep you safe.
Anglesey Sea Zoo
Anglesey Sea Zoo is a unique aquarium with over 40 tanks displaying the best of British marine wildlife! You will find fascinating creatures from around the coasts of the UK, such as octopus, lobsters, seahorses, conger eels and jellyfish! You’ll also learn about British marine habitats and the research and conservation work which is helping to save them.
Anglesey Sea Zoo is now open, please visit their website and familiarise yourself with their new policies and advice regarding visiting them to ensure your trip is as safe as possible.
Foel Farm Park
Foel Farm Park near Brynsiencyn on Anglesey offers a great family day out to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a real working far. Foel Farm is situatedin a beautiful beachside location on Anglesey with stunning views of Caernarfon Castle, the menai straights and Snowdonia. There are tractor & trailer and quad bike & mini-trailer rides, pony rides, chances to feed and meet the farm animals, and a lot more! There is also a Café & Bistro Bar, Gift Shop and even a Chocolate Workshop where you can see chocolates being made – something for children and adults alike.
Foel Farm reopened on the 10th July and are currently operating a pre booking system. Please visit their website to make sure you and your family understand the measures in place before your arrival.
A short walk south of the village of Beddgelert, following the footpath along the banks of the Glaslyn leads to Beddgelert’s most famous historical feature; ‘Gelert’s Grave’.
According to legend, the stone monument in the field marks the resting place of ‘Gelert’, the faithful hound of the medieval Welsh Prince Llewelyn the Great.
The story, as written on the tombstone reads:
“In the 13th century Llewelyn, prince of North Wales, had a palace at Beddgelert. One day he went hunting without Gelert, ‘The Faithful Hound’, who was unaccountably absent.
On Llewelyn’s return the truant, stained and smeared with blood, joyfully sprang to meet his master. The prince alarmed hastened to find his son, and saw the infant’s cot empty, the bedclothes and floor covered with blood.
The frantic father plunged his sword into the hound’s side, thinking it had killed his heir. The dog’s dying yell was answered by a child’s cry.
Llewelyn searched and discovered his boy unharmed, but nearby lay the body of a mighty wolf which Gelert had slain. The prince filled with remorse is said never to have smiled again. He buried Gelert here”.
For the details of the walking route visit the National Trust Website here.
Caernarfon – Spy Mission Treasure trail
The fun way to explore Caernarfon – Are you looking for something to do with family and friends or seeking a fun day out with the kids in Caernarfon?
Then why not explore Caernarfon on this self-guided Spy Mission themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to crack the code and complete the mission just like a true secret agent?
This Trail will take you through the narrow streets within the walls of Caernarfon. Explore the castle and along the harbour, where there is plenty to see and do. Along the route you’ll also discover this towns Royal connections.
For more details on how to take part, visit the Treasure Trails website.