Fun things to do in North Wales

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Looking for fun things to do in North Wales? Then look no further! We’ve put together the best attractions and places of interest in the area so you can focus on having a good time.

Holyhead Golf Club

Holyhead Golf Club offers one of the best golfing spots in Wales. Enjoy fantastic views towards the mountains of Snowdonia while playing the challenging 18 hole championship course. Whatever your level, it’s a great place to hone your golfing skills.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 14 minutes

Holyhead Golf Club, Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, LL65 2YL

Website: https://www.holyheadgolfclub.co.uk/

Holyhead Maritime Museum

Step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales, situated on picturesque Newry Beach. The museum is a fantastic family experience where you can find out about shipwrecks, gallant rescues and pirates.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 22 minutes

Newry Beach, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 1YD

Opening hours: From Easter to the end of October, Tuesday to Sunday

Website: http://www.holyheadmaritimemuseum.co.uk/

South Stack Lighthouse

Built in 1809 and reopened in 2017, the historic South Stack Lighthouse is located on a small island 30 metres from Holyhead Island. Take a tour of the lighthouse engine room before climbing to the top; you might even see some puffins while you’re there!

Drive time from Silver Bay: 26 minutes

Holyhead, LL65 1YH

Opening hours: From 6th April, 10am – 4pm (Sat – Thu), 1pm – 4pm (Fri), last tour is 3:30pm

Website: http://www.southstacklighthouse.com/

Anglesey Circuit

Set on the west coast of Anglesey, Anglesey Circuit provides visitors with a challenging and exciting circuit in a breathtaking location. Whether you want to watch one of the amazing events or experience the track for yourself, it makes a perfect day out.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 29 minutes

Anglesey Circuit, Ty Croes, Anglesey, Wales, LL63 5TF

Website: https://www.angleseycircuit.com/

Cemlyn Bay and Lagoon

The enchanting curved bay is unique with its shingle ridge, known as Esgair Cemlyn, which divides the open sea from a saline coastal lagoon. In summer the lagoon provides a sanctuary for its famous tern colony so make sure to get your binoculars at the ready.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 32 minutes

Anglesey Transport Museum

Drive time from Silver Bay: 33 minutes

Tyddyn Pwrpas, Newborough, Anglesey, LL61 6TN

Opening hours: 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm (March – October)

Website: http://angleseytransportmuseum.co.uk/

Greenwood Family Park

Voted the best family day out in North Wales, Greenwood Family Park is full of action and adventure for the whole family to enjoy. You can even grab yourself a season pass so you can go back as many times as you’d like throughout the year.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 37 minutes

Greenwood, Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, LL56 4QN

Opening hours: Open daily 10am – 5:30pm

Website: https://www.greenwoodfamilypark.co.uk/

Anglesey Model Village

Newly opened in 2019, step into the tiny world of Anglesey Model Village featuring all the famous landmarks and features of the island. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it’s a great place to relax and play. Plus there’s a lovely cafe to enjoy a cuppa or bite to eat.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 38 minutes

Anglesey Model Village, Newborough, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, LL61 6RS

Opening hours: 10am – 3pm (Mon & Tue), 10am – 5:30pm (Wed – Sun)

Website: http://www.angleseymodelvillage.co.uk/

Parys Mountain Windmill

Located on Parys Mountain, one of the highest points on Anglesey, the Grade II listed Parys Mountain Windmill was formerly used to pump water out of the copper mine. The windmill has been an empty shell since 1929 and is definitely worth a visit.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 40 minutes

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Anglesey Sea Zoo features over 40 tanks displaying the best of British marine wildlife, from octopuses and lobsters to seahorses and catsharks. Learn about British marine habitats as well as the research and conservation work that is helping to save them.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 40 minutes

Opening hours: 10am – 3:45pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 4:45pm (Sat & Sun)

Anglesey Sea Zoo and Marine Resource Centre, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey, LL61 6TQ

Website: https://www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk/

Copper Kingdom

Located in the picturesque fishing harbour of Amlwch Port, the award winning Copper Kingdom tells the tale of copper mining from its discovery in 1768 to the present day. Family friendly and wheelchair accessible, Copper Kingdom is perfect for everyone.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 41 minutes

Amlwch Industrial Heritage Trust, Amlwch Port, Anglesey, LL68 9DB

Website: http://copperkingdom.co.uk/copper-kingdom/

Red Wharf Bay

Once an important port, Red Wharf Bay lies on the east coast of Anglesey between the villages of Pentraeth and Benllech. The sandy beach stretches 2.5 miles from a tower of limestone called Castell Mawr down to Bwrdd Arthur.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 41 minutes

Beaumaris Castle

Regarded as the finest of all the Edwardian castles in Wales, Beaumaris Castle is an unfinished masterpiece worth seeing. As well as taking in the stunning architecture, the castle also has great views of the mountains and sea.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 41 minutes

Website: http://www.beaumaris.com

Benllech Beach

One of the most popular beaches on Anglesey, Benllech Beach has fine golden sand and clear blue waters. A great place for a paddle and a stroll if you fancy a change of scenery from Silver Bay beach.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 42 minutes

Anglesey Riding Centre

Set alongside the beautiful Menai Straits, Anglesey Riding Centre features five miles of private bridleways that are perfect for those that are completely new to riding as well as the more experienced rider.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 42 minutes

Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Tue – Thu), 10am – 5pm (Fri – Sun)

Anglesey Riding Centre, Tal-y-foel, Dwyran, Anglesey, LL61 6LQ

Website: https://www.angleseyridingcentre.co.uk/

Beacon Climbing Centre

Beacon Climbing Centre is the largest indoor climbing centre in North Wales and caters for all ages and levels of experience. Don’t fancy climbing? Take a seat in the cafe located above the climbing walls and watch the action from the comfort of your seat.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 44 minutes

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Tue & Fri), 8am – 10pm (Thu), 10am – 8pm (Sat & Sun)

Beacon Climbing Centre, Cibyn Estate, Caernarfon, LL55 2BD

Website: https://www.beaconclimbing.com/

Caernarfon Castle

Located at the southern end of the Menai Strait, the medieval Caernarfon Castle is a World Heritage Site and its impressive architecture is definitely worth a visit. Step through its imposing walls and learn about the history of Caernarfon.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 44 minutes

Opening hours: Open daily, 9:30am – 5pm (1st March – 30th June)

Caernarfon Castle, Castle Ditch, Caernarfon, LL55 2AY

Website: https://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/caernarfon-castle/?lang=en

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry

Penrhyn Slate Quarry is home to Zip World Velocity 2, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. Take on Velocity 2 yourself, take a tour of the quarry on one of the famous red trucks or watch the zippers flying by from the restaurant.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 44 minutes

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, LL57 4YG

Website: https://www.zipworld.co.uk/location/penrhyn-quarry

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Journey to the summit of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, on one of the most unique railway journeys in the world. Take in the stunning scenery and awe inspiring views on a great day out for the whole family.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 46 minutes

Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4TT

Website: https://snowdonrailway.co.uk/

Conwy Castle

The gritty, dark stoned fortress of Conwy Castle still casts a powerful spell over those who visit it. Head up to the battlements and take in the breathtaking views of the mountains and sea as well as Conwy itself and the town walls that surround it.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 53 minutes

Opening hours: Open daily, 9:30am – 5pm (1st March – 30th June)

Conwy Castle, Rose Hill Street, Conwy, LL32 8AY

Website: https://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/conwycastle/?lang=en

Puffin Island

Puffin Island lies off the coast of Anglesey and is home to at least ten different species of seabird. It isn’t possible to go on the island itself but the best way to see it is by taking a boat trip around the island with boat operators offering rides throughout summer.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 54 minutes

Llandudno

Llandudno is the perfect location if you’re looking for a classic seaside town. The immaculate seafront is framed by two headlands and offers attractions suitable for the whole family, from the cafes and amusements on the pier to the Great Orme Country Park.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 2 minutes

Website: http://www.visitllandudno.org.uk/

Surf Snowdonia

Set in the heart of beautiful North Wales, Surf Snowdonia is the perfect environment to learn how to surf, fast track your skills or just have fun on your board. The man-made waves are designed for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 6 minutes

Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Conway Road, Dolgarrog, Conwy, LL32 8QE

Website: https://adventureparcsnowdonia.com/surf-snowdonia/  

Glasfryn Parc

Glasfryn Parc is a fun-filled day out for the whole family. From go karting, crazy golf and ten pin bowling to wakeboarding, kayaking and coarse fishing, plus many more, there’s sure to be an activity to suit everyone.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 6 minutes

Opening hours: Open daily 9:30am – 6pm

Glasfryn Parc, Y Ffôr, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 6PG

Website: http://www.glasfryn.co.uk/

Zip World Fforest

Located in a stunning woodland setting in the Conwy Valley, Zip World Fforest has adventures to keep the whole family busy. Choose from the Fforest Coaster, the Tree Hoppers, Zip Safari or Skyride, Europe’s highest giant swing!

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 8 minutes

Zip World Fforest, A470, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0HX

Website: https://www.zipworld.co.uk/location/fforest

Portmeirion

Portmeirion Village is home to two hotels, a cluster of historic cottages, iconic architecture, a spa, stylish shops, award-winning restaurants, casual cafes, an Italian ice cream parlour, exotic gardens and sandy beaches. What more could you want!

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 18 minutes

Opening hours: Open daily 9:30am – 5:30pm

Website: https://portmeirion.wales/

Zip World Slate Caverns

From Titan, the first four-person zip line in Europe, to Bounce Below, the only subterranean playground of its kind, and the Zip World Caverns, there’s sure to be something to suit everyone.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 23 minutes

Zip World Slate Caverns, LL41 3NB

Website: https://www.zipworld.co.uk/location/slate-caverns

If you’re looking for more fun things to do in North Wales, why not check out our 2019 events calendar for some more inspiration.

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