Family Days Out in Wales

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Family holidays can be very expensive and this is one reason why many families in the UK choose to take domestic holidays rather than travelling abroad. It is also less stressful to be able to drive to the destination compared with catching a flight.

There are many stunning destinations that the UK has to offer and Wales is no exception. There are so many things for the whole family to discover in Wales that one trip may not be enough. Some of the best family-friendly attractions that the county has to offer can be found below.

Welsh Mountain Zoo

The Welsh Mountain Zoo in Conwy is a fab day out for kids of all ages. Despite being a small zoo in comparison to the likes of Chester Zoo in Cheshire, there are still plenty of exotic animals and fearsome beasts to visit and learn about.

There are even some of the UK’s only captive brown bears who call the Welsh Mountain Zoo their home and the utterly adorable ocelots. The zoo is also notable for its vast gardens, where you can find tropical and domestic plants.

Zip World

Just outside of North Wales’ Bangor is Zip World, an activity centre based high in the canopy of a forest.

It is home the longest zip wire in Europe and is the perfect place to terrify and amaze yourself and the family. With speeds of up to 75 miles per hour and the opportunity to fly above a beautiful mountain lake, it’s certain to be an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Cantref Adventure Farm

This isn’t just a standard farm. Cantref Adventure Farm offers kids the chance to ride horses, get lost in a maze and watch performances from some of the many animals that live there.

It’s designed more for younger kids, with a soft play area and lovable TV show characters, but even older children can enjoy the horse riding and jumping experiences.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

In the mountains of Snowdonia, you’ll find a labyrinth of old slate mines where you can explore the lives and work of some of Wales’ most committed miners.

The mines are no longer in use, but you can still delve into the darkness to travel the routes they took and the rocks they unearthed.

There are guided tours suitable for everyone and even slate workshops where you can learn how to create beautiful things with the slate that was mined so many years ago.

There’s no denying that Wales offers some of the best family days out, no matter what everyone likes to do! In fact, you’d find it difficult to do it all in one day.

Make your trip to Wales a proper adventure and look into some of the holiday accommodation offers that can elongate your stay and make it truly unforgettable. Holiday cottages in Wales seem to be the best option for families, with self-catering and privacy to make it really seem like a home away from home.

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