Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Exciting Things to Do with the Kids in Wales this Summer!

I've always wanted to visit Wales and my parents are always telling how beautiful it is and a nice get away , this article features 10 great things to do with the kids this summer in Wales. When we do eventually visit Wales I will definitely be bearing some of these in mind! 

10 Exciting things to do with the Kids in Wales this summer
If you’re looking for ideas for when planning your summer staycation, we’ve headed to the beautiful country of Wales to have a look at some of the best things they have to offer for families. We’ve put together a list of 10 activities that are sure to delight the kids on your break in Wales.

1. Great Orme Ancient Mines
Uncovered in 1987 during a scheme to landscape an area of the Great Orme, the copper mines discovered below the ground represent one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of recent time.

2. Portmeirion
Portmeirion is located on a private peninsula overlooking Cardigan Bay on the coast of Snowdonia, surrounded by woodlands and sandy beaches. The village was built from 1925 to 1976 by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, who wanted to show how development could enhance the natural landscape. There are several cafes, restaurants, children’s play areas and eight shops. Take a look at the website.

3. Caernarfon Castle
Visit one of the most iconic castles in the UK, as most castles are happy with round towers, but not Caernarfon! Polygonal towers were the order of the day, with the Eagle Tower being the most impressive of these.

4. Zipworld
Zipworld has the longest zip wire in Europe and is now open at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda: The nearest thing to flying! There is also the Little Zipper for training purposes, a smaller version for practice, plus tandem rides are available so you can accompany the kids. With speeds of 75 mph, travelling 700ft above the mountain lake, be ready for a ride of a lifetime!

5. Museum of Welsh Life
The Museum of Welsh Life in Cardiff is one of Europe’s biggest and most exciting open-air museums. Wales' journey from rural tradition to industrial powerhouse is traced throughout extensive galleries and 100 acres of beautiful parkland. You can click here to find some great deals on hotels and short breaks to Cardiff and the rest of Wales, too.

6. Cardiff Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Whilst following the step by step directions you will discover ships and shipwrecks, fish and fishy tales, water and wetlands with its own unique habitat. Follow the Trail, solve the clues and see the sights! Check out their website.

7. Doctor Who Experience
Step through a crack in time and help the Doctor, armed with his Sonic Screwdriver to escape from his foes, fly the TARDIS and come face-to-face with some of the scariest monsters seen on screen. Featuring exclusive filmed sequences with Matt Smith and packed with amazing special effects, this multi-sensory experience in Cardiff is fun for the family and Doctor Who fans alike.

8. Anglesey Sea Zoo
Dazzle the kids with the Wolf Fish Lair, and Europe's Biggest Shark! And now you can dive without getting wet in the Virtual Scuba Simulator. There are daily feeds and interactive talk sessions, so check out their website for more info.

9. Snowdon Mountain Railway
Travel on Britain’s only rack and pinion railway to Hafod Eryri, the stunning new visitor centre at the Summit of Snowdon. From mid-March to May trains will terminate at Clogwyn which is three quarters of the distance up Snowdon. From May to October trains will run to the Summit (subject to daily weather conditions)

10. Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre

Llangorse Multi Activity Centre is the home of the largest indoor Climbing and Riding Centre in Wales. The Riding Centre offers Pony Rides for little ones (4-7 yrs), Trekking for the beginner or novice rider and riding for those with some experience.  

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