As the summer holidays approach, it's time to plan your next adventure-filled getaway to North Wales where an array of activities and events await you to make your summer unforgettable. From breathtaking natural wonders to thrilling outdoor pursuits and cultural experiences, North Wales offers something for everyone. Let's dive into the exciting lineup of activities and events awaiting you this summer!

Things to do in the Sun:

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Adventure Parks

Get your heart racing with a visit to one of North Wales’ adventure parks. From go-karting and tree-top adventures to roller coasters and even animatronic dinosaurs, parks like Greenwood Family Park, Manorafon Farm Park and Glasfryn Parc offer endless fun for the whole family.

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Beach Fun

Soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches along the North Wales coast. Whether you're in Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Abersoch, or beyond, enjoy sunbathing, swimming, building sandcastles, and playing beach games.

Welsh Mountain Zoo

Embark on a wild journey at the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay. Marvel at red pandas, tigers, penguins, and chimpanzees, among other fascinating animals.

Boat Trips 

Set sail along the stunning coastline or venture to the Isle of Anglesey for a chance to spot seals, dolphins, and seabirds. Some tours even offer fishing experiences. Feel the wind in your hair and experience the power of a 600bhp RIB with Anglesey Boat Trips.

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Image: Straw castle at Chirk Castle's, 'Summer of Play' 2023

Castles and Historic Sites 

Step back in time and explore the rich history of North Wales by visiting magnificent castles like Conwy Castle, Caernarfon Castle, or Beaumaris Castle. Delve into the region's industrial heritage while exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Slate Landscape of North Wales or have an adventurous summer at Chirk Castle's Summer of Play.

Visit Eryri (Snowdonia National Park) 

Take in the stunning landscapes of Eryri (Snowdonia). Hike up Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon), enjoy picnics amidst breathtaking scenery, discover waterfalls and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Explore Portmeirion Village 

Lose yourself in the magical world of Portmeirion Village, a picturesque Italian-style village. Wander through colourful architecture, lush gardens, and enjoy the coastal views.

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Discover Gardens 

Marvel in the beauty of nature by exploring gardens like Bodnant Garden, where vibrant flowers, tranquil waterfalls, and scenic walks await. Find out more about incredible gardens across North Wales here.

Adventure Activities for the Thrill Seeker:

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Zip World 

Prepare for an adrenaline rush at Zip World Velocity, the fastest zipline in the world. Bounce Below offers giant trampolines in underground caves, while Zip World Caverns allows you to explore the depths of the earth. Throughout July we are offering one lucky person the chance to WIN two Zip World Velocity 2 Sunset Flight tickets AND two Zip World Sunset Fforest Coaster tickets! For your chance to win this incredible prize, get involved by entering your email here.

Outdoor Adventure 

Engage in exhilarating activities like hiking, or cycling along the stunning trails of the Llyn Peninsula, the North Wales coastline, the Isle of Anglesey and beyond.

Adventure Parc surfing


Ride the waves at Adventure Parc Snowdonia or Anglesey, where surfing, paddleboarding, and kayaking await. For the adventurous, try coasteering—a thrilling combination of swimming, climbing, and cliff jumping along the rugged coastline. Or, why not set sail on Llyn Tegid, the largest natural lake in Wales, and enjoy kayaking, windsurfing, or sailing?

Exciting Indoor Activities for Rainy Days:

Indoor Adventure Centers 

Take shelter from the rain at one of North Wales' indoor adventure centres. Climb walls at The Boardroom Climbing Centre, discover the wonders of Anglesey Sea Zoo or whizz down waterslides at SC2 in Rhyl.

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Explore Museums & Galleries 

Dive into history and culture at the National Slate Museum in Llanberis or browse art galleries such as Oriel Ynys Mon in Llangefni. These brilliant museums and galleries offer educational and entertaining experiences. For more ideas, download our Museums & Galleries brochure here.

Indoor Play Areas

Keep the little ones entertained at indoor play areas like Nova Adventure Play in Prestatyn or Infunity Soft Play Centre in Mold, featuring slides, ball pits, and endless fun.

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Virtual Reality and Escape Room Experiences 

Lose yourself in thrilling virtual worlds at VR arcades like Knightly’s Amusements in Towyn, or work as a team to beat mental and physical challenges in immersive-themed rooms at Xscape Rooms in Bangor - Find out more about Xscape Rooms here.

Go Below Underground Adventures 

Experience exciting half and full-day underground trips through abandoned mines, in the Heart of Snowdonia. You will encounter ancient artefacts, boat across forgotten deep blue lakes, climb rock faces, and abseil off ledges with the help of highly experienced guides. Go Below now also offers the deepest sleep experience in the world! Stay overnight a whopping 1,375 feet below the surface - find out more here. 

Unforgettable Experiences for Grown-Ups:

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Luxury Glamping Pods

Stay in luxury glamping pods and add a touch of comfort to your adventure. The award-winning Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts have teamed up with Seven Hire so you can try your hand at an exhilarating driving experience while staying in luxury, adult-only accommodation! Take to the open road in the iconic Caterham 7 Roadsport, the direct descendant of the car made famous in Patrick McGoohan's classic 1960s ITV TV series 'The Prisoner'. Find out more here.

Spa Breaks 

Indulge in blissful serenity with spa breaks in North Wales. Set amongst breathtaking landscapes, these rejuvenating retreats offer a haven for relaxation and wellness. Indulge in soothing treatments, from massages to facials, while soaking in the tranquillity of nature. Find your ultimate North Wales spa break here.

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Festivals and Events 

Don't miss local celebrations such as summer fayres, markets, food festivals, and outdoor concerts. Keep up to date with upcoming events here such as the huge headlining music acts in Colwyn Bay this July, including Ministry of Sound and Rag 'n' Bone Man - find out more here.

North Wales is a treasure trove of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural richness. This summer, seize the opportunity to explore this captivating region. 

Browse our accommodation listings and plan the perfect getaway today.




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