When visiting North Wales you tend to think of heading to the beach, taking in some breathtaking scenery or perhaps climbing one of the many mountains we have to explore. But sometimes the weather gets the better of us and it begs the question of what indoor activities is there to do for kids in North Wales or What can we do with the kids in a rainy day in North Wales?
Well Luckily enough there a some great activities around our Hotel in Porthmadog.
Well who doesn’t love a giant trampoline? Bounce below is one on the areas biggest tourist attractions. With huge nets suspended in an underground slate mine this is an awesome escape from the rain! There are various nets suspended at different heights and slides between the different levels! There is lots of coloured lighting to add some extra drama to the dramatic surroundings. This is suitable for children from the age of 7 upwards whom are accompanied by an adult.
Glasfryn Park May be known for its numerous outdoor activities such as kayaking, Quads, Go karts and wake boarding but when the rain starts to flow theres an indoor area with Ten pin bowling and a soft play! And if the rain stops the Go Karts are waiting outside!
Beacon Climbing Centre
Kids just love climbing don’t they? The Beacon Climbing Centre is has over 15 different indoor crazy climbing challenges and prices start from £13 (correct at time of print feb 2020).
Redline Indoor Karting
Also located on the Cabin industrial estate near by the Beacon Climbing Centre Redline offers go carting with the added luxury of being indoors! You can check out their facebook page for unto date information
Anglesey Sea Zoo
Claimed to be the largest aquarium in Wales the Anglesey Sea Zoo is located just outside the village of Brynsiecyn. There is approximately 40 tanks featuring countless species including flat fish, jelly fish, sea horses, lobsters, Sharks and sea rays. Once your finished you can pop next door to Hallen Mon and pick your self up some of the finest sea salt in the world!
What Visit to the area is complete without a trip on the Ffestiniog Railway? It is the oldest surviving railway company in the world! It doesn’t matter what the weather is doing once your onboard, sunshine or rain the scenery is truly spectacular!
Now owned by the National Trust Penrhyn Castle is simply astonishing. Originally a medieval fortified castle dating back from 1438 the building has evolved with the present building being created between 1822 and 1837. However there are parts of the old building still in existence including a spiral staircase and a vaulted basement. The Castle cost the Pennant family some £150,000 to build back in the day. Thats equivalent to some £49.5 Million in todays money! The house has some amazing features and even houses a bed commissions specifically for Queen Victorias 1859 visit which weighs over 1 tone!
Kids just love a good soft play! We have 2 reasonably close by the first “Drai Bach / Little Dragons” in Bleuna Ffestiniog and the other “Y Den” in Pwllheli. We like each for different reasons. Draig Bach is located in a former chapel and has 4 levels of play areas. It has been immaculately clean on all occasions we have visited, They serve good coffee and good food. The kids love the fact the soft play is 4 floors high and its beautifully cool in the summer but on the down side it can be quite cold in there in the winter if your sat down watching the kids who are oblivious to the cold whilst running around and 4 floors up in the warmth!
Pili Palas nature world is a wonderful venue for families when its raining it offers plenty of indoor space with plenty to see. They have bugs, and reptiles, butterflies, parrots, rabbits, guinea pigs and so much more. If the rain stops there is a small farm yard and plenty of outdoor climbing frames and peddle park. It also features a huge softly area with a cafe which is always a bonus to burn off that energy!
Get arty at piggery pottery! Lots of pottery items to paint, let your kids imagination and artistic skills run wild while you relax and have a cuppa in their cafe!