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North Wales boasts dramatic landscapes and gorgeous countryside; making it a stunning weekend retreat or full-on holiday. With activities to suit all ages and abilities, there’s so much for the whole family to do.

North Wales is known as the adventure capital of Europe, and is full of activities and experiences to suit every level of adrenaline junkie, including Surfing at Snowdonia Adventure park, Zip World, Bounce below and a Forest Coaster. There are also  many traditional cultural events, historical exploration and heritage sites to explore.


So, whether you want to unwind or be active, make this the year you visit North Wales and stay with at

Forge Cottage at Escape To The Stables.


Forge Cottage is ideally located to explore North Wales and Cheshire. There is an abundance of amazing activities for small and big kids!

For the kids:

Manorafon Farm Park: Manorafon Farm Park offers a fantastic opportunity to interact with friendly farm animals, go on tractor rides, and explore nature trails. Visit Manorafon Farm Park

Welsh Mountain Zoo: Located amidst stunning views and beautiful gardens, Welsh Mountain Zoo is home to rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world. Visitors can learn about wildlife conservation while enjoying a day out. Visit Welsh Mountain Zoo

Chester Zoo: With over 20,000 animals and 128 acres of zoological gardens, Chester Zoo offers an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Explore diverse habitats, attend informative talks, and get up close to incredible wildlife. Visit Chester Zoo

Greenwood Park: Voted the best family day out in North Wales for seven years running, Greenwood Park features the world's only people-powered coaster and an indoor play area called the Enchanted Wood Barn. It's perfect for both sunny and rainy days. Visit Greenwood Park

Pili Palas Nature World: Pili Palas Nature World is a fascinating attraction where you can encounter butterflies, pythons, meerkats, and other incredible creatures. Additionally, there's an adventure park and indoor soft play area for endless fun. Visit Pili Palas Nature World

Gypsy Wood: Gypsy Wood offers a range of delightful experiences, from encountering butterflies to pythons. Discover nature trails, explore play areas, and enjoy a scenic miniature train ride. Visit Gypsy Wood

Manley Mere: Experience outdoor adventure and relaxation at Manley Mere in Cheshire, England. Enjoy water sports, land activities, scenic walks, and a lakeside café. Perfect for creating memories with family and friends. Visit Manley Mere

Crocky Trail: Experience a unique outdoor adventure at the Crocky Trail. This thrilling trail features various obstacles, including rope bridges, slides, and a zip wire, providing endless excitement for kids and adults alike. Visit Crocky Trail

Ice Cream Factory and Soft Play: Indulge in delicious ice cream and let the kids have a blast at the soft play area. It's a perfect combination of treats and entertainment for a fun-filled day. Visit Ice Cream Factory and Soft Play

Blue Planet: Explore the wonders of the underwater world at Blue Planet, a popular aquarium and conservation centre. Get up close to fascinating marine creatures and learn about their habitats and conservation efforts. Visit Blue Planet

Boulder Hut: Boulder Hut is an indoor climbing centre that offers exciting challenges for climbers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, it's a great place to test your skills. Visit Boulder Hut

Paradise Island Adventure Golf: Paradise Island Adventure Golf is a tropical-themed mini-golf experience that provides hours of fun for the whole family. Putt your way through waterfalls, caves, and tropical landscapes. Visit Paradise Island Adventure Golf

BeWilderwood: An enchanting treehouse adventure park where kids can explore and have fun in a magical woodland setting. Discover treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, and more. Visit BeWilderwood

Anglesey Sea Zoo: Anglesey Sea Zoo showcases the incredible diversity of sea life around Anglesey, Wales. Explore exhibits featuring native species, including seahorses, lobsters, octopuses, and sharks. There are also interactive touch pools and daily talks. Visit Anglesey Sea Zoo

Xplore Science Discovery Centre: At Xplore Science Discovery Centre you can discover the wonders of science including unravelling the mysteries of space and technology. Visit Xplore Science Discovery Centre


North Wales offers a delight for the senses, with amazing sights. There are so many ways to explore, by bike, on foot, by boat, by train, or by car.

eBike Escapes: Explore the beautiful landscapes of North Wales with eBike Escapes. Rent an electric mountain bikebike and enjoy an eco-friendly adventure through stunning trails and scenic routes. Visit eBike Escapes

Llan E-Bikes: Discover the beauty of North Wales on an electric bike from Llan E-Bikes. Explore the stunning landscapes, historic sites, and charming towns at your own pace. Visit Llan E-Bikes

Hire a day boat - Llangollen: Cruise along the picturesque Llangollen Canal on your very own boat and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding countryside. It's a relaxing and unique way to experience the beauty of North Wales. Visit Llangollen Wharf 

Horse Drawn Boat trips - Llangollen: Experience the charm of a horse-drawn boat trip along the Llangollen Canal. Sit back, relax, and let the gentle pace of the horses guide you through the tranquil waterways, offering a peaceful and nostalgic journey. Horse Drawn Boat trips - Llangollen

Mountain Goat: Embark on guided sightseeing tours starting from Chester, exploring the wonders of North Wales and the Lake District. Let the experts take you on a memorable journey through breathtaking landscapes and iconic landmarks. Visit Mountain Goat

Fairbourne Miniature Railway: Enjoy a delightful steam train ride from Fairbourne to Barmouth, soaking in the beautiful views as you pass along the shores of Cardigan Bay. It's a charming and nostalgic experience for visitors of all ages. Visit Fairbourne Miniature Railway

Rhyl Miniature Railway: Hop aboard a steam train and take a ride around Rhyl Marine Lake. Enjoy the scenic views and the nostalgic atmosphere as you chug along the miniature railway, creating lasting memories for the whole family. Visit Rhyl Miniature Railway

Bala Lake Railway: Discover the beauty of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) from the comfort of a historic steam train. Journey through the picturesque Welsh countryside and experience the nostalgia of railway travel. Visit Bala Lake Railway

Great Orme Tramway: Take a ride on the Great Orme Tramway in Llandudno, one of the steepest cable-operated tramways in the world. Ascend to the summit of the Great Orme and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding coastline and mountains. Visit Great Orme Tramway

Snowdon Mountain Railway: Embark on a remarkable journey to the summit of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. Hop aboard the Snowdon Mountain Railway and enjoy a scenic ride while taking in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Snowdonia National Park. Visit Snowdon Mountain Railway

Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway: Step aboard the historic Ffestiniog Railway and embark on a scenic journey through the stunning Snowdonia National Park. Experience the charm of steam trains and breathtaking landscapes. Visit Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway

North Wales Golf Trefnant: Tee off at North Wales Golf Trefnant, a picturesque golf course offering stunning views and challenging fairways. Perfect for golf enthusiasts of all skill levels. Visit North Wales Golf Trefnant


White water rafting, canyoning, inland surfing, caving, rib riding and zip wiring are just a few adrenaline fuelled  activities on offer whilst the mountains, golf courses, coast line and open green spaces for walking, cycling, hiking are perfect for relaxation and wellbeing.

Adventure Parc Snowdonia:

The UK’s first inland and man-made surfing lagoon, Surf Snowdonia is perfect for eginners and advanced surfers, guaranteeing you waves every few minutes to hone your skills on! Also on site is 'Adrenaline Indoors', comprising of one of the longest artificial caving courses in the world, ninja assault course, zip wire and the UK’s only kicker flight slide. And last but not least, 'Outdoor Adventures', which includes a zip line across the surf lagoon, climbing wall, pump track, gorge walking and mountain biking. Visit Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Coasteering on the beautiful island of Anglesey: 

It’s about rock-hopping, shore-scrambling, swell riding, cave-exploring and yes, cliff-jumping. It’s a great way to develop confidence! Visit Anglesey Pursuits

The National White Water Centre North Wales

Enjoy the thrill of natural white water rapids on the River Tryweryn, located in the Snowdonia National Park. Age 10+ Visit the National White Water Centre

Menai Bridge RibRde:

RibRide is an exhilarating experience travelling across the the Menai Strait waters, before accelerating at the fastest speed possible from zero to scream on this white knuckle adventure ride. Visit Menai Bridge RibRide

Mount Snowdon:

View the jaw dropping and breathtaking mountain range and the highest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon. For experienced climbers there are six different challenging paths to conquer this 1,085 metre (3,560 feet) giant. There is also a train which ascends to the top, to enjoy the spectacular views. Visit Mount Snowdon


Zip World is home to extraordinary adventures set in 3 stunning locations within North Wales.

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda

Penrhyn Quarry is now home to the fastest zip line in the world, Velocity 2, where you can fly 500m above the bright blue quarry lake. Visit Penrhyn Quarry

Zip World Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog

At Slate Caverns you can zip 1890m from half the height of Snowdon or enjoy Bounce Below, and Caverns, the most incredible underground adventure zip line and adventure course. Visit Zip World

Zip World Fforest, Betws-y-Coed

Close to Betws y Coed, a host of forest adventures and foodie delights await. Choose from the Fforest Coaster, Treetop Nets, Tree Hoppers or Zip Safari adventure courses – plus Europe’s highest giant swing, Skyride! Visit Zip World

Anglesey Boat Trips: Embark on a thrilling adventure with Anglesey Boat Trips, exploring the stunning coastline, spotting wildlife, and discovering hidden gems. Visit Anglesey Boat Trips

Anglesey Riding Centre: Experience the joy of horse riding at Anglesey Riding Centre, with 5 miles of private bridleways catering to riders of all levels. Visit Anglesey Riding Centre

Other Attractions:

For the big kids North West Wales offers a treasure trove of attractions. Discover the artistic wonders at Oriel Glasfryn Gallery, savor the spirits at Conwy and Aber Falls Distillery and Penderyn Distillery, and explore the captivating sites of Llangollen, Beaumaris, Sygun Copper Mine, and Portmeirion.

Vale Vines Wine Tours: Indulge in a delightful wine tasting experience with Vale Vines Wine Tours, uncovering the flavours of North Wales. Visit Vale Vines Wine Tours

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery: Appreciate the finest Welsh art at the family-run Oriel Glasfryn Gallery, showcasing a diverse range of original artworks. Visit Oriel Glasfryn Gallery

Conwy and Aber Falls Distillery: Experience the charm of Conwy town, stroll its quaint streets, and enjoy a tasting adventure at the distillery, offering award-winning gins, liqueurs, and single malt whisky. Visit Conwy and Aber Falls Distillery

Penderyn Distillery: Uncover the art of whisky making at Penderyn Distillery, where award-winning Welsh spirits are crafted with precision. Visit Penderyn Distillery

Sygun Copper Mine: Descend into the depths of Sygun Copper Mine and discover its intriguing tunnels, stunning underground chambers, and rich mining heritage. Visit Sygun Copper Mine

Llangollen: Delight in the picturesque town of Llangollen, nestled in the Dee Valley, renowned for its scenic beauty and historic sites. Visit Llangollen

Beaumaris: Explore the historic town of Beaumaris with its medieval castle, charming streets, independent shops, and stunning views of the Menai Strait. Visit Beaumaris

Portmeirion: Experience the enchanting Italianate village of Portmeirion, famous for its unique architecture, beautiful gardens, and stunning coastal views. Visit Portmeirion


Betws y Coed: Nestled in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, Betws y Coed is a picturesque village renowned for its natural beauty, charming stone bridges, and enchanting woodland trails. Discover the allure of this outdoor lover's paradise. Visit Betws y Coed



Step into a world of enchantment and history with the remarkable castles of North West Wales. From the grandeur of Denbigh and Conwy to the allure of Rhuddlan and Gwyrch, these fortresses offer a glimpse into Wales' captivating past.


Denbigh Castle: Explore the rich history of Denbigh Castle and immerse yourself in its impressive architecture. Visit Denbigh Castle


Conwy Castle: Step back in time at Conwy Castle and marvel at its majestic towers and medieval walls. Visit Conwy Castle


Rhuddlan Castle: Discover the strategic significance of Rhuddlan Castle and enjoy panoramic views from its battlements. Visit Rhuddlan Castle


Gwyrch Castle: Visit the enchanting Gwyrch Castle, famous for hosting "I'm a Celebrity." Explore its grounds and relish its fairy-tale ambiance. Visit Gwyrch Castle

Lakes and Beaches

Indulge in the coastal beauty and serene lakes of North Wales. From the lively shores of Rhyl and Prestatyn to the peaceful lakes of Bala, Brenig, Alwen, and Geirionydd, these destinations offer a paradise of sand, water, and natural splendor.

Brenig: Discover the tranquil beauty of Llyn Brenig, where you can enjoy fishing, watersports, and scenic walks in the heart of the stunning Denbighshire countryside. Visit Brenig


Bala Lake: Experience the charm of Llyn Tegid, or Bala Lake, the largest natural lake in Wales. Enjoy water activities, lakeside walks, and breathtaking views of Snowdonia. Visit Bala Lake

Alwen: Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of Llyn Alwen, a picturesque reservoir surrounded by woodlands. Enjoy peaceful walks, birdwatching, and stunning views of the Welsh countryside. Visit Alwen

Geirionydd: Explore the beauty of Llyn Geirionydd, a hidden gem nestled in the Gwydir Forest. Enjoy peaceful walks, fishing, and soaking in the tranquility of this charming lake. Visit Geirionydd


Rhyl Beach: Enjoy a day of fun in the sun at Rhyl Beach, with its sandy shores, lively promenade, and a range of family-friendly activities. Visit Rhyl Beach

Prestatyn Beach: Take a relaxing stroll along Prestatyn Beach, with its stunning dunes and panoramic views of the Irish Sea. Visit Prestatyn Beach


Talacre Beach: Experience the beauty of Talacre Beach, known for its picturesque lighthouse, golden sands, and tranquil atmosphere. Visit Talacre Beach


Colwyn Bay Beach: Discover the charm of Colwyn Bay Beach, offering a delightful mix of sandy shores, picturesque promenade, and stunning views. Visit Colwyn Bay Beach


Llandudno North Shore Beach: Relax on the pristine sands of Llandudno North Shore Beach, framed by the iconic Great Orme and the Victorian elegance of the town. Visit Llandudno North Shore Beach

Llandudno West Shore Beach: Embrace the tranquility of Llandudno West Shore Beach, with its sweeping views, sand dunes, and opportunities for leisurely walks. Visit Llandudno West Shore Beach


Deganwy Beach: Enjoy a peaceful retreat at Deganwy Beach, offering panoramic vistas of the Conwy Estuary and the stunning backdrop of Snowdonia. Visit Deganwy Beach


Conwy Morfa Beach: Discover the unspoiled beauty of Conwy Morfa Beach, a serene stretch of sands bordered by the magnificent Conwy Castle and the estuary. Visit Conwy Morfa Beach


Aber Falls Beach: Discover the secluded beauty of Aber Falls Beach, nestled at the foot of the majestic Aber Falls waterfall. A hidden gem for nature lovers. Visit Aber Falls Beach


Cable Bay Beach: Discover the unspoiled beauty of Cable Bay Beach, a hidden gem on the Anglesey coastline. Enjoy stunning views, sandy shores, and peaceful surroundings. Visit Cable Bay Beach


Rhosneigr Beach: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Rhosneigr Beach, known for its fantastic surf, beautiful sands, and breathtaking sunsets. Visit Rhosneigr Beach

Trearddur Bay: Explore the scenic Trearddur Bay, offering a picturesque sandy beach, crystal-clear waters, and opportunities for water sports and coastal walks. Visit Trearddur Bay

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