Here is just a little taster of some of the great, family & dog friendly attractions you can visit whilst in North Wales. Summer is around the corner and the warmer days are here so get out and about, and enjoy some simple, fresh, fun with your loved ones!
Conwy Water Gardens
Conwy Water gardens is such a lovely family day out – especially if the sun is shining! The best bit is, it is dog friendly and free!! However, there is a donation box if you want to contribute to the upkeep of these beautiful gardens. Pretty & interesting nature trails, three lakes, a play park for the children & lovely little surprises along the way. Look out for the giant’s shoes! You will see all manner of wildlife, ducks, chickens, and there is even an aquatic centre where you will no doubt find Nemo! I hear the Dutch Pancake House is pretty special too!
Walking up Mount Snowdon
I may be a tad biased living at the foot of Snowdon, however I just do not think you can beat it for a great day out! It may be a more natural attraction however it is definately an attraction you cannot afford to miss if you are visiting this stunning area. There are 7 routes up the mountain, ranging from the Snowdon Ranger path which is ‘relatively‘ easy to Grib Goch which is most definately ‘difficult’ and should only be attempted by experienced, well equipped mountain walkers. So long as you a fairly fit and well, you should be able to find a route to the top that suits your ability. Our favourite is the PYG track which is very popular as the views are stunning at every twist & turn. Go on, pop it on your bucket list! If a tiring walk sounds like too much for you, take the train instead! (dogs are not allowed on the train).
Sygun Copper Mines, Beddgelert
Who would have thought copper mines would be dog friendly? Well, this one is! Give consideration to the metal fire escape stairs that fido will have to contend with though. It could get tricky trying to carry a Great Dane down the steps! Go on an underground journey and discover an exciting underground adventure!
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Greenwood Forest Park
This is a great family attraction and is dog friendly (if they are kept on a lead). This outdoor activity centre has something for all the family. Hop on board the world’s only people powered rollercoaster, whizz down the bumpy slides, try your hand at archery, play on the children’s park, or take a wee drive in the lunar park on a moon buggy. The choice is yours – there is plenty to pick from!
Llanberis Lake Railway, National Slate Museum & Quarry Hospital
The cute little steam engines toots its horn and takes you on a five mile return journey alongside the lake, right in the heart of Snowdonia, past the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle and past Llanberis’ twin lakes. Dogs are allowed, small extra charge, Stopping for a while at Cei Lleydan, a tranquil place ideal for a lakeside picnic, and at Gilfach Ddu, where you can visit the National Slate Museum or spend some time in the gift shop & cafe. Whilst here, visit the quarrymen’s houses, still furnished & decorated as though the men have just left for work. From here, take a five minute walk to the old quarry hospital which still stands today, laid out as though still in operation, with original artifacts, and really transports you to a time long gone. The mortuary with stone slabs is still there too, and you can explore both for free! Dogs are allowed in (on a lead), and there is usually a bowl of water by the door