Heritage sites, family attractions and stunning and diverse landscapes. Wide range of outdoor activities available, from stargazing to white water rafting.
Snowdonia National Park, North Wales
Tel: 01690 710426
Active and Sport, Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities, Science and Technology, Trips and Transport
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Teenagers, Under 5s
(free access to National Park; charges for parking, attractions and activities vary)
A hugely popular destination for families, Snowdonia National Park covers over 800 square miles of North Wales and offers exciting family attractions, fascinating heritage sites and a host of outdoor activities in breathtaking and varied scenery.
The landscapes vary from valleys and sandy beaches to forests, spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges. From castles, heritage steam railways and an Italian village to beaches, slate caverns and outdoor pursuits centres, there is something for all ages.
In 2015 Snowdonia was designated an International Dark Sky Reserve. Stargazers can enjoy fabulous views of the night sky thanks to efforts to prevent and reduce light pollution in the region. So choose a clear night, wrap up and enjoy a spot of stargazing. As well as countless stars, you may see planets, meteors and more. Visit the website of Snowdonia National Park to find some of the best places to see the stars and for a guide.
Begin your visit to Snowdonia by calling in at the Snowdonia National Park Information Centre in Betws y Coed, Conwy (LL24 0AH); the centre is open daily but times vary . You’ll find a wealth of information to help you make the most of days out plus exhibition Snowdonia, more than just mountains, a video/DVD show Flight over Snowdon and craft units. There are also Information Centres in Beddgelert, Gwynedd (LL55 4YD) and Aberdyfi, Gwynedd (LL35 0EE) – both these centres are open from Easter to October only.
Please see Snowdonia National Park’s website to find out more.