There is SO much to do in North Wales. We especially hope you will walk and we keep some maps in the cottage. Be careful… Wales has REAL mountains! Don’t be misled by the fact that Snowdon has a railway and a cafe on the top… there are lots more wild and wonderous walks. Below is just a taste of ideas to give you a flavour of what is on offer. A car will be extremely useful.

For all the Family

Bala Lake

For watersports, walking, and fishing. Bala also houses the National White Water Rafting Center.


(26 Miles) Built over a Slate mine, this is the longest zipwire in the UK… over 1 mile long! Book online in advance. Also underground trampolines in the slate caverns (Book separately… on a different day!)



The Bala Lake Railway is 5 miles away, or go further afield to the Festiniong Railway in the heart of the park. There are several other steam railways in the area.

Penllyn Leisure Centre

(In Bala) Swimming pool, with a water slide and a spa for adults to relax as well.

Surf Snowdonia

(33 Miles) An incredible place! They built a surfing center out of an old quarry and even the Californians are impressed. If you can’t surf, try jumping on the “Blob” – it’s hilarious.

King Arthur’s Labyrinth

(28 Miles) Take a trip deep under the mountains.

Castles & Museums

Harlech Castle

(35 Miles) One of my favourite castles and no need to pre-book. There are LOADS of othercastles around as well, including the remains of a few in Bala.

Llangollen Motor Musuem

Not what you would expect to find in the beautiful town on Llangollen. I haven’t been there yet though… I get distracted by less techincal attractions.

Walks and Parks

Caerau Gardens

(In the village) Open Thursday to Monday, Easter and Summer. Woods, Trampoline, Cafe, Kids’ Fort & Zipwire to play and imagine.


(40 Miles) Often very busy in the summer. Get there early! There is also a train up from Llanberis, but you MUST book long in advance.

In the Cottage

TV & WiFi

Free of course. We know sometimes kids (and adults) can’t live without it. We also have a DVD player and a few films. 


Our policy is “Take a book, but leave a book”… so the books change with the guests.


A bunch of rainy day board games


Anyone in your party have a bit of musical talent? If not, we have a “Guitar for Dummies” book there as well.