The summer holidays are here, and with them come cries of ‘I’m bored!’
Luckily, in North Wales you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a fab family day out. In fact, if you pack a picnic, you can have some superb free days out on the beach, exploring the countryside or heading to the mountains.
If you do want to do something a bit different, but keep the costs down, here are four days out that will cost you less than £20!
Great Orme, Llandudno
This can be as cheap as you want it to be. If you want to keep it free, take the path up from the West Shore, just behind St David’s Hospice. The views towards Conwy and Anglesey are spectacular.
There’s also the option of driving along the toll road, where there are places to pull in and take in the views, or if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take the cable car, which starts at £6.50 for a child.
Once you’re at the top, reward yourself with a cuppa and cake at the Summit Complex, and let the kids run loose on the playground. Make a full day of it by exploring everything else Llandudno has to offer, and visit the two beautiful beaches.
Abergele Adventure Trail, Abergele
Experience the woods and nature at its finest at the Abergele Adventure Trail – but be prepared to get muddy! Follow the trail around the woods, balancing on beams, climbing giant spider webs, crawling through tunnels and whizzing down slides before heading to the Harry Potter themed area!
Prices start at £8 per child over 3, with one free adult per paying child.
Greenfield Valley Museum Heritage Park, near Holywell
There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained here, no matter what age! The museum depicts daily life in farming and industry going back to Tudor times, and there’s lots to see and do.
There are play areas for the little ones, mazes and tree houses for the slightly bigger ones, and an excellent tea room for the biggest ones. Once you’ve finished in the museum, head out to the grounds, where there are the ruins of Basingwerk Abbey to explore!
A family ticket costs just £18.90, making it a pocket-friendly day out.
Dangerpoint, Talacre Beach
It’s always useful to have an indoor attraction up your sleeve for rainy days and Dangerpoint, at Talacre in Flintshire, is just the job! It’s a unique indoor education activity centre, with tickets costing just a fiver each.
Follow the trail and seek out the dangers you come across in everyday life to complete the quest. It’s perfectly located, so when the sun comes out you can head to nearby Talacre Beach to finish off a great day!