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Weekend adventures

We've put together some suggestions for your weekend away in North East Wales.

Plan your perfect family holiday in North East Wales around a MythFest date and time to suit you.

 

 

Step one: Choose your MythFest and book your tickets.

Step Two: Book your accommodation, do you fancy camping, a B&B, a caravan or glamping - we've got it all.

Step Three: Fill up your itinerary making sure you leave time to just play and relax.

There are lots of exciting places to go and things to do in and around North East Wales. So in alphabetical order....

 

Abakhan, Holywell

Started by the Abakhan family in the late forties as a rug weaving business, now selling Fabrics, Yarns, Crafts, Sewing Accessories and Haberdashery. Enjoy the preserved old works buildings and Café with indoor and outdoor seating and playground. 

 

Adventure Trail, Abergele

AbergeleExplore beautiful woodland and experience nature at its finest with more than 40 fun challenges along the way. There are plenty of picnic areas along the way so, pack up a feast and enjoy fresh air and fun activities in a perfect family  

 

Afon Spa, Deeside Leisure Centre, Deeside

Afon Spa is the destination to escape stress, discover tranquillity and restore calm. Afon Spa creates an unforgettable experience, whether you visit on your own or with friends. It will exceed every expectation. The Spa includes the following: Juice Bar & Lounge, Beauty Treatment Rooms, Manicure & Pedicure Area, Rest & Relaxation Room and a Thermal Experience.

 

Afonwen Craft and Antiques Centre, Afonwen

Vintage and antique finds, gift shop, home accessories, daily craft demonstrations. and a fabulous restaurant. 

 

Alyn Waters Country Park, Wrexham

Alyn Waters is situated in the beautiful Alyn Valley. There are a variety of woodland, grassland and riverside walks throughout the Park helping you to explore the whole site. 

 

Apex Kart, DeesideOne of the largest indoor go-karting tracks in the UK. 

 

Basingwerk Abbey, Holywell

Substantial remains of Cistercian abbey, originally founded as a house of the order of Savigny in 1131, and remodelled in the thirteenth century and later.

 

Bodelwyddan Castle & Park, BodelwyddanExplore acres of parkland and rare World War 1 trenches, as well as a collection of the UK’S finest Victorian portraits in magnificent restored rooms. Cafe, a sweet shop, picnic site and an adventure play area. 

Bodrhyddan Hall, Rhyl

 

Bodrhyddan Hall is a Grade I listed building and has been the home of Lord Langford and his family for over 500 years. Set in several acres of stunning formal gardens and reclaimed woodland, the house is one of the few remaining family-owned stately homes in Wales.

 

Bridlewood Riding Centre, Prestatyn

Family horse riding from novice to experienced

 

Cae Dai 50s Museum, Denbigh

In the beautiful setting of a working farm in the Vale of Clwyd, the 1950's era museum is a unique collection. Featured, amongst other items are areas dedicated to crime, sport, music, classic cars and a varied assortment of room sets dating from the 1950's era.

 

Caer Drewyn, Corwen

An Iron Age hillfort overlooking a Roman settlement.

 

Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen

Step in our ancestors footprints, over 2500 years of history to uncover. 

 

Chester Zoo, Chester

15,000 animals, in 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens? 

 

Childrens Village and Drift Park, Rhyl

Rides and amusements, free children’s trail, paddling pool, playground, mini golf and fun on the beach. 

 

Chirk Castle, Wrexham

Continuously occupied for the last 700 years ago, Chirk Castle is the only one of Edward I’s Welsh castles still lived in today. This medieval ‘des res’ comes complete with tower and dungeon, award-winning gardens, views over nine counties and Offa’s Dyke at the bottom of the garden.

 

Clocaenog Forest, RuthinA wealth of wilderness

 

Dangerpoint,Talacre

Become a detective for the day and explore our interactive sets seeking out clues to complete your quest. Designed to include all the family, the Danger Detective Quest teaches you about safety in the real world via a tour of our realistic sets. After completing your quest, why not make a day of it and visit Talacre village and the award winning Talacre Beach.

 

Deeside Ice Rink, Evolution ExtremeDeesideskateboarders, BMX riders and in-line skaters, a 10 pole x 5 metre high indoor high ropes course, and a climbing tower and bouldering facility.

 

Denbigh Castle, Denbigh

A mighty 13th century castle sits above one of the largest and strongest set of town walls in Wales and was part of Edward I’s campaign. The fortress was so sturdy it survived attacks by Owain Glyndwr in 1400, the Earl of Pembroke during the Wars of the Roses, and Cromwell during the Civil War. Today it’s a bit easier to get in. Borrow the keys to the town walls from Denbigh Library and explore at your leisure, and enjoy views of the Clwydian Range while you’re at it. 

 

Dyffryn Clwyd Foot Golf, Ruthin

This is a wonderful family friendly course.  Other facilities include a licensed snack bar, children’s play area, tennis courts, golf driving range, crown green bowling and a family walk with spectacular views of the Vale of Clwyd.  There are toilets and changing facilities with disabled access if required.

 

Erddig, Wrexham

Erddig is a fascinating early 18th century country house reflecting the upstairs downstairs life of a family over 250 years. There’s a unique collection of servant’s portraits, furniture, textiles and wallpapers.

 

Flint Castle, Flint

Begun in 1277, one of the first castles to be built in Wales by King Edward I. It’s most impressive feature is a solitary round tower, isolated from the rest of the inner ward and seen in Shakespeare’s Richard II.

 

Geronimos Soft Play,Rhyl

State of the Art Childrens Adventure Playground with incredible 26' Drop Slide, large Astra Slide, great climbing and fun area with fireman's pole.

 

Gladstone Library, Hawarden

Gladstone’s Library, in Hawarden is Britain’s only Prime Ministerial library and the national memorial to the great Victorian statesman, and four times Prime Minister, William Gladstone. A lovely café and varied events programme.

 

Gop Cairn, Prestatyn

Step where we know Stone Age and Bronze Age people have walked, and buried their dead

 

Greenacres Animal Park, Deeside

Supervised animal petting area, and domesticated, zoological and wildlife animals and reptiles, funfair rides, tractor tours, pony rides and magical children’s shows.

 

Greenfield Valley, Holywell

An award-winning museum set in a 70-acre Heritage Park with woodlands, reservoirs, ancient monuments, reconstructed local buildings, farm animals, Toddler Tractor Heaven, the Mega Tower Maze and a Adventure Tree-house.

 

Gwrych Castle, Abergele

The beautiful Gwrych Castle was built between 1812 and 1822. It is run by a trust who work voluntarily to preserve the buildings and grounds. Great events and a lovely explore.

 

GYG Carting, Denbigh

Adrenaline packed outdoor kart racing for those 9 years and over

 

Hawarden Farm Shop, Hawarden

Farm shop, café, events, play area and trail.

 

Holt Castle, WrexhamRemains of a 14th Century strategic castle

 

Horsedrawn barge, Llangollen

Enjoy a boat trip on Llangollen Canal pulled by one of their gorgeous horses. Once you’ve enjoyed your trip why not stop in the Wharf tea rooms.

 

Jade Jones Pavilion,Flint

Indoor bowling centre, ten-pin bowling alley, café and licensed bar, and swimming pool

 

Jones the Boat, Llangollen

Take a trip on narrowboat Eirlys on the Llangollen canal 

 

Jump 2 It Deeside, Deeside

Jump 2 It in Deeside Boast’s over 50 trampolines including Jump walls, Double beds and a huge BIGAIRBAG! We have a café on site serving delicious Lavazza coffee, broad selection of cold drinks and a range of sweets and treats to choose from, as well as front row seating in the café area to spectate all the bouncers on the trampolines!

 

Llangar Church & Rug Chapel, Corwen

Built in 1637, Rug is a perfect example of a private chapel. Llangar Church is older, dating back to 1291 with some examples of wall paintings.

 

Llangollen Motor Museum, Llangollen

This lovely quaint museum is located by the canal in the World Heritage Site. It offers a nostalgic trip down memory lane with an impressive collection of motor cars, motorcycles and motoring memorabilia.

 

Llangollen Museum, Llangollen

Discover a little of the fascinating history of this unique area; from the Stone Age, through the Romans and the Normans and on into the last two centuries. You can find out about the people and places, stories myths and legends, shops and businesses and many other areas of the history of

Llangollen.

 

Llangollen Pavilion, Llangollen

Home of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, a festival held every year in the name of peace since 1946. It also hosts other events including an annual Fairy, Motorcycle and Food Festival.

 

Llangollen Steam Railway, Llangollen

Journey on a steam train, 10 miles through the picturesque Dee Valley to the town of Corwen. The line follows the River Dee, classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for its entire length.

 

Llangollen Whitewater rafting, Llangollen

White Water Active in Llangollen offer rafting, kayaking, climbing, abseiling, gorge walking, quad biking, paint balling, laser clay shooting and archery. Suitable for large parties, families or individuals. There is also a Riverside Cafe.

 

Llanrhaedr Springs, Denbigh

A sanctuary of tranquillity and calm. Our treatments have been designed to help rebalance the mind and body. 

 

Llyn Alwen, Denbigh

Cycle or walk around this quiet, stunning reservoir

 

Llyn Brenig, Denbigh

Walk, hire a bike, boat or fish this stunning reservoir

 

Loggerheads Country Park, Mold

Enjoy wheel friendly riverside trail, circular walk to the top of the cliffs or a longer walk to Devils Gorge. Lovely shop and Caffi Florence.

 

Marsh Tracks, Rhyl

A superb traffic-free arena of cycle sport. BMX race track with coaches on hand. You can hire road bikes or BMX machines in a range of sizes to suit age five upwards – plus helmets and knee and elbow pads. 

 

Minera Country Park, Wrexham

A fascinating glimpse into the industrial past of the beautiful Clywedog Valley.

 

Moel Famau Country Park, Mold

The high point in the Clwydian Range, Moel Famau is a great challenging family walk. With iconic Georgian Jubilee Tower at the summit it’s easily spotted, and after a bit of legwork to the top you’re rewarded with incredible panoramic views across Merseyside, the coast, Snowdonia and the Dee Valley. Keep a lookout for the locals; skylarks and rare black grouse are just two of the species at home in the open heather moorland.

 

Mount Wood, Denbigh

Beautiful walk and fabulous view of the Range

 

Nant Clwyd Y Dre, Ruthin

See the changing fashions in this house over seven ages - the oldest timber house in Wales. Children quiz and protected bats in the attic rooms.

 

Nant Mill Country Park, Wrexham

Discover the local wildlife and history of the Clywedog Valley or take a stimulating walk through splendid woods and countryside, this former corn mill is a great location for walkers or a family visit.

 

Nova Prestatyn, Prestatyn

Fun pool and soft play

 

One Planet, Ruthin

Coed Llandegla is 650 hectares of epic adventure waiting to happen. But you get to choose exactly how epic you want to feel. From the forest visitor centre with its award-winning café, you can strike out on a waymarked family walk such as the two-mile Black Grouse Trail or take a gentle ride around the reservoir. But if adrenalin is more your thing, you can tackle some of the best man-made mountain bike trails in the UK with routes for all levels from green to black – and a dedicated skills area so you can try out the obstacles before you commit.

 

Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham

Enjoy some contemporary and Applied Arts

 

Outpost Paintball, Chester

Outpost Paintball is based in a Cold War Anti-Aircraft installation with a new approach to paintball, featuring complex scenario game zones including WW1 themed trenches, the graveyard and a post- apocalyptic ‘ruins’ zone. Players must be ages 11 or over.

 

Planetree Adventure, All Areas

Organise and tailor-make activities such as; Kayaking, climbing, hiking, bushcraft, navigation etc.

 

Plas Derw Forest School, Northop

Outdoor family fun sessions and holiday club in the woods

 

Plas Newydd, Llangollen

A lovely historic house and gardens, former home of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby who captured the imagination of Regency society when they eloped from Ireland together to create this rural idyll by Gothicising their home. Beautiful landscaped gardens and river walk, cafe and exhibition room on site. 

 

Plas Teg, Wrexham

Plas Teg is a magnificent Grade 2 listed 17th century Jacobean mansion brought back to its former glory by the current owner. The house is reputedly one of the most haunted houses in Wales and is open to the public for ghost hunting every other Saturday evening.

 

Plassey, Wrexham

Artisan and speciality shops, panoramic views over the Dee Valley, enjoy a nature walk or practice your swing at the 9 hole golf course.

 

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen

Thomas Telford and William Jessop were legends of the Industrial Revolution. The jewel in the crown Pontcysyllte aqueduct, “the stream in sky”, towers 126 feet above the River Dee. Along with the rest of the canal have been awarded World Heritage Site status. You can walk, cycle or paddle 11 miles – starting at the Horseshoe Falls and finishing at Gledrid in Shropshire. Or you can hitch a ride on a canal boat.

 

Proadventure, All Areas

ProAdventure' is an established adventure holiday company.

 

Rhuddlan Castle, Rhuddlan

The highly strategic castle with a very bloody history

 

Rhug Farm, Corwen

A shopping and eating experience. With 70 varieties of cheese, their own award-winning organic meat produced on Lord Newborough’s 12,500 acre estate, and a Michelin Star-trained executive chef in the Bistro’s kitchen.

 

Rhyl Hortons Nose, Rhyl

Small children, and big kids of all ages will love exploring the sandy dunes of Horton’s Nose at Rhyl harbour and hearing the story of Larry the Lizard and his missing tail. It’s a wonderful way for children to find out more about the wildlife that inhabits this remnant of an ancient dune system that once stretched all along the North Wales coast.

 

Rhyl Marine Lake Miniature Railway, Rhyl

Marine Lake is perfect for watersports and crabbing. There are taster sessions throughout August in everything from sailing and canoeing to kneeboarding, waterskiing and wakeboarding Children’s environmental trail around the lake with interactive notice boards. Travel on this great miniature steam train around a fascinating saltwater pond

 

Rhyl Museum, Rhyl

This town centre museum tells Rhyl’s unique story. Fascinating exhibits span the centuries and include a Roman tile with markings of the 20th Legion; a model of Rhyl’s long-departed pier from 1880; a WWII Home Guard dummy practice rifle; and a ‘Miss Rhyl’ sash from 1939’s contest, the last one before the outbreak of WWII.

 

Rhyl Pavilion, Rhyl

See a show

 

Roman Bath House, Prestatyn

Sit back and imagine making plans to conquer more lands while in a communal bath

 

Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin

Three galleries of contemporary applied arts and resident artists

 

Ruthin Gaol, Ruthin

Explore the nooks and crannies of Ruthin Gaol- one of North Wales’s most fascinating buildings.

 

 

Safe and Sound outdoors,Llangollen

Come along and try Whitewater Rafting here in North Wales, we have one of the best rivers in the UK to raft on. Min age 8

 

SeaAquarium, Rhyl

Walk under the waves, see sharks, rays. conger eels and witness the wonders of the ocean and other sea creatures within their natural habitats. Sealion Cove is a specially designed marine theatre where these natural-born performers show off.

 

St Asaph Cathedral, St Asaph.

Reputed to be the smallest ancient Cathedral in Britain standing upon the historic warpaths of the Welsh princes with a rich and varied history. Magnificent architecture and stained glass windows. The Cathedral is a living working place of worship as well as a visitor attraction with regular services throughout the week.

 

St Winefride’s Well, Holywell

With an unbroken history of pilgrimage stretching back more than 13 centuries; kings, beheadings, miracles and healing waters

 

Techniquest, Wrexham

Science discovery centre – inspiring, challenging and engaging people of all ages. 

 

The Boardroom Climbing, Chester

Climbing venue with some beautiful blocs, lead and top rope lines providing over 1000m² of climbing.

 

Theatre Clwyd, Mold

Amazing selection of family shows and a great cinema

 

TNR Coaching, Chirk

Hire Kayaks or canoes, get dropped off in Llangollen then spend a wonderful family day paddling to the Boathouse. Stop for lunch at Trevor Basin before crossing the Aqueduct. And they’ll  design other adventures too.

 

Tweedmill Factory Outlet, St Asaph

Get your designer goods up to 50% off and enjoy the cafe

 

Ty Mawr Country Park, Wrexham

Ty Mawr has a farm setting near the Cefn Viaduct and River Dee in the beautiful Dee Valley. Feed some animals and watch others graze in the meadows. Have a picnic, take a short circular walk and let the kids play in the park.

 

Valle Crucis, Llangollen

Extensive remains of a Cistercian abbey, founded in 1201 and remodelled in the 14th century. 

 

Wales Coast Path, All Areas

At Flint Castle on the shore of the Dee you can walk – or pedal on National Cycle Route 5 – beyond the mouth of the estuary to wildlife-rich Gronant Dunes and on to the famous seaside resorts of Rhyl and Prestatyn.

 

Wepre park, Connahs Quay

Great walks, fabulous play area, space to run, walk through the remains of the grand estate of Wepre Hall and its attractive woodlands to the 12th century ruins of Ewloe Castle. Information about the park, our annual countryside events programme, and refreshments are all available at the Visitor Centre. 

 

Wild Bushcraft Company,AllCreate your own adventure by camping out under the stars and preparing your own food. Or join us for an afternoon of bushcraft activities and friendly competition, enjoying lots of fresh air and spectacular views of the North Wales hills. 

 

Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari

Family fun in the woods and holiday club  

 

Wrexham Museum, Wrexham

Discover the gateway to the history of Wrexham. A family-friendly gallery.

Immerse your family in the rich history, culture and traditions of North East Wales 

We love family adventures, discover; science, nature, art, history. Touch, artefacts, old books, ancient stones, rare plants. Smell, the fresh sea air, fallen leaves, spring flowers. Taste, welsh cuisine, real ale, scummy ice cream. Listen to our beautiful language, our uplifting song, breathtaking birds and whispering trees....

 

“The panoramic views from the summit of Moel Famau are breathtaking, and its a great achievable walk for all the family.”

“We love this part of Wales so much we've pitched our caravan for the season and now have our own affordable holiday retreat”

“It was so nice to have a meal and a pint of real ale in a proper pub and they were child and dog friendly too!”

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