Sometimes we found as a big family to have a base with a holiday home and then research trip advisor and find out what is good closer so a couple of years ago in the big summer holidays we booked in to the park resorts holiday camp in north wales were we stayed in an average caravan with entertainment pass.
On leaving the caravan site, walking across the road through another site led you to a path next to the beach and sea, if you turn right up that path and walk for around 2 hours you will come to Rhyl. Rhyl is a little seaside town with rides on the front pier, that could do with an update, it has a stream of arcades and then many shops like you would see in a town centre.
On our second day at the holiday park we decided to go to Bodelwyddan castle and park. It was a quick drive and there was loads to go. The house itself was cheap enough to get entry to and there was lots to look at especially the games room where they had dress up costumes and many activities for adults and kids to try including a scene where your head is cut off, all with different angles. The outdoor play area is also fun and the zip wire is the fastest and most fun zipwire we have ever been on (for the big kids that is).
On our third day we drove to Llandudno which again was around half hour. We parked the car on the front strip next to see and walked down to the pier. On the pier they have open top bus trips around the place. We got one to Conwy and went all around Conwy castle. The kids enjoyed going up the turrets and getting really high and apparently the views were magnificient, it is well worth a visit. We then walked around Conwy town trying to find the smallest house in the UK, we even cheated and looked to google for help but still couldn’t locate it. The town of Conwy is beautiful, clean and probably the perfect place to retire. We didn’t have time to do the other stops on the bus as had to get back for the car but there are some other animal parks and things to do.
We did a year after go back to the middle of wales and the bottom of Snowdonia to a place called Bala but we were very disappointed that you had to drive about 40 minutes to everywhere so it wasn’t a great base, however we did one day out go to Caernafan Castle which again was a lovely castle, lots to explore and many things to climb and look out over. Wales seems to have the best castles, especially better than any we see in West Yorkshire.
Our next trip hopefully will be down the south of wales to see what is down there for the kids and us to do as a family.