Easter Holidays in North Wales

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Whether you own a holiday home in the area or are planning a short vacation, the Easter holidays are a great time to explore the beautiful natural wonders of North Wales, particularly the stunning Llŷn Peninsula and Snowdonia National Park.

These regions in particular are perfect for families and adults alike, with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained.

And what better way to enjoy your holiday than by staying at one of Pritchard Leisure’s five-star escapes, Madryn Castle and Sarnfaen Holiday Park.

Sarnfaen is located near the charming seaside town of Barmouth, while Madryn Castle sits at the heart of the iconic Llŷn Peninsula. Both parks offer comfortable accommodation and plenty of amenities, making them the perfect base from which to explore the region.

Morfa Nefyn, one of the many beautiful beaches on the Llŷn Peninsula close to Madryn Castle

 

One of the must-see attractions in the area is Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, which offers breathtaking scenery and a wide range of outdoor activities.

Whether you prefer hiking the many trails through mountains, lakes & waterfalls, or just want to drive through the picturesque landscape, it is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places to visit in the whole UK.

For those looking for a more relaxed pace, you might opt to visit Yr Wyddfa’s (Mt. Snowdon) summit via the diesel & steam powered Snowdon Railway, or make a visit to one of the many picturesque villages in the area such as Betws-y-Coed. Here, you can take a leisurely stroll along the River Llugwy or enjoy a picnic in the stunning Gwydir Forest.

For families with young children, a visit to the Green Wood Forest Park offers an exciting day out. This award-winning attraction offers a range of activities, including a treetop adventure course, a giant bouncy pillow, and a rollercoaster through the forest.

And for even more adrenaline filled activity, why not make a trip to Zip World where you can enjoy zip lining, underground canyoning, go-kart racing and plenty more.

Green Dragon Roller Coaster at Green Wood

 

Another must-see area in North Wales is the Llŷn Peninsula, an officially designated Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) renowned for its beautiful beaches and rugged coastline. Families can enjoy a day out at one of the many stunning beaches, such as Porth Neigwl, Porthdinllaen & Morfa Nefyn, Abersoch and Aberdaron or explore the stunning countryside on foot or by bike.

The Llŷn Coastal Path is well-signposted and meanders the entire Llyn coastline, allowing you to explore every hidden cove and beach.

For adults, a visit to the charming town of Criccieth is a must. Here, you can explore the ruined castle or take a stroll along the promenade, taking in the stunning views across Cardigan Bay.

Evening sunset at Criccieth Castle

If castles are your thing, North Wales is home to some of the finest examples including Harlech, Beaumaris, Caernarfon & Conwy castles, which were all royal strongholds created by King Edward I in his efforts to bring Wales under English rule. The result, both individually and collectively, is widely considered the finest surviving example of late thirteenth-century military architecture in Europe.

If you’re looking for a more hands-on experience, why not try your hand at water sports? The Llŷn Peninsula offers a range of water sports, including surfing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. There are plenty of operators in the area offering lessons and equipment hire, so you don’t need to be an expert to give it a go.

Whilst holidaying in North Wales, many people also enjoy cycling and there are a number of fantastic routes to follow. Two of our favourite websites for checking the national cycling network & planning routes are Sustrans and Cycling UK. A great way to explore this part of the country is to combine a cycle route with a train journey, for example you can cycle from the Llŷn Peninsula to Barmouth and then return by train.

 

From both Madryn Castle and Sarnfaen Holiday Park it is also easy to make day trips by car to some of the other highlight areas of North Wales, including the Isle of Anglesey, Conwy, Llandudno, Portmeirion and Lake Vyrnwy.

In the evenings, enjoy a relaxing meal at one of the many fantastic local restaurants or pubs. The region is renowned for its fresh seafood, lamb and beef, so be sure to try some of the local delicacies while you’re there.

Check out individual blog pages for Sarnfaen and Madryn Castle for our recommendations tailored for each of these destinations.

The Potted Lobster in Abersoch

 

Overall, spending the Easter holidays in North Wales is a fantastic experience, with plenty of activities to suit all ages and interests. And with Pritchard Leisure’s holiday parks,  Madryn Castle and Sarnfaen,  offering comfortable accommodation and plenty of amenities, it’s the perfect base from which to explore all that this stunning region has to offer.

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