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Things to do for children ?

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Things to do for children ?

is there any activities for children, I know Trawsfynydd is small and i am expecting to have to travel but dont know any activities that are ok for children, I already have Porthmadog swimming pool for one of my days but have another 6 to fill and i have a 3 year old ?

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1. Re: Things to do for children ?

Plenty of ideas here;

http://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/search.php?county=north%20wales

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2. Re: Things to do for children ?

Go for a ride on the Ffestiniog Railway from Blaenau Ffestiniog. If you are not wanting to do the full journey to Porthmadog, break journey at Tan y Bwlch where there is a cafe and a good children's play area. It is possible to follow the nature trail down from the station to the lake at the bottom of the hill which you can see from the train.

http://www.festrail.co.uk/

Be warned steam railways can be infectious and you son may get the 'bug'!

If so there is also the Welsh Highland Railway (same website) which runs from Pont Croesor (a couple of miles from Porthmadog) to Caernarfon. Again if you don't want to do the full journey, break at Beddgelert and go and find Gelert's Grave (great story).

http://www.beddgelerttourism.com/gelert/

Further to drive there is the Llyn Padarn Lakeside Railway which is a gentle run beside the lake. (I wouldn't recommend Snowdon as the trains do get horrendously busy.)

http://www.lake-railway.co.uk/about_journey.html

If he likes castles, Dolbadarn Castle close by. This is free and open daylight hours.

http://www.castlewales.com/dolbd.html

The National Slate Museum is here, but he is probably too young for that.

I had wondered about Llechwedd Slate Caverns. The deep mine probably isn't suitable as it involves walking through underground tunnels in the dark and climbing down a steep ladder but the miner's tramway may be suitable.

http://www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk/

There is also Dolwyddelan Castle (entry charge).

http://www.castlewales.com/dolw.html

Criccieth has a ruined castle, 2 good beaches and Cadwallader's Ice cream.

http://www.castlewales.com/criccth.html

What about Portmeirion? There are small paths and steps between the houses which are a magnet to the little ones. Dredging the depths of memory I think they also have an adventure play area too (it might be worth emailing and asking). There are nice walks through the woods.

http://www.portmeirion-village.com/content.php?nID=6;lID=1

Going the otherway there is Coed y Brenin Forest which may have activities suitable for a three year old.

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/recreation.nsf/LUWebDocsByKey/WalesGwyneddNoForestCoedyBreninCoedyBreninVisitorCentre

There is Harlech Castle.

http://www.castlewales.com/harlech.html

There is the Fairbourne Railway

http://www.fairbournerailway.com/

As you have probably gathered daughter was very much into railways and ruined castles...

I've no experience of these but they may be worth checking out:

Fun Centre in Caernarfon:

http://www.thefuncentre.co.uk/frameset/index-frameset.html

Glasfryn Activity Parc

http://www.glasfryn.co.uk/index.htm

GreenWood Forest Park

http://www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk/

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