Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
- Porthmadog Gwynedd
- phone: 01766 516000
The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the World - being founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832.
Sunday December 23rd, and 'The Earl' leaves Porthmadog with the 10.30 Santa Special
The railway was built as a gravity and horse drawn line to transport slate from the quarries in the mountains around Blaenau Ffestiniog. As the slate industry flourished, so did the railway and the town of Porthmadog. Slates from Blaenau Ffestiniog were exported to ports all over the globe - many in ships built in Porthmadog.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns.
- Blaenau Ffestiniog Gwynedd
- phone: 01766 830 306
Llechwedd Slate Caverns of Blaenau Ffestiniog is part of a living, working slate mine still being worked to this day by Greaves Welsh Slate - since 1836.
We offer 2 unique underground tours that take you deep underground to explore the world of the Victorian slate miner. The temperature underground is an ambient 54F making the caverns ideal for a family day out - come rain or shine.
Plenty of all year surface facilities to enjoy - shop, cafe, slate workshop (with daily demonstrations) plus the Victorian Village (April-September) with its traditional tavern and old fashioned sweet shop.
Sygun Copper Mine
- Beddgelert Gwynedd
- phone: 01766 890595
Winner of the Prince of Wales award for tourism, Sygun Copper Mine is one of the wonders of Wales - a remarkable and impressive example of how our precious industrial heritage can be reclaimed, restored and transformed into an outstanding attraction.
GreenWood Forest Park
- Y Felinheli Gwynedd
- phone: 01248 671493
Voted Best Family Attraction in North Wales for 2012 and 2013, days out dont get much better than this! GreenWood Forest Park is set in 17 magical acres, where you will discover bags of woodland adventure, awesome attractions and forest family fun.
Tweedmill Shopping Outlets
- St Asaph Denbighshire
- phone: 01745 730 072
We have over 30,000 sq.ft. of fantastic bargains all under one roof. Stress-Free shopping at its best! Choose from our comprehensive range of Womenswear & Menswear, Shoes, Home Accessories and Gifts or why not take time to relax and enjoy a meal prepared by our resident chefs in Drapers Cafe-Bar or enjoy a snack in the Warehouse Cafe. Shopping trips and coach tours are always welcome.
Conwy Valley Railway Museum
- Betws-y-coed Conwy
- phone: 01690 710568
The Conwy Valley Railway Museum was originally formed by Alan Pratt in the early 70s with a small exhibition in one of the standard gauge bogie coaches. And the facility of a MK1 coach as a small Café providing tea, coffee and biscuits. The carriages being left on a section of one of the sidings in the old goods yard of Betws y Coed station.
Portmeirion Village and Gardens
- Portmeirion Gwynedd
- phone: 01766 772311
Portmeirion is a fairy tale Italianate village on the coast of Snowdonia with gardens, beaches, shops, restaurants and hotels. Open daily all year.
- Rhyl Denbighshire
- phone: 01745 344433
Rides and slides and pools and fun for every member of the family
Loads of seating - Mums & Dads, Grandma & Grandad, make yourself comfortable in the tropical warmth and RELAX
The Welsh Mountain Zoo
- Colwyn Bay Conwy
- phone: 01492 532938
Set in North Wales, high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery, its beautiful gardens are home to this caring conservation zoo. Roam the wooded pathways, relax on the grassy slopes and spend a lovely day learning about many rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world.
- Tal-y-Cafn Conwy
- phone: 01492 650460
Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, covering some 80 acres and situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.
The Garden has two parts. The upper area, around the Hall, consists of formal lawns and herbaceous borders, magnificent Italiante Terraces featuring buttressed walls and brick paths, curved steps and pergolas, the Pin Mill and Lily Ponds.
The lower area, known as The Dell is formed by the valley of the River Hiraethlyn and contains the Pinetum and Wild Garden, where 200-year old trees tower above azaleas, hydrangeas and hosters.
The season commences in March with wonderful displays of Magnolias and Camellias, and carpets with carpets of golden Daffodils. Gorgeous Rhododendrons and Azaleas flower profusely from mid April to late May, whilst the stunning 55 metre Laburnum Arch is a spectacular sight from around the third week of May until early June. Throughout the summer months the Garden looks delightful with colourful displays of roses, water lilies, clematis, eucryphia, hydrangeas and glorious herbaceous borders. This is followed by amazing autumn colours and berries in October.