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Free Things to Do in North Wales This Summer

Have you booked yourself a caravan holiday in North Wales this summer but aren’t sure what there is to keep the family entertained? Well, if you are staying at the Plassey there is no need to worry as there are lots of facilities for you to take advantage of – such as the heated indoor swimming pool, the Welsh Castle themed play park, the Games room, the fishing ponds and over 2 miles of nature trails through the surrounding farmland. However, we appreciate that you may want to venture outside the parks boundaries every now and again, and so we have pulled together a list of some of the brilliant activities that have been planned in North Wales this summer – and the best bit is they are all FREE!



One of the top tourist spots in North Wales, Anglesey’s County Council has pulled out all the stops this summer and organised not one, not two but five family fun days at different spots around the island. Characters from ‘Cei Bach’, a popular welsh children’s programme, will be appearing in Amlwch, Llannerch-y-medd, Menai Bridge, Brynsiencyn and Gwalchmai on certain dates throughout July and August.

There are also free swimming and fun days at Amlwch Leisure Centre throughout the summer holidays (with an Anglesey Leisure Card) – including water polo and mat sessions.



The local nature reserve at Rhos on Sea, Bryn Euryn, will be holding a free wildlife event around the theme of the ‘magical moths of Bryn’ on Saturday, July 30th from 10 am until 11 am. Your children can also discover the magic of rock pools with a free session exploring the honeycomb worm reef at Llanddulas on Thursday, August 7th. There is also a woodland walk scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 3rd Pwllycrochan Woods Local Nature Reserve at Colwyn Bay.

If these don’t take your fancy, how about taking part in the National Play Day at Eirias Park on Wednesday, August 3rd, from 12 pm to 4 pm. It is open for 5 to 12 years old, and parents are welcome to either stay with their child or have a few hours peace and collect them later.



Communities First and Dechcrau’n Deg are running a family fun morning on Friday, July 22nd, including arts and crafts, face painting and a bouncy castle – at the Community Youth Centre in Bangor. At the same time that this is taking place, there will also be a free sports session at the same place, which will be based on an Olympic theme. Sticking at the Youth Centre, there will be Groundworks staff running arts and crafts, den building and messy play session on Wednesday mornings for the whole of August.

Storiel, which is the Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, is also offering free arts and crafts sessions making pictures and toys from rubbish, and these sessions will take place every Tuesday afternoon during the school holidays.



Wrexham is the closest large town to Plassey and has lots of things to keep the children entertained over the summer. For example, the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre and Wrexham Library have joined forces to offer children the opportunity to take part in ‘Roald Dahl Wednesdays’ which are themed around his book The BFG.

There will also be sports and games aimed at 8 to 14-year-olds on offer at the Ponciau Banks playground on Tuesday, July 26th at 1 pm. There is also a great opportunity for your children to learn Tennis with some free sessions offered by Acton Park Tennis Court on the same day. Or, you could top up their education by joining them on a free tour of Bersham Ironworks on August 4th at 2 pm.


These are just some of the amazing activities you could participate in if you are thinking about caravan holidays in North Wales this summer. To find out more about Plassey Holiday Park, our facilities and park activities, please call us on 01978 780 277 or send us an email to enquiries@plassey.com But hurry, pitches are filling up fast!

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