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5 fantastic things to do with children in Anglesey

August 30, 2017

We are lucky to visit Anglesey frequently. It’s a beautiful place to visit and very family friendly so I thought I would share with you my top 5 things to do with children in Anglesey. There is something for everyone. From sandy coves, stunning beaches, pretty seaside towns to family friendly attractions and days out.

Visit the beach

You really will be spoilt for choice. One day I will write a post on the best beaches but for now, I’ll just list a few for you. Porth Dafarch is great for rock pools and small enough when you have young children. It’s also popular with Kayakers.

Things to do in Anglesey with children

Treaddur Bay is a gorgeous stretch of sand. Great for families. There is a play park across the road and a life boat station which my eldest enjoys watching the boats go out from.

Things to do in Anglesey with children

Things to do in Anglesey with children

Newborough beach is a stunning, sandy beach with views of Snowdonia. We also enjoy exploring the forest here and before we had kids we loved walking out to Llanddwyn island. My absolute favourite spot on Anglesey.

Things to do in Anglesey with children

Things to do in Anglesey with children

Things to do in Anglesey with children

Rainy day?

We love visiting the sea zoo on a wet day. This is a fantastic aquarium featuring sea life that you find around the British Isles. There is also a lovely play ground and crazy golf if the weather is dry. We also visited Pili Palas a few years back (we must go back as I believe it is even better now) and I believe there is soft play in Holyhead (but we’ve never been). There are lots of leisure centres where you could go swimming on a wet day. We’ve been to Holyhead leisure centre a few times.

Things to do in Anglesey with children

Plas Newyydd (National Trust)

This was a new place for us this year as we’ve just joined the National Trust. It’s a real gem though. There is a fantastic play ground in the woods, croquet set on the lawn, buggy friendly walks and the tree house is magical to our 4 year old. If you are a National Trust member, this really is not one to be missed. If you want to find out more, I wrote a full review earlier this year – Plas Newydd, a fantastic family day out.

Plas Newydd Family friendly National Trust Anglesey

Easter weekend in Anglesey

Go for a walk

Our favourite places to go for a walk with young children are The Dingle (Llangefni), Holyhead Breakwater Country Park and Penrhos Country Park. All 3 are very buggy friendly and suitable for little legs too. If you have older children there are lots more walks you can do including climb Holyhead Mountain or explore the coastal paths.

Things to do in Anglesey with children

Things to do in Anglesey with children

Things to do in Anglesey with children

Take a trip to Beaumaris

I love Beaumaris. It’s a pretty little coastal town. There is a tiny pebble beach but this isn’t a problem as there is also an outdoor paddling pool, 2 play parks (the one by the castle is particularly good and has been renovated this year), a pier which is popular for crabbing and Beaumaris castle. Don’t miss out on an ice cream from the Red Boat ice cream parlour either.

Things to do in Anglesey with children

Things to do in Anglesey with children

There are many more places that we love to visit. I could tell you all about our favourite family friendly places to eat, beaches, days out in Anglesey and North Wales and much more. Let me know if there is a specific post you would like in the comments. I’d also love to hear from you if you have any suggestions of things to do with children in Anglesey.

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  1. Oh wow Anglesey looks beautiful! Think I’ll need to add it to our UK bucket list (honestly that list is growing out of control!) Great pics and post 😊

  2. We used to stay in Abersoch back in the seventies, and we loved going to Anglesey. We haven’t taken H yet (apart from to Llanfairpwyllgwyngll etc for an obligatory photo stop) – I’m tempted to head back. We always had such fabulous family holidays in North Wales, it’d be good to try a different area, but still close by! #countrykids

  3. Anglesey looks like a fantastic place to visit. I love how you can see the mountains in the background of your photos. I have to admit to have not being there but I did go to Holyhead once to catch a ferry to Ireland. #countrykids

  4. I’ve not been to Anglesey since I was a child but I have fond memories of going their. I remember the lovely beaches and I’m sure there was an old woollen mill we visited, but I am really digging deep now. It does look beautiful and very family friendly. The National Trust properties are always a good day out and I like the sound of Beaumaris.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  5. We’ve just got back from Pembrokeshire and were only saying that we would like to go to Anglesey on our next holiday. This has made me want to go even more, the beaches look amazing and we are NT members so that would be perfect for us too x

  6. Anglesey looks like a lovely place to visit with lots to do. That tree house looks like fun! I have been thinking about becoming a member of the National Trust as they have many places we would enjoy. Newborough beach with views of Snowdonia, i would love to visit here one day!

    1. Love Newborough so much. Pili Palace was lovely. Maybe we’ll take both girls next year. I think my eldest was about 2 when we visited.

  7. Great post. I love Anglesey, it’s where my hubby comes from. Newborough is a favourite of mine but there’s so many lovely places for us to still discover that I’d like to take the children to. Your post has made me ant to plan another visit! #CountryKids

  8. I’m desperate to visit north wales – with my main aim to climb Snowdon – one day I will achieve this. Anglesey looks so picturesque and the beaches captured my attention straight away. It really does look like a great place to visit #CountryKids

  9. Wow – what beautiful pictures of such a stunning place! Those beaches!
    Angelsey is now on my list of future staycation locations – thanks so much #countrykids

  10. Wow – such a fantastic list of places to visit in Anglesey! I have never been but heard so many good things about this place, I must take the girls some day. Looks and sounds pretty amazing! #countrykids

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