5 fantastic things to do in Anglesey with kids

5 fantastic things to do in Anglesey with kids

We are lucky to visit the beautiful Isle of Anglesey frequently. Anglesey is very family friendly so I thought I would share with you my top 5 things to do in Anglesey with kids, along with some suggestions of places to stay and eat. Anglesey weather might be as unpredictable as the rest of the UK but there are plenty of things to do whatever the weather. There really is something for everyone. From sandy coves, stunning beaches, pretty seaside towns to family-friendly attractions and days out. It’s also not far to travel to enjoy some days out in North Wales. So if you are thinking of a day trip to Anglesey or if you are going to Anglesey camping, read on.

 

Visit the beach

My kids love a day at the beach and I’m sure yours do too. Anglesey has miles and miles of stunning beaches. You really will be spoilt for choice. One day I will write a post on the best Anglesey 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. It’s one of Anglesey’s 6 blue flag beaches, the award given to beaches with high standards of water quality, cleanliness, safety and excellent facilities. Here you’ll find public toilets and more often than not a food and ice cream kiosk. Being a small cove it means children can not wander off far from sight easily,

 

Things To Do In Anglesey With Kids

Porth Dafarch beach cove

 

Treaddur Bay is a gorgeous stretch of sand with a lovely promenade to walk (or kids to scoot along). It’s great for families with one end where dogs are not allowed too. It’s another blue flag beach. As well as public toilets, there are a number of little shops selling food and beach essentials.  There is a play park across the road and a lifeboat station which my eldest enjoys watching the boats go out from. There are also a couple of nice places to eat The black seal and The sea shanty (which also has a ice cream parlour with delicious ice cream).

 

Things To Do In Anglesey With Kids

Treaddur bay beach

 

Things To Do In Anglesey With Kids

Stunning Treaddur bay beach, perfect for families.

 

Newborough beach is a stunning, sandy beach with views of Snowdonia. It’s another blue flag beach. As well as the beach, 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. I can’t wait until the girls are able to walk out to the island.

 

Things To Do In Anglesey With Kids

Newborough beach

 

Things To Do In Anglesey With Kids

Newborough forest from the beach

 

Things to do in Anglesey with kids

The beautiful Ynys Llanddwyn

What to do in Anglesey in the rain?

We love visiting Anglesey 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 playground 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 kids

Sea zoo, Anglesey

Visit 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 playground 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. They also have great activities on for children in the school holidays such as storytelling sessions.

 

Things To Do In Anglesey With Kids

Treehouse at Plas Newydd National Trust Anglesey

 

Things To Do In Anglesey With Kids

Menai Strait at Plas Newydd

Things To Do In Anglesey With Kids

Plas Newydd house

Go for  walk

Our favourite places to go for a walk with young children in Anglesey are The Dingle (Llangefni), Holyhead Breakwater Country Park and Penrhos Country Park. All 3 are very buggy friendly (scooter or bike freindly too) and suitable for little legs too. Paths are mostly flat and well sufaced.  If you have older children there are lots more walks you can do including climb Holyhead Mountain or explore the coastal paths which go all the way around the island.

 

Things to do in Anglesey with children

Holyhead Breakwater Country Park

 

Things to do in Anglesey with children

Penrhos country park

 

Things To Do In Anglesey With Kids

The Dingle

Take a trip to Beaumaris

I love Beaumaris. It’s a pretty little coastal town, possibly my favourite seaside 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. The paddling pool on the pier is a fantastic place for children to have fun on a warm day. My two love it. Don’t miss out on an ice cream from the Red Boat ice cream parlour either. The high street is full of beautiful independent shops.

 

Things to do in Anglesey with kids

Beaumaris pier

 

Things to do in Anglesey with kids

Beaumaris playground (next to the castle)

 

Places to eat in Anglesey

Our favourite family-friendly places to eat in Anglesey are The White Eagle at Rhoscolyn, The sea shanty (as mentioned above) and The oyster catcher at Rhosneigr. If you are looking for delicious ice cream then try either the sea shanty or the red boat ice cream parlour (which also does delicious lunches like delicious Dutch pancakes).

 

Where to stay in Anglesey

There are a lot of hotels in Anglesey as well as B&B’s, self-catering accommodation and campsites. So whether you are looking for a couple of nights away or a full week in Anglesey camping, you’re bound to find the perfect place for you.

 

Some links you might find useful for looking for things to do with children in Anglesey

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Or perhaps you’d like to read my review of a couple of North Wales attractions that aren’t far from Anglesey. Greenwood forest park is an eco adventure park that is so much fun. Another great National Trust is Penrhyn castle.

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45 Comments

  1. September 1, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Wow, you can definately cram in lots of activities around Anglesey. I have seen another post about this place and this will have to be put on our bucket list of places to visit.

    • Claire
      Author
      September 1, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      There is lots and even more if you add in nearby Nirth Wales.

  2. Alex
    September 1, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    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 😊

    • Claire
      Author
      September 1, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      I think I need to start a bucket list. There are so many places I’d love to go. I think I keep forgetting some!

  3. Becki
    September 1, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I’ve never been bit it looks amazing! We’ve just become NT members too, so we shall definitely have to add Anglesey to our adventures list!

  4. September 2, 2017 / 7:19 am

    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

  5. September 2, 2017 / 7:45 am

    Wow – I have to admit I know nothing about Anglesey but it looks lovely. Quite a trek from Devon but it would make a good road trip destination. Thank you #CountryKids

  6. September 2, 2017 / 8:44 am

    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

  7. September 2, 2017 / 10:54 am

    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

    • September 2, 2017 / 10:56 am

      Just spotted a hideous typo, I’ve used the wrong there! So sorry these things are really irritating!

  8. September 2, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Wow what a brilliant family holiday!!! The beach looks fab and we always love to visit an acquarium. I’m impressed by Plas Newyydd it looks so beautiful & that tree house would be so fun to explore!

  9. September 2, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    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

    • Claire
      Author
      September 3, 2017 / 1:25 pm

      I want to visit Pembrokeshire. We went once as a child. Anglesey is lovely though.

  10. rachel
    September 2, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    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!

    • Claire
      Author
      September 3, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      We are very pleased with our membership. We use it lots.

  11. September 2, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    We’ve never been to Anglesey but it does look so picturesque. I must plan a trip there soon.

    • Claire
      Author
      September 3, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      It really is picturesque

  12. September 3, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    It looks like there’s plenty to do and see For us it has to be the beach because we just don’t see it unless we go away #countrykids

    • Claire
      Author
      September 4, 2017 / 7:28 pm

      I do love a beach trip too.

  13. September 3, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    I’ve not been to Anglesey but what a beautiful place. And so much to do for children, you sound as though you had a wonderful time.

    • Claire
      Author
      September 4, 2017 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you, we always do.

    • Claire
      Author
      September 4, 2017 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you, I love that photo too.

  14. September 3, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I do love a good trip to Anglesey. We’ve been to Newborough and it’s beautiful. Pili palas was good fun too.
    #CountryKids

    • Claire
      Author
      September 4, 2017 / 7:26 pm

      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.

  15. September 3, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    We have just returned from a week in Wales and we had two amazing days in Anglesey! Beaumaris is my absolute favourite place, we had the best time there and can’t wait to go back!

    • Claire
      Author
      September 4, 2017 / 7:25 pm

      I love Beaumaris and we have a day there every time we visit.

  16. September 3, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    My neighbours have a holiday home in Anglesey, It’s not somewhere i’ve ever visited but it looks great, especially for little ones.

    • Claire
      Author
      September 4, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      It is great for families but also for anyone really.

  17. September 4, 2017 / 9:04 am

    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

    • Claire
      Author
      September 4, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      Newborough is gorgeous and so unspoilt.

  18. September 4, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    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

    • Claire
      Author
      September 4, 2017 / 7:23 pm

      I hope you get to climb Snowdon one day.

  19. September 4, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    What a superb post, so much information and Angelsey looks wonderful, I’d love to visit. Mich x #CountryKids

    • Claire
      Author
      September 4, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  20. September 5, 2017 / 10:17 am

    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

    • Claire
      Author
      September 5, 2017 / 10:55 am

      It truly is. You will not be disappointed.

  21. September 6, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    I’ve never been to Anglesey but will have to add it to my list of places to visit as it looks amazing. I love the look of the beaches and my girls would love the treehouse at Plas Newyydd 🙂 #countrykids

    • Claire
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 8:06 am

      The tree house is amazing.

  22. Steph
    September 6, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    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

    • Claire
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 8:07 am

      Thank you. It is a lovely place to visit.

  23. September 7, 2017 / 7:19 am

    I lived in Anglesey for a while. It’s a beautiful place. I love the look of the tree house at the national trust place. My kids would love that! #countrykids

    • Claire
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 8:08 am

      You can probably tell me if I’ve missed anywhere thats great fir kids then. The tree house is amazing for kids.

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