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.
Treaddur Bay is a gorgeous stretch of sand. Great for families. There is a play park across the road and a lifeboat station which my eldest enjoys watching the boats go out from.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some links you might find useful for looking for things to do with children in Anglesey
Find out more about:
- all the coastal paths
- Anglesey sea zoo
- Places to play in Anglesey, a great booklet featuring some of the places I mentioned and many more (including a map with lots of play grounds).
- Pili Palas
- Holyhead soft play
- Anglesey leisures centres
- Red boat ice cream parlour
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