5 fantastic things to do with children in Anglesey

5 fantastic things to do with children in Anglesey

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. 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
      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
      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. 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
      September 3, 2017 / 1:25 pm

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

  10. 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
      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
      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
      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
      September 4, 2017 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you, we always do.

    • Claire
      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.

    • Claire
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      September 7, 2017 / 8:06 am

      The tree house is amazing.

  22. 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
      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
      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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