Llandudno in Wales is a beautiful and friendly seaside town that’s perfect for families and couples looking to get away from it all. With plenty of hotels in north Wales to choose from there is really no stopping you. You’ll find plenty of activities to keep you busy on your vacation, including these five family-friendly activities when visiting.
Walk on the Promenade
This historic seaside town is a great place to visit during summer. The long walkway provides an enjoyable way to spend time with family and friends while appreciating beautiful views of the sea and surrounding mountains. There are numerous shops and restaurants nearby should you get hungry or thirsty not to mention Llandudno Pier.
Do the Alice Trail
The famous children’s story Alice in Wonderland takes place in Llandudno. The author of Alice, Lewis Carroll, wrote some of his more famous books here—and as a result there are many activities for both children and adults based on Alice. One such activity is called The Alice Trail, which winds through various spots where parts of Carroll’s story took place. Why not look at visiting Dinas Island (the setting for much of Alice) or you take a walk along a trail that follows scenes from the book (such as visiting an area that was inspired by The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party).
Visit the Home Front Museum
The Home Front Museum celebrates those who fought in World War II and honors their contributions to keeping Britain safe. It’s a fun way to teach your kids (and yourself) about some important history. Kids can do a Mystery Bag scavenger hunt around town. Open year-round. Admission is free.
Visit the Great Orme Copper Mines
When you think of visiting mines to learn about history, you probably don’t think of using a funicular railway to climb one—but that’s exactly what makes Copper Mines such an interesting experience. The Great Orme Copper Mines date back almost 1,000 years and were worked until 1882; now they’re a national monument and nature reserve. Visitors can take a ride on the funicular to reach them, or hike up via footpaths from town. From there, guided tours are available for £3 per adult (children under 12 are free). Guided tours last around 50 minutes and include access to two mining sites: Little Orme Mine and Big Pit. Little Orme Mine is home to some of Britain’s oldest copper mining artifacts, including tools used by miners more than 700 years ago!
Take a Trip on The Great Orme Tramway
The Great Orme Tramway opened to great fanfare in 1902. The track runs from just above Little Orme Head (The Summit of The Great Orme) down to a lower terminus at Penrhyn Quarry on its way passing landmarks such as St. Tudno’s Church. At one time it was possible to continue past Penrhyn Quarry and connect with another tramway that ran up onto The Summit of The Great Orme itself. This section of track has long since been removed, but there are still remnants visible along what is now a hiking trail. Visitors can enjoy a ride on The Great Orme Tramway during its regular operating hours throughout most of the year. There are also special night time rides available during certain times of year. Additionally, visitors can purchase tickets for a self-guided walking tour that includes access to several points along The Great Orme Tramway route where you can get off and take pictures or simply enjoy some spectacular views.