Chelsea’s Guidebook Wales

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Chelsea’s Guidebook Wales

Children’s Attractions in Snowdonia
Trawsfynydd Holiday Village has a children's adventure play area, located in the middle of the village. It includes a slide, swings for both babies and bigger kids, a small climbing wall, various balance beams, a small football pitch, a basket ball hoop and a couple of picnic benches. There are also lots of child friendly attractions in and around Snowdonia. Many of the attractions listed on our Castles, Caves and Mines, Tree Top Courses, Steam Railways, Adventure Activities and Rafting & Kayaking pages are great for children. Here we list those children's activities that are primarily designed with children in mind.
Ffestiniog Railway is about 20 mins by car from our holiday village. It runs between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog and if you prefer, you can travel just half way and walk around Llyn Mair or feed the ducks from the picnic area. The railway has various events throughout the year including Interactive days, Food on the move, Vintage days, Jazz Trains, Halloween and Santa Trains, and also offers Footplate rides. Photo Credit: Bob Bloodworth.
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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
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Ffestiniog Railway is about 20 mins by car from our holiday village. It runs between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog and if you prefer, you can travel just half way and walk around Llyn Mair or feed the ducks from the picnic area. The railway has various events throughout the year including Interactive days, Food on the move, Vintage days, Jazz Trains, Halloween and Santa Trains, and also offers Footplate rides. Photo Credit: Bob Bloodworth.
The Welsh Highland Railway now runs between Porthmadog and Caernarfon meaning passengers can now combine the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway journeys and travel from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Caernarfon - some 40 miles of narrow-gauge steam. If you are just taking this train, then from Porthmadog (20 minutes drive from our village) it crosses the Glaslyn Estuary flatlands to Pont Croesor, home to the RSPB's Glaslyn Osprey Project, then after passing Hafod y Llyn it goes through the famous Aberglaslyn Pass to Beddglert. From here you pass Pitts Head Summit and Rhydd Du before heading to Caernarfon Castle. The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is also in Porthmadog has various events throughout the year including Halloween and Santa Trains.
Welsh Highland Railway Russell Tearoom
The Welsh Highland Railway now runs between Porthmadog and Caernarfon meaning passengers can now combine the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway journeys and travel from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Caernarfon - some 40 miles of narrow-gauge steam. If you are just taking this train, then from Porthmadog (20 minutes drive from our village) it crosses the Glaslyn Estuary flatlands to Pont Croesor, home to the RSPB's Glaslyn Osprey Project, then after passing Hafod y Llyn it goes through the famous Aberglaslyn Pass to Beddglert. From here you pass Pitts Head Summit and Rhydd Du before heading to Caernarfon Castle. The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is also in Porthmadog has various events throughout the year including Halloween and Santa Trains.
Talyllyn Railway runs from Tywyn to Nant Gwernol. From the holiday village it's best to pick up the train at Abergynolwyn (40 minutes by car) and ride down to the coast to spend the day on the beach at Tywyn. Events include a vintage Rally weekend, children's Duncan Days, Victorian days, Race the train day, a Murder Mystery Train, and various Christmas Trains. This BBC film from Weatherman Walking shows some of the trains & walks around Abergynolwyn.
Talyllyn Railway
Talyllyn Railway runs from Tywyn to Nant Gwernol. From the holiday village it's best to pick up the train at Abergynolwyn (40 minutes by car) and ride down to the coast to spend the day on the beach at Tywyn. Events include a vintage Rally weekend, children's Duncan Days, Victorian days, Race the train day, a Murder Mystery Train, and various Christmas Trains. This BBC film from Weatherman Walking shows some of the trains & walks around Abergynolwyn.
The Snowdon Mountain Railway leaves from Llanberis (1 hour to drive) and takes you to the "Rooftop of Wales" with its recently opened Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre, Hafod Eryri. The centre has stunning views, refreshments and mountain interpretation. Pre-booking is highly recommended as it is very popular. Also in Llanberis is the Llanberis Lake Railway, which runs along the shores of Lake Padarn and also has various events during the year including a teddy Bears Picnic and Santa trains.
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Snowdon Mountain Railway
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The Snowdon Mountain Railway leaves from Llanberis (1 hour to drive) and takes you to the "Rooftop of Wales" with its recently opened Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre, Hafod Eryri. The centre has stunning views, refreshments and mountain interpretation. Pre-booking is highly recommended as it is very popular. Also in Llanberis is the Llanberis Lake Railway, which runs along the shores of Lake Padarn and also has various events during the year including a teddy Bears Picnic and Santa trains.
Come and enjoy: World Crazy Indoor Golf 8-hole Indoor World Crazy Golf – Putt your way around mini replicas of the World's most beautiful landmarks! 6 Lane Scalextric Track Vrrr! Vrrr! Vroom! – Get up to top gear with our 6-lane Scalextric racing track R/C Boating Lake and R/C Mini Car Racing Track Radio-Controlled Boating Lake and Radio-Controlled Mini-Car Track. Sail your yacht into the wind! G-Scale Railway G-Scale Model Railway. Follow its journey from indoors to outdoors... and around the rockery! Mini Dragster Track Mini-Dragster Track. Three, two, one, go, go, go...... Model Shop to be opened in Summer 2014 'It's a Small World' Model Shop will be opening in Summer 2014 and will sell radio-controlled car parts and Scalextric cars The Bridge Café The Bridge Café serves teas, breakfasts, cakes and light lunches etc. Next door to It's a Small World is: The Cave-In Crawl into the winding, rising, bending tunnel and escape to the peaceful world of (artificial) caving, or alternatively, battle it out noisily with laser guns! Exhibition 2014: 3D Jigsaw Journey Amaze at these elegant 3D Jigsaw landmarks - Free Entry! Suits all ages The Bridge Café We serve lovely teas, breakfasts, cakes and light lunches and more...
It's a small world
Come and enjoy: World Crazy Indoor Golf 8-hole Indoor World Crazy Golf – Putt your way around mini replicas of the World's most beautiful landmarks! 6 Lane Scalextric Track Vrrr! Vrrr! Vroom! – Get up to top gear with our 6-lane Scalextric racing track R/C Boating Lake and R/C Mini Car Racing Track Radio-Controlled Boating Lake and Radio-Controlled Mini-Car Track. Sail your yacht into the wind! G-Scale Railway G-Scale Model Railway. Follow its journey from indoors to outdoors... and around the rockery! Mini Dragster Track Mini-Dragster Track. Three, two, one, go, go, go...... Model Shop to be opened in Summer 2014 'It's a Small World' Model Shop will be opening in Summer 2014 and will sell radio-controlled car parts and Scalextric cars The Bridge Café The Bridge Café serves teas, breakfasts, cakes and light lunches etc. Next door to It's a Small World is: The Cave-In Crawl into the winding, rising, bending tunnel and escape to the peaceful world of (artificial) caving, or alternatively, battle it out noisily with laser guns! Exhibition 2014: 3D Jigsaw Journey Amaze at these elegant 3D Jigsaw landmarks - Free Entry! Suits all ages The Bridge Café We serve lovely teas, breakfasts, cakes and light lunches and more...
Discover all about these gentle, majestic animals in our family friendly adventure. This is a truly wonderful interactive experience. You will get the opportunity to interact and handle one of our friendly llamas. Our Llama experience lasts approx 1 1/2 hours. You will be greeted by your expert guide who will give an interesting talk about these amazing animals. You will than have a llama handling lesson where you will learn how to walk and interact with your llama. Once you have had a practice you will go on a peaceful, enjoyable trek . During the trek you can admire the spectacular scenery with your llama walking companion. After the trek its time to try your skill at some llama agility! Experience first hand how intelligent and graceful Llamas are as you try your hand at llama agility - a first in the UK! ​ There are plenty of photo opportunities- in fact our llamas are natural posers and love to have their picture taken! An fantastic, fun experience for the whole family (children must be accompanied by an adult at all times)
Black Rock Llamas
Discover all about these gentle, majestic animals in our family friendly adventure. This is a truly wonderful interactive experience. You will get the opportunity to interact and handle one of our friendly llamas. Our Llama experience lasts approx 1 1/2 hours. You will be greeted by your expert guide who will give an interesting talk about these amazing animals. You will than have a llama handling lesson where you will learn how to walk and interact with your llama. Once you have had a practice you will go on a peaceful, enjoyable trek . During the trek you can admire the spectacular scenery with your llama walking companion. After the trek its time to try your skill at some llama agility! Experience first hand how intelligent and graceful Llamas are as you try your hand at llama agility - a first in the UK! ​ There are plenty of photo opportunities- in fact our llamas are natural posers and love to have their picture taken! An fantastic, fun experience for the whole family (children must be accompanied by an adult at all times)
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