SNOWDONIA WITH A 7 YEAR OLD BOY

(13 Posts)
henryscatoscar Tue 19-Jul-16 15:22:11

HI, we're going to snowdonia middle of august for a week with our son. any tips on stuff to do? we will be near Betws-y-Coed

thanks

Paul

mrsmortis Tue 19-Jul-16 15:49:10

This: www.zipworld.co.uk/adventure/detail/bounce-below

Tuiles Tue 19-Jul-16 15:54:04

Greenwood Forest Park
Bounce below
Snowdon
Llanberis & the slate museum
Electric mountain
Beddgelert
Aber falls
Caernarfon castle

cestlavielife Tue 19-Jul-16 16:40:27

the above plus

bodnant gardens national trust (more fun than you think, great jungly type walk to bottom of the valley plus they run activities )
plas newydd NT -frisbee golf in gardens
llandudno pier arcades etc plus boat trips
penrhyn castle NT check events on
betws y coed itself
walk round cwm idwal www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carneddau-and-glyderau/trails/cwm-idwal-walk or just do the first bit scrambling up rocks -fun

Mov1ngOn Tue 19-Jul-16 16:41:35

Oooh I want to take 8 and 6 year old next year so lurking with intent ;)

henryscatoscar Tue 19-Jul-16 20:05:00

hi,
many thanks for the tips.

for Bounce below. Did you find it OK? I was thinking you might get lots of out of control adults bouncing into kids and being a nightmare?

cheers

feetlikeahobbit Tue 19-Jul-16 20:09:37

and this surfsnowdonia.co.uk/

smaiwa Wed 20-Jul-16 08:37:40

Beaches at Llandanwg (near Harlech) and Borth y Gest (near Porthmadog) (park in the village and follow the path around the headland) are the hidden gems.
Ffestiniog Railway is the best of the small steam trains.

cestlavielife Wed 20-Jul-16 17:04:22

bounce below is fine lots of space so you can find a quiet spot

smaiwa Wed 20-Jul-16 23:26:55

Forgot to mention- Dolwyddelan Castle- very close to Betws and just off the A470 south. Small but perfectly formed, nice walk up the hill and not a gift shop in sight.

EarlGreyTeaPlease Sun 24-Jul-16 09:02:35

There is s lovely lake walk around llyn Idwal. Park at Ogwen cottage on the A5 and follow the path that goes up behind the visitors centre / kiosk. You can just go round the lake or if you are feeling a bit more adventurous climb up the Devils kitchen at the back of the lake. It looks more difficult than it is. Another easy walk is to Aber falls waterfall. It is up near the A55. There is a car park through the village and you walk from there. It's not that far and when you get there kids love paddling in the river.
When we went to bounce below it was great. We went to their earliest slot which meant for the first half hour it was quiet before the people for the next time slot came in. Even then it wasn't too busy.
Hope you have a great time.

SweetPea79 Sun 24-Jul-16 09:04:25

Climb Tryfan
Is the dry ski slope still there??
Pony trekking

Gizlotsmum Sun 24-Jul-16 09:07:13

There is a little shop near the station complex which has giant bubbles.. Great fun and the bottles last ages! Alpine coffee shop is fab and on the station so can watch the trains. Lots of lovely local walks and waterfalls. seashell beach is fab for collecting shells ( not so great food and drinks wise)

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