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Snowdonia for families

Snowdonia: The Perfect Staycation

If you’re like us and want a bit of adventure on your family holiday then Snowdonia is the perfect place. Beautiful beaches, mountains, ruins to explore, great food, no crowds… no other people really! I am truly smitten with Snowdonia.

Check out our Holiday Guide to the South West & Wales and be sure to pack your Outdoor Adventure Guides when you visit!

swimming in Snowdonia
some of the best wild swimming in the UK

Things to do in Snowdonia with kids

Here we share our favourite things to do with kids in Snowdonia.

1. Rock Pooling

Rock pooling at Borth Wen Beach followed by a pint at the brilliant Ty Coch Inn

taking a walk on the beach in Snowdonia

2. Diving & Coasteeing

Rock diving into the sea at high tide from sandy Porth Ysgo beach. On our way home we found a local fisherman who sold us some freshly caught lobster for our BBQ that night… living the dream!

3. Bothying

This was a brilliant adventure for all of us staying in a small, remote hut with only the mountains and the cows (oh, and each other!) for company. The type of thing you occasionally stumble across on a walk and think ‘wouldn’t it be cool to stay there’ – well sometimes you can!!

4. Hikes and Wild Swims

The stunning Cwm Llan and Merch falls – ideal for a hike rewarded by multiple swim spots along the way. Check out our top tips for getting kids out walking (and maybe even enjoying it!)

5. Post industrial landscape

The numerous quarry lakes and old mining ruins scattered all over the place. A reminder of Snowdonia’s industrial past and brilliant opportunity to explore and swim.

There were so many cool places that every day was a different adventure and we can’t wait to go back.

How do we plot our adventures? Using a map and the awesome series of Wild Guides which share the best, secret spots to explore across Wales. We take it with us whenever we visit somewhere new! Grab a copy here.

*I have used and enjoyed the Wild Guide book series for years and I hope you will too. Though I take an affiliate commission for each book sale from my website, this helps cover the running costs of Go Wild Go West.