Family holidays Wales, UK

Happy children make for happy family holidays in the UK. We know all the parental tricks, too, about what children like. Other kids to play with.  Short travel times. Playgrounds. Anything involving animals. Wi-fi (crucial for teenagers). A decent Plan B, in case it rains. Ice-cream. Wetsuits. And we know that it’s often the simplest things that make children happy. Give them a beautiful beach and a sunny day, and make a UK family holiday they’ll remember forever.

Llyn Gwynant, Snowdonia

Family canoe adventures

No whitewater, no problem: find inspiration for destinations to dip a paddle together.

Lots of people at the Cader Idris summit on a busy bank holiday in Snowdonia

Mountaineering for kids

Climbing a Welsh mountain can be perfectly safe for kids, if you follow a few simple rules.

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Raining, we've covered it

It rains sometimes. No big deal. We’ve got loads of indoor attractions.

Celtic Manor Hotel, Newport

Celtic Manor for families

The Celtic Manor is the perfect place for a family weekend break.


3 days family fun in Snowdonia

An activities tour of Snowdonia allows you to share the fun for the ultimate family holiday.

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Mawddach Trail

Family fun bike rides

No traffic, no sweat: find inspiration for relaxed cycles you can all tackle together.

Cardiff Festival

Free family attractions

Mountains, beaches, the views – they’re all on the house. So are these attractions.

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Barbecuing mackerel on the beach caught sea kayaking off the coast of Pembrokeshire

Catch me if you can

A family fishing trip from Tenby was the highlight of Charles Williams’ summer holiday – even if the rest of the family caught more than he did!

A train running alongside Bala lake

Bala family breaks

A lake surrounded by mountains, rich in culture, Bala is ‘real’ Wales at its very best.

People enjoying Castle Beach in Tenby

Toddler friendly beaches

Children love beaches, so here are 10 that are both easy to enjoy, and easy to reach.