10 top family attractions in Llandudno and Conwy

Looking for some top attractions for family fun in and around Llandudno and Conwy? Family bloggers the Family Adventure Project give us their top 10.

  • High speed zipline at Zipworld in Bethesda, Bangor, North Wales
    Zipworld, Bangor, North Wales by Family Adventure Project

    Is a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s my daughter shooting over my head at 70mph. Just a few miles from Llandudno, in Penrhyn slate quarry in Bethesda, the fastest zip wire in the northern hemisphere offers an adrenaline-filled experience. Dressed like an astronaut you literally fly down a cliffside and over a deep lake. Enjoy dad or gran’s expression of panic crossed with exhilaration as the kids blast through the clouds above their heads. 

  • An airborne male skier at Llandudno Ski Slope
    Llandudno Ski Slope, North Wales

    Could there be a better location for a dry slope than the Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre on the Great Orme? As you bomb down this substantial slope with the immovable granite behind you and the tidal bay in front, you can’t fail to appreciate the view. We had a family ski lesson and were snow ploughing in no time. For a different kind of rush, try the toboggan run, then warm up later in the alpine bar. 

  • Great Orme Tram heading up to the summit
    Great Orme Tram, Llandudno by Family Adventure Project

    There are two fun ways of getting up the Great Orme if you don’t fancy walking. The first is the Great Orme Tramway, which has been going since 1902. And the second is the cable car. We enjoyed a gentle ride uphill in the cable-hauled tram. If you’ve the time visit the bronze age Copper Mines, or enjoy the view of Anglesey and Snowdonia. And then why not take the cable car back down for some awesome views of the coastline.

  • Alice's story chair and toadstool chairs in the Happy Valley, Llandudno
    Happy Valley, Llandudno by Gerald Lane

    If you have young children who need to run around, there are all kinds of opportunities to do this in Llandudno at places like Bonkerz Fun Centre or Bodafon Farm Park. Or you could keep it simple (and free) by heading up to Happy Valley; a delightful mash up of rockery and gardens. Your kids can play in and around the bandstand while you picnic, sunbathe or snooze. Whatever you do, it’s hard to be a grump in this charming little open air spot.    

  • http://www.alicetowntrails.co.uk/

    Family using a trail map to explore the Alice Town trails

     by Alice Town Trails

    Did you know Llandudno helped provide the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland? A series of tours can be enjoyed informing you of the connections of Alice in Wonderland to Llandudno. Join in the experience that starts outside the Tourist Information Office in the main street either by using a trail Map or downloading ‘White Rabbit’ and ‘Alice’s Looking Glass’ App’s. You’ll be rewarded with snippets of information, random Alice quotes, and the kind of nonsense you’d expect from a hatter who loves a tea party. And you’ll definitely be ‘late… for a very important date’. Great fun. 

  • Llandudno's Vintage Tour Bus on a sightseeing trip around the town
    Llandudno's Vintage Tour Bus by Family Adventure Project

    While in Llandudno why not leave your car at your hotel and explore the coast in a different way? If you like a bit of nostalgia you can board a bus into the past while enjoying some of the sights of the present. The Vintage bus goes around the perimeter of the Orme in an hour long tour with commentary. But if it’s sunny you might prefer to take the open top hop on/ hop off sightseeing bus to Conwy. 

  • A view along Llandudno Pier at sunset

    Llandudno Pier, North Wales

     by Karen Ann Jones

    If you like to be beside the seaside and love tradition then the ornate Victorian pier at the end of Llandudno’s promenade is an absolute must. There you’ll find many traditional treats like the helter skelter, the amusement arcade and the pub at the end of the pier. Our kids did cartwheels along the wooden slats while we sat on a bench and took in the view of the bay. 

  • Catellations at Conwy Castle, Llandudno
    Conwy Castle, North Wales by Family Adventure Project

    If you were a princess and you searched the land for a decent place to lay your golden locks, you’d be hard pushed to find anything better than this. Conwy Castle is a picture book castle, with turrets, towers and castellations by the handful, and a town wall you can walk on too. Panoramic views of the bay are the reward for a steep circular climb up a turret (or two.) There’s a challenging kids’ trail too. 

  • Smallest house in Great Britain, on Conwy Quay

    Britain's smallest house, Conwy, North Wales

    If you were an elf and you searched the land for a decent place to lay your pointy ears, then this is the house you’d choose to live in. But if you’re a human you might find the smallest house in Great Britain a bit…on the cramped side? Still a self guided tour is cheap, fun and very time efficient. In fact it’s less of a tour and more of twirl. With added stairs. No jokes about minding your head and ‘elf and safety, please.

  • Enochs Fish and Chips is a traditional family restaurant in Llandudno Junction that’s been around for generations. It serves up its main meals with mushy peas and an environmental conscience as it sources its fish sustainably. Aptly we ended our action-packed mini break on the North Wales coast with one of their fish and chip specials. A big family adventure can be hungry work.

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