Rhyl SeaQuarium

Rhyl SeaQuarium is a long-established centre of all things slippery and scaly and an undercover must-see. Take a closer look at amazing specimens including eels, piranhas, stonefish and lobsters, as well as coral and conservation displays. Regular demonstration sessions keep things exciting and offer a chance to find out more about exotic species.

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Billy, Clara, The Lister and the Railway Queen are among the beautiful old engines to take a look at here, with regular steam train departures snaking past a tranquil lake. More than a century after the station opened, enjoy a ride before relaxing and perusing the museum. Find out more about Rhyl Miniature Railway.

Bodelwyddan Castle and Park

Bodelwyddan Victorian country park is a spectacular place full of trails, orchards, bird hides, woodland walks and hands-on exhibitions within 40 acres of historic grounds. The castle is full of family entertainment - the interactive Victorian Games room and free Explorer Buckets for children are good fun. They also hold ghost hunting events - not for the faint hearted!

Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

From Madam Butterfly and Strictly Come Dancing, to risqué comedy and contemporary theatre, this is the place to see a performance. The current Pavilion – the third to have been built in Rhyl – opened in 1991, 90 years after the first one burnt down.

Rhyl's Marsh Tracks

Rhyl’s amazing Marsh Tracks cycling centre has a road cycling track stretching more than a kilometre in length and a BMX race track replicating the London 2012 BMX course. The Olympic team have already given it a go, and the modest hire prices for visitors means you can follow their lead.

Bridlewood Riding Centre

What better way to see the captivating Prestatyn coast than on horseback? Take a gentle trot down to the beach or head to the hills for some spectacular views. Bridlewood Riding Centre is led by a friendly team who offer a range of options designed to please everyone from novices to experienced saddle sitters.

Scala Cinema and Arts Centre

Originally opened by a local cinema lover in 1913, the Scala reopened in 1999 and is now a fantastic place to relax and take in a film. Designed as a swish modern cultural centre, it hosts everything from the latest blockbusters and opera screenings to much-loved classic movies and pantomime.

Offa's Dyke Path

Tread in the footsteps of ancient royalty by following part of a national 177-mile walking trail named after King Offa, the Mercian King responsible for a dyke built between England and Wales in the 8th century. Follow the route across the Prestatyn Hillside before dropping down into the town itself.

Rhyl's seafront from above.
Rhyl seafront

Related stories