Pure entertainment

Madam Butterfly, Strictly Come Dancing, risqué comedy and contemporary theatre, the Pavilion Theatre Rhyl is all about spectacular performances. This incarnation opened in 1991, 90 years after the first one burnt down. 

Venue Cymru, Llandudno is built where a theatre opened on the promenade spot over a century ago, but since 2007 Venue Cymru has stood in its place. Catch famous singers, best-selling theatre shows and exhibitions.

The independent Magic Lantern Cinema, Tywyn, is housed in the original Assembly Rooms built in the 1800s. It boasts a well stocked bar, hosts live music, comedy and poetry performances as well as a packed itinerary of movies (including 3D) with a state-of-the-art cinema system. 

Last night The Magic Lantern Cinema became The Magic Lantern Comedy Club and it looked fabulous! We can't wait for restrictions to lift so we can start a monthly Live Stand Up Comedy Club.

Posted by The Magic Lantern Cinema on Friday, November 20, 2020

Adventures and activities 

Why go over a mountain when you can go through it? Abseil, zip line, scramble, traverse, boat and climb around the abandoned mines of Snowdonia with Go Below. You’ll encounter deep blue lakes, lofty caverns and forgotten mining machinery as you go.

The Fun Centre in Caernarfon is North Wales' biggest indoor adventure playcentre - think 25ft giant drop slides, ball pools, rope bridges, tube slides, maze, climbing walls, nets, poles and ropes, laser games and mini electric go-carts. 

Adventure seekers at the entrance to the Go Below Xtreme experience at the Cwmorthin Mine, Tanygrisiau
Teams make their way through the runaway truck cavern at Go Below Xtreme experience, Cwmorthin Mine, Tanygrisiau.

Go Below Xtreme experience at the Cwmorthin Mine, Tanygrisiau

The story of life inside this Spartan gaol during the 1800s doesn’t pull any punches. One visitor described her visit to Beaumaris Gaol, Anglesey, as both ‘grim’ and a ‘great morning out’. It features one of the few working treadmills in the UK and once featured on the television show Most Haunted.

Passionately run in a modest museum, Stone Science, Anglesey, is a treasure trove of geology. It has stacks of rocks, minerals, fossils and incredible dinosaur artefacts. Dig through the discoveries on show and find out more from the people who put together this quirky collection.

The National Slate Museum, Llanberis is based in a former slate quarry built in 1870. The dramatic industrial setting is perfect for this acclaimed museum, with displays that faithfully recreate the lives of workers at the Dinorwic site. Take part in workshops and demonstrations or simply explore this pocket of culture.

Child playing on adventure equipment.
child playing on adventure equipment.
youth on adventure equipment.

Adrenaline Indoors 

Adventure Parc Snowdonia now has a huge new indoor adventure facility, Adrenaline Indoors. The National Geographic Traveller Reader One for the Kids (family experience) award winner features six brand-new adventures. This giant of adventure will test your wits, your nerve, your stamina and your agility. Brave The Caves, the UK’s most extreme slides, zip lines, climbing walls and a challenging aerial assault course. There's even a soft play zone for younger visitors.

Group of people bouncing in a net

Bounce Below, in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Zip World Slate Cavern Adventures in Blaenau Ffestiniog, has to be one of the most unusual rainy day activities North Wales has to offer! The bouncy nets of Bounce Below are located in the incredible surroundings of a slate mine that had previously been disused for 200 years. The trampolines are suspended one above the other, in an underground cavern the size of a cathedral. It’s all connected by slides and ladders and lit by psychedelic multi-coloured lights, so you can jump, slide and climb your way through the deep dark course. Other options at the Zip World Slate Cavern Adventures include five huge underground slate caverns have been turned into a unique adventure playground. They house zip lines, rope bridges, balance beams and tunnels, with plenty of breath-taking stretches and one-of-a-kind views. A three hour adventure for children aged 10 years upwards.

Curiosity and culture

The Great Orme Tramway has been delighting visitors for over 100 years. An engineering marvel of its age, it's the only cable-hauled tramway operating on British public roads. At the Halfway Station exhibition, discover the fascinating funicular tramway then enjoy the spectacular ride to the top.

Tram coming down the road with two people walking beside it
Image of the Great Orme Tramway climbing up the hill

Great Orme Tramway, Llandudno

Oriel MOSTYN Gallery hosts consistently excellent contemporary art shows within an elegant building. You can expect to see major established artists and the best up-and-coming practitioners at the venue. Discover something new or have a go at drawing what you see.

Baby sharks, seahorses, spider crabs and jellyfish, SeaQuarium Rhyl is full of aquatic wildlife. The underwater world is divided into nine zones, plus there are short shows and feeding times to watch. Anglesey Sea Zoo features British sea life, including sea horses!


Rhyl SeaQuarium

Try something new

Put your family's creative talent to work and create a unique souvenir of your holiday by decorating a pottery mug, plate or trinket at the friendly Tan y Ddraig studio in Llanberis. Foot or hand imprints can be glazed. Books, food and drink are available for inspiration. The Piggery Pottery in Caernarfon offers pot throwing as well as pottery painting. Ruthin Craft Centre holds regular workshops and exhibitions, or don your wellies and follow the Ruthin Art Trail around the town.

Couples looking around gallery Ruthin Craft Centre Arts.
Wood carvings with a couple expolring the exhibits in the background at Ruthin Craft Centre.

Ruthin Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre offers chocolate making, candle making and pottery painting, or there's more underground action at King Arthur's Labyrinth and Corris Mine Explorers.

aerial view of buildings with glass roofs.
Tour group in the caves at King Arthur's Labyrinth.
Two men with hardhats with lights looking at wall of mine

Corris Craft Centre, King Arthur's Labyrinth and Corris Mine Explorers.

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