Mountains, Seas and Dreamy Beaches

The Old Rectory is perfectly situated to discover all that North Wales has to offer, beaches like Pensarn are perfect for a peaceful day of donkey rides and doughnuts, but thrill seekers will be won over by the cutting edge of outward-bound activities. Become a 60-second Superman at 100mph Zip World, learn to surf at the World’s first Wave Garden or ride up the Snowdon railway to the roof of Wales.

Kids Ahoy!

North Wales is nature’s own adventure playground for kids. Raise their eyes from their iPads with crabbing on the Conwy estuary, or build sandcastles on the Blue Flag beaches.

Choose from dreamy, peaceful beaches such as Pensarn for surfing and canoeing, or Llandudno for a quality traditional seafront, a pier, Punch and Judy, donkey rides and an Alice and Wonderland heritage trail.

For trampolining with a twist, you’ll want Bounce Below. Think giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels, all suspended in an underground slate cavern. For an adrenaline rush try Sheer Velocity at Zip World, where 100mph zip wires turn you into a 60 second Superman, or learn to surf at the world’s first wave garden. Take to the trees on the high ropes at Betwys-y-Coed, or have fun skiing or snowboarding at the Permasnow ski slope on the Great Orme.

See snow leopards and Sumatran tigers on the grassy slopes of the Welsh Mountain Zoo. Take the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the roof of Wales or the tramway to the top of Great Orme. Be beguiled by butterflies, birds and minibeasts at Pili Palas, or enjoy family fun at Greenwood Forest Park.

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Skiing? Who needs snow? Power down the Permasnow at Llandudno Ski Slope. Experience the longest toboggan run in Britain. Walk around Great Orme, or take the tram to the top, stopping at the copper mine on the way, or take to the skies on the Great Orme cable cars.

Delve into history on a tour of brooding Conwy Castle, ascend mountains in abundance, or cheat gravity on the mountain railway. Fishing, shooting, golf and caving are all within striking distance of the house. From crabbing to climbing and jet-skiing to jumping through slate caverns, North Wales has it covered.

A place to visit all year round, with the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza in May, Bluegrass Music Festival in July and Conwy Food Festival in October.

Experience everything from pop to opera and drama, to alternative comedy at Llandudno’s Venue Cymru. Foodies will love the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, with food shop, tearoom, restaurant, bakey, butchers and cookery school. On Mostyn Sreet, you can shop until you drop, and when you do, there are plenty of cafe’s bars and bistros ready and waiting to perk you up.