07 . 12 . 2017

North Wales Santa Trains 2017

Santa Trains are now as synonymous with Christmas as mince pies or twinkly tinsel. For a narrow gauge railway they are important, and busy, events in the annual schedule. They are well-loved by children and parents, as an already exciting adventure on a real train becomes bound with special Christmas childhood memories. Despite today’s fast…

04 . 12 . 2017

Boxing Day Swim in Wales

Why not try something different this Boxing Day and join in one of the many special Boxing Day dips that are taking place along the Welsh coast this festive season. If your Boxing Day traditions usually involve a whole box of Christmas chocolates, loosening your belt and watching comedy repeats on television, then this could…

01 . 12 . 2017

North Wales Christmas Churches

Visiting a church or chapel during the festive period was once a deep-rooted tradition across the Welsh coast. The custom may not be as strong today but visit a beautiful coastal church for some special festive inspiration. The smell of Christmas is in the air. Wisps of wood-smoke snake through the crisp, clear winter evening…

13 . 07 . 2017

Snowdonia Sandcastles

Sandcastle building is one of the greatest pleasures of a day at the beach, for old and young alike. The coastline of Snowdonia has plenty of gorgeous beaches for building practice too….. It’s a common scene on beaches along the Welsh coast – the careful planning, the furious digging, the patting and shaping, and lastly the…

13 . 07 . 2017

Snowdonia Sandcastles

Sandcastle building is one of the greatest pleasures of a day at the beach, for old and young alike. The coastline of Snowdonia has plenty of gorgeous beaches for building practice too….. It’s a common scene on beaches along the Welsh coast – the careful planning, the furious digging, the patting and shaping, and lastly the…

03 . 07 . 2017

48 Hours in Porthmadog

Welcome to our new series of travel blogs here on the Oakeley blog. This is where we’ll discover the very best places to visit in Snowdonia and North Wales – with just a weekend to explore, we’ll give you the lowdown on where, when and how to visit! So if you had just 48 little…

26 . 06 . 2017

Best Snowdonia Picnic Spots

As the longer (and with any luck warmer) days of summer roll out lazily before us, one of the nation’s favourite pastimes is to pack a picnic and head to the great outdoors to enjoy a feast. And packing for a picnic is a truly personal affair – some won’t mind the usual cheese and…

26 . 06 . 2017

Best Snowdonia Picnic Spots

As the longer (and with any luck warmer) days of summer roll out lazily before us, one of the nation’s favourite pastimes is to pack a picnic and head to the great outdoors to enjoy a feast. And packing for a picnic is a truly personal affair – some won’t mind the usual cheese and…

18 . 06 . 2017

Gardens of Snowdonia

Spectacular gardens are often revered as much as the grand houses that they belong to, and for centuries stunning gardens have inspired daydreamers, artists and writers. “Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart” declared the twentieth century landscape architect and gardener, Russell Page. His clients included Prince Edward, the Duke and duchess of…

23 . 03 . 2017

Snowdonia Easter Events

With the Easter holidays just around the corner and with two whole weeks with which to entertain your little monkeys, here’s our pick of the bunch of local Snowdonia Easter Events. Whether you live in Snowdonia or North Wales, or you’re here visiting during the holidays, these Snowdonia Easter Events are guaranteed to entertain the whole family…

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