10 . 07 . 2018

Wild Swimming in Snowdonia

So it looks like we’re having a heatwave!! Hands up who’s loving the sunshine? Well, we think it would be much better if we could spend all day every day in the Oakeley beer garden with a long cold drink!! If, like us, you could do with a coll down then what about a spot…

27 . 06 . 2018

Stunning Sand Dunes of North Wales

Impressive sand dune systems are iconic features of the Welsh coast. But what lies within them? We discover the inner life of our dunes and feature two stunning places to visit. The sand dune is one of the coast’s most prominent contradictions. These vast areas that dominate the coastline of Wales are home to sprawling and…

25 . 06 . 2018

Barefoot Walking in Snowdonia

The barefoot movement is the latest outdoor trend to hit Snowdonia. Along Snowdonia and the Welsh coast are miles of glorious footpaths, just waiting to be explored. They lead across sandy beaches, smooth pebbles, rough gravel, silky grass, soft heather, spiky gorse and muddy paths. But most of these terrains are trodden over by boots,…

21 . 05 . 2018

North Wales Half Term Events May 2018

Is it really time for another school holiday again? They certainly do come round quickly! If you’re looking for ways to entertain your little darlings over the 2018 Whitsun May half term then here’s a round-up of all the best local North Wales half term events….. 25th May – The Moveable Feast, Bangor – a food…

09 . 05 . 2018

Trains of Snowdonia

“Not very long ago” goes the story of Ivor the Engine, “in the top left-hand corner of Wales, there was a railway. It wasn’t a very long railway or a very important railway, but it was called The Merioneth and Llantisilly Rail Traction Company Limited, and it was all there was.” Ivor the Engine was…

25 . 04 . 2018

Blue Flag Beaches in Wales 2018

Wales now boasts 44 different Blue Flag beaches, so join us for a perfect summer holiday outing as we explore some of the Welsh coast’s finest stretches of sand.  Thanks to increased water standards and boosted beach facilities, Wales is the proud owner of 44 Blue Flag beaches. The Blue Flag programme is run by…

16 . 04 . 2018

Snowdonia Flower Fairies

Cast your mind back to the depths of your childhood. When things went bump in the night; when goblins were sure to hide under the bed and when the thick, dark woods were home to cackles of witches and armies of ghosts. When the wait for Santa Claus seemed half a lifetime, and losing a…

26 . 03 . 2018

Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey

During turbulent medieval times Edward I built an array of impressive castles along the Welsh Coast, not to keep enemies out, but to keep the Welsh in, and quiet! The year is 1272. After decades of civil war and unrest, England is in turmoil. The aristocracy are battling over land rights and the working classes…

12 . 03 . 2018

Festivals in Wales 2018

After a very long, cold and dreary winter, hands up who is looking forward to summer time?! Yes, yes, yes! We’re dreaming of beer garden afternoons, warm beach days and of course a music festival or two. Wales is quickly becoming the hottest destination for festival go-ers, offering a huge variety of summer festivals –…

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…

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