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Exciting Activities and Fun for Family-Friendly Visits to Llandudno

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Llandudno is a wonderful destination for families travelling with children. Playing on the beach is the main draw, but there are plenty more activities to choose from. Kids can meet animals up close, ride a cable car to the summit of Great Orme, ski and toboggan on dry slopes, and end the day by tucking into a child-size portion of fresh fish and chips.

Kid-friendly Llandudno beach

 

Younger visitors to Llandudno can spend their days splashing around in the water, building sandcastles, and riding donkeys along the North Shore beach. Afterward they can head for Llandudno pier - the longest in Wales - and laugh along with a raucous Punch & Judy show while munching on traditional rock candy.

 

Llandudno Pier

 

Llandudno's Victorian-era pier, built in 1858, still retains its original look. It's filled with shops selling sweets and souvenirs, as well as amusement arcades and funfair rides. The end of the pier offers great views of the promenade and headlands.

 

North Parade, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2LP Tel: +44 1492 876258

 

Llandudno Pier website

Animal encounters

 

From Highland cows and pigs to more exotic creatures like snow leopards and chimpanzees, kids can encounter all kinds of animals around Llandudno. Just off the promenade, Bodafon Farm Park is a working farm that offers a fun day out for the family, with the extra bonus of free admission. At the Welsh Mountain Zoo, a 15-minute drive, children can meet and learn about rare and endangered species from around the world.

 

Bodafon Farm Park

 

Bodafon Farm Park is home to many animals that children will love to meet. Kids can get up close to the cows and sheep during a tractor ride or take a pony ride. Home-cooked meals are available in the café.

 

Bodafon Road, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 3BB. Tel: +44 1492 549060

 

Bodafon Farm Park website

 

Welsh Mountain Zoo

 

Set high above Colwyn Bay, Welsh Mountain Zoo features panoramic views and lush gardens. The main attractions for children, though, are the exotic animals, such as red pandas and Sumatran tigers, the daily penguin parade, and encounters with chimps.

 

Old Highway, Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL28 5UY. Tel: + 44 1492 532938

 

Welsh Mountain Zoo website

 

Family-friendly Llandudno dining

 

For a casual family meal by the seaside, you can get a takeout from one of Llandudno's many fish and chips shops and enjoy it while strolling along the promenade. More formal options abound, and families will find plenty of welcoming restaurants around town that offer children's menus and the opportunity for younger visitors to get a taste of the local Welsh cuisine.

 

Home Cookin'

 

Family-run Home Cookin' on Mostyn St. serves up fresh local produce including such classics as steak and ale pie. The restaurant serves food all day, including a children's menu, as well as afternoon tea and light bites.

 

139 Mostyn Street, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2PE. Tel: +44 1492 876585

 

Home Cookin' website

 

Fish Tram Chips

 

At Fish Tram Chips, you'll find smaller portions of its renowned haddock and chips, with optional mushy peas, on the children's menu, as well as vegetarian options. Desserts include locally made ice cream and sticky toffee pudding.

 

22 Old Road, Llandudno LL30 2NB. Tel: +44 1492 872673

 

Fish Tram Chips website

 

Follow Alice's Wonderland adventures

 

Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll's book, spent her summer holidays in Llandudno. Today, children can discover the town's connections to Alice in Wonderland by following the Alice in Wonderland Trail. The trail is clearly marked by 55 bronze rabbit footprints and takes in related sculptures along the way, including a Mad Hatter statue on the promenade and the White Rabbit in North Western Gardens.

 

Alice in Wonderland Trail

 

The whole family will have fun exploring Llandudno's connection to Alice in Wonderland through a dedicated trail. You can follow it with a paper map or download apps about the characters and background of this much-loved children's classic.

 

Library Building, Mostyn Street, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2RP. Tel: +44 772 5237667

 

Alice in Wonderland Trail website

 

Happy Valley gardens

 

The public park and landscaped gardens of Happy Valley are set in a former quarry on the eastern side of Great Orme. From there you can ride a cable car just over a mile to the summit, while taking in views of Llandudno Bay, Little Orme, and the Irish Sea. The park also boasts Britain's longest toboggan run at Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre.

 

Llandudno Cable Car

 

The brightly painted Llandudno Cable Cars take visitors on a 9-minute journey to the summit of Great Orme, offering spectacular views of the Bay of Llandudno, the Conwy Estuary, and far out over the Irish Sea.

 

North Parade Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2LP. Tel: +44 1492 877205

 

Llandudno Cable Car website

 

Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre

 

At the dry slopes of Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre you'll find skiing, snowboarding, and toboggan (its 750-meter run is said to be Britain's longest). With lessons for all abilities and ages, it's a fun day for all the family.

 

John Nike Leisuresport Complex, Great Orme, Llandudno LL30 2QL. Tel: +44 1492 874707

 

Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre website