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Bateman's National Trust | Getting Some Fresh Air

Bateman's National Trust | Getting Some Fresh Air

Our aim as a family this year is to visit more National Trust properties than we did last year. In 2018 we were very bad at visiting places but we want to correct this for 2019. The first one that we ticked off the list was Bateman's National Trust which is the former home of Rudyard Kipling.

Beautiful Beaumaris, A Family Day Out

Beautiful Beaumaris, A Family Day Out

We visited the beautiful town of Beaumaris as we'd been in a local town and fancied visiting a town with some shops and places to look around. Driving into the town it looks like a historic place kind of like Lewes in East Sussex or possibly Padstow in Cornwall. 

The previous places we'd visited in North Wales had so much to offer but this time we wanted gift shops, ice creams and to admire and enjoy a relaxing walk around a town. 

A Family Day at Penrhyn Castle

A Family Day at Penrhyn Castle

Whilst staying in North Wales we had plans to get out as much as possible and see a lot of different things. We have a soft spot for a castle or two...or rather I do. 

We looked at all the ones local to Bangor and most places seemed to say that Penrhyn Castle is the best one around and the views are also stunning. 

Photos from Llandudno, Wales

Photos from Llandudno, Wales

When we stayed in Bangor in the summer we had planned a beach day and after looking online we found that Llandudno was the best around. This was a 20-minute drive for us and what grabbed us was that is had arcades, a town to visit and a beach. 

GreenWood Forest Park, Family Attraction

GreenWood Forest Park, Family Attraction

Before we arrived in Wales a few people had mentioned GreenWood and when we got to our hotel we saw a couple of leaflets and it reminded us that this was a place we need to visit. The best way to describe this place is a theme park that is in the forest. 

Visiting Pili Palas, Anglesey

Visiting Pili Palas, Anglesey

Pili Palas is a farm/animal family attraction which is located in Anglesey. We were based in Bangor so this was a short 15-minute drive for us, simply crossing the Menai Strait and you're pretty much there. 

To describe it I'd call it a secret gem, we might have gone at a quiet time but it's really worth a visit and we loved it. We got there at 10 am so for the first 15 minutes we pretty much had the place to ourselves. 

A Day Out at Welsh Mountain Zoo

A Day Out at Welsh Mountain Zoo

On route to our weeks stay in North Wales we planned a stop off at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, this was midway between Stoke-on-Trent and our hotel. 

As the name suggests this is high up in the mountains that surround Colwyn Bay and to get there you do feel like you are driving into the clouds. Narrow roads take you to the entrance gate and before you park up you have to pay the entrance fee to the staff in the wooden huts. Parking is free and plenty of it.