By Parkdean Resorts on 22/09/2023
The best spots for an Easter holiday in Wales
Home to some of the UK's best coastlines, green landscapes, dramatic mountains and all sorts of cool and quirky sights and attractions - Wales is a fantastic choice for a family Easter break. There's plenty to do when the weather's not playing ball too, making it a great destination throughout the spring season.
With so much on offer, it can be hard to know where to start, so the team at Parkdean Resorts have pulled together some of our favourite ideas to get you going with planning your next spring holiday.
Explore North Wales this spring
There's plenty for the family to enjoy this spring in the north of Wales, all of which are within driving distance of our Ty Mawr Holiday Park - which features a wide range of family-friendly accommodations, lively entertainment and an array of on-park activities. In North Wales, there’s something for everyone, from climbing the peaks of Snowdonia National Park to exploring the quaint seaside towns of Rhyl, Llandudno and Colwyn Bay.
History lovers will enjoy sights such as the World Heritage castle at Beaumaris, the Elizabethan house of Plas Mawr in Conwy and the epic castle at Caernarfon, alongside a huge number of museums. From the National Slate Museum to the Home Front Museum, there are plenty of opportunities to delve back into the past and explore Wales' important role in the history of the British Isles.
If you're looking for a more traditional seaside holiday, Llandudno, with its pretty pier and promenade is a definite must-visit. Or, head to Colwyn Bay, home to the fun-filled Eirias Park and the fantastic Welsh Mountain Zoo (keep your eyes peeled for the Red Panda!), a perfect day out for the whole family.
If you want to get out into the wilderness, explore the beautiful Bodnant Gardens in Tal-y-Cafn. Walk or cycle along the remote Mawddach Trail and discover the windswept headland of Great Orme - but don't forget to bring a pair of sturdy boots to keep you on the right track!
Get close to nature in Mid Wales
Perfect for those who enjoy getting up close and personal with nature, Mid Wales comprises the coastline of Ceredigion, the impressive Brecon Beacons and the scenic forests, valleys and farmlands of the Powys region. All of these great attractions are accessible from our lovely Brynowen Holiday Park, where guests can enjoy swimming, bowling, sports and great entertainment.
If your kids love nature but aren't quite old enough for long walks and hiking, be sure to visit the Centre for Alternative Technology in the south of Snowdonia National Park. As well as learning about sustainability and environmental living, the centre runs a regular range of events for little ones and offers outdoor fun with its many playgrounds and woodland trails - perfect for exploring in the springtime.
Then there's the Ceredigion coast, home to activities including angling, cycling, horse riding, golf, walking and water sports. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you visit Cardigan Bay while you're there and uncover a range of protected beaches, sheltered coves, old caves and beautiful coastal paths. If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a seal, porpoise or even a dolphin!
For true nature lovers, head a little more inland to the Cambrian Mountains, home to lakes, peaks and huge stretches of untouched natural beauty. There are many beautiful river valleys in the area, too, including the Teifi, Aeron, Rheidol and Ystwyth.
Relax in South Wales this Easter
For people wanting a varied UK holiday that combines the hustle and bustle of a city with beautiful natural scenery just out of town, South Wales is a top choice. Visitors wanting to enjoy things like the Wye Valley, cosmopolitan Cardiff and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast can stay at our Carmarthen Bay Holiday Park, where you’ll find crazy golf, a nearby beach and an indoor pool. Another great option is our Trecco Bay Holiday Park in Porthcawl - here you’ll find a range of great attractions, including dodgems and a fantastic outdoor wet play area and endless dining options - perfect for families to make the most of the Easter break.
If you're in search of a day trip, Cardiff is a great choice. Home to the free National Museum Cardiff, the Principality Stadium and the stately Cardiff Castle, you won't be short of things to do. On top of this, there’s a variety of shops, restaurants and bars to be found and enjoy throughout the Welsh capital.
To learn about the history of the region, head further afield to the ex-mining towns of Caerphilly and Blaenavon, or explore the Wye Valley and Vale of Usk - known for having the most castles per square mile in all of Britain. Don't forget to visit the National Showcaves of Wales, which features a kilometre of passageways, 40-foot-high waterfalls and one of the biggest collections of life-sized dinosaur models in the world - guaranteed to be a hit with the little ones!
This is just a slice of what's on offer to those who choose to enjoy a holiday park in Wales this Easter, and whichever Welsh region you explore, there's sure to be something to entertain the entire family!