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700 267 (610x233) Gelli Gyffwrdd - GreenWood Forest Park

Website Day Itinerary - Activity and Adventure

Morning: Enjoy a great family day out and try the many activities on offer at Glasfryn Activity Parc and Bowling Centre located near Pwllheli in the heart of the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. Whether you decide to take the Challenge Of The Go-Karting Circuit (Just Arrive And Drive), The Quad Bike Safari (Pre-Booking Required) Or Try Your Hand At Ten Pin Bowling, Fishing, Archery Or The Kids' Zone with soft play area and play frame as well as a party room, Glasfryn offers the ideal family day out in North Wales for everyone aged from three years up…just don’t forget your camera!  

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 196 150 Parc Glasfryn

Website Day Itinerary - Family Fun

Morning: Why not spend some time at the multi-award winning Fun Centre or Hwylfan, in Welsh, in the centre of the Royal Walled town of Caernarfon.  While the kids are wearing themselves out on the giant drop slides, ball pools, tubes, bridges, maze, climbing walls, net and ropes, the adults can relax in the fully licensed restaurant with outside patio area or join the children in the play area.  While at the Centre why not visit Gog the Welsh dragon’s driving school on the top floor. Take the wheel of a variety of different vehicles ranging from a Ferrari to an American truck and then test your driving skill on the Fun Centre's oval track. 

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196 150 Yr Hwylfan / Fun Centre

Website Day Itinerary - Hidden Treasure

Morning: Start your day near the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula with a trip to Rhiw near Aberdaron. Plas yn Rhiw is a delightful manor house, now in the care of the National Trust.  It has an ornamental garden which contains many interesting flowering trees and shrubs, with beds framed by box hedges and grass paths, offering wonderful views over Cardigan Bay.  There’s a pretty woodland walk to enjoy.  Plas yn Rhiw was originally built in the 16th century and has been restored to its former glory by the three Keating sisters who bought it in 1938.  Hidden Treasure Tip:  If you are visiting the area out of season in January and February (when the house is officially closed) it may still be worth giving them a call to see if you can enjoy the snowdrop wood or there’s daffodils and bluebells in spring! 

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196 Plas Yn Rhiw

Website Day Itinerary - Snowdonia Culture 

Morning: Visit one of Wales’ premier art venues:  Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw. The gallery is housed in a grade 2* Gothic Victorian Mansion on the beautiful Llŷn Peninsula.  Having recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, it is not only one of Wales’ most beautiful art venues but also its first. It is situated in the village of Llanbedrog on the Llŷn Peninsula, in a remarkably scenic location. Built in 1857, it was styled as a Gothic mansion for Lady Elizabeth Jones Parry of the Madryn Estate. It was purpose built, as a Dower house, to hold the widow’s own art collection although it is said that she never slept there. It is rumoured that the ghost of Lady Love Jones Parry’s can still sometimes be seen walking the upper landings.

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196 150 Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw Gallery

Website Day Itinerary - Myths and Legends

It was in the Merionethshire village of Pennal, during Lent 1406, that Prince Owain Glyndwr presided over the last Assembly of an independent Wales. Inheritor of the mantle of King Arthur, Owain was the last Welsh Pendragon, crowned "Prince of Wales by the Grace of God" in 1404.  At the church of St Peter Ad Vincula (Peter in Chains) see related paintings and exhibits.

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196 150  King Arthur's Labyrinth

Day Itinerary - On a Budget

Start your day of inexpensive but fascinating sightseeing at the  National Slate Museum where you’ll get a glimpse into the history of slate - the  most Welsh of Welsh industries.   The tour starts with an evocative and moving  introductory film which depicts the harsh conditions experienced by the slate  quarry workers but also outlines the real sense of community created by the  formation of the industry in the surrounding villages and towns.  There are live  slate-splitting demonstrations, carpenter’s tour and unmissable blacksmith  demonstration where you can witness Welsh dragons being created!  See the  quarrymen’s houses depicting different eras of the history of the quarry. There’s  a children’s play area, gift shop full of handcrafted gifts and café.  

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196 150 Amgueddfa Lechi Cymru Llanberis - National Slate Museum

Website Day Itinerary - History of a Nation

Morning: The Talyllyn Railway is an historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.  A coal-fired narrow-gauge steam train takes you on a 2½ hour trip through unspoilt Snowdonia, with the chance to stop for a picnic. The world's first volunteer-run preserved railway dates back to 1865 and original locomotives are still in use.  The history of the Talyllyn Railway is inextricably tied up with the history of Bryn Eglwys slate quarry. All but invisible from the main valley road and from the present-day terminus of the Talyllyn Railway at Nant Gwernol, the quarry once employed 300 men and in its time produced 300,000 tons of slate.

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Website Day Itinerary - Food and Drink

After your overnight stay at the award winning Plas Bodegroes one mile west of Pwllheli on the Nefyn road, enjoy breakfast in their Michelin starred restaurant.  What a way to start the tour!  In the 23 years since the restaurant first opened, it has gained top awards from all of the leading guides, including an Egon Ronay Star, and  is rated 6/10 in the Good Food Guide. 

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