Attractions of Snowdonia, an association of organisations that promotes the Snowdonia Mountains and the coastal area of Wales, has provided a list of the area’s complimentary attractions for summer holidaymakers.
The National Slate Museum, a museum located in a disused Dinorwic slate quarry within the Padarn Country Park, Snowdonia, is offering family holiday events for the summer. For children the museum is offering rides on a mini mining train, slate painting activities, as well as mining workshops, and slate-splitting demonstrations, all of which are available daily from 10am to 5pm, and entry is free of charge.
Families can also take part in conducted tours of the secret village of Nant Gwrtheyrn, a mining village of yesteryear. The tours will include history walks and tales and legends for children to enjoy. Families are also invited to join in on coastal or woodland walks for a nature-watch, and see the most fascinating flora and fauna of the region.
Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Arts Centre at Pwllheli, Gwynedd, constructed in 1857 as a Dover House for Lady Elizabeth Jones Parry of the Madryn Estate, has an art gallery and a woodland for adventure activities.
Trefriw Woollen Mills, at Trefriw, Conwy Valley, is offering visitors an insight into the functions of the mill, which produces its own electricity from water turbines, as well as visits to a Millworkers’ cottage and a talk on weaving in a weaver’s garden.
Snowdonia has around 29 different attractions, for visitors, from museums and castles, to adventure trips, catering for all kinds of visitor interests.