Here at Allen's it seems like spring has barely arrived but summer is fast creeping up on us. For most people the change in season means lazy weekends, lots of barbecues and balmy evenings out in the garden. For families with young children and teens though, the end of spring means the summer holidays are but a few short weeks away. Now this is welcome news to the children themselves, but for parents the summer holidays can mean a lot of extra pressure.
You may worry how you will manage to keep everyone entertained for the ten long weeks that lie ahead, especially if your little ones are overactive or particularly adventurous. Of course, you will likely have the stock of summer essentials like art supplies, cookie-baking mixes and a pile of family movies for rainy days, but what about a holiday itself?
Having a family holiday in the UK with Allens Caravans is a great way to make summer that little bit extra special, without breaking the bank, but it is difficult to imagine keeping everyone occupied for two weeks when you can't take you stash of child-friendly supplies with you. Luckily having a caravan holiday at our North Wales park, Sunbeach, gives you plenty of family friendly options when it comes to things to do.
Sunbeach sits on the shore of the stunning Cardigan Bay and is in close proximity to beaches, mountains and national parks as well as lots of attractions to explore. So whether you have a rowdy bunch who wants to go mountain biking and swimming every day, or a clan of beach-loving picnic-eaters, there will be something to suit nearby.
As varied as North Wales is when it comes to activities to do and adventures to have, the best bit about the area is how much is on offer to explore.
To give you some idea of what we mean, here is a list of the top things to explore with the kids in North Wales. All the activities below are easy to get to from the Sunbeach park and they're all a little bit different, so they will keep kids - and big kids - more than occupied. View our luxury caravan park in north Wales and book yourself a summer treat!
Centre for Alternative Technology
A family friendly attraction, the Centre for Alternative Technology is full of interactive displays, working examples of environmentally friendly buildings and even an organic growing area. These displays are designed to teach and demonstrate how renewable energy and alternative technology can be integrated into regular life. Though educational, the green message and science behind the centre is disguised as fun. There are even play areas and special events to ensure they whole family can get stuck in. For more information on the Centre for Alternative Technology, click here.
Originally opened in 1865 as a narrow railway to transport slate from the areas mines, the Talyllyn Railway worked hard for more than eighty years before closures threatened its end. Generosity and an army of local volunteers gave the railway a new lease of life in the 1950s though, and now the railway is a popular attraction. It has been renovated, extended and developed to the locomotive gem it is today and if you're looking for a way the family can enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the Fathew Valley, the Talyllyn Railway is it. For more details on the railway, click here.
If you have bundles of energy with a particularly adventurous streak then you will want to take the family to explore Go Ape in Delamere Forest (Cheshire). Less than two hours from Sunbeach, this tree top adventure playground is a favourite among people of all ages and it lets your little monkeys let out their inner apes - which should mean a quiet night for you after! Harnessed up and jumping from tree top to tree top, this is a thrilling (but perfectly safe and child-friendly) way to explore the great outdoors. To find out more about Go Ape at Delamere Forest, go to their website.
Now whilst these three activities should keep your little explorers busy, there are many more where they came from; Snowdonia National Park, the whole of Cardigan Bay and many miles of rugged natural beauty and superb attractions in between. So if you are looking at taking the family on a caravan holiday courtesy of www.allenscaravans.co.uk in Wales this summer, make sure it's too our Sunbeach Park and plan your itinerary well in advance - there will be plenty to do!