Featured • March 03, 2023 • Author, Sharon Watkins
If you’re visiting Anglesey with children in tow, don’t miss these family-friendly activities for kids when exploring the beautiful island.
Anglesey is an enchanting destination that offers something for everyone. With a host of activities suitable for families with children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers, Anglesey is an ideal place to explore and create unforgettable family memories. In fact, there are so many things to do in Anglesey with kids that it was hard to whittle this list down.
Here’s our complete guide to the best things to do in Anglesey with kids.
Things to do in Anglesey with kids
From the beautiful beaches to its vibrant culture and unspoiled landscapes, there’s something for kids of all ages to enjoy. Whether you’re visiting for a long weekend over the bank holiday or during one of the school holidays like Easter or Christmas there’s a lot to see and do. If you visit during the summer or one of the other school vacations you’ll find that there’s plenty to entertain you all.
Historical activities for children in Angelsey
Angelsey has a number of historical sites and monuments for families with children of all ages.
Beaumaris Castle is an ideal destination for families looking to learn about the history of Angelsey. Take a tour of the castle, explore its towers and walls, and then step back in time to discover more about its fascinating past.
Kids will love re-enacting battles on the castle grounds or pretending to be knights and ladies-in-waiting. There’s also plenty of room to play as well as special activities run by Cadw such as medieval music workshops and demonstrations of archery and falconry!
Knights school, the medieval festival and the Easter Eggstravaganza are three events not to be missed if you’re visiting Anglesey with kids.
Other historical places you can visit with children
The following historical places are also superb to visit with kids when in Anglesey.
- Newydd Mansion & Gardens
- Llanidan Church
- Parys Mountain Copper Mines
- Rhosneigr Airfield.
Museums for kids in Anglesey
Anglesey has a number of interesting and unique museums that kids of all ages love.
Tacla Taid – The Anglesey Transport Museum in Rhosmeirch
The Anglesey Transport Museum in Rhosmeirch is a must-visit for anyone interested in the transportation history of Angelsey. Located directly on the beachfront, the museum houses an impressive collection of railroad artefacts, classic cars and automobiles, as well as buses, trams and trolleys. Kids can also take advantage of interactive exhibitions to learn about how transportation has changed over the years. The museum also offers regular family-friendly activities such as scavenger hunts, building challenges and racing events.
Other museums to visit in Angelsey with children
- The Anglesey County Show Museum in Mona.
- Holyhead maritime museum
- RNLI lifeboat museum in Moelfe
Walks, gardens and parks for kids in Anglesey
Anglesey contains a number of parks and gardens that are worth visiting.
Parys Mountain Country Park
Parys Mountain Country Park is a wonderful place to explore with kids. This scenic park features numerous walking trails, cascading waterfalls and plenty of wildlife. Kids can explore the many different habitats in the area, including wetlands, grasslands and ancient woodland. They can also take part in a range of activities from bird watching to pond dipping. Visitors may even spot some of the rare species of plants that live within the park’s boundaries. It’s an ideal spot for a family day out with plenty of fun for everyone!
Other parks to visit in Anglesey with children
- Anglesey Abbey
- Glan-y-Mor Nature Reserve
- Llanddona Nature Reserve
- Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve – this place has a superb animal puzzle trail for little legs.
Best Waterfronts To Visit in Angelsey With Kids
Anglesey’s coastline is home to a number of stunning waterfronts worth exploring. These include
With an outdoor swimming pool for kids, crabbing on the pier, a castle to tour, and 2 playgrounds and views across the Menai this makes a great spot to explore as a family. On busier days you’ll find a bouncy castle and other inflatables to play on.
More waterfronts to visit with kids
- Holyhead Marina
- Lockley’s Lake
- Moelfre Beach
- Porth Dafarch
- Red Wharf Bay.
Theatres and performance venues for Kids in Angelsey
Here is a list of theatre and performance venues in Angelsey.
Empire Cinema, Holyhead
The cinema in Holyhead has just one screen which shows new releases and classic movies for all ages. The theatre also has snacks, drinks and a soft play centre so you can keep everyone entertained during intermissions.
Theatr Fach Llangefni
Theatr Fach Llangefni is one of the most historic and iconic theatres in Wales. They regularly host plays, pantomimes, concerts and workshops for kids.
Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead
There are a variety of activities suitable for all ages, such as theatre performances, pantomimes, music events and film screenings. The centre also hosts workshops and classes from professionals in the arts industry, giving everyone an opportunity to expand their creativity.
Angelsey animal attractions for kids
Angelsey is home to three animal attractions for kids.
Anglesey sea zoo
The sea zoo is located in Brynsiencyn and provides a unique interactive experience with more than 55 species of native marine life and exotic sea animals.
Foal farm park
Foal Farm Park is a great place for kids to explore the outdoors and experience farm life. With plenty of animals to pet and acres of outdoor space, it’s an ideal spot for families. Kids can participate in daily activities like pony rides, tractor rides, play areas and educational barn tours.
Pili Palas nature world
Pili Palas Nature World is the perfect place for kids to get up close and personal with nature. With a variety of exciting attractions like interactive exhibits, butterfly house, animal encounter shows and farm animal enclosures. Kids can learn about conservation, meet some rare animals, and have fun in the outdoor play area.
Indoor Play Centres in Angelsey for Kids
Angelsey is home to a number of amazing indoor play centres.
The Big Play Centre at the Empire Cinema
As one of the biggest and best play centres in North Wales it is a great way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day or when the kids need to burn some energy. With a huge three-tier structure, and a dedicated play area for toddlers the play centre caters for children young and old.
Adventure activities in Anglesey with kids
Anglesey provides an amazing variety of outdoor activities for adventure enthusiasts travelling with kids.
If you have children with a passion for adventure Anglesey Outdoors offers a range of activities that children can participate in such as
- The big abseil (10+)
- Rock climbing (8+)
- Cliffhanger (12+)
- Gorge walking (8+)
Windsurfing & Kite surfing
Rhosneigr beaches on the SW coast of Anglesey. The main bay is one of the top UK venues for windsurfing and kitesurfing with the prevailing south-westerly wind bringing cross-on shore conditions and high waves perfect for riding and jumping. Those looking to rent equipment or take watersports lessons can do at the Funsport and Gecko.
Swimming Pools, Paddling Pools for Kids in Angelsey
For such a small island there are certainly a great number of places you can go for a swim.
Beaumaris Paddling Pool
A great place to go for a dip. This outdoor pool located next to the RNLI building in Beaumaris is great for kids (and adults) to have a dip and cool off on warmer days. The pool is free of charge.
There are also a number of leisure centres where you can go for an indoor swim.
- Plas Arthur Leisure Centre
- Amlwch Leisure Centre
- Holyhead Leisure Centre
- David Hughes Leisure Centre
To find more things to do in Anglesey and the surrounding area, go to our “See and Do Anglesey” page and discover the best that Anglesey has to offer.