Things To Do

As there are so many things to do in the area
we have chosen just 10 that we have enjoyed and want to share with you.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns


These slate caverns are fascinating as you venture deep underground. They details the history of slate quarrying in the town and specifically the Llechwedd quarry. It has an interpretive centre which shows how slate was extracted and processed, a reconstructed village which shows how miners lived, and a funicular railway which takes visitors into abandoned sections of the quarry.

Glasfryn Parc


Come and enjoy a great family day out and try the many activities on offer at Glasfryn Activity Parc. Glasfryn park has something for everyone - Activities include: Archery, Ten Pin Bowling, Quad Biking, Go Karting, Kayaking, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Fishing, Wakeboarding and a Soft Play Centre. Homemade food is served throughout the day and the onsite Farm Shop has some amazing treats for you to go home with.

The Railways


Outstanding scenery, comfortable carriages and historic steam engines await you here in the heart of Snowdonia. The Ffestiniog Railway is the world’s oldest narrow gauge railway taking you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The Welsh Highland Railway is the UK’s longest heritage railway and runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon past the foot of Snowdon and on to Porthmadog.

Boating & Watersports


This area is perfect for sailing, power boating and other watersports. There are several companies that offer different experiences so we are unable to list them all here. However if you are interested in sailing and power boating we suggest speaking with Pwllheli Marina who will be happy to assist you. For other watersport activities such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, surfing and kite surfing please follow the link below to Offaxis based in Abersoch.

Golfing


There are many golf courses on the Llyn Peninsula and each has its own unique quality. Criccieth Golf Course has stunning views over the town and the castle but be sure to make sure the sheep don't get in the way. Pwllheli golf course is the nearest and the easiest to access from Kingswood. However the 'piece de resistance' is Nefyn golf course which is an internationally renowned golf course.

Zip World


Looking for the adrenaline rush then Zip World is the place to visit. One of the newest attractions to the area and it is certainly a must. Zip World won international acclaim when it first opened in 2013. It includes a pair of zip lines a mile long, where riders can exceed 100mph, 500ft high and experience the nearest thing to flying. Zip World continues to grow year by year adding new locations.

Cadwaladers Ice Cream


One of the finest British past times is eating ice-cream in the rain. Are you unsure where to find the best ice-cream in North Wales? Cadwaladers is certainly the place to go with their traditional recipe that has not changed since 1927. Their original shop in Criccieth, just next to the Castle, still functions and further cafes can be found all over the North and South of Wales with two English shops nearby.

The Rabbit Farm & Animal Park


For over 30 years the farm has welcomed visitors to interact with a wide range of farm animals including some rare breeds. Under adult supervision, the children are allowed to handle a selection of different types of animals including rabbits, guinea pigs and puppies, as well as hand-feeding many of the larger animals such as pigmy goats, alpacas, rhea, donkeys, ponies, pigs and lambs.

Piggery Pottery


Piggery Pottery is a small, family run business based near Caernarfon. Initially born from a love of hand crafting pottery items and a desire to provide ways in which children (and creative adults) can explore their imaginations. Piggery Pottery offers you a chance to learn how to throw a pot and then decorate it as you wish. Once all the hard pot making is done you can then relax in the onsite Cafe.

Horse Riding


In this area there are several riding schools as it is a very popular place to go riding and enjoy the outdoors. Treks can range from country roads to beaches to mountains, all of which can be attained by novice and experienced riders alike. All the local horse riding centres offer great experiences however we have shortlisted the Pen Llyn Riding Centre based about 15 to 20 minutes away from Kingswood.