LlanfairPG Station (3 miles)
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - visitors love to see the station's name up on the side of the building and pose for a picture. It is also a novelty to print off a very long train ticket, which features the station's full name.
Snowdon Mountain Railway (8 miles)
Snowdon Mountain Railway
It's easy to get to the top of Snowdon these days - travel by train!!! Marvellous view on the way up.
The Llanberis Lake Railway (8 miles)
The Llanberis Lake Railway
The Llanberis Lake Railway is one of several great attractions in Llanberis, the lakeside village at the foot of Snowdon. There's so much to see and do, and something for everyone.
Airworld Aviation Museum (12 miles)
Airworld Aviation Museum
Based at Caernarfon Airport, this vast indoor interactive Aviation Museum and Shop is host to an impressive collection of aircraft, with entry allowed into many of the cockpits
Great Orme Aerial Cable Cars (14 miles)
Great Orme Aerial Cable Cars
The longest Aerial Cabin Lift in the UK. Leaves from happy Valley, there's a cafe at summit and spectacular views of Puffin Island.
Conwy Valley Railway Museum (17 miles)
Conwy Valley Railway Museum
A miniature railway takes you on a 10 minute trip around the beautifully landscaped grounds. Kids can also enjoy dodgem cars and rides.
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (21 miles)
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
We are a short railway line and hands on interactive museum in Porthmadog, Wales, ideal for families with young children. The train takes a short trip through the countryside, then stops at the Engine Sheds where you can climb inside our steam and diesel locomotives and see how things work.
Welsh Highland Railway (21 miles)
Welsh Highland Railway
is Snowdonia’s newest railway. Trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon.
Ffestiniog Railway (21 miles)
Travel by steam train through the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Fairbourne Steam Railway (37 miles)
Fairbourne Steam Railway
Pleasant short train ride which can connect with a ferry trip. There are also a play park and an amusement park nearby.
Corris Railway (42 miles)
This was the first narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales, built in 1859. The round trip takes 50 minutes, including a guided tour of the 133-year old engine shed and workshops at Maespoeth.
Llangollen Railway (44 miles)
Take a sixteen mile round trip through the beautiful Dee Valley on a fantastic steam train - it could be like going back in time as you pass through the stations.
Llangollen Wharf (44 miles)
Experience for yourself the pleasure of a horse drawn boat trip on the beautiful Llangollen Canal, or a motorised cruise which takes you across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
Talyllyn Railway (45 miles)
A historic narrow-gauge steam railway whose line passes a set of waterfalls, at which you can often disembark and explore before catching the train back again.
The Yellow Duck Marine (49 miles)
The Yellow Duck Marine
- Join us for a unique 1 hour amphibious sightseeing tour accompanied by live commentary around Liverpool's city and docks on a converted WWII DUKW landing craft. Whilst on dry land the tour takes in Liverpool's historic sights, then splashes down into the Salthouse Dock for a half hour trip of the dockland area concluding in the Albert Dock.
Showboats of Chester (52 miles)
Showboats of Chester
Cruise along the beautiful River Dee,passing the sights of the historic City of Chester aboard our luxury boats, Lady Diana and Mark Twain.
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway (52 miles)
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway
is a 7 and a quarter gauge railway located in the beautiful surroundings of Chester's Grosvenor Park and is only a few minutes walk from the city centre. Fun for all the family and popular with young and old alike it has become one of Chester's top tourist attractions.
Model Railway Village (55 miles)
Model Railway Village
It is not unusual for children to want to spend all day with their parents or grand parents at the Model Railway Village, just watching or following their favourite model train whilst it meanders around the 1.5 acres of beautiful miniature landscape.
The Vale of Rheidol Railway (57 miles)
Halton Miniature Railway (60 miles)
Halton Miniature Railway
Known throughout the world to all enthusiasts, this railway system is staffed by volunteers. It has a track gauge of 71/4 inches, and operates a passenger service every Sunday afternoon throughout the year in the Town Park, Stockham Lane, Runcorn. Great idea if you're looking for family days out in Cheshire.
The West Lancashire Light Railway (62 miles)
The West Lancashire Light Railway
The West Lancashire Light Railway - The whole family can also enjoy a visit, with the short train ride around a flooded clay pit behind coal fired steam locomotives dating from 1898. Refreshments, souvenirs, guide book etc., are availahle from the shop at Becconsall station
Fylde Society of Model Engineers (64 miles)
Fylde Society of Model Engineers
run a miniature railway on the playing fields adjoining Marsh Mill. Trains run Sunday and bank holiday afternoons throughout the year (weather permitting). All rides are free, donations most welcome. Live steam and electric locos on 3 different gauge tracks are used to haul trains of up to 15 passengers.
Manx Electric Railway (65 miles)
Manx Electric Railway
For the best coastal views there is no better way to travel then the Manx Electric Railway. It weaves its way up and down along the eastern side of the island.
Isle of Man Steam Railway (65 miles)
Isle of Man Steam Railway
The train passes through the countryside. From all sides are trees, grasslands and farms. In the distant on one side, the sea. Never has there been a more pleasant way to travel 15 miles.
Groudle Glen Railway (66 miles)
Groudle Glen Railway
If you can catch them open then it's a lovely day for small folk keen on trains or a perfect introduction to them. Steam trains and cliff top tea room.
Anderton Boat Lift (66 miles)
Anderton Boat Lift
Literally a huge machine to lift boats from one river into another, it's so much more exciting to see than the written word conveys! The exhibition has a high interactive content and an entertaining cinematic centrepiece.
Duke Track Days (67 miles)
Duke Track Days
Karting thrills for the over 8s, minimum height 1.25 metres for specifically designed children's karts.
Ribble Steam Railway (68 miles)
Ribble Steam Railway
Visitors can travel behind one of the restored steam engines in old fashioned carriages enjoying a three mile round trip around the docks and along the riverbanks, then check out the museum and relax in the tea rooms.
Lakeside Miniature Railway (68 miles)
Lakeside Miniature Railway
Taking the smalls on a historic miniature railway is an unforgettable experience for kids and let's be honest we love it too!
The Great Laxey Mine Railway (71 miles)
The Great Laxey Mine Railway
Ride in a tiny carriage along the half mile of ancient miner routes, past the world's largest remaining waterwheel.
New Quay Boat Trips (71 miles)
New Quay Boat Trips
Take a trip along the beautiful Ceredigion Coast in one of theri passanger boats. You may get close to the local wildlife, dolphins, seals, porpoises and more.
Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway (74 miles)
Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway
Also know locally as 'Chassen Park', this is especially worth visiting on a Sunday when the Urmston and District Railway Society operate a miniature train around the park.
GreenWood Forest Park (4 miles)
GreenWood Forest Park
Discover endless Family Adventure at GreenWood Forest Park, including the world's first people-powered rollercoaster and Wales's longest sledge run.
Pili Palas Nature World (2 miles)
Pili Palas Nature World
Enter a jungle of butterflies, exotic animals and amazing creatures including the new Meerkats. Indoor soft play area for young children, adventure play areas, giant bouncy castle, ride-on tractors, nature trail, picnic areas, café and much more, there’s something for everyone here!
Anglesey Sea Zoo (8 miles)
Anglesey Sea Zoo
Anglesey's Leading All Weather Family Attraction! There is amazing marine life to see at the biggest aquarium in Wales! Will you enter the Seven Sisters Shipwreck, or dare to walk the Shark Pool grids?Over 150 native species, from the familiar to the strange, there's something for everyone!
Henblass County Park (10 miles)
Henblass County Park
Lots for kids to do - indoor and outdoor play centres, sheep sheering shows - dragon train ride - falconry displays - bouncy castles - farm animals - pet corner - it goes on!!
Welsh Mountain Zoo (16 miles)
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Set in North Wales, high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery. Spend a perfect day at this family friendly Zoo, in the company of rare and endangered animals from Britain and around the World including red pandas, brown bears, monkeys and tigers!
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm (22 miles)
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm
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.
The Childrens Farm Park (27 miles)
The Childrens Farm Park
Found within the Llanfair Slate Caverns park (see separate listing). Visit Floss the donkey and her friends, various pigs, rabbits, calves, ducks, hens, small pigmy goats and many other birds and animals too - all indoors.
Rhyl SeaQuarium (27 miles)
Join us on a voyage of discovery as we travel beneath the waves, from tranquil fresh waters to the cold depths of the abyss.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Bangor with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in North Wales can enjoy the great day out as well.
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