The school summer holidays are almost upon us! But, don’t panic – if you are struggling to find ideas to entertain the family, you needn’t worry. You’ll be pleased to hear we’ve done some of the legwork for you. We’ve come up with a few ideas for great family days out in North Wales, so you can spend less time planning and more time out enjoying your holiday!

For this month’s blog – we’ve found a place which ticks all the boxes for an ideal summer holiday day out: outside space for children to burn off all that excited holiday energy, some interactive and engaging educational activities, as well as varied attractions that kids and adults of all ages will find fun. So, pack up your picnic box as we’re heading east, towards the green hills of the Clwydian range in Denbighshire to visit Loggerheads Country Park – Mold.

Located in the stunning green hills of the Clwydian Range, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Loggerheads Country Park is the perfect place for families to discover the beautiful landscape of the wooded river valley.

Best of all –  it’s completely free to enter the park, just take some loose change for the car park. There is a visitor centre with a fantastic little tea room, a nice picnic area and network of waymarked paths including two short circular trails.

Historic trail walks

One of the best trails, which is suitable for all ages and abilities is the Leete Walk. Enjoy a short stroll along the route of a waterway that once supplied the lead mines in Mold during the 1800’s. There are a range of old historic remains and ancient sites to find.

Seek out the historic boundary marker – Carreg Carn March Arthur which is possibly a Bronze Age standing stone and see if the kids can find the hoof-print shape which is visible on the stone – local legend states that it was left here by King Arthur’s horse Llamrai, as they leapt from Moel Famau to escape the invading Saxons.

Spectacular viewpoints

Moel Famau has an incredible viewpoint at the top, from the remains of Jubilee Tower – which was built in 1810 to commemorate the golden jubilee of George III.  You can see as far as Blackpool Tower, The Isle of Man and the mountains of Cumbria on a clear day!

Hopefully we’ve inspired your next adventure with these fun facts. So, if you are visiting North Wales with family or friends this summer, do head over to Loggerheads as it is a truly delightful spot, (with great cakes in the tea rooms too!).

If you find the weather isn’t great and you’d prefer to visit an attraction that’s undercover, or perhaps you want to head to Snowdonia instead, don’t worry – there are plenty more great family friendly places to explore which we’ll cover in other blogs.