What to do in Anglesey this summer

Posted: 24th May, 2023

 

Anglesey has some of the best beaches North Wales has to offer, including the award-winning unspoiled LLigwy and picturesque Silver Bay . We are very fortunate to not only have these amazing beaches to spend your days, but also so many visitor attractions and activities.

We have compiled a list of these attractions to make your holiday planning that bit easier. Spend your summer exploring beautiful landmarks, getting involved in watersports and much more! 

Keep reading to find activities and places to visit in Anglesey for your family this summer.

 

Activities

 

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Whilst we would love to promise constant sun on Anglesey, it’s the UK so rain’s inevitable. The Anglesey Sea Zoo is the perfect indoor activity that will keep the kids entertained for an afternoon. Children under 3 go free! 

You will learn about the amazing array of marine wildlife in the waters surrounding our wonderful coastline.

From Silver Bay Holiday Park, Rhoscolyn: approx 40 min drive

From Woodland Falls Holiday Park, Lligwy: approx 35 min drive

Find out more and get tickets here

 

Rib Ride

Speaking of the coast, if you fancy getting outside and a closer look at the incredible Anglesey coastline, then sign up for a boat trip with RibRide! 

Choose from a speedy and exhilarating 40 minute trip beneath two of Wales’ iconic bridges. Or a more leisurely 60 minute ride where you can take in the scenic views of the East Coast.

From Silver Bay Holiday Park, Rhoscolyn: approx 35 min drive

From Woodland Falls Holiday Park, Lligwy: approx 25 min drive

Find out more and book tickets here 

 

B-Active, Rhoscolyn

For the more adventurous, check out B-Active Rhoscolyn. Offering sea kayaking and coasteering, they are perfect if you want to experience the wonderful coast by getting up close and personal! 

They offer experiences for all abilities and have easier-paced adventures such as guided coastal walks if you’d prefer to keep dry (rain not withstanding).

From Silver Bay Holiday Park, Rhoscolyn: approx 2 min drive

From Woodland Falls Holiday Park, Lligwy: approx 40 min drive

Get the details here

 

Fishing trips 

You can try your hand at fishing! Perfect for families, these 2 to 3 hour fishing trips take you out from Beaumaris Pier and show you the ropes of fishing for Mackerel and Whiting.

From Silver Bay Holiday Park, Rhoscolyn: approx 40 min drive

From Woodland Falls Holiday Park, Lligwy: approx 20 min drive

Find out more here 

 

Anglesey Riding Centre

If you like the idea of exploring the island’s coastline in unique fashion, head down to Anglesey Riding Centre and let them lead you out on an unforgettable experience in the saddle. 

With different experiences tailored to your experiences of riding horses and ponies, there’s something for everyone wanting to explore atop an equine friend. 

From Silver Bay Holiday Park, Rhoscolyn: approx 40 min drive

From Woodland Falls Holiday Park, Lligwy: approx 40 min drive

Find out more here   

 

Places to visit 

 

Plas Newydd House and Garden

If exploring a beautifully maintained 19th century home and gardens is your bag,  Plas Newydd House and Gardens is the place for you. 

The ‘enchanting mansion and gardens’ sit on the bank of the Menai Strait, offering stunning views of the coast and the looming peaks of Snowdonia. There is also a woodland play area for the kids, making this a great day out for the family.

From Silver Bay Holiday Park, Rhoscolyn: approx 35 min drive

From Woodland Falls Holiday Park, Lligwy: approx 30 min drive

Find out more here

plas house

 

Pili Palas Nature World

Pili Palas Nature World is a place to get lost in wildlife, waterfalls, butterflies, meerkat tunnels and so much more! There’s so much to enjoy for children or adults alike.

From Silver Bay Holiday Park, Rhoscolyn: approx 30 min drive

From Woodland Falls Holiday Park, Lligwy: approx 20 min drive

Find out more here

 

Beaumaris town

Beaumaris is a lovely small town on the East coast of Anglesey. It is renowned for its picturesque setting and rich history, including an impressive medieval castle giving a glimpse into the turbulent history of Wales.

Beaumaris also boasts a vibrant waterfront area, filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants. You can even take boat trips to Menai Strait, typically 1-2 hours, where you can admire the natural beauty of the strait, pass under iconic bridges such as the Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge.

 

Hidden Gardens in Plas Cadnant

These hidden gardens are one of North Wales best kept secrets. Since 1996 the gardens at Plas Cadnant Estate have seen a look of restoration, transforming them back to their former glory. These beautiful gardens are definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Anglesey.

From Silver Bay Holiday Park, Rhoscolyn: approx 35 min drive

From Woodland Falls Holiday Park, Lligwy: approx 20 min drive

Find out more here 

 

South Stack Lighthouse 

Another great way to experience the history of the North Walian Coast is by visiting South Stack Lighthouse. Standing since 1809 and built on South Stack Rock, a tiny islet at the most westerly point off the coast of Holyhead, the lighthouse can be reached by a footbridge, making for a dramatic approach!

From Silver Bay Holiday Park, Rhoscolyn: approx 25 min drive

From Woodland Falls Holiday Park, Lligwy: approx 45 min drive

Learn more here 

 

Looking for more? Why not read more about day trip to Church Island or some of the best dog walking routes on this island.