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  • Liz Stack

Days Out with Children in North Wales

Updated: Aug 1, 2019

Hi I'm Liz the Owner and Manager of The Old Mill Holiday Cottages, and Mum to two beautiful daughters, Orla 8 and Beatrice 5.


The Old Mill Holiday Cottages

Our 3 cottages are located on a small picturesque mill complex in North Wales.

We have fabulous communal landscaped grounds with BBQ and seating areas, complete with children's play park and ducks. There's even a popular dog friendly pub just next door!


The Old Mill play park

We're in a great central location for exploring all that North Wales and Chester have to offer.












Many of our guests are families, especially during school holiday time .....So, I thought it would be useful to share our top 5 places for days out locally with the children:


Chester Zoo

The number 1 most visited zoo in the UK (And we know why!) Chester zoo is fantastic, their animal conservation projects and enclosures are very well thought out, with animal welfare at heart. We love the great outdoor spaces, multiple children's adventure play parks, water play area, mono-rail and islands boat ride. Its not a cheap day out, but its worth every penny! The only down side is that one day may not be enough!


Recommended for - All ages

Postcode - Distance - 30 minute drive from the cottages


New! SC2 Waterpark, Rhyl

Opened in April'19 after a huge £15m investment. Sc2 has something for everyone. There's baby slides for little ones, wet play area and more thrilling rides for children 1.2m tall.

There is also a TAG active (One course for children below 1.2m and one for older children/adults). Its an indoor multi level activity centre with computer sensors that you have to seek out to win. This timed activity zones test your skill, fitness and your bravery!


Recommended for - All ages

Postcode LL18 1BF - Distance - 25 minute drive from the cottages


Talacre Beach

There a many lovely beaches to explore in this area, but this one is our closest....

Miles of sandy beaches to explore, back by dunes, which make an ideal spot to gather as a family. This beach is dog friendly all year round so your four-legged friend doesn't need to miss out either! Its a perfect bucket and spade beach, it can get a little crowded in the summer, but take a short stroll and you'll be away from the crowds. The lighthouse is an icon landmark (But do take note of tide times if you walk out to it).


Recommended for - All ages

Postcode CH8 9RS - Distance - 25 minute drive from the cottages


Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

A firm favourite with my girls! This is the worlds largest ice cream adventure park.

Not only do they sell fabulous ice cream in over 40 flavours, this complex has had huge investment over recent years. It offers a large outdoor adventure playground, quad bikes, mini golf, indoor soft play, farm animal area, indoor water and sand play, plus cafes and gift shops. Entrance is free (Including the farm area) and you can buy tickets on a 'pay as you play' basis for the different activities.


Recommended for - Under 10's

Postcode Ch3 9NE - Distance - 40 minute drive from the cottages




Loggerheads Country Park

Enjoy a few hours exploring in beautiful nature - Bring the dog as well!

Follow the woodland trails, footpaths and boardwalks, look out for the wood carvings of animals, fish, and birds. Pack your wellies for a splash around in the water and enjoy a picnic or lunch in Cafe Florence.



Recommended for - All ages

Postcode Ch7 5LH - Distance 10 minutes drive from the cottages


I can recommend many more days out with the children locally, too much to write here! but I hope this gives you a bit of a flavour of whats on offer in the area...


A little bit of info about our cottages....


Millers Cottage - Living Area

Millers Cottage

Sleeps 2 + 1 *infant (Plus, up to x2 s/m dogs welcome, free)

This cottage is ideal for a small family. All of the accommodation is on one level, its a cosy, well equipped cottage with double bedroom and en-suite shower room.

From £230 - £450 per week






The Long Barn

The Long Barn - Lounge / Dining Area

Sleeps 4 + 1 *infant (Plus 2 dogs welcome free of charge)


This is a spacious cottage, perfect for families. It has a double bedroom and twin bedroom, x2 bathrooms, well equipped kitchen with large lounge/dining room.

We also provide a selection of children's DVD's, books and board games.

* On request, we can provide a cot and high chair for your little one, with no extra charge.

From £360 - £650 per week


...Why not bring the grandparents?!


The Hayloft

Sleeps 2 (Couples only, no pets)


This cottage is ideal for couples, accessed via a small external staircase, it provides a warm and cosy cottage, full of charm and character with exposed beams. It has a double bedroom and en-suite bathroom.

From £230 per week - £450 per week






If you'd like to learn more about our cottages or check availability and tariffs, please see our website www.old-mill.co.uk


Or for any enquiries, please contact me (Liz) info@old-mill.co.uk




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I look forward to welcoming you soon

best wishes Liz 

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