• Liz Stack

Fun Family & Dog Friendly Attractions North Wales

Updated: May 7

Hi! I’m Liz the Owner and Manager of The Old Mill Holiday Cottages - Dog friendly and family friendly self-catering cottages in North Wales. Many of our guests, bring their four-legged members of the family to stay at our cottages, and as a Mum of x2 young girls and a dog owner, I understand the importance of finding FUN family AND dog friendly attractions to keep everyone entertained. I’ve listed our top 5 places we enjoy within a 1 hour radius of the cottages - I hope you enjoy as much as we do!

If you would like to find-out more about our x3 gorgeous cottages in this stunning part of North Wales please click on the links below:

We advertise on well know accommodation websites, but SAVE up to 15% by booking directly with us!

The Long Barn

Sleeps 4- Spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage. Family friendly and x2 Dogs welcome (Any size)

From £350 - £645 per week

Millers Cottage

Sleeps 2, plus x2 S/M Dogs welcome. From £253 - £445 per week

The Hayloft

Sleeps 2 (No Pets). From £253 - £445 per week

x3 night short breaks available.

Any questions just ask me Liz, 01352 742175 /

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park – CH7 7GH

Distance from The Cottages – 6 miles

Age Range – Approx. 3 – 8 years

Time at Activity – Recommend ½ Day

Cost – Adult £6.70 / Child £3.90 /Family Tickets available - Check online for discounts

Open – 13th April to 3rd November

Parking – Multiple car parks clearly sign posted


Dogs welcome on a lead

Consisting of 70 acres of country park, woodland, reservoirs, visitors centre with museums (Packed full of industrial heritage) café, play parks, and a beautiful ancient abbey - There is plenty to see and do! There are many woodland trails that you can explore, completely for free. Plus, dogs on a lead are welcome inside the visitors centre.

The visitors centre is beautifully well kept and consists of a range of historic buildings, and museums that capture a by-gone era – e.g. Tudor farmhouse, a large barn with historical farming machinery, and an old school-house. As a family, our children have enjoyed many trips here, finding out what ‘Life would have been like in the olden days’. The maze and adventure playground with picnic area’s very popular. For pre-school children there’s also a small indoor soft play and ride on tractors. During the spring and summer months there’s a lovely calendar of events e.g. craft activities, vintage fair, discovery and nature themes (Check online for details).

Llangollen Wharf - Horse Drawn Canal Boat Trip – LL20 8TA

Distance from The Cottages – 22 miles

Age Range – Suitable for the whole family

Time at Activity – Boat trips last 45 minutes to 2 hours. However, you can easily spend a day exploring Llangollen.

Cost – Adult £8, Child £4, Family Ticket £21

Open - Mid March to Early November


Dogs on a lead welcome

One of the oldest visitor attractions in North Wales est. 1884! Sit back enjoy a slower pace as you mender along the Llangollen canal taking in the beautiful scenery on this unique horse drawn boat trip. Please note, the boats can get rather busy in the summer months, but well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome on the 45-minute and 2-hour trips. There is also a dog friendly Tea-Room at the Wharf which we recommend. After a boat trip, there is plenty to keep you busy during a full day sight-seeing in Llangollen, including cafes, ice-cream parlours, and gift shops to look around. The Corn Mill is a dog and family friendly pub, which we recommend. 4 miles further on is the World Heritage site at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct this is a MUST SEE. You can walk over the aqua-duct and take in the stunning views, however, dogs are NOT able to go on the boat trips at this point, due to food being served on-board the boats.

Greenwood Forest Park – LL56 4QN

Distance from The Cottages – 47 miles

Age Range – 5 to 12 years

Time at Activity – All Day

Cost – Best Prices Online – Book 7 days in advance (Super Saver) £66.00 – Family of 4

Open – 14th March - End of the season

Parking – Free on-site.

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Dogs welcome on a lead

We love it here! This is a fantastic family theme park, with a lovely ‘Outdoor and Eco’ ethos – where dogs are also welcome – which is a brilliant bonus! It’s never crowded (So far so good!) Our children love the thrill of the Solar Splash Water Ride, the ‘People Powered-Roller Coaster’ and the grass sledges are a big hit, but, in addition, the more traditional archery, stilt walking, theatre participation, bare foot walk, and giant bouncy-castle 'Pillow' are also big favourites with our girls. You’re sure to have a great day out here!

Llandudno Snowsports Centre

Distance from The Cottages – 30 miles

Age Range – 4 years to Adult!

Time at Activity ½ day

Cost – Alpine Golf £4 per round / Sno-tubing £7.50 (30 mins) Tobogganing £7.00 (2 rides)




Dogs welcome on a lead

This is a fabulous activity centre, offering not only ski-ing, snowboarding, and alpine golf, but my girls have had so much fun racing down the hill tobogganing and sno-tubing here. The crazy golf has also recently been updated and it looks fantastic! Dogs are welcome on a lead, and you just take in turns to try out the activities. There is also a lovely dog friendly ‘Chalet’ style café, with great home cooked food and fabulous views over Llandudno. If you want to make a full day of it, we highly recommend taking a stroll along Llandudno’s promenade and pier. There is plenty to keep everyone happy here.

Abergele Adventure Trail - LL22 9BU

Distance from The Cottages – 16 miles

Age Range – 5 to 10 years

Time at Activity ½ day

Cost – Children 3+ years £8 each, Adults £4 each (x1 Adult free with fee-paying child).

Open – Winter weekends 10am-4pm, Summer 10am – 5pm + Open during school hols.

Parking – Free, onsite

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Dogs welcome on a lead

The adventure trail is exactly that! Lots of fun, games and activities spread out along an easily accessible course within woodland. Our girls love exploring here, it’s a great opportunity for children to play, climb and scramble over obstacles and play areas in the great outdoors. (Old clothes recommended and do dress for the weather as it is all outdoors!) There are several areas for picnics and there’s also a small café for refreshments.

*All prices valid March 2020

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I look forward to welcoming you soon

best wishes Liz 

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