The historic city of Chester was founded by the Romans in AD79, and still shows many signs of its long and fascinating history. Built on the banks of the River Dee, the city now attracts visitors from around the globe. There's plenty to do, whether it be to walk the City Walls, visit the magnificent Cathedral, or watch the Horse Racing at the Racecourse. Alternatively, take advantage of the fantastic shopping, entertainment and dining options in the city.
Chester Zoo is the UK's number one zoo with over 7000 animals and 400 different species. Open daily from 10am with free parking. Sat Nav: CH2 1EU.
Anglesey also known by its Welsh name Ynys Môn is an island off the north west coast of Wales. Two bridges, spanning the Menai Strait, connect it to the mainland: the original Menai Suspension Bridge (carrying the A5), designed by Thomas Telford in 1826; and the more recently constructed Britannia Bridge (originally designed by Robert Stephenson); which carries the A55 and the North Wales Coast Railway Line.
Henblas Country Park gives an insight into the workings of a Welsh farm, with sheep shearing and sheepdog demonstrations, and the opportunity to help feed the lambs at Easter. There's also a falconry, a duck display, stable block, dragon train ride and both indoor and outdoor children's play areas. Facilities include a tea room and gift shop.
Henblas Country Park, Bodorgan, Anglesey, LL62 5DL,
T: +44 (0)1407 840440
Llangollen is a small town of some 3000 people Llangollen is seeped in myth and legend. In many ways it is best known for hosting the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod every July which brings in some 120,000 visitors and turns the town into a vibrant international stage. As with so many ancient Welsh towns, it takes its name from its founding Saint; Collen, a seventh century saint. Llangollen, was established in the 7th Century when The monk St. Collen was instructed to find a valley by riding a horse for one day and then stop and mark out a "parish" a place to build his hermitage or cell in the custom of the times, with tiny church, hospice and outhouses all enclosed within a wall.
Portmeirion is one of Wales' premier visitor attractions, welcoming 250,000 visitors every year, famous for being the location of the cult TV series The Prisoner.With free parking, complimentary guided tours and audio visual show, six cafes and restaurants, half a dozen shops, gardens and beaches it is the perfect day out for all the family.
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an altitude of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside Scotland. It is located in Snowdonia National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri) in Gwynedd, and has been described as "probably the busiest mountain in Britain". It is designated as a national nature reserve for its rare flora and fauna.
Let the Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Claim this mountain peak, the highest in Wales, as a lifetime’s achievement. With stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views it's all part of a great day out for you and your family in North Wales.