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5 Free Days Out for Kids Near Abersoch

If you are thinking of traveling to Abersoch or Pwhelli this summer, here are five free (or nearly free) days out to consider.

Morfa Nefyn

1. Morfa Nefyn

The beach itself is well worth the walk.  It is a lovely clean beach with shells and is perfect sand for castle building.  The sea is calm and perfect for paddling in.What sets this beach apart is the pub (and the fact there is toilets – we do after all have toddlers!).  Sitting right there on the beach is the Ty Coch Inn.  Serving countless types of beer and lager, what looked like great food (we had a picnic in one of the many bags) and really good coffee.

For a fuller write up click here.


2. Eat Fish & Chips in Criccieth

Well worth a trip is  ‘Castle Fish and Chips‘ to eat Fish and Chips overlooking the beach. There is also a Castle in Criccieth if you’d like to explore.

For a fuller write up click here

Black Rock Sands

3. Spend a day Crabbing at Black Rock Sands

You head into Porthmadog, and turn up the road at the side of the Factory Shop.  You pretty much drive to the end of that road until you see the signpost to the beach. It costs £6 to park on the beach, you need cash but there is an attendant so you don’t need  change.  Just near the entrance there are toilets and a burger van ( we didn’t try it but it seemed popular).  Out of season this beach was empty (it may not be so idylic in August!). What we loved about the beach was the vastness, the rock pools and the fact that you could take your car on the beach. We could leave the picnic in the car, we could leave the girls sleeping in it if we needed to do so, and when we were done with the fun, we could very quickly pack up and head home.

For a fuller write up click here


4. Find peace and quiet at Porth Ceriad

Peaceful with stunning scenery.  People do say it is difficult to find, and after driving up quite a lot of the wrong country lanes (that were very thin, and praying I didn’t meet anyone coming the other way) I have to agree.  You drive through Abersoch and then take a left just before a gate with a road sign and a sticker on!!! This is in fact exactly what you do (you don’t have to drive up all the other country lanes) but the said sticker is a little difficult to see so we did pass it the first time!

For a fuller write up (and pictures of the signs) click here


5. Exploring at Portmerion

Not actually free at £8.50 per adult (£8 for concessions) and free for Under 5’s,  but we really did enjoy the sights. The full write up (here) is more of a gallery post as the beauty of Portmeirion is in the colours and the photographs.  We think it is a lovely place for Mini Travellers to spend a few hours exploring and the views were incredible.

Mami 2 Five

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  1. Emma
    February 14, 2016 at 9:11 am — Reply

    Wow what fantastic beaches and the last beach looks it was well worth the trek to find it 🙂 #sundaystars

  2. February 16, 2016 at 6:43 pm — Reply

    It looks like such a beautiful part of world – makes me wish I was going there this year 🙂 #sundaystars

  3. February 19, 2016 at 9:18 pm — Reply

    These photographs are fantastic and the beaches are stunning. As a child, we used to go to Wales a lot for holidays. It is gorgeous there and there is so much for families to do. Thanks for linking up to Sunday Stars. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  4. February 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm — Reply

    Fish and Chips on a beach bench has to be on my top ten favourite things in life!! Quickly followed by Portmerion, I love it there!! Have you ever stayed there? I’d love to do that one day. Love this post xx

    #SundayStars xx

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