Have you tried camping? What better way to kick start next years adventures than a little camping trip to North Wales as a family. We invested in a tent earlier this year and have really enjoyed exploring and pitching up! We cannot wait to explore more of the UK’s glorious countryside and it’s great to travel with our dog Bobby the Chocolate Labrador. We stayed in Abergele for 3 nights at the start of the Summer holidays – explored Conwy, Llandudno and Colwyn Bay in the glorious sunshine.
We had a superb few days and stayed on a fantastic campsite located just a few miles from nearby towns and villages. We’re relatively new to exploring North Wales so it felt lovely visiting this part of the country together as a family. And as so many of you asked about our trip, well here’s a little diary of our adventure.
The KA Edit Family Travel Guide: North Wales
Where we stayed
BFG Camping, Abergele, Wales – nestled in the Welsh countryside is where we stayed. You are within a few minutes drive to beaches and seaside towns. Incredible views over the Welsh hills and of the owners working farm, you really cannot go wrong. There are also some great locations on site for friends camping together. The facilities are fantastic, with a shower and toilet block that was better than some hotels we have stayed in. You have fresh running water and an electric hook up per pitch and share a washing area, laundry and freezer. Each pitch has more than enough room for your dog to be on a stake and long cable so perfectly dog friendly.
What is there to do in North Wales?
We used the campsite as our base but really we spent the daytimes on the beach – Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Rhos-on-Sea and Llandudno. We also explored nearby attractions including The Great Orme and wandering around the cobbled streets and walls of Conwy. And let’s not forget the Llandudno Pier – buzzing with atmosphere, nostalgia and incredible views.
And then there was the West Shore Beach which was wonderfully peaceful and super dog friendly and again with incredible mountainous views. A really great alternative to the Pier. And lastly, we stumbled across the Happy Valley which is a public park. It’s a great walk, breath-taking views, botanical gardens, you can also catch a cable car from here up to The Great Orme as well as Tobogganing.
Where to eat and drink
We stumbled across some great restaurants, bars and cafes in Llandudno. As well as Conwy. A must visit is The Cottage Loaf, nestled in the centre of Llandudno, a traditional pub with stone flooring and a great family atmosphere – dog friendly too. We would also recommend The Ham Bone Deli-Bakery near to the Pier – which was a real treat for lunch. In the summer they offered outdoor seating – it was also dog friendly with a great menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We grabbed fish & chips in Conwy and enjoyed them sat on an overturned boat on the harbour. In Colwyn Bay we stopped for a milkshake at a Kiosk called Horizon Shine which was a lovely beach side cafe. We also grabbed drinks at The Toad on the high street in Colwyn Bay which offered a great sea view.
And that’s my The KA Edit Family Travel Guide: North Wales
North Wales was pretty special and this trip is definitely one for the memory book. One to remember as we build our confidence camping. The beaches, the cobbled streets, the fish & chips, the incredible views over Llandudno, the history and of course the downtime together as a family. One for your bucket-list if you enjoy visiting traditional towns.
I would love to hear your recommendations and do share with me if this blog post helped. We really do love sharing our adventures and hope that they help you plan and inspire you to try the spots we loved exploring.