Wales gives the best value for money for family days out, according to a new report, and now is the perfect time to visit with preschoolers…
It’s already known for its rugged landscapes, crumbling castles and wide, sandy beaches, but Wales now has another outstanding attribute.
According to the website promotionalcodes.org.uk it also gives the best value for money for a family of four on days out. The site took five popular family activities: a visit to a theme park, a day at the beach, a visit to a stately home, a day at a museum and a trip to the zoo. The average price in regions across the UK was totted up to find the total spend. Wales came in considerably cheaper than any other area, with the total for all five activities costing just £94.01.
The best child-friendly places to visit in Wales
This purpose-built tourist village in an Italian style in Gwynedd looks like the backdrop for a fairytale. Kids will love the beach and playground. Children under five get free entry. Entry for adults is £10, £6.50 for children aged five to 15. Save 30% on the full admission price if you go after 3.30pm, closes 7.30pm; portmeirion-village.com
Greenwood Forest Park
The Little Forest Play Barn and the Tunnel Warren play area are just some of the attractions for under-threes at this park in Snowdonia. Voted the best family attraction in North Wales for four years running. Under-threes go free, £7.90 for adults, £7.65 for kids aged three to 15; greenwoodforestpark.co.uk
Let your toddler run around to her heart’s content at this park in the centre of Cardiff. There are plenty of chances to point out the wonders of nature with birds on the lake, including mallards, cormorants and herons. There’s also a Victorian glass house with tropical plants, koi carp and terrapins. Entry is free; cardiff.gov.uk