If you’ve got any creatives in the family, then Piggery Pottery might be just up your street. Situated near Llanberis, Piggery Pottery is a large studio where all manner of personalised gifts are made, and if you’re feeling creative you can have a go at creating your own too.
Piggery Pottery is famous for its ornaments, pebbles, plates, jewellery and wall plaques, so you can choose one to paint and take home with you. You can also try your hand at canvas painting, mask painting, slate painting and pottery throwing. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds – it’s simply the act of creating pottery on a wheel! If you don’t feel brave enough to have a go yourself there are also a number of pottery painting and throwing demonstrations throughout the day so you can watch an expert do it.
And Piggery Pottery isn’t just for the kids – they can also cater for team building activities for employees, stag and hen parties or just a quiet peaceful afternoon of painting.
If all the creating has worn you out, there’s also an on-site café which serves sandwiches, cakes and a selection of hot drinks.
Found just off the A55 before Bangor, follow the signs for Bethesda, Llanberis and you'll start to see the brown signs that will lead you here.
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Caernarfon is known for one thing more than anything else: its mighty castle. This immense fortress dates back to the end of the 13th century – King Edward I of England had begun his Welsh conquest, taking the town of Caernarfon in 1283. The pre-existing motte and bailey structure was demolished under his instruction, and in its place began work on the impressive stone structure we know today.
Probably the most famous of all the many castles in Wales, and for good reason – its sheer scale dwarfs the others, and the town walls are still remarkably intact. Tourists can walk along a small part of the walls, which offers some fantastic views over the town. Also houses the museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Gypsy Wood Park might be an outdoor attraction, but there’s still plenty to do when it’s chucking it down too! Where else can you combine fairy magic, a day out with animals and 20 acres of stunning woodland?
Base yourself in the Caernarfon area to explore this historic castle town and the Snowdonia area. The Welsh Highland Railway starts from Caernarfon to Porthmadog, a great way to see the countryside. The Llyn Peninsula is also easily accessible. Find a your holiday cottage here.
Relax in front of a warm fire and watch the flames flickering in front of you. All of these cottages have a log burner or open fire.
Find somewhere to let in town. Towns offer the convenience of shops, restaurants and other ammenities whilst you're never far from the countryside.