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Posted on 14/03/2018 by David

You needn't plan anything specific for a day out in North Wales at Easter time, as just a walk in any direction will take you somewhere beautiful.

However, if you crave some immersive activities (or let's face it, a chocolate-y fix), there's plenty going on nearby for a fabulous day out with the family this upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

Flower market

Conwy Seed Fair, Conwy, 26 March

This event is almost as old as Conwy itself; for seven centuries, the walled town has hosted the annual Seed Fair. Founded by King Edward I, this medieval celebration is held on the High Street and in Lancaster Square each March.

There will be plant and seed stalls, along with crafts, handmade goods, local honey and home-grown produce. It's a great place to purchase unusual or rare seeds and plants for your garden, and the perfect time of year to buy them!

Anglesey Sea Zoo, Anglesey, 27 March

Want to get more involved with the community and have some good, green fun? Join Anglesey Sea Zoo for a springtime beach clean! Get some fresh air, help the environment, and pay the Sea Zoo a visit afterwards to get to know sea beasties a little better!

Just bring wellies and waterproofs to Anglesey Sea Zoo for a 12:30pm start. All ages welcome!

National Slate Museum, Llanberis, 28 March - 3 April

Looking for a hunt with a twist? Follow an Easter Trail through this historic, Welsh attraction.

Like all Easter Egg Hunts the rules are simple: complete the trail and win a prize. The difference is at the National Slate Museum you'll learn loads along the way too. You'll find out what life was like in the heyday of the slate mining industry, watch slate splitting live, climb aboard a quarry engine... and, of course, get your sweet treat at the end.

White rabbit

Llanberis Lake Railway, Llanberis, 1-2 April

Llanberis is a great place for a family day out, there's so much to see and do here. One of the area's most popular attractions is the narrow gauge Llanberis Lake Railway - a must-visit for steam aficionados and Tank Engine fans alike.

Hop aboard one of the steam engines from Llanberis Main Station (just across the road from the Snowdon Mountain Railway if you can't get enough of the rails) or Gilfach Ddu at the National Slate Museum and enjoy a scenic five mile return journey along the shores of Llyn Padarn.

Over Easter weekend the railway is holding an Easter Egg Hunt with tasty treats hidden aboard the trains and at stations. Keep your eyes peeled for the White Rabbit too, as he's supposed to be making an appearance - if he's not late!

Easter eggs

Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, various dates over Easter

Where better to enjoy the first glimpse of spring than the National Trust's Bodnant Garden in the Conwy Valley?

On Friday 23 March, you can find out all about the birds of Bodnant Garden on a guided walk led by a local expert. The walk is free of charge but booking is essential.

On Saturday 24 March, use your senses to explore nature on a stroll around the garden, following the self-guided Running Rabbit Trail.

On Easter Saturday and Sunday, join the team for rabbit cookie decorating in the Old Mill (£1 per child) and on Easter Sunday and Monday follow the ‘Running Rabbit’ signs for your reward on the ever-popular Cadbury Egg Hunt (£2 per child).

For all activities at Bodnant Garden, normal admission fees apply.

Red Squirrel

Plas Newydd, Anglesey, various dates over Easter

The Easter Bunny has hopped over the Menai Strait to visit his friend Red Squirrel, but he can't seem to find him!

Follow the clues to help bunny find his elusive friend, there just might be a sweet treat at the end (£2 per child)! These Cadbury Egg Hunts are extremely popular so be sure to arrive early.

Another National Trust gem in North Wales, there is so much for families to do at Plas Newydd. There's a fantastic adventure playground for imaginative adventurers, you can enjoy a fairytale picnic in the treehouse or have a go at frisbee golf (yes, it's a thing!).

For all activities at Plas Newydd, normal admission fees apply.

Bees

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, various dates over Easter

Like nearby Bodnant and Plas Newydd, Penrhyn Castle gets into the Easter spirit with the Cadbury Egg Hunt (£2 per child) all Easter. You'll learn more about woodland birds as you follow the clues for a chocolatey prize!

Easter has a decidedly sweet flavour at Penrhyn Castle and that's all thanks to the bee-themed activities on offer over the holidays.

With nature trails suitable for wet and dry days plus a chance to see the rangers at work building new hives for the resident bees, you'll be buzzing with excitement! On Good Friday, learn more about these important little creatures and meet Katie, Penrhyn's head beekeeper, plus build your very own bee house.

For all activities at Plas Newydd, normal admission fees apply.

Ducklings

RSPB Conwy, Llandudno Junction, various dates over Easter

Over the Easter Holidays, kids should grab a quiz sheet and get hunting on the Egg Trail (£1 per child)! It's a fantastic way to get to know the nature reserve and its feathered residents better.

All the festivities got too much for you? On the 29 March attend an adults Tai Chi Workshop at this tranquil retreat. Just turn up for the session at 10am, paying £5 on the day. This workshop focuses on the various Tai Chi bird forms for beginners. Fitting, eh?

For all activities at the RSPB Conwy, normal admission fees apply.