Useful Info

Days Out

In and around Rhyl

At Golden Sands Holiday Park you'll have plenty to keep you occupied.  Of course there's all the activities taking place on Park but being located in such a wonderful part of the country there is also so much in the surrounding areas to explore!

North Wales is really spoiling you for choice, if you're feeling energetic and looking for adventure, you've chosen a great location, but fear not as there are plenty of attractions and activities for the times that you are just wanting to relax and just take in the fresh Welsh air!

Below we've listed just a handful of the activities on offer nearby, but if you have something specifically in mind then don't hesitate to call the team on Park or visit them during your visit for their advice on where best to go.

You'll not be bored here at Golden Sands Holiday Park that's for sure!


Family Fun Days Out


  • Seaquarium, Rhyl

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    For an exciting underwater day out visit the SeaQuarium in Rhyl. Take a stroll along the seabed and a walk through the underwater tunnel, surrounded by sharks and stingrays. Visit website or phone 01745 344660.


  • The Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay

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    The welsh mountain zoo is a conservation zoo, based high above Colwyn Bay with fantastic panoramic views and beautiful gardens. There are so many animals to see including snow leopards, chimpanzees, red pandas and tigers - a great way to spend the day. Visit website or phone 01492 532938.



  • Anglesey Sea Zoo, Anglesey

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    Anglesey Sea Zoo is the largest marine aquarium in Wales and is a great day out whatever the weather, with over 150 species of marine life to see! Your visit will take you through a ship wreck, then a walk over the shark pool and a visit to the big fish forest, displaying the marine life of the open ocean! Visit website or phone 01248 430411.


  • North Wales

    Llandudno attractions

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    Llandudno is one of the largest and most popular of the Welsh seaside resorts, with a 2 mile beautiful sandy beach and an ornate Victorian pier. Catch one of the shows at Venue Cymru, visit the Llandudno museum, try your hand at snowboarding or skiing at the Snowboard Centre, or zoom down the 750m toboggan run, a spot of shopping in the Canolfan Victoria shopping centre, a trip up the Great Orme in a Cable Car, a ride on the Great Orme tramway, followed by a visit to Bodafan Farm Park, or the Great Orme Bronze and Copper Mines! Theres plenty for the whole family to enjoy on your doorstep! Visit website.


  • Snowdon

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    Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales at 1085m! If you are feeling energetic why not scale one of the Snowdon paths leading to the summit! Alternatively, you could always catch the Snowdon Mountain Railway up the mountain and enjoy a majestic mountain top adventure! Visit website.



  • Knightley's Fun Fair

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    All day fun fair for the whole family to enjoy, just a short stroll from the Park along the sea front towards Abergele. They have everything you could ask for from Bumper cars to go-karts! It's a great day out and so close, it really shouldn't be one to miss! Visit website or phone 07836 787789.


  • Historical Castles & Gardens

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    If you fancy taking in some history and visiting some of the national trusts finest castles, you are spoilt for choice in the area, as there are many castles and beautiful gardens within easy reach of the park. For example the Penrhyn Castle near Bangor, Conwy Castle in beautiful Conwy, Plas Newyddin Angelsey or visit the stunning Bodnant Garden in Colwyn Bay! Visit website or phone 01492 860123.


  • Pili Palas

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    Pili Palas is a nature world, known as Wales' premier butterfly farm. After an encounter with the butterflies and birds, why not pay a visit to the reptile house and snake world or dare to enter the tropical lair of tarantulas and scorpions! Visit website or phone 01248 712474.


  • Conwy Water Gardens

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    Set in magnificent scenery on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, Conwy Water Gardens is home to an aquatic centre, a reptile house, a fishing lake, otters and flamingoes! Visit website or phone 01492 650063.


  • Llangollen and Dee Valley

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    Some say Llangollen and the Dee Valley has the richest collection of myths and legends, historical figures, stunning landscape and family based activities than anywhere else in Wales. Why not take a day and explore what the area has to offer. Phone 01978 860828.


  • Greenwood Forest Park, Gwynedd

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    The ultimate family adventure, with treetop towers, a tunnel warren, a giant jumper, the longest slide in Wales, an eco rollercoaster, jungle boats and den building, a forest theatre, toddlers village and formula 1 Karts! Visit website or phone 01248 670076.


  • Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Gwynedd

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    Learn about the Victorian Slate Miners on two spectacular underground tours of the 1846 miners tramway, descend the steepest underground railway for a tour of the deep mine with its dramatic underground lake. Visit website or phone 01766 830306.


  • Antiques, Craft & Gift Centre, Afonwen

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    If you like antiques and crafts, then you will love paying a visit here. You can browse through the extensive showrooms, with a guaranteed promise of something for everyone, from Royal Doulton, jewellery and silver, there is a fine selection of collectables. Visit website or phone 01352 720965.