Across the UK, North Wales is home to some of the most stunning landscapes and beautiful sandy beaches.
It’s hard to find somewhere better for a memorable getaway – top notch family attractions, diverse wildlife and Victorian seaside resorts are just a few of the things that make the area one of the most magical holiday destinations. Though most people would prefer to keep it a best kept secret, there’s a reason why couples and families keep coming back year after year for a stay in North Wales.
Whether you’re looking to spend a week, or just a short break, we have plenty of fantastic holiday parks in Wales to choose from. Though we know everyone is looking for different things from their holiday, some parks truly have it all.
To make things even easier for you, here’s a list of the top 5 holiday parks in North Wales that will be the perfect base for an unforgettable time away:
- Haven Hafan y Mor
- Haven Presthaven
- Parkdean Resorts Ty Mawr
- Haven Greenacres
- Parkdean Resorts Brynowen
1. Haven Hafan y Mor
Location: Pwllheli, Gwynedd
Best for: Onsite adventure playground fun, Snowdonia National Park
It’s been a tough year – you deserve a holiday, and we want to make sure you get to enjoy the best there is. That’s why we’re recommending this fantastic holiday park in North Wales. This is Haven’s largest park, and of course has amazing onsite activities and venues to make sure you have an unforgettable caravan holiday.
If you can draw yourself away from the park, you’ll be staying at one of the perfect bases from which to explore the surrounding beauty of North Wales. There is direct beach access to a gorgeous sandy beach, and the site’s location is close to Snowdonia National Park. If you have little kids, but love exploring stunning landscapes on your holiday, Snowdonia is the perfect place to visit. It couldn’t be easier to get to the summit of Mount Snowdon (the highest mountain in Wales), all you have to do is hop on the delightful train that will take you from the base right to the top. So even the littlest of legs can enjoy this breathtaking view.
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Facilities: This holiday park is absolutely jam-packed with amazing activities. Explore the Dragon Lakes Adventure Village and watch as little ones grow in confidence. Their dreams of becoming a real life hero will come true as they tackle the aerial adventure course. There are a magnificent nine play areas, a climbing wall and nature trails to keep youngsters active and work off some energy, while the boating lake and private beach will provide calm and relaxation on your holiday in North Wales. Come rain or shine the caravan park will keep you busy – challenge your family to a game on the indoor SportsDrome or have a splash around in the indoor swimming pool which has a great waterslide.
There are nine food & drink venues, a games room, and both day and evening entertainment. After a full day in North Wales, you simply have to wander back to your perfect holiday home and put your feet up. There are budget-friendly caravans, luxury lodges, top notch apartments and simple touring pitches (with great facilities). Of course, the choice of pet-friendly accommodation means you never have to leave your furry four-legged friend behind again.
2. Haven Presthaven
Location: Gronant, Prestatyn
Best for: Relaxing on a gorgeous sandy beach and visiting the Great Orme Mines.
If you’ve been dreaming of a perfect beach holiday in North Wales, this is the park for you. Its location means it couldn’t be easier to stroll over the golden sands that neighbor the park, or wander along the path that leads out to the beach and sparkling sea. In fact there are three beaches at Prestatyn that are joined by a four mile long promenade – ideal for a walk along the shoreline with little ones.
There is plenty to do in the local area, including visiting the atmospheric Great Orme Mines. The mines were used by our prehistoric ancestors to retrieve copper, and are the largest of their kind in the world. As you make your way through the mining system you’ll be walking in the footsteps of the people who first used it 4,000 years ago.
Even closer to the park is Offa’s Dyke Path, a National Trail that will take you past epic mountains and lush green fells. The trail starts only four miles away from Presthaven, making it one of the best parks in North Wales for those looking for an active family holiday.
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Facilities: Mix it up between the indoor and outdoor pool, or simply lie back and float along the lazy river – it’s up to you! Actually there are two heated indoor swimming pools, so you’ll want to set aside plenty of time for having fun in the water. Kids will love the outdoor play area and Nature Rockz activities, which teach children about the wildlife in North Wales. Don’t miss out on the awesome bungee trampolines, aerial adventure or climbing wall, and you can even challenge your family to some go-karting and adventure golf. We all hope for a week of glorious weather, but if the sun is being a little shy on your holiday in North Wales, you can always rely on the indoor SportsDrome to keep you busy.
There are an impressive five food and drink venues, meaning even the fussiest of eaters will be happy at this family-friendly park. Whether you’re looking for a top range caravan, budget friendly option, or a grassy and flat touring pitch, this park could be the answer for your dream holiday in North Wales.
3. Parkdean Resorts Ty Mawr
Location: Towyn, Conwy
Best for: Seaside fun at Llandudno and Conwy
Those Victorians certainly were a clever lot, and loved going on holiday nearly as much as us! As well as plenty of English and Scottish seaside resorts that we know so well, they also are responsible for making the charming town of Llandudno into the much-loved holiday destination that we know today. Only 12 miles away from the holiday park, Ty Mawr is the perfect base from which to visit the seaside resort and 19th century Victorian pier with shops and a games arcade. Of course there’ll be plenty of time to stop for an ice cream or two.
Closer to home is the charming historic town of Conwy, where you’ll find lots to amuse the whole family. You might be surprised, given its small size, just how many exciting attractions are packed into the town. Whether you’re climbing to the top tower of the ancient castle, exploring the Elizabethan merchant’s house, or ducking into the smallest house in Britain, you’ll have no problem spending a whole day in this lively and picturesque town.
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The caravan park is also one of the best for families with canine pals. As well as pet-friendly accommodation, there is a special Woof Park where dogs will have a ball. A stay at Ty Mawr holiday park will truly mean your faithful doggo will love the trip to North Wales too.
Facilities: Parkdean have just invested in some fantastic new facilities and activities, making this one of the best holiday parks you’ll find in North Wales. With a brand new aerial ropes course, all-weather sports court and interactive games wall, it couldn’t be easier keeping your family active on your family getaway. You’ll definitely want to check out the virtual reality area and new arts & crafts den, or try your hand at a spot of mini golf – did somebody say hole in one? There are Outdoor ‘n’ Explore nature activities to help kids connect with the North Wales countryside and an outdoor gym trail for those keen gym bunnies.
Children can make new holiday friends at the indoor heated swimming pool (complete with flume) or one of the kids clubs that the park runs for children up to the age of 15. Refuel at the Boathouse Bar & Restaurant or dine al fresco at the new outdoor canopy area. If you want to chill out in the comfort of your caravan, but don’t want to cook, why not treat yourself some tasty fish ‘n’ chips from the takeaway.
4. Haven Greenacres
Location: Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog
Best for: Getting back to nature and coastal path walks
Like many parks in North Wales, Haven Greenacres holiday park is in the perfect location for families who want to reconnect with nature, and with each other.
Miles of award-winning Blue Flag sandy beach is just a short walk from the site, making it one of the best for families with little kids, and there are onsite views of Snowdonia National Park. You’ll be blown away by the view of the mountains from Black Rock Sands Beach, which makes for a really unforgettable swimming experience. There’s also a coastal path and nature reserve next to the park, where wildflowers grow on the golden sands of the rolling dunes.
For an equally charming day out, why not head to the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway? The train will stop at the old engine sheds, where you’ll have the chance to explore the cabs of steam trains and learn more about how these historic railways were operated. Only a short 3 miles from the holiday park, it’s a perfect trip for family fun with youngsters obsessed with trains.
Facilities: If you love some good entertainment on holiday, you’ll be excited to hear that a brand new Marina Lounge is coming to this park in North Wales soon. With a flexible event space and state-of-the-art tech, you’ll be wowed by the park’s headliners night after night.
This park is great for kids who love to swim – as well as the beach you’ll find a heated indoor swimming pool, toddler’s swimming pool and outdoor children’s SplashZone. There’s a multi-sports court, play areas, games room, and an adventure golf course. Challenge your family on the pool tables or have fun in the FunWorks amusements arcade. There are nature trails and plenty of Nature Rockz activities for kids to learn about the local wildlife. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try your hand at some archery? With bungee trampolines and refereed football kickabouts for the little ones, you’ll never have a dull moment in North Wales.
When it comes to accommodation, you can opt for a classic caravan, a luxury lodge, or a simple touring pitch. There are great facilities for families camping, meaning you’ll have a comfortable stay no matter what holiday home you choose.
5. Parkdean Resorts Brynowen
Location: Nr. Aberystwyth, Wales
Best for: Having the best of both worlds in West and North Wales
Ok, ok, so this holiday park technically isn’t in North Wales. However, Aberystwyth in West Wales is the perfect holiday park location if you want easy access to North Wales, including Snowdonia National Park, and also to spend time around the beautiful Cardigan Bay.
Why not visit one of the charming fishing villages and seaside resorts, like New Quay, to take a boat trip out into the bay. You’ll spot seals and bottle-nosed dolphins – which you can even see from the shore of the bay most days!
Wales has stunning wildlife, and a focus on green alternatives to preserve them. Take a trip to the Centre for Alternative Technology, where adults and children alike can learn about fascinating new sustainable solutions for protecting our climate. Of course all that North Wales has to offer is easily accessible up the coast by car, including Snowdonia and numerous award-winning Blue Flag beaches.
Facilities: With kids clubs running for youngsters up to the age of 15, you’ll be able to have a breather from being the main source of entertainment. That’s what this holiday park is really great for – you can stand back and enjoy the children’s delight as they get stuck in at the play area, mini ten pin bowling, and watch the lively onsite entertainment. There’s also an indoor swimming pool with flume and a paddling pool for toddlers. For those gloriously sunny days, take some lengths in the outdoor swimming pool and breathe in the fresh sea air coming off the bay.
There are plenty of food and drink options at The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant, a takeaway, and even a costa coffee for those early mornings.
You never have to leave your faithful pup behind, with the park’s dog-friendly holiday home options. At the end of a busy day in Wales you can return to the comfort of your cosy caravan or luxury lodge. With touring pitches and camping facilities, this is a great all-round park.
Find Your Perfect Holiday Park
Like these holiday parks in Wales? There are plenty more to choose from when it comes to booking your perfect family getaway.
Whether you’re looking for something specific, or just want to hear about more of the fantastic parks we have on offer, why not take a look at our full range of caravan parks on the Breakfree site? If your heart is set on relaxing on a beach in beautiful Wales, visiting traditional seaside resorts in England, or exploring the epic landscapes of Scotland, we’ll have the perfect holiday park for you.
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