Rhyl has three miles of beaches with lush golden sands and loads of activities including donkey rides, sea fishing, surfing and kite surfing. Nearby Prestatyn is another town with more fantastic beaches, awarded Blue Flag status for their quality and cleanliness.
When the sun fails to shine outside, you can still catch it inside by heading to Rhyl Sun Centre, where there is plenty to keep kids entertained. Among the attractions are an Adventure Play Pool and a surf pool.
Rhyl is also home of the SeaQuarium which is packed with fascinating sea creatures, and Sea Lion Cove, where sea lions perform fantastic shows. The aquarium is split into several themed zones, including the Beach Zone, Tropical Reef Zone and Ship Wreck Zone.
Rhyl Miniature Railway has been going for more than 100 years, making it Britain's oldest miniature rail line. After taking a train ride, visitors can explore the railway museum, which is packed with exhibitions.
Bodelwyddan Castle in Rhyl is a wonderful historic house and museum set in over 250 acres of parkland. The castle is perfect for a relaxed afternoon and there's plenty for the kids to do too, with an adventure playground, Victorian games room and a garden maze all on site.
Another historic castle can be found three miles down the road at Rhuddlan. The stunning 13th century castle has regular events for visitors, including medieval reenactments.
Rhyl Pavilion Theatre, located on the main promenade, has over a thousand seats and attracts a wide range of performers, from theatre, music and stand-up comedy. It is well worth checking out the event listings before you plan your trip.