Snowdonia is a mere 4-5 hours from London and only three from larger cities like Birmingham and Liverpool. Imagine the ease of getting everyone into the car ( with no baggage restrictions mind) shutting the doors and tooting off down the motorway only to arrive in the gorgeous mountain countryside – compared with the turbulent task of getting the family to the airport, through customs, along with a lengthy flight, baggage drop and finally to your destination.
With recent developments on the world stage – it’s really no contest!
Think of the environment, you’ll be doing your bit to reduce your carbon footprint. They do say that the one thing we can do to help the planet is to do so – and the easiest way to do that is to not fly, or certainly reduce the amount of flying you do.
If you are looking to get different members of your extended family together, then a staycation is a fantastic solution as it’s so much more accessible than a trip abroad to another country. With multiple cats in the mixture, it allows a bit of independence as you are not all tied together and can decide to go off and do your own thing if necessary. We all love the idea of spending time with the family, it’s so good to have the option of doing separate activities, and meet up for tea, some beers and a catch up at the day’s end.
Staying in the UK has some other bonuses too, although the locals will be so impressed and appreciative of you using the native language of Welsh, you will be able to use English to communicate. This coupled with not needing to bother with swapping your currency around means that you’re in for a smooth time.
The wonderful landscape is the biggest selling point, there’s simply no possible way to be bored in Snowdonia national park, there is just way too much to do, so many different experiences across the area. Be it spending days on the beach, riding along the world’s fastest zipline, upon a steam train, playing golf on some of the most gorgeous green courses the world has- the choices really are endless. There aren’t many places in the world where you can spend the entire day on the beach and then finish the day by witnessing a waterfall. You can also stay in static caravans Bala!
Well, the beach isn’t technically Snowdonia, but just a short jaunt from the mountains are some outstanding blue flag beaches, namely the amazing Newborough beach and it’s accompanying Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn).
You may think that venturing into the great wide-open means that you have to make some kind of sacrifice, namely in the culinary category. But your fears are misplaced! There are so many fantastic cafes, restaurants, eateries, takeaways and bars to enjoy. Wales has been enjoying a thriving boutique cuisine scene for a while, with so much fantastic welsh produce sourced and produced completely locally.
History is now! Come and witness the many castles as well as mountains and lakes that feature in the tales of King Arthur.