Family Days Out
Bryn Eglwys, Llanddyfnan, Pentraeth, LL75 8UL – 01248 450310
An old fashioned and quirky museum dedicated to geology and archaeology. Fascinating for anyone with an interest in fossils, dinosaurs, bones, crystals etc. The place is jam packed with artifacts which the owner has collected and he is more than willing to share his knowledge and passion on his subject.
Afterwards once you are all inspired have a walk along the coastline of northern Anglesey where the carboniferous limestone cliffs contain many corals, brachiopods and crinoids for you to discover yourselves.
39 Stanley Street Holyhead, LL65 1HL – 01407 762414
A great place to visit on a wet afternoon or evening. The single screen cinema shows the latest films, particularly those suitable for children.
Book online to ensure a ticket. Wednesday is often half price for adults.
Llynnon Mill, Llanddeusant, LL65 4AB – 07795 442249
Anglesey has the only working windmill in Wales producing stone ground flour from organic wheat. The windmill was built in 1775 and is open to visitors (check for opening and tour times). Within the grounds are two replica Iron Age roundhouses providing a glimpse into the working lives of farmers 3000 years ago. Cakes and patisseries served in the cafe.
Church Bay, LL65 4EU
A fully restored C17th thatched cottage portraying the living conditions of a family in 1900’s who made a living from farming and fishing. Owned by the National Trust and run by a group of local enthusiasts. Wander around the various rooms and buildings and see the cottage garden.
A two day Summer fair is held during August.
Afterwards why not treat yourselves to one of Penny’s fabulous homemade scones with strawberries and cream at the Wavecrest Cafe.
Lifeboat Station and Sea Watch Centre
Moelfre, LL72 8LG – 01248 410367
Lifeboat station open 10am – 4.30pm
Manned by volunteers the RNLI Station has a remarkable history of bravery with it’s life boat crews being awarded 37 medals for gallantry. The new station is in the attractive village of Moelfre which has places to eat and drink.
Beaumaris, LL32 8AP – 01248 810361
Beaumaris Castle was the last of Edward I’s massive building programme in North Wales and was technically perfect and built following a walls within walls plan and surrounded by a moat for further protection. The castle is located in the sea side town which has many shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Bike Hire, Pony Trekking, Kayaking
There are many businesses on Anglesey offering outdoor activities for all the family such as pony trekking, kayak tuition and hire, coasteering, rock climbing and abseiling.
Anglesey Riding Centre
Hire a bike from Cycle Wales and explore the centre of Anglesey. They have a range of hybrid and road bikes which can be hired for just a few hours or days at a time.
Steeple Lane, Beaumaris, LL58 8EP – 01248 810921
A fascinating and memorable but sad building with cold, dimly lit corridors and spartan cells. Built in 1829, it was expanded in 1867 to house 30 prison inmates who endured punishment in the isolation chamber, breaking rocks into small gravel size pieces and working a treadmill, one of the last remaining in Britain.
You cannot stay on Anglesey without visiting Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch station, to say that you’ve been there, even if you can’t say the name. The large store on site has a huge selection of souvenirs and gifts as well as clothing, shoes and food. The village is also famous for the first WI meeting house and looking down on the village is The Marquis Column at a height of 27 meters. The statue is dedicated to William Henry Paget the first marquis of Anglesey to commemorate his valour at the Battle of Waterloo.