We stopped on a campsite called Dolgam near Betws-Y-Coed and Capel Curig in the Snowdonia National Park. It was a lovely campsite and seemed to be very popular with groups who were hiking and stopping for one night. As usual we paid a bit extra for an electric hook up, we always do as we have an electric cool box to keep our food in and it is always useful for a portable DVD player for the little man.
The area was lovely and quiet and only a short drive away from many great locations for days out (Llanberis, Anglesey, Llandudno etc). As we were central to everything we wanted to do it was great.
We had a lovely day on the Llanberis Lake Railway, Ethan loves trains and he loved riding up and down the Lake on this one. We had originally wanted to go up Snowdon but with the ticket prices being over £50 we got put off. Also he wouldn’t have had a seat and would have to have sat on our knee the whole way up and down which let’s face it a two year old isn’t going to do that no matter how much you bribe them with snacks!
We also had a great time over on Anglesey. We visited Rhosneigr, Beaumaris and we stopped off at Plas Newydd which is a National Trust location and as members we get in for free.
We also went to Penrhyn Castle another National Trust location which was great, they have a mini railway museum inside which thrilled the little man with him being train obsessed!
Being near Betws-Y-Coed we were only 5 minutes away from Swallow Falls a beautiful waterfall which I would really recommend visiting. We also visited the Conwy Railway Museum which again Ethan loved. We had a ride round on the train and he had a go on the little bumper cars and tram.
Ethan kept asking for a day at the seaside so we took him off to Llandudno for the day. We went on the Great Orme Tramway and we couldn’t thank their staff enough for being so kind and helpful. They were so welcoming to Ethan and even invited him up front to “drive the tram” which he loved!
We also visited Bodnant Gardens another National Trust place which was a really beautiful location but it was far too hot and I didn’t last there very long (joys of being pregnant).
I loved this week with my little family and it will be the last time we go camping until this baby is over 1 year old, we decided to not go camping next year with a baby as it probably just wouldn’t work for us. I didn’t find camping difficult whilst pregnant however I think if I had been further gone then maybe I would have. We have a few luxuries in our tent so we aren’t exactly wild camping which I guess makes it easier for us!
If you want a better look into what we got up to in Wales I vlogged whilst we were there and I’ll pop that up on my YouTube channel for you all to watch soon!