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What is there to do on a rainy day in North Wales?

We can guarantee you a great holiday in North Wales but we can't guarantee the weather! So if it rains what is there to do?
There is no need to let the weather put a damper on things, with these ideas which are suitable for everyone you can still enjoy that rainy day. Continue reading to find out more.

Please check opening times, prices etc with the attractions directly.

Inigo Jones Slateworks, Y Groeslon.

Take a self-guided tour through the slate workshop and watch craftsmen at work. At Inigo Jones Slateworks you can try your hand at calligraphy and engrave a piece of slate, which you can take home with you. There is a variety of exhibits explaining slates history and it uses. There is a cafe and a fantastic shop where you can buy all manner of things made from Snowdonia Slate.

Y Groeslon, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7UE.....Tel: 01286 830242Email: slate@inigojones.co.ukInigo Jones is 18 miles away from Garreg Goch Caravan park or 28 min drive

Lloyd George Museum, Llanystumdwy

The Lloyd George Museum commemorates one of Britain’s greatest statesmen of the 20th century. David Lloyd George was Prime Minister during the First World War. During his time in office he introduced the old age pension and gave women the vote. At the museum you’ll learn about the great man himself, explore a Victorian schoolroom and dress in Victorian costume.
The Lloyd George museum is situated in the heart of Llanystumdwy, the village where Lloyd George was brought up as a child.

Llanystumdwy, Criccieth LL52 0SH.... 01766 522071
Lloyd George Museum is 7 miles away from Garreg Goch Caravan park or 19 mins drive

The Fun Centre, Caernarfon

If the kids are full of energy they can let off steam here on the large climbing frame facility housed in an old church. This converted church is a great place for kids to wear themselves out on rainy days. The building is huge, and every inch of space is utilised for fun, fun and more fun! The fun centre has two 20ft-drop slides, climbing areas and ball pools, plus there’s a separate play area for children under 4 years old. Whilst the children wear themselves out ,why not refresh yourself in the restaurant which has a wide variety of local produce on the menu.

Christchurch Bangor Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1AR,; 01286 671911The Fun Centre is 22 miles away from Garreg Goch caravan park or 37 min drive

Glasfryn Park, near Pwllheli

In dry weather Glasfryn is great for go-karting, fishing, quad-biking and archery and the park hosts regular farmers’ and French markets where you can pick up a few delicious bargains. But when it’s raining Glasfryn is still a great day out; it has a Tenpin bowling alley, an excellent farm shop and restaurant and indoor soft play area for children so everyone can get involved!

Y Ffôr, Pwllheli LL53 6PG ; 01766 810000. Glasfryn Park is 15 miles away from Garreg Goch Caravan park or 32 mins drive

Bounce Below, Zip World, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Trampolines are great fun in themselves. When you place huge suspended trampolines inside an underground Victorian slate cavern, you find quite possibly the most unique activity in the world. Located in the same area as Zip World Titan, so if the weather improves you can knock off two of the most incredible activities in North Wales. 

Zip World Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, 012480601444. Bounce Below is 14 miles away from Garreg Goch or 14 mins drive

Llechwedd Deep Mine tour

Buried deep under the mountains of Snowdonia lies an extraordinary story: it's a rock revolution that shaped the look and feel of the world as we know it. A way of life which built communities and defined generations of families in North Wales.

The deep mine tour at Llechwedd tells the story of the men who built this incredible industry which roofed the world. Experienced from the point of view of the mine workers, the tour uses cutting-edge enhanced reality technology to tell the story of their blood and guts, their determination and resilience, their risk and endeavour.

It also tells us a great deal about how our mining forefathers lived, the importance to them of family, friendship and community, and how their lives have shaped our own - and still do. Don't forget some waterproof and warm clothing as it is colder underground.

Slate Mountain, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB. 01766 830306. Slate Mountain is 14 miles away from Garreg Goch or 14 mins drive.

Sygun Copper Mines
A remarkable underground experience. Abandoned in 1903 but now reopened to visitors, Sygun tells the story of Victorian miners. Nowadays, it’s hard to believe that such gritty industrial heritage exists amongst so much natural beauty.
Take a self-guided tour of the old workings. See audio-visual presentations and stalactites and stalagmites as well as copper ore veins containing traces of silver and gold. Children's adventure playground, museum and panning for gold above ground.

Beddgelert, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4NE 01766 890595. Sygun Copper Mines is 11.3 miles or a 27 minute drive from Garreg Goch.

Adventure Park Snowdonia

Opened this summer Adventure Park Snowdonia is a nature-inspired high-thrills adventure experience. It includes artificial caving, climbing walls, extreme slides, via ferrata, a multi-level aerial assault course and parkour ninja trail. There are ‘freefall’ jumps for the fearless, and you can even take a zip line over our surf lagoon! A weather-proof day out for thrill-seekers of all ages. Includes a separate soft play zone for younger visitors.

Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Conway Rd, Dolgarrog, Conwy LL32 8QE. Adventure Parc Snowdonia is 34.2 miles or a 1 hour drive from Garreg Goch.

Or Just get Wet!

if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em – in wet weather you could just pop on a wet suit and try your hand at some watersports. There are dozens of water sports centres in Snowdonia where you can have a go at kayaking, canoeing, surfing, sailing, windsurfing, diving and white water rafting. One of the best-known watersports centers in Snowdonia is the Tryweryn National Whitewater Centre near Bala, but there are many others in the region, like the Hafan Pwllheli Marina and the National Watersports Centre at Plas Menai, Caernarfon.

Where is Garreg Goch caravan park?

Garreg Goch is also located within a ten minute stroll from Black Rock Sands beach , Garreg Goch Caravan Park is perfectly situated for exploring the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula. The park is only minutes away from Porthmadog with its wide array of shops, restaurants & amenities. In addition to the modern, high quality holiday homes available for hire, we also have luxurious and contemporary holiday homes available for you to buy....

Visit www.garreggochpark.co.uk for more information.

You surely did not need any more reasons to book your Summer Holiday here with us? But here is on anyway...

We are currently holding a 30% off flash sale for 7 night stays during the six weeks summer holiday on selected accommodation only (subject to availability) 

To book visit our website www.garreggochpark.co.uk and use discount code FlashSale30 

or call us on 01766 512210 and quote FlashSale30

Get booking so you don't miss out on exploring this great part of Wales!

Things you didnt know about Wales

Facts about Wales  ?........

1 ..Snowdon Lodge is the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia. 

Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) was born at Tŷ Lawrence ( Snowdon Lodge ) in Tremadog North Wales on 16th August 1888. T.E Lawrence gained notoriety leading an Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. He was celebrated as the hero Lawrence of Arabia.  He passed away on 19th May 1935, following a motor cycle accident.
Snowdon Lodge is full of information about T.E Lawrence with memorabilia and posters throughout the building, making it a fascinating place to visit.  Outside there is a  plaque commemorating the building as the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia and in the grounds is a tree bench and plaque erected in 2015 as part of a local celebration of Lawrence’s life.

2...Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, has  58 characters and  is the longest one-word place name in both the United Kingdom and in Europe as  was the world's second longest place name..

3...Sheep now outnumber people in Wales ,With a massive 3 sheep to 1 person,  Annual census figures shows there are currently 9.81 million sheep and lambs in Wales, compared to 3,026,000 people

4...Many Blockbuster films was filmed in Wales!!
Wales has been imortalised  in Christopher Nolans film, the Dark Knight Rider, Its not an important location...only the 'Bat Cave' Yes indeed Henrhyd falls in the Brecon Becon is used as the entrance to Batmans HQ, also ....The First Knight was filmed inTrawsfynydd starring ,,,,
 Sean Connery,
Richard Gere and Julia Ormond were among the cast .
Some scenes filmed for 'The Tombraider' starring Angelina Jolie, was also filmed in Beddgellert North Wales,

If you are visiting Wales and would like accommodation then give us a call   at Garreg Goch Caravan Park we can accommodate everyone, We have Platinum ,Gold and Pet-Friendly caravans, Touring pitches and New to 2019 Our Regal Artisan Lodge with Hut tub

There are now 4 ways to book to stay at Garreg Goch Caravan Park,

2: Call us on 01766 512210 we are open 9am-5pm Mon-Sunday, 3: Pitch Up- … 4 .AirBnB......

Simply call by and see us LL49 9YD

Garreg Goch Caravan Park !

We are a family company with over 40 years experience in the holiday home business !

We take pride in making our 4 parks Atlantic coast, Pakefield, Whitby and Garreg goch, a place where families and friends can meet up and share wonderful memories in this beautiful location, 

Four special parks in four fabulous locations yet each has its own unique characteristics!

Why Stay at Garreg Goch ? 

Garreg Goch is set in a peaceful location with the Snowdonia mountains providing a backdrop for the park, with a All-Year round  3 mile stretch  Pet-Friendly beach  on our doorstep this is a haven for pet owners,

At Garreg Goch the playground provides endless fun for children,
We also have a Hub so you can  keep in contact with the outside world or the children can play console games, we also have free Wi-Fi for first 24 hours,
We  have a fully - stocked shop on park where You can order fresh bread, Croissants, Rolls, Newspapers, Milk and we also sell local produce, 

We have a launderette on site and a Doggy shower so after a long relaxing day at the beach you can wash your four legged friend down,

Porthmadog golf club is also a short walk away , there is a wealth of opportunity for touring and site seeing in North Wales, A regular bus travels between the park and the Harboring town of  Porthmadog, where you can buy welsh gifts ,crafts and local produce 

Our season runs from  1st March to early January and until 31st October for touring,

We have Pet-Friendly Self-Catering  caravans , Platinum and Gold caravans and also a Regal Artisan Lodge with  Hot Tub for Hire and also for sale,

If you would like to make any enquirers or make a booking we now have 4 ways to book,

1: OnLine - avaliable day and night... www.garreggochpark.co.uk
2: Call us on 01766 512210, Mon -Sunday 9am - 5pm
3: Pitch up - www.pitchup.com
4: AirBnB or
Or simply Drop by and see our park, lodges Caravans for Hire and also for sale, LL49 9YD 

 We look forward to meeting and greeting you here at Garreg Goch,

Things to do in North Wales

Great Things to do in North Wales:

Criccieth Castle

Discover the rich history of Wales at Criccieth Castle. Criccieth Castle is a native Welsh castle situated on the headland between two beaches in Criccieth, Gwynedd, in North Wales, on a rocky peninsula overlooking Tremadog Bay. The castle also boasts impressive 360 degree views over the surrounding coastline. Only a brief car journey from Garreg Goch Caravan Park.


Portmeirion is a private village resort and gardens on the coast of Snowdonia in Wales open all year round. It is an Italian-inspired village, with unconventional building designs which are finished with unique and individual colours. It has also recently been named one of Britains most beautiful seaside villages in the UK, deeming it a must-visit when staying at Garreg Goch Caravan Park. Furthermore, this fascinating experience is a short 10 minute car journey from the park.

Ffestiniog Railway

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways stretch for 40 miles through the glorious Snowdonia National Park, allowing you to experience the magnificent scenery in comfort whilst savouring the romance of gleaming steam engines and carriages. Blaenau Ffestiniog is famous as being the town that roofed the world and was once the slate capital of Wales. Just over an hour from Porthmadog, it features some of the best adventure attractions anywhere in the UK.

Zip World Snowdonia

Prepare for a truly unique and exhilarating experience; the fastest zip line in the world. Soar over Penrhyn Quarry where you could travel at speeds of over 100mph while you take in the breathtaking views and feel the freedom of flight. There is also Restaurant, cafe and bar facilities available at the Blondin Restaurant. Also on a seperate site there is an underground trampoline park called bounce below. These two activities provide great entertainment for children and adults alike. 

Purple Moose Brewery Tours

The Purple Moose Brewery is a '40-Barrel' micro-brewery based in the historic harbour town of Porthmadog, North Wales, close to the mountains of Snowdonia. The brewery holds regular tours which include tasting, a free pint and access to its shop. This experience is also very convenient, as it takes 5 minutes to drive there from Garreg Goch Caravan Park.


Victory Atlantic- A contemporary and affordable holiday home

The Victory Atlantic is a modern and bright holiday home that has a price point to suit all budgets. The interior is practical and designed to last through the rough and tumble of family life whilst still being comfortable and the home from home that you desire. The large front window allows great views of the park and brings a lot of light into the living space. For only £39,995 with the 2019 site fees included there is no reason to not come down and take a look. 

The features of the 2019 36x12 2 bedroom Atlantic are as follows:


  • Upholstered wrap-a-round seating
  • Fixed dinette seating area with bench seat
  • Feature lounge unit incorporating fire & shelfs with open space for the TV
  • Coffee table
  • Feature mirror
  • Electric fire
  • Curtains & chrome poles with finial(s)
  • TV co-ax socket(s) & power socket(s) in easily accessible position
  • Ceiling lights
  • USB socket


  • Wood-effect base units and wall cupboards
  • Contrast worktops & matching rear upstands
  • Integrated Fridge Freezer
  • New World cooker (4 burner hob, separate grill, large oven all with auto ignition and flame failure)
  • Hob splash back
  • Cooker hood / extractor with light(s)
  • Stainless steel linen-effect sink & drainer with mixer tap
  • Co-ordinated venetian blind
  • Ceiling lights
  • Vinyl floor covering


  • Metal framed bed with wooden laths and mattress
  • Bedside shelves
  • Wooden headboard
  • Bedhead shelf unit
  • Fitted wardrobe & drawer 
  • Dresser shelf area
  • Ceiling light
  • TV point
  • Curtains & chrome pole with finial(s)


  • Two metal framed single beds with wooden laths and mattresses. Full storage beneath.
  • Wooden headboard
  • Central bedside unit
  • Bedhead shelf unit 
  • Fitted wardrobe with two internal drawers 
  • Dresser shelf area (not all rooms).
  • Curtains & chrome pole with finial(s)
  • USB point


  • Shower cubicle with glass door(s), riser rail & fittings, thermostatic mixer valve (1)
  • Inset ceramic basin, pop-up waste, mixer tap and high gloss cupboard (1)
  • Ceramic hand basin, tap(s) & ceramic pedestal (2)
  • Close-coupled ceramic toilet with dual flush (1/2)
  • Mirror (1/2)
  • Venetian blind and frosted glass window (1/2)
  • Vinyl floor covering (1/2)
  • Ceiling light(s) (1/2)
  • Towel & toilet roll holders where appropriate
  • Bathroom fan

If you like the look of the Victory Atlantic and fancy coming to have a look around and to visit our park then contact us on 01766512210 or info@garreggochcaravanpark.co.uk to arrange a viewing.

You can also visit our website www.garreggochpark.co.uk for more information.

Vegan trails...

The ‘it’ word of the moment, which you may be bored to the back teeth of hearing is Vegan. We’ve all heard of someone joining in with Veganuary and as the joke goes … how do you know if someone is Vegan? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you! But, all jokes aside, there’s good reason to be vegan. 
One of the most effective things an individual can do to lower their carbon footprint is to avoid all animal products and some research has linked vegan diets with lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and as well as other health benefits.

It is currently reported that approximately 7% of the British public is vegan, with that figure on the rise we have decided to look into our local eateries to see what does it mean to go green?? We have looked into 5 local eateries to see what is on offer for our health and environmentally conscious friends…

1.) Cadwaladers, Criccieth

 Everyone deserves a treat, especially our mini herbivores, so we were delighted to discover Cadwaladers in Criccieth. This Ice cream and Pizza Parlour has loads to offer the young at heart. With 10 different sugar cream and coconut based ice cream sundaes to choose from as well as 3 types of Vegan ice cream – Vanilla, Chocolate and Salted Caramel PLUS two types of Vegan Sorbet  - Mango and Lemon, your sweet tooth really is sorted here. With vegan pizza, sandwiches, shakes and hot drinks plus loads more on offer, we really have found the perfect place for vegans.

2.) Poachers Restaurant, Criccieth 

With over 430 five star reviews on trip advisor, Poachers certainly is a popular choice, and why should our plant eaters miss out? With a range of vegetarian and vegan options available including bean and roast vegetable chilli, and homemade sweet potato and vegetable curry, you are advised to order ahead here to get the most out of your dining experience. Contact the restaurant directly for a full menu.

01766 522512, http://www.poachersrestaurant.co.uk

3.) Portmeirion Hotel, Portmeirion 

With various vegan friendly options available you have double the reason to eat without meat here as guests (carnivores included) booking a meal in the hotel or at nearby Castell Deudraeth enjoy free access to Portmeirion village (savings of £12 per person). However, you must book in advance with either restaurant.

01766 772440, https://portmeirion.wales/eat

4.) Caffi Bywyd Da/Good Life Café, Porthmadog 

If you’re out and about and hankering for a snack then look no further than Caffi Bywyd Da/Good Life Café. With plenty of lunch options for the whole family, paninis, salads, dahls and various other hot meals are all available at this counter service café.

5.) Voltaire, Bangor 

Now one for the doggo lovers. If you are willing to travel a little further afield then Voltaire in Bangor is your place. A fully vegan restaurant with a fantastic range of options for non-meat eaters or anyone fancying dipping their toe in, you can’t go wrong in here. Everyone welcome including your furry friends. Certainly worth the journey… but don’t just take our word for it.

A special mention has to go out to Vegonia Wholefoods, in Porthmadog. Your local vegan stockist with all sort of animal free produce including an excellent choice of chilled, frozen and ambient foods, cleaning items and toiletries. Great reviews online, and right on your doorstep! 

With all of these fantastic eateries available and so many reason to ditch the dairy, why not try saying yes to meat free Mondays and you never know, it might be you that’s spreading the word next!

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