Things to do this half term
Published on 2023-02-01 / By Boo@Trefeddian
February can bring winter sunshine and frosty bright days or cold blustery showers where you need to wrap up warm. Whatever the weather, we hope these ideas will give you some suggestions to fill your day and create happy half-term memories for all ages.
We have many activities here at the hotel that can be enjoyed by all the family. The indoor heated pool is always a winner and for the less energetic, the warm, relaxing spa bath is perfect to unwind in. We also have a games room where a challenge or two can be set, be it at the pool table or with a fast game of air hockey. For adults we have a full size snooker table for your use. There is also the children’s playroom equipped with toys and books for the younger guests to use or a children’s play park at the back of the hotel. If the weather is wet, spend some time in one of our cosy lounges playing some of the board games that we have or pick up one of the magazines or books to have a browse through.
For dry weather days, or indeed wet weather days (if you’re feeling brave!), we have pitch and putt on the green in front of the hotel or a tennis court for a bit of friendly competition! To work up an appetite before dinner, a walk down to the sand dunes and along the beach will blow away the cobwebs.
A short drive away is Ynysmaengwyn, just outside Tywyn. Open all year round, the beautiful woodland setting is perfect for a walk and wander, or for the more adventurous, there is an orienteering course. Wrap up warm and explore the tranquil grounds of the estate once owned by the Corbett family where you can see the ruins of the once grand mansion and where the family’s coat of arms, ‘The Salt King’ can be seen displayed. There is also the Dovecote that stands in the grounds, a walled garden and also a Fairy Glen hidden in the woods.
Set the children a scavenger hunt – how many of these can you spot and tick off the list?
A Pine Cone
Berries on a Tree
Travel a little further afield, and head out to Coed Y Brenin near Dolgellau. This is where Beics Brenin is located, where bikes for all the family and helmets are available to hire. There are lots of cycle tracks to explore from gentle family routes through to intermediate and expert for the more experience cyclists. After you’ve finished on the bikes, head over the visitor centre for a drink and snack in the café and let the children explore one of the 3 play areas, including a ‘wild play space’ for den building and dam construction. Head off on the animal puzzle trail and look out for wild deer in the forest, a wonderful sight to see if you are lucky enough to spot one!