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abcdef - on 04 Oct 2017
Having a family holiday next week, pretty close to Betws-Y-Coed. Anyone have any recommendations for low-level/easy walks with the kids (8, 6 and almost 4)?

Also any other things they might like, even though the weather might be a bit on the cool side?
Dave the Rave on 04 Oct 2017
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Llyn Geirionedd near llanrwst. Easy round a lake.
Also walk past Stewart Cunninghams along the river to the falls and back.
Good indoor is the slate mines and old village in llanberis.
Good walk around Llyn idwal too if it's not too wild.
Lusk - on 04 Oct 2017
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Swallow Falls?
neilh - on 04 Oct 2017
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Shopping and cafes
Mike Peacock on 04 Oct 2017
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Loads of interesting walks in Gwydyr Forest, depending on desired distance. You can walk to Llyn y Parc or Llyn Elsi from Betws, or up to Miners' Bridge and back. Llyn Crafnant and Llyn Geirionydd are both worth a saunter. Fairy Glen is impressive but you have to pay to get in, and the same goes for Conwy Falls. There are so many lakes and mines (Hafna is good and has a car park) in the forest that exploring can be quite rewarding.

Slightly further afield but Cwm Penamnen (south of Dolwyddelan) is surprisingly lovely. You can walk down the road (single track to nowhere) or along forest tracks. Another option for something different would be to drive onto the Migneint and either walk along the track to Llyn Conwy or take the boggy path to Llynnau Gamalt - both very bleak but wild and remote on a good day.

If you got a good day and wanted a "mountain" than Clogwyn Mawr above Capel is a fine and rocky viewpoint. Approach from the west.
Dr.S at work - on 04 Oct 2017
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Aber falls is pretty impressive
Simon Pelly - on 04 Oct 2017
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Swallow falls are pretty and impressive. However, made my blood boil when we went there not realising that you had to pay for the view.
marsbar - on 04 Oct 2017
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I quite liked electric mountain (bus inside a mountain to see a hydro electric pumped storage power station).

I think it depends on your kids if it would be fun for them or boring.
charlie.wilkinson - on 05 Oct 2017
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Bounce Below in the slate caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog is always a popular wet weather option for children.
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Vanessa Simmons on 06 Oct 2017
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Conwy Water Gardens is cheap and fun. They can feed the chickens and ducks, look at the tropical fish and enjoy good pancakes at the on site Dutch pancake house.
They might enjoy taking the tram up (or halfway up) Great Orme and walking back down.
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Chmusar - on 10 Oct 2017
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You could try

https://www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk/ the tour is great for all ages and really interesting even for children.

i second electric mountain in llanberis a good tour and you could go to "petes eats" afterwards in llanberis for some food.

and what about https://www.visitbetwsycoed.co.uk/Do-See/Attractions/Dr-Zigs-Extraordinary-Giant-Bubble-attraction/ looks like fun

Or have a look at Plas y Brenin for there taster sessions i think they do all ages

have a great time

charliesdad - on 10 Oct 2017
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Slightly off topic, but the Mountain Biking at Coed Y Brenin down the road is damned good. Worth checking beforehand if they have hire bikes that will fit your children.

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