A Porthmadog staycation



We wanted to see if our five-year-old Leo had the adrenaline gene so we booked tickets for the Zipworld rollercoaster at Fforest as a stop off on the way to our caravan (we were travelling from South Manchester)


It was AMAZING and a brilliant was to kickstart our holiday.

* TIP * Dress in outdoor gear if you go - and be sure to fill in your waiver online to save a bit of time.



We stayed at Aderdunant caravan site which is great for kids and has some mini waterfalls on site. We went on holiday the week before pubs and restaurants reopened and so had fish and chips from Porthmadog and ate them on the beach, and because we arrived after 5pm, we didn't have to pay to park.


On our first day we headed off to Portmeirion which stole my heart! Again I'd recommend booking your tickets in advance online to save some cash.


The town is based on Portofino but it felt like a touch of Gaudi too with the beautiful colours and quirkiness, it really felt magical.


After Portmeirion, we jumped in the car and headed down to Abersoch for some beach action. There are quite a few good shops there and Zinc is lovely for food and drink and right by the beach too.


I was a bit dubious about our family holiday being in the UK and not flying off into the sunshine but when I look back at my holidays as a kid, they were always in a caravan. It turns our going back to basics is fun and the kids loved it. Also it felt safe taking our baby somewhere familiar in such uncertain times.


Written by Janine Marsh

Janine lives in the North West with her husband and two boys. She presents the breakfast show on Rock Fm

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