Top 5 Things to Do in Rhyl for Families
Located on the stunning North East coast, Rhyl attracts thousands of families every year. With an esteemed reputation as one of Wales’s top seaside destinations and plenty of things to see and do, there’s something to keep the whole family entertained here.
If you’re the type to plan ahead and you’re looking for the best things to do in Rhyl for your family, read on to discover some of the top activities and attractions the area has to offer.
1. Rhyl Sea Aquarium
Rhyl Sea Aquarium is a can’t miss attraction for any family seeking a fun-filled day out discovering some of the ocean’s most beautiful creatures.
The aquarium features species from all around the world, such as eels, piranhas, lobsters, and stonefish, as well as exclusive exhibitions you won’t see anywhere else in the country.
Fancy helping to feed the stingrays? Or getting up close and personal with exotic animals in the touch pool? Well, you can. We also recommend you attend the daily show at Seal Cove where the superstar seals will show off their natural abilities and some special skills too.
2. Marsh Tracks
Rhyl’s brand-new cycling centre gives a unique opportunity to compete and spectate in this exciting yet safe environment. It’s even been used by the Great Britain Olympic team!
Comprising of a 1.3 kilometre closed circuit road cycling track and a superb national standard BMX race track with jumps, the Marsh Tracks offers a fun challenge for beginners and keen cyclists alike, and a chance to improve the family’s cycling skills at a competitive price.
3. Rhyl Miniature Railway
Rhyl Miniature Railway is Britain’s oldest miniature railway line and a fantastic activity suitable for children of any age.
Delighting visitors for over 100 years, the vintage steam locomotive gives a beautiful look around Marine lake and is a great chance to experience one of Wales’ oldest attractions.
The central Station houses a touchscreen museum detailing the miniature line’s history and younger visitors can try crabbing at the lake. There’s a selection of drinks and confectionery available at the ticket office and you can even bring your pet as this attraction is dog-friendly.
4. SC2 Rhyl
SC2 Rhyl is one of Wales’ top spots for rip-roaring water-based fun. This exciting waterpark attraction offers flume rides, beach style paddling and slides for all ages in indoor and outdoor settings.
Thrill-seekers will get a kick out of riding the Anaconda slide as it zooms through complete darkness and out of a snake’s gaping jaws. Meanwhile, youngsters may prefer a splash in the Piranha Play area, with plenty of interactive water features and an opportunity to build their confidence at swimming.
As the children are busy enjoying the water, adults can take a load off and relax in the summer sun on the outdoor terrace.
5. Rhyl Beach
There is perhaps no better family day out than a trip to the beach.
Rhyl’s long and sandy main beach is a popular spot for locals and tourists, with plenty of traditional seaside experiences to enjoy. Extending for over two miles, the golden sands have something for everyone, from donkey rides to kite surfing and even sea fishing trips.
Don’t forget your bucket and spade, as no trip to the beach is complete without building the perfect sandcastle! Plus, with the town centre only a short walk away, you’ll never be too far from the best pubs and cafes that Rhyl has to offer.