Children will be intrigued by the knights and dragons exterior of Castell Deudraeth and its contrasting 11 contemporary rooms near the fabled town of Portmeirion. The Peacock Suite is perfect for families with a double bedroom and spacious sitting room with sofa bed. It was first used for Edward VII when he came to Wales for his investiture in 1936 and overlooks the tidal estuary and mountains beyond.
Families staying at the castle have free access to all Portmeirion Village’s facilities including the outdoor swimming pool. The village is surrounded by woodlands trails and coastal walks with some quirky sights along the way including a dog cemetery, Victorian viewpoint and Ghost Garden. Family suites from £220 per night with breakfast, portmerion-village.com.
Sports enthusiasts, meanwhile, will revel in the extensive offering at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport South Wales, which has just invested over £500,000 in brand new family leisure facilities.
The five-star treatment now includes a high rope course, Forest Jump and Adventure Golf, in addition to the Resort Rangers children’s club, mountain biking trails, treasure hunts, princess pamper parties, and games room Rooms cost from £172 per room based on 2 adults & 2 children sharing a family room with breakfast, celtic-manor.com.