Unusual Things To Do In Llandudno, Wales 2023

A Welsh holiday hotspot since the Victorian era, Llandudno is still a massively popular staycation destination for Brits.

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There’s actually a lot to do in this small seaside town, but in this guide, we’ll focus on quirky activities that take you off the beaten path. Here are the best unusual things to do in Llandudno, Wales.

Unusual Things To Do In Llandudno

Although the town only has around 20,000 people there’s a lot you can do. You of course have your usual seaside activities, but there’s a lot of history here as well.

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Explore Happy Valley Gardens

The Happy Valley Botanical Gardens was once a quarry reaching down the Great Orme, but has since been developed into gardens containing a lot of attractions. Whether you fancy mini golf, trying your hand at the putting green or attending a show at the open air theatre, there’s a lot to enjoy here.

Enjoy the landscaped scenery featuring trees, rockery and hill drops, as well as a beautiful range of flowers.

Address: Happy Valley Rd, Llandudno LL30 2QL

Hours: Open 24 hours

Entry fee: Free!

Learn about the history of chocolate

Head to Llandudno Chocolate Experience to take a journey 5000 years in the past to learn about the history of chocolate. Each area of thee museum takes you to a different part of chocolate’s history, with plenty of free samples to enjoy!

Address: John Street Cocoa Works, Llandudno LL30 2AB

Hours: Open from 10am until the afternoon

Entry fee: £5.50 for adults, £3.75 for children

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Spend time with owls

Home to the most comprehensive collection of owls in the UK, The Owls Trust is an important charity that rescues and rehabilitates injured birds of prey. You can visit them to learn more about the charity and meet their owls.

Address: Bodafon Farm Park, Bodafon Rd, Llandudno LL30 3BB

Hours: Open 11-4pm, every day

Entry fee: Free but they rely on donations to keep running – so please consider donating or adopting an owl!

Admire contemporary art

Mostyn is an amazing contemporary art gallery set in an Edwardian building right by Llandudno beach. Their collection changes regularly, so there’s always something new to enjoy and entry is completely free! When you’re done admiring the art, visit their gift shop for a range of locally made jewelry, ceramics, and prints.

Address: 12 Vaughan St, Llandudno LL30 1AB

Hours: 10:30am – 4pm Tuesday – Saturday

Entry fee: Free!

Get an adrenaline rush on the slopes

Home to the longest toboggan run in Britain and a 200-metre dry ski slope, the Llandudno Snowsports Centre at the top of Happy Valley is where to head if you fancy skiing, snowboarding, or tobogganing.

Address: Happy Valley Rd, Llandudno LL30 2LR

Hours: Open from 4pm-10pm weekdays, 10am-6pm weekends

Entry fee: Varies depending on which activity you’re doing. Toboggan is £9 for two rides, while open ski or snowboard practise is £22.

Other things to do near Llandudno

  • Read our list of things to do in Snowdonia in the rain
  • Visit Conwy Castle and Conwy City Walls
  • Walk around Bodnant Gardens, an 80 acre National Trust property
  • Go for a surf lesson at Surf Snowdonia
  • Visit the magical fairy glen at Betws-y-Coed

Unusual Things To Do In Llandudno FAQs

Where is Llandudno in Wales?

Llandudno is in Conwy County, on the Creuddyn peninsula. It’s only about a 30 minute drive from the popular Snowdonia National Park, making it a great seaside stop for a day trip or extra night on your Snowdonia trip.

How can I get to Llandudno?

The easiest way to get to Llandudno is to drive, but it does have good public transport links to the rest of the UK. It has a train station called Llandudno Junction, and there are a lot of useful bus routes that run through the town.

How long should I stay in Llandudno?

The answer really is as long or as little as you like. You could easily spend a week exploring the local area, but Llandudno is the perfect place for a weekend or night away.

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