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Bala Lake


Located in Gwynydd, Bala Lake is a perfect place for families to go in North Wales. The areas beauty is breathtaking, with the backdrop of the mountains in the distance.

The waters of the lake are deep and clear making it a great choice for families who want to partake in a few water sports such as rafting, kayacking, paddleboarding and canoeing.

If you feel like just heading here for a peaceful family day out, then feel free to find a little spot and go for a swim. The beach slopes gently making it a great spot for youngsters to paddle and for the dogs to go for a swim in this freshwater lake.

Families can also enjoy a bike ride with a range of different routes available around the area. However, if you want to just put your feet up, why not travel in style with a ride on the narrow gauge railway with Bala Lake Railway. The railway runs for 3 miles along the lake’s south-eastern shore, and continues south-westward to the village of Llanuwchllyn.

Whilst in the area, why not take a scenic drive over the Berwyn mountains to Pistyll Rhaeadr, the highest waterfall in Wales for even more stunning views.

There are also numerous eateries and local shops nearby for those much needed ice creams on a warm day.

So when looking for things to do with kids in North Wales, Bala Lake offers a number of options to suit most family members.

Additional information:
*Main car park is pay and display with free car parks located a short walking distance away.
*The ground is rocky so take suitable footwear.
*Bala has two sailing clubs, and a number of companies provide kayaks, yachts and various other types of boats for hire.
*You cant actually walk around the lake.

*Day out, Snowdonia, North Wales

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