Our Guide to Easter Holidays in Snowdonia

Make the most of your holiday time in Snowdonia National Park...

Easter is a great time of year to take a break and spend some quality time with your loved ones. If you’re looking for an adventure-filled Easter holiday, Snowdonia National Park is the perfect destination.

Located in North Wales, this stunning area is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the UK. Of course we’re biased, but one of the best places to stay during your trip is the Sarnfaen Holiday Park, located near the charming coastal town of Barmouth.

Sarnfaen Holiday Park is one of the Pritchard Leisure Five-star Escapes, it offers a wide range of accommodation options, including luxury lodges and static caravans. Our park is a stone’s throw from the beach and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and it’s just a short drive away from some of Eryri’s (Snowdonia) most popular attractions. Whether you’re traveling with family or friends, Sarnfaen Holiday Park is a fantastic choice for your Easter getaway.


Family Activities:

If you’re traveling with kids, there are plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy in and around Barmouth.

One of the main reasons to visit this area is Barmouth Beach, which is perfect for building sandcastles, fishing for crabs (a time-old family tradition), playing beach games, and soaking up the sunshine.

You can also take a ride on the Barmouth Railway, which offers stunning views of the coastline and the surrounding hills, and connects you to nearby towns such as Harlech, Porthmadog and Pwllheli – you can walk from Sarnfaen to the Talybont station and ride into Barmouth via train.

Another fun family activity is the Fairbourne Steam Railway, where you can ride on a narrow-gauge steam train through the beautiful Mawddach Estuary.

For more adventurous families, the Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park offers a range of outdoor activities, including mountain biking, hiking, and rock climbing. You can also try your hand at ziplining or take a treetop adventure course at Zip World, located just a short drive away from Barmouth.


Adult Activities:

If you’re looking for some grown-up fun during your Easter holiday, Snowdonia National Park has plenty to offer.

One of the most popular activities is hiking, and there are plenty of trails to suit all abilities. Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon), the highest mountain in Wales, is a challenging but rewarding climb, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape. If you’re looking for a more leisurely walk, you can explore the nearby Mawddach Estuary or take a stroll along the beaches in Barmouth.

For those who prefer water sports, the nearby Cardigan Bay is a great place to go kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding or windsurfing. Check out SUP Barmouth for fun tuition and paddleboard hire. You can also take a boat tour to see dolphins, porpoises, and other marine life in their natural habitat.

If you’re interested in history and culture, you can visit the nearby Harlech Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or explore the local art galleries and museums. Check out Oriel, one of our favourite art galleries in Barmouth.


Food & Drink:

There are many great options in the local area, either for dining out or grabbing a light bite whilst out exploring.

Some of our top picks include Norbar (walkable from our site, though easier to drive), which is great for sit down lunches, dinners or a few drinks and offers incredible views of the coastline, perfect for evening sunsets. Nineteen.57 Bar & Restaurant, a short stroll from our base at Sarnfaen and great for happy hour cocktails, a sit down meal and Sunday roasts. The Last Inn, a short drive into Barmouth and a great local pub with a good atmosphere and decent menu. Ysgethin Inn, a great local pub that’s within walkable distance from Sarnfaen. The Fanny Talbot, newly opened and the head chef starred on the most recent series of Master Chef.


Other activities:

If you’ve got more time to enjoy other activities during your Easter holiday in and around Barmouth & Snowdonia National Park, we also recommend the following.

Visit Portmeirion Village – This colorful and unique village is located just a short drive away from Barmouth and offers stunning views of the coast. You can explore the Italian-style architecture and gardens, visit the cafes and shops, and enjoy the many events and activities held here throughout the year.

Explore the local villages – There are many charming villages in the area, such as Dolgellau and Beddgelert, where you can explore local shops, cafes, and historical landmarks.

Visit the National Slate Museum – This fascinating museum is located in Llanberis, just a short drive from Barmouth, and offers a fascinating insight into the history and culture of the Welsh slate industry. You can explore the workshops and see demonstrations of traditional slate working techniques.


Whether you’re traveling with family or friends, Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park offers a fantastic Easter holiday destination. With its stunning scenery, outdoor activities, and cultural attractions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And with Sarnfaen Holiday Park as your base, you can relax and recharge in comfortable and convenient accommodation. So why not book your Easter getaway to Barmouth and start exploring everything this beautiful part of Wales has to offer?


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“We have been coming to Sarnfaen twice a year for the last twenty years as it is very peaceful and relaxing and as the location of the beach is only 5 minutes walk away.”

Jack Renehan

“The site is always kept to a high standard of cleanliness and the hospitality given by Debbie and her team is exceptional.”

Mr and Mrs Step

“The very modern holiday homes are very well equipped with the added bonus of WI-FI in all areas.”

David Timbrell

“This year we have just stayed in one of the Lodges which are new this year and are sheer luxury.”

Mrs Wallocott

“Also this year the added bonus of the new Leisure Centre, where the facilities include swimming pool, sauna and gym also a lovely cafe area to enjoy your afternoon tea.”


“Beautifully kept site. Lovely caravans and superb lodges. We have holidayed at Sarnfaen now for 45 years and it only gets better and better. We hope to come for many more years.”

July and Wal Fox

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