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Family days out at Plas Newydd

Christmas silent disco at Plas Newydd, Anglesey, Wales
Child in a silent disco | © National Trust Images Annapurna Mellor

Whether you’re visiting with children or grandchildren there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained at Plas Newydd. Explore the garden, relax and a have a bite to eat on the lawn, and enjoy some time as a family in the Arboretum.

Planning your family visit

Here’s some key information to help plan your next day out at Plas Newydd:

  • You’ll find baby-changing facilities and toilets available in the Old Dairy and by the entrance to the House.
  • Pushchairs are permitted on the ground floor of the House. At busy times you may be asked to leave these on entry.
  • Children’s lunch boxes and menus are available in the Old Dairy café including hot meals, sandwiches, ice cream and cakes.

Things to see and do

There's so much to discover in the garden at Plas Newydd. With a vast area of garden, it's perfect to take in nature with a picnic and a stroll. In wet weather, some of the paths can become a little muddy so remember to dress for the seasons when you visit.

If you're lucky, you'll be able to spot a red squirrel. Bring your bincoulars to see if you can spot one. They can be spotted throughout the woodland, particularly in Church Bank Wood and along the edge of the Menai Strait.

Why not visit the playground in Dairy Wood? Balance on beams and hop along the stepping stones. Or compete against your family in a game of Frisbee Golf - there are acres of woodland to practice your throws and catches.

A child running along a path through puddles
Child walking through the garden | © National Trust Images / Trevor Ray Hart

Winter at Plas Newydd

We are throwing our own Christmas party with a silent disco inspired by historic parties once held at this iconic mansion.

Plas Newydd is an 18th century mansion renowned for its fantastic location on the banks of the Menai Strait, with 40 acres of stunning grounds and gardens. Perhaps not your first choice of venue for a silent disco you might ask?

But the House is no stranger to a joyous Christmas party. The Anglesey family have entertained many a guest with the Music Room playing host to dancing styles from baroque to the elegant minuet.

From 90s pop to Christmas family favourites, visitors can grab some headphones and choose their music channel. Whether you're notorious for dad-dancing or you simply love to boogie, this is the ultimate family-friendly dance party!

Sensory bags

There are 2 sensory backpack and ear defenders available on loan to be signed in and out at Visitor Reception. They are to help visitors with autism, sensory processing disorder, or those who think they would benefit from them, during a visit to Plas Newydd.

Things you need to know before visiting this Winter

  • Normal admission prices do apply.
  • The gardens are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs however there may be muddy areas along the route.
  • Dogs are allowed on short leads in the gardens, except for the Italianate Terraces.
The East front of Plas Newydd, Anglesey, Wales, viewed across the Menai Strait from Glan Faenol

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