Of course, 168 acres of coastal estate, your own private cove, a games room and endless possibilities for hide-and-seek might be enough for some. But if you’re venturing out, there’s plenty to occupy young bodies and minds.
Take a visit to the Anglesey Sea Zoo which has over 40 tanks displaying a wondrous variety of British marine wildlife. Tacla Taid is Anglesey’s transport museum, the largest in Wales. Pop in for displays of cars, motorbikes, commercial and farm vehicles, and static engines. GreenWood Family Park offers all manner of rides, attractions and woodland adventure. And Foel Farm Park offers the sights, sounds and smells of a real working farm.
Climb the walls at Indy, enjoy interactive learning about the area at Copper Kingdom, check out local art at Oriel Ynys Mon, or see probably the finest Edwardian castle in Wales, Beaumaris. While you’re there, visit the gaol, site of two hangings. Or maybe rev things up on the world’s fastest zip line, at Zip World.
If you’re into beaches, kick things off with your own cove, right here on site. Venture out to unspoilt Cemaes Bay to walk the harbour, dip into the rock pools, and potter along the jetty and around the beach. Or try Lligwy beach for secluded bucket-and-spade fun followed by a bacon bap in the café.
If you love a little adrenaline coursing through your veins, try Velocity 2, the world’s fastest zip wire at Zip World. Try trampolining with a subterranean difference, at Bounce Below, on nets suspended over slate caverns. Or chill the pace a little at South Stack Lighthouse, home to thousands of guillemots, razorbills and puffins.
Explore Llynnon Mill, see how flour is made, then visit the Iron Age roundhouses, and hear an archaeologist talk about how the Celts lived. Hire bikes from Cycle Wales and take a trip round Llyn Alaw, a 4.8km-long lake with award-winning conservation status. The section from Bull Bay to Cemaes Bay is the island’s most dramatic.
Love beaches? Cemaes Bay is a sheltered, sandy beach with a heritage centre and café. Jump off here for a boat trip around the coastline, for some fishing off St Patrick’s Island or to check out the seal colony on the Skerries. And golfers will love the four 18-hole courses on Anglesey. Bull Bay is a championship course with breathtaking views.
If you’re seriously active, you can coasteer the sea cliffs, kayak around St Patrick’s Island, wakeboard and kitesurf at Rhosneigr or take an exhilarating rib ride up the Menai Strait. Or follow the Anglesey Coastal Path to see some stunning Welsh coastline, which can be accessed directly from Anglesey Retreat.