WITH half-term approaching, National Trust Wales has put together a list of the top destinations to visit right here in North Wales. 

North Wales Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Families can discover the willow ‘worm’, a natural maze made from living willow trees which change through the seasons. Pack a hamper and find the best spot to enjoy a family picnic in The Dell.

If you’re lucky you might see a kingfisher by the Waterfall Bridge. Look out for ducks, little grebes, and robins along the way.

Chirk Castle, Wrexham

Families can visit the Adam Tower to discover signs of the castle's medieval past, have fun dressing up in armour, go on the hunt for the medieval garderobes and murder holes, and also venture down into the dungeons.

There are a variety of family-friendly walks through the woodlands, with the parkland ready to be explored at your own pace with plenty of wild life waiting to be spotted.

Erddig, Wrexham

From May 27 to June 4, families can take part in the Alphabetical Scavenger Hunt, find interactive stations around the garden and scavenge the area to complete the alphabetical brain teasers.

On Tuesday 30 May and Thursday 1 June, get inspired by garden nature and craft your own butterfly, spider or ladybird using a variety of materials provided.

Children can also have fun in the Wolf’s Den, Erddig’s natural play area. Wobble over balance beams, let loose on rope swings or have a go at building a den out of sticks.

Spot lambs playing in the fields, look out for ducklings on the lake, and swans in French Meadow. Take the family-friendly waymarked red trail into Big Wood to spot Kingfishers along the Black Brook.

Penrhyn Castle and Garden, Bangor

Penrhyn Castle enabled families to immerse themselves in the world of wildlife that live there. 

From May 27, Children’s Gardening Week is taking place where young ones can plant a sunflower to care for over the summer.

There is also a natural woodland play area at Rook Wood with walks also available along the boardwalk that runs along Afon Ogwen, with views towards Bethesda and Y Carneddau mountains. Plas Newydd House and Garden, Anglesey

Bring a Frisbee from home or purchase one from the shop and see if you can master the Frisbee golf course that is open every day.

Throw your Frisbee and try to land it in the basket – it’s not as easy as it sounds.

For more information, or to plan your visit, head to; www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wales