Things to do

There are plenty of activities available to suit all ages, energy levels and degrees of expertise.

The beach is, of course, a wonderful start and great for children, whether building sandcastles or playing games.  Or, of course, swimming.  Rhoscolyn has even appeared in a guide of top places for “wild swimming”!

Organisations which can provide activities or guidance include the following – if you have anything to add, do let us know:

B-ACTIVE Rhoscolyn:
This is a local outdoor activity provider, specialising in kayaking and sea kayaking courses. It also offers coasteering, guided walks and multi-activity group experiences and kayak hire. Whether you are getting into a kayak for the first time, developing your skills or looking for adventure on a family holiday – whatever your age or skill level B-ACTIVE provides a safe, challenging and enjoyable experience.    It also runs two fixed orienteering courses and treasure hunts for families and groups.   (www.b-active-rhoscolyn.co.uk; 07833 424046; info@b-active-rhoscolyn.co.uk)

www.loveanglesey.co.uk:
This is the Council’s website that lists all sorts of things to do, where to go and what’s on.  Well worth a visit.

The Outdoor Alternative:
Based in Rhoscolyn, Outdoor Alternative provides camping and group accommodation for families, clubs and institutions, and runs educational field studies.  It has an informal campsite for outdoor pursuits clubs and activists. Its website, www.outdooralternative.co.uk also gives information about walking, bird watching and other outdoor activities.

Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path:
The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is a developing long distance route that follows much of the island’s coastline. The path primarily caters for walkers however cyclists and horse riders can also enjoy certain sections.

The Coastal Path falls within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which covers 95% of the coast. It passes through landscape that includes a mixture of farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs and a few small pockets of woodland. This includes a National Nature Reserve (NNR).

Contact the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path Project on 01248 752300; coastalpath@anglesey.gov.uk. Or visit the Council’s website: anglesey.gov.uk and look for the Coastal Path page.

Swimming:
THE SEA of course!  Or if this is a bit too much for you, Holyhead has a traditional 25m pool and a small teaching pool for parents with toddlers.   It offer a range of swimming lessons and activities- see the County’s website for more information: www.anglesey.gov.uk.

There is also a wonderful pool at  the Tre Ysgawen Hall spa at Capel Coch near Llangefni. For details of what it offers visit its website:  www.treysgawen-hall.co.uk.   

Anglesey Circuit – Trac Môn:
Set on the west coast of Anglesey, overlooking the Irish Sea and the Snowdonia mountain range beyond, Anglesey Circuit provides visitors with a challenging and exciting car and motorbike circuit in a breathtaking location.  Whether you are visiting the Circuit as a competitor, spectator, for driving instruction or as part of a corporate activity day, you are assured of a day to remember.
The circuit was used as their “test track” by the “5th Gear” TV team (Discovery Channel’s answer to Top Gear). Contact at  admin@angleseycircuit.com.

Cinema:
As well as the films shown by the Ucheldre (see the arts page, the Holyhead Empire Cinema in Stanley Street has recently been refurbished, with a regularly changing programme of up to date films. 01407 762414; info@holyheadempire.co.uk