Anglesey holiday magic


The Expression and Confession family are in Anglesey this week.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Anglesey. We were looking for a UK-based cottage retreat and initially thought of Devon or Cornwall. Either of these would have been great, but the downside is the loooooong travelling time from Manchester.

A few friends had been to Anglesey, and Mr EC managed to find a great cottage online. So we went for it.

We’re staying just outside Beaumaris and I have to say it’s been fab – an we’ve only been here for two days!

So far, we’ve:

  • Been into Beaumaris itself, a beautiful coastal town on the Menai Straits with colourful, painted seafront houses, cobbled streets, gorgeous cafes and pubs and a pier. We had fun by the pier, which also has a small seafront area where nearly-three-year-old watches for fish and foraged amongst the pebbles. A seafront fish and chip shop is calling us in the coming days.
  • Taken a trip to Anglesey Sea Zoo. The children totally loved this. Eleven-month-old spent her time pointing in amazement at the fish and sharks and various critters. Nearly-three-year-old just bounced around in excitement the whole time.
  • Sampled the wares of several real ale pubs, such as the Liverpool Arms, all very family friendly and serving great home cooked food.
  • Wandered around Caernarfon Castle . Nearly-three-year-old found that this was a ‘hidey-hole’ bonanza! It’s huge and amazing the think of the history this place has been through.
  • Our cottage is on a farm, so we’ve also been able to take our girls to see the horses, sheep, cows and two dogs – plus we’ve been befriended by an ancient farm cat.

    The weather has been changeable, but the beauty of this place is that there’s so much to do in all weathers.

    We’ve got lots more planned, so look out for a further update at the end of the week!


    Working Mum of two, living in Didsbury, Manchester, in a house which breeds washing, mushed up raisins and various toys in the brightest primary colours. Oh, and the odd empty wine glass.

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