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We’re not the Sahara Desert and, yes, it sometimes rains here. Not to worry. There’s plenty to keep everyone occupied and very happy without getting wet. Here we reveal all on undercover Anglesey. You’re underwater and dry as a bone Anglesey Sea Zoo at Brynsiencyn is one of our most popular visitor attractions, famous for the way it presents all things fishy in a stimulating, exciting and novel way. You can walk through carefully created underwater habitats and get up close and personal to an amazing array of marine life that includes everything from seahorses to sharks, octopuses to lobsters. Features include a Seven Sisters Shipwreck, Shark Pool, No Bone Zone and examples of the zoo’s important conservation work at its lobster hatchery and seahorse nursery. And when the sun comes out there’s a big choice of outdoor child-friendly activity too. Tropical times Here’s another top family favourite. Pili Palas Nature World at Menai Bridge is an exotic tropical jungle full of butterflies, birds, snakes, iguanas, tarantulas and much more. It’s a complete day out, with lots to see and do. There’s also an undercover Play Barn and, outside, you’ll find farm animals, manic meerkats, an adventure playground, nature trail and big bouncy castle. The Empire strikes back Holyhead’s Empire Complex is more than a cinema. Take part in your own Star Wars at Laser Tag, a fun laser game for the over-fives. Or let the kids loose in the Play Centre, one of the biggest indoor centres in North Wales for children young and old. There’s a huge, three-tier structure for older kids to explore and a dedicated play area for toddlers. And afterwards, you can all put your feet up and go to the cinema. An Italianate masterpiece No, we’re not talking about the architecture at Plas Newydd, Llanfair PG, which is a handsome mélange of Classical and Gothic styles. We’re referring here to what you’ll find inside this sumptuous National Trust mansion – specifically the stunning mural painted by Rex Whistler in the 1930s. This colossal canvas, all 58ft/18m of it, covers the entire wall of the Dining Room. Considered to be the artist’s masterpiece, it depicts an imagined, romantic world of mountains and sea bathed in the warmth of an Italianate summer. Who cares if it’s raining outside. And when you’ve taken it all in there’s the entire house left to explore, filled with fascinating treasures.


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