Padarn Country Park

Come and enjoy a fun day out for the whole family at Padarn Country Park. The park is 800-acre with some of the most spectacular scenery in North Wales. Enjoy views across Llyn Padarn lake towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon in all its glory!

Opening hours

The park is open daily all year round.

Phone: (01286) 870892


Website: Visit Snowdonia



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Quarry Hospital, Llanberis, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4TY  

Map: Padarn Country Park  (external link to Multimap)


  • Quarry Hospital - a museum housing the restored ward, operating theatre and various gruesome 19th Century hospital equipment.
  • Llanberis Lake Railway
  • National Slate Museum
  • Ropes and Ladders - adventure course for adults and children
  • Padarn Watersport Centre 
  • Snowdon Star passenger vessel
  • Vivian Diving Centre
  • Padarn Boats
  • Walking trails (8km route around the lake and other smaller trails)
  • Local Nature Reserve and Special Site of Scientific Interest – Coed Dinorwig
  • Llyn Padarn – famous site for the Arctic Char – salvelinus alpinus
  • Lon Las Peris – family cycling track
  • Listed Ancient Monument – Vivien Quarry
  • Launching and landing pontoon for canoes, rowing and sailing boats

Shops / workshops

  • Padarn Pottery
  • Fframia
  • Odyn copr
  • Crefft Elidir - a wide selection of hand painted slate gifts and souvenirs