On Easter Monday we took the girls on an Easter egg hunt at Llanberis Lake Railway. After the epic fail that was trying to park at the council carpark, ended up parking at Snowdonia Mountain Railway carpark (where we could pay by phone!). A quick walk down to the Llanberis Station and we paid for a family ticket for the Llanberis Lake Railway.
(* the machine not accepting the new £1 coin and having £3 of the buggers to try and pay for £4 parking! See my YouTube rant!)
Llanberis Lake Railway
The Llanberis Lake Railway is a narrow gauge railway which takes you from Llanberis through to Penllyn via Gilfach Ddu (home of the Slate Museum). It’s a 5 mile stretch which takes you alongside Padarn Lake. It’s a lovely trip!
Easter Egg Hunt
For the Easter egg hunt we had to look out for 13 Easter eggs which had 3 letters on. We were to note down the letters and it would spell a phrase. Once that was worked out we had to hand the completed sheet back at the station in exchange for an Easter egg.
The map that came with the instructions detailed where each egg was to be found. What it meant is that we frantically looked at each “cross point” for an egg and scribbled down random letters. After finding all the eggs the letters had to be rearranged to say a phrase. It was pretty easy really – easy chocolate always a good plan!
Lunch at Gilfach Ddu
After going to the end of the line and back to Gilfach Ddu (the station at the Slate Museum) where we had lunch. We decided to walk back into the village from there. It’s a lovely walk and it takes you passed the Slate Museum. We didn’t go in but I did look through the gates at From Haul. Always feels like home to me. Also on the walk back to the car there’s AMAZING views like the one above. It’s a dark photo as it was a very overcast day but what you’re looking at is Peris Lake, to the left is the power station (Electric Mountain) and straight ahead under the clouds is Snowdon.
Have you ever been on Llanberis Lake Railway? Are you fan of steam trains?