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The promenade is packed with things to see and do – from a spectacular waterpark and seafront aquarium to a state-of-the-art cinema and 1,000-seat theatre. Here are some of the highlights.


West Parade
LL18 1BF

The undisputed centrepiece of Rhyl’s seafront is SC2 and its astonishing 1,200-square-metre waterpark with indoor and outdoor flume rides, beach-style paddling, feature slides, outside splash pad and café terraces for the grown-ups. Don’t miss the high-speed flume ride called the Anaconda, which zooms through complete darkness before emerging from a snake’s gaping jaws.


Ninja TAG Active

West Parade
LL18 1BF

This fantastic indoor multi-level assault course is a cross between Total Wipeout and Ninja Warrior, all in one exciting experience. Test your skill, fitness and bravery as you speed through the Sea of Rope, race your friends on the Quarter Pipe and try and hit every target on the gravity defying Spider Wall. Junior Ninja TAG is the same Ninja TAG experience as the adult structure, but suitable for those from 90cm up to 1.2m tall without an adult.

01745 777562

Vue Cinema

The Village
West Parade
LL18 1HB

Vue Cinema at Rhyl packs in five screens and more than 600 seats – all with Digital Dolby Surround Sound and Sony 4K picture quality.


Pro Kite Surfing

East Parade
LL18 3AF

Pro Kitesurfing’s beachfront training centre in Rhyl is the perfect location to learn kitesurfing. It offers individual or 2-1 tuition in all aspects of kite-powered and paddle activities from basic board control, power-kite flying through to beginner kiteboarding lessons and kite tricks. Depending on wind direction lessons are at Rhyl, Porthmadog (Black Rock sands) Anglesey (Newborough beach) or West Shore (Llandudno).

01745 345004

Rhyl Harbour

Horton’s Nose Lane
LL18 5AX

Just where the River Clwyd joins the sea you’ll find Rhyl Harbour with its launching slipway, pontoons and quay walls. Inside the harbour building is a brilliant café and a bike hub where you can buy or hire cycles. The centrepiece is the spectacular Pont y Ddraig pedestrian/cycle bridge, which rises to let boats through and carries both the Wales Coast Path and National Cycle Route 5.

01824 708400

Rhyl Family Fun Fair

Children’s Village
West Parade
LL18 1HZ

No fewer than 16 different rides including dodgems and the famous Nessi roller coaster should keep the kids happy for hours.

01745 361235

Pavilion Theatre

East Parade
LL18 3AQ

The 1,000-seat Pavilion Theatre right on the waterfront at Rhyl hosts an audience-pleasing mix of concerts, comedy nights and West End shows. Upstairs is the stylishly contemporary 1891 restaurant and bar with its locally sourced food and spectacular sea views, brilliant for a pre-show meal.

01745 332414

Just off the promenade

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Central Station
Marine Lake
Wellington Road

Rhyl Marine Lake is the only saltwater lake in North Wales. Visitors can walk a nature and heritage trail all the way round – or hop on a vintage steam locomotive to ride the oldest miniature railway in Britain. The railway celebrated their 100th birthday in 2011 by building a Central Station with hands-on museum where big kids of all ages can pretend to drive a train, pull signal levers and ring bells.

01352 759109

Marsh Tracks

Marsh Road
Rhyl LL18 2AD

Marsh Tracks is an award-winning cycling centre situated just behind Rhyl Marine Lake. It comprises a 1.3 km closed circuit road cycling track and a national standard BMX race track featuring a Bensink start gate (exactly the same as the 2012 Olympic BMX track) and challenging jumps and berms. A mountain bike track has recently been opened allowing people to test their skills.

01745 353335

Rhyl Museum

Church Street
Rhyl LL18 3AA

Visitors can stroll down an imaginary Edwardian pier and peek into kiosks filled with weird and wonderful objects such as lifebelts, bath chairs and swimming costumes from the heyday of the resort. It’s a great place to discover more about the personalities who shaped Rhyl and Prestatyn – from Roman bathers to early cinema pioneers. Best of all, it’s completely free.

01745 353814