THERE are plenty of Easter activities going on in and around Llandudno and Conwy this holiday period.

The fun starts off in Conwy where there will be a quest to find the missing swords at Conwy Castle.

Families are invited to help Daf, the forgetful night watchman of Conwy Castle, and search for the 12 missing swords within the grounds of the magnificent medieval fortress.

Guests can also try their hand at designing their very own shield and learn about the fascinating symbols and motifs of medieval weaponry. The event will run between Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22 from 9.30am until 5pm.

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Search for missing swords at Conwy Castle

No booking required. Normal admission fees apply.

A cheeky bunny has been up to tricks at Bodnant Garden. Visitors are invited to follow the clues around the garden and find the carefully hidden chocolate!

The event in the Conwy Valley runs for four days but places are limited. The trail takes in fields, woods, down hills and heads across streams.

Normal garden admission fees apply.

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The Llandudno Easter 5k Promenade Dash. Picture: Facebook

A special Easter Egg hunt is being held at the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay.

Taking place on Friday, April 19, Saturday 20, Sunday 21 and Monday 22, the hunt will run twice a day at 10.30am and 2.30pm. Everyone gets a prize at the end of each hunt.

The egg hunt is free of charge but places must be booked in advance as there is a limit of 15 children per session. Admission prices apply.

For more information or to book a place, email

There will also be other egg-tastic adventures running until April 28.

The three week event includes an Easter themed rhyming competition.

The animal competition is free to all zoo visitors and offers a fun way to discover more about the zoo and its animals and then collect a free chocolate egg at the end. Art and craft tasks include making your own bunny mask and Easter cards to take home.

Along with the Easter specials, visitors have the chance to take part in one of the zoo’s animals encounters where lucky adults and children can get up close and personal with the Penguins, Meerkats, Primates, Sea Lions or Snow Leopards (extra charges apply). Pre-booking is essential for an animal encounter.

Take a run before indulging in chocolate on Saturday, April 20. The fast and flat 5k Promenade Dash along Llandudno Promenade is suitable for experienced runners and beginners alike

Easter eggs and other seasonal goodies, plus a medal, will greet runners at the finish line. Time from 10.30am until 1.30pm.

The race will be supporting the Little Orme Lions Club, who will be fundraising on the Promenade on the day.