Snowdonia, Mountains & Coast


White Water Rafting

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Experience white water rafting on the thrilling Tryweryn.

We offer a great range of white water activities for groups or families and because the Tryweryn is dam controlled we still have high water and raging rapids in the summer!

Prices from £35 per person.

Open

7 days a week subject to water conditions.

Time

Please see our website or phone the centre.

Discount

Free wetsuit hire with one of the special offer vouchers attached.

Contact Details

Canolfan Tryweryn, Frongoch, Bala, Gwynedd LL23 7NU 01678 521083 www.ukrafting.co.uk

GreenWood Forest Park

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GreenWood Forest Park is a must visit day out!

Including; The Uk’s only Solar Powered Water Ride - Worlds first people powered Rollercoaster - BareFoot Trail - Sledge Runs - Moon karts - LongBow Archery - Denbuilding - WildWEB - Indoor soft play - TreeTop Towers - Jungle Boats - Giant Jumper - Forest Theatre Fun (holidays only).

Open

Mid Mar - end Oct & Feb half term.

Time

10am - 5.30pm. For winter opening times please see website.

Discount

£1 discount (not to be used in conjunction with any other offer) Valid from mid-March - end October.

Contact Details

Off the B4366 between Bangor & Caernarfon. Sat Nav - LL55 3AD, then follow brown signs. 01248 671493 www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk

Sygun Copper Mine

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Self-guided audio-visual tours allow you to explore the old workings of a Victorian Copper Mine. Discover the colourful chambers and magnificent stalactite and stalagmites.

Above Ground: Museum of Antiquities, Gold Panning, Metal Detecting, Adventure Playground and Lakeside Walks and Bouncy Castles.

Winner of the Prince of Wales award for Tourism.

Open

10th February - 10th November, 27th December - 2nd January.

Time

9.30am-5pm British Summertime, 10am-4pm British Wintertime.

Discount

10% discount on all admissions before 10.30am.

Contact Details

Beddgelert, Gwynedd LL55 4NE 01766 890595 www.syguncoppermine.co.uk

The Slate Caverns

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The Llechwedd Deep Mine Tour is a family friendly tour which takes you 500ft underground on Britain’s steepest cable railway. Where our friendly guides, dressed in Victorian miners’ costume take you on an unforgettable journey through chambers that were literally dug by hand.

The Quarry Explorer offers a thrilling guided off-road adventure that will take you right into the heart of Llechwedd’s man-made slate mountains in a 4 x 4 military truck. You’ll take in views of North Wales like no other and have the opportunity to snap some great photographs!

Open

All year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year Day.

Discount

Secure an Early Bird Discounted ticket for either tour for £10 each!

Contact Details

Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd LL41 3NB 01766 830306 www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk

Zip World

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Eleven unique adventures three stunning locations

  • Velocity & Quarry Tour at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda - Home to the world’s fastest, and Europe’s longest, zip line - **

  • Zip & Junior Safari Tree Top Nets, Plummet & Skyride at Fforest, Betws-y-Coed - A woodland playground of family adventures for mini explorers through to the big kid in you! Don’t miss Fforest Coaster, new for 2017!

  • Titan, Bounce Below & Caverns at Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog - The largest zip zone in Europe, and ultimate underground adventure playground.

Zip World adventures are subject to restrictions, for more information call or visit

Contact Details

01248 601444 www.zipworld.co.uk

Conwy Valley Museum & Model Shop

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Lots to enjoy at Betws-y-Coed Railway Complex.

During the season and weekends there will be a steam engine pulling the train - at other times a diesel engine will be in service. For a different view of the site take the fifteen inch gauge electric tramcar - the only one in Wales.

Browse our well stocked model shop with a large selection of trains including Hornby sets and accessories, die cast cars and planes, Airfix model kits and railway books.

The museum is accessible to the disabled.

Open

All year (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Time

10am - 5pm

Contact Details

The Old Goods Yard, Betws-Y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0AL 01690 710568 www.conwyrailwaymuseum.co.uk

Surf Snowdonia

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Welcome to Surf Snowdonia: the UK’s most compelling outdoor adventure destination!

Picture this. A perfect lozenge-shaped fresh-water lagoon, roughly the size of six football pitches with a powerful head high wave that rises at the centre of the lagoon, peels perfectly for more than 150 metres, and dissipates softly as it hits the shore. The Surf Snowdonia Wavegarden is a revolutionary world-first inland surf lagoon making surfing accessible to all abilities and ages. This brand new facility also has a bar and restaurant, accommodation and plenty more exciting, action packed activities!

  • Soft Play Shack
  • Crash & Splash Activity Lagoon
  • Group Bookings
  • Surfing Lessons & Clubs
  • Eco Pod Huts
  • Surf Shop

Open

Please see website for details

Contact Details

Conway Road, Dolgarrog, Conwy LL32 8QE 01492 353123 www.surfsnowdonia.co.uk

Llanfair Slate Caverns/Farm Park

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Enjoy a day out at the CHildren’s farm and Llanfair Slate Caverns during your stay in North Wales.

Children will enjoy feeding the lambs and holding baby rabbits, and will be entertained by the playful baby goats. We also have a soft play shed, go karts and other play equipment for them to enjoy. After visiting the farm you can take a self-guided tour of the old slate mines and learn about working conditions at the turn of the 20th century. Enjoy views of the Cambrian coastline with coffee and a cake in the cafe to end you day.

Open

Easter - End October. See website for October opening times.

Time

10am - 5pm Combined entrance tickets available

Contact Details

Llanfair, Harlech, Gwynedd LL46 2SA 01766 780247 www.llanfairslatecaverns.co.uk

Snowdon Mountain Railway

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Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on the journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 1085m, dominates the landscape of the Snowdonia National Park.

From the first views of the waterfall plunging into the gorge below at the start of the journey, to the breath-taking sights over the sheer edge of Rocky Valley, every moment is memorable.

On a clear day you can see Ireland, England, Scotland and the Isle of Man from Hafod Eryri, the UK’s highest visitor centre. Two services are available, the Heritage Steam Experience and Traditional Diesel Service.

Open

Mid March - Until the end of October (at the beginning of the season trains will only run to Clogwyn 3/4 of the way to the summit)

Time

From 9am daily (subject to weather conditions)

Contact Details

Llanberis, Gwynedd LL55 4TT 01286 870223 www.snowdonrailway.co.uk

National Slate Museum

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A living, working museum telling the story of the slate industry in North Wales.

Attractions include:

  • Introductory Film
  • Daily Slate Splitting Demonstrations
  • Giant Waterwheel
  • UNA the Quarry Engine
  • Furnished Quarrymen’s Houses
  • Events and Exhibitions
  • Café and Shop
  • Children’s Play Area

FREE SITE

Open

Easter to October - Daily 10am-5pm November to Easter - Sunday-Friday 10am-4pm

Contact Details

Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Gwynedd LL55 4TY 02920 573700 www.museum.wales

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

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Stretching 40 miles through the glorious Snowdonia National Park.

Experience magnificent scenery in comfort whilst savouring the romance of gleaming steam engines and carriages. Full or half day journeys are available; kids go free. Dogs and bikes are welcome and all trains feature a buffet service.

Open

17th March - 5th November

Time

Please check timetable or ring for details.

Discount

One child goes free with every full paying adult. Additional children travel at half fare

Contact Details

Harbour Station, Porthmadog, LL49 9NF Church Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3ES 01766 516024 www.festrail.co.uk

Conwy Water Gardens

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Set in the picturesque Conwy Valley besides our Dutch Pancake House and fully licensed restaurant we offer:-

  • 3 Fully Stocked Coarse Fishing Lakes
  • An ever expanding Nature Walk
  • Otters, Capybaras, lots of ducks, chickens & wildfowl
  • Aquarium with over 70 tanks
  • Aquatic Centre and Koi Pond
  • Children’s play area

FREE ADMISSION

Open

All Year

Time

9.30am – 5.30pm Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays except Bank Holidays).

Contact Details

Glyn Isa, Rowen, Conwy LL32 8TP 01492 650063/651063 www.conwywatergardens.co.uk

Bodnant Garden

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A magnificent 80-acre National Trust garden, carved out of a hillside in the beautiful Conwy Valley.

Discover grand, flower-filled terraces, informal glades and meadows, dramatic dells and tranquil water gardens. A Grade 1 listed garden of historic plant collections and towering Champion Trees which will delight all year round.

Please see our website for seasonal events and for details about bringing your dog.

Open

10am-4pm November - February, 10am-5pm March - October. Open from 9am in May and June Open to 8pm on Wednesdays April to September

Contact Details

Tal-Y-Cafn, Nr Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL28 5RE 01492 650460 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden

Bodnant Welsh Food Centre

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Visit the award-winning Bodnant Welsh Food Centre and discover the very best of Welsh food & drink from in-house specialists and local artisan suppliers.

The centre provides a number of ways to savour the local tastes: sample & buy in the Farm shop, enjoy lunch in the Tearoom, enjoy a tasty dinner in the Hayloft Restaurant or learn more about creating Welsh dishes in the Cookery School. The Wine Shop is open daily, with regular wine courses.

Follow us @foodcymru

Open

  • Farmhouse: 9am-5pm
  • Restaurant: 12pm-2pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Time

Daily, please visit our website for details.

Discount

2 for the price of 1 for Tea or Coffee at Furnace Tearoom T&C; Must produce offer leaflet, one per person – expires 1/11/2018

Contact Details

Furnace Farm, Tal-Y-Cafn, Conwy LL28 5RP 01492 651100 www.bodnant-welshfood.co.uk

Gypsy Wood Park

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Gypsy Wood Park is a magical day out for visitors of all ages, which is why we are one of Wales’ best kept secrets.

There are loads of things to see and do. Bring your wellies to explore the wetlands, meet all the different animals who live here, find the fairies, make a wish, hop on Woody’s train and enjoy one of our fabulous adventure play areas; just some of the events and attractions available at Gypsy Wood Park. We have an onsite Cafe and Shop but you are welcome to bring your own picnic.

Gypsy Wood Park is also available for private hire, school groups and parties.

Open

Monday 27th March 2017 until autumn

Time

10.30am - 5pm

Contact Details

Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 2YA 01286 673133 http://www.gypsywood.co.uk

Bach Ventures LTD

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We provide adventurous outdoor activities including:

  • Coasteering
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Gorge Scrambling
  • Kayaking
  • Trekking

Come have fun with us. Suitable for families, stags, hens, youth groups, schools and couples.

Our staff all hold National Governing Body qualifications in the activities they run and we are happy to provide you our Risk Assessments and Operating Procedures should you wish them.

Open

All Year

Time

9am - 5pm - Activities 9am - 10pm Enquiries (7 days a week)

Contact Details

Pentre Bach, Waunfawr, Caernarfon LL54 7AJ 01286 650643 http://www.bachventures.co.uk

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

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The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) has bee inspiring visitors about sustainable practice for over 40 years.

With seven acres of hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible building, renewable energy, organic gardens and kids’ holiday activities, there is something for everyone at CAT.

Join us in beautiful Mid Wales with your family and friends or come along and explore!

Open

Winter 7th November - 23rd March 2018 Summer 24th March - 4th November 2018

Time

Winter 10am - 4pm Summer 10am - 5pm

Contact Details

Llwyngwern Quarry, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ
01654 705950 http://www.visit.cat.org.uk

Snowdonia's Best Attractions!

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http://www.attractionsofsnowdonia.com
http://www.snowdoniapass.com

Glasfryn Parc Activity Centre

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A great family day out, whatever the weather!

Enjoy a game of ten pin bowling or spend some time in our soft play centre. Race your mates on our two go-kart circuits, or take a Segway Safari through the countryside.

Take aim and learn a new skill with Archery and Clay Pigeon Shooting. Kids can take on the lumps and bumps of the Junior Quad Track or score a hole-in-one on our Crazy Golf course. Glasfryn WakeParc offers Cable Wakeboarding, Kayaking, Stand-up-Paddleboarding (SUP) and Coards Fishing.

We have a licensed bar featuring a pool table and air hockey, and Cafe serving freshly prepared homemade meals and snacks daily.

Open

All year (except Christmas day)

Time

9.30am - 6pm

Discount

10% off all activities Discount available with a Snowdonia Pass Visitor Discount card only (www.snowdoniapass.com). Activities muse be booked and paid for before 10.30am

Contact Details

Y Ffor, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 6PG 01788 810000 www.glasfryn.co.uk

King Arthur's Labyrinth

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Sail deep underground and through the magical veil of a waterfall into immense caverns and winding tunnels alive with Welsh myths and legends.

Guided by a Dark Age Boatman you will fine tales of Dragons, Giants, Battles and King Arthur. To return, brave Dragon River!

Open

24th March - 4th November 2018

Time

10am - 4.45pm (last boat leaves reception)

Discount

10% admissions discount. Not valid with any other offer. Excludes August

Contact Details

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF 01654 761584 www.kingarthurslabyrinth.co.uk

Ropeworks Active Limited

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Set in beautiful woodlands amongst breathtaking mountains Ropeworks Active is a memorable experience for all ages.

Experience our low-ropes course or high-ropes including treetop challenges, giant swing, leap-of-faith abseil and outdoor climbing wall. Other activities include bushcraft, rock climbing, gorge walking, scrambling and mountain walking.

Open

All year

Time

Monday - Sunday 9am to 6pm Feb-Oct in winter months open weekend @ pre-booked sessions during the week.

Discount

10% discount (please use code GDO10 when booking online)

Contact Details

Gilfach Ddu, Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4TY 01286 871114 www.ropeworksactive.co.uk

Mary Jones World

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Visit our award-winning visitor centre and discover the story of Mary Jones and the impact of the world’s bestselling book on Wales and beyond.

Set on the edge of Llyn Tegid with a picnic area and children’s playground. Mary Jones World offers a great time for everybody.

Open

1 April to 28 October 2018

Time

10 to 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Discount

£1 discount of a child’s ticket when accompanied by a full paying adult.

Contact Details

Llanycil, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7YF 01678 521877 www.bydmaryjonesworld.org.uk

Bala Lake Railway

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Steam engines that once pulled slate wagons now take you on a nine-mile return journey through Southern Snowdonia along the shores of the largest natural lake in Wales, offering scenic lake and mountain views.

Cafe and shop at Llanuwchllyn; also visit the signal box, engine shed and new (for 2018) interpretation centre.

Open

Most days Easter to October, also February and October half-terms. Check on website for exact days.

Time

Generally 10am to 4.30pm

Contact Details

The Station, Llanuwchllyn, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7DD 01678 540666 www.bala-lake-railway.co.uk