Snowdonia Adventure

A Snowdonia adventure awaits

Visit Snowdonia – the “outdoor adventure” playground of North Wales. From mountains to secret lakeside beaches tucked away from it all a Snowdonia adventure awaits.

Take the narrow-gauge railway to the highest peak. Or bounce below in caverns where your senses are made to go pop! Discover the heritage of days gone by and explore castles and abandoned slate mines. Whether you enjoy a round of golf, a fast cycle or a long walk, Snowdonia will enable all explorers to find their passion. It really is an adventurer’s playground.

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For those with a need for speed, zip along the fastest zip wire and let Velocity get your adrenaline pumping. Grab your running shoes and join the local fell runners. Or pull wetsuits on for a bracing swim across a lake. You can slow the pace slightly and join the kayakers, swimmers and paddleboarders who love the nighttime stars. There is a Snowdonia Adventure for every type of explorer, both young and slightly older…

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Climb Snowdon

www.mudandroutes.com/all-the-walking-routes-up-snowdon/

A dog-friendly challenge that makes you feel proud to have climbed the highest peak in Wales.  Suitable for fit children over six. Please wear appropriate clothing as the weather closes in quickly. Free. 

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Snowdon Mountain Railway

www.snowdonrailway.co.uk

Dog-friendly and an easier (but not necessarily the quicker) route to the summit. Sit at the Snowdon cafe and enjoy a brew with a view. 

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Llanberis Lake Railway

www.lake-railway.co.uk

Enjoy a beautiful tour of Llyn Padarn on a narrow-gauge heritage railway. A journey of 2.5 miles along the northern shores of the lake, starting in Llanberis with the western terminus at Pen Llyn (Padarn Country Park). Return journey: approx. 1 hour. Our thanks to Emma Bumpus @Careertraveller for the use of her stunning photography.

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The National Slate Museum

www.museum.wales/slate/

Dogs on leads welcome, suitable for all ages. An all-weather activity that is really interactive and brings the past to life. Cafe and playground on site. 

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Dolbadarn Castle

www.cadw.gov.wales/daysout/dolbadarncastle/

Dolbadarn Castle is a short walk from the centre of Llanberis through trees. Stunning views of the Snowdonia landscape.  Free. 

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Llanberis Bike Hire

www.llanberisbikehire.co.uk

Hire a bike and cycle around lake Padarn or venture up a mountain. This helpful bike hire company will supply you with routes and bikes so you can enjoy a day exploring this incredible area.

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Snowdonia Watersports

www.snowdoniawatersports.com/kit-hire/

Located right by Llyn Padarn you can enjoy a range of watersports. Whether you enjoy kayaking, swimming or paddleboarding this is the centre to visit. They offer tuition and/or equipment hire. Our thanks to Snowdonia Watersports and Rockpool Kayaks for their photo.

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Adventure Park Snowdonia, Dolgellau

www.adventureparcsnowdonia.com

Learn to surf the waves on the UK’s first wave garden. Tuition, wetsuits and equipment all provided. You can also book mountain bikes, gorge walking and more. Opening 2019 a soft play, climbing wall and more, all ready for rainy days.

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Zip World Velocity, Bethesda 

www.zipworld.co.uk/adventure/velocity

Experience the speeds of up to 80mph as you hurtle down Europe’s longest zip wire in the heart of Snowdonia. An adrenaline hit for all!  Cafe on site, dogs allowed on site and suitable for ages 10+.

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Zip World Fforest, Betws Y Coed

www.zipworld.co.uk/

A wonderful hub of fun activities in the trees that can be enjoyed in all weather. All on one site, you can combine Zip Safari, Tree Hoppers (junior version), Treetop Nets, Fforest Skyride (giant swing) and The Fforest Coaster to create the best recipe for fun!

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Antur Stiniog

www.anturstiniog.com

A mountain biking centre designed for all levels – beginners right up to advanced bikers. Antur Stiniog is designed with an uplift system to ensure the fun level stays at maximum, allowing you to race down hill with none of the uphill struggle. Love it. Based just outside Blaenau Ffestiniog, next to Zip World. Not a dog-friendly site.

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Greenwood Forest Park, Bethel

www.greenwoodfamilypark.co.uk

A dog-friendly adventure and suitable for all ages but aimed at under 12’s. An eco-friendly adventure park where solar panels and pedal power win without compromising the fun. Climb ropes, padel away, den build or pet animals. An enchanting family day out.

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Ropeworks Active, Llanberis

www.ropeworksactive.co.uk

Suitable for ages 4+ but not dog-friendly. A rope course with high and low ropes to enable all levels to have fun. They can also organise a range of other activities such as gorge walking and stand up paddleboarding.  Situated just next to the National Slate Museum.

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Slate Caverns, Bounce Below, Titan and Zip World Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog

www.zipworld.co.uk/adventure

Explore the slate caverns via rope bridges, ferrata and zip wires (Minimum age 10). Bounce Below on trampolines in the slate caverns with psychedelic lighting. Whizz over mountain landscape and through a disused slate mine on Titan, a 4 person zip wire.

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Beacon Climbing Centre, Caernarfon

www.beaconclimbing.com

A fantastic indoor climbing centre designed for all levels. Arrange 1:1 tuition, book a session if you already know what to do and your children can book a CrazyClimb session at the same time. This session is a set of 15 climbing challenges with an instructor. All with safety systems in place so they can relax and have fun. Cafe on site.