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Top 10 Active Adventures in North Wales

2016 is Wales’ Year of Adventure, a country that is incredibly diverse in it’s offering and has adventure right on your doorstep!

Aberconwy Resort & Spa is located in the heart of the Conwy Valley, with the beautiful Conwy Morfa beach just a stones throw away and the spectacular Snowdonia Mountain Range as a backdrop. It perfectly presents some of the best adventures you can have along the Welsh coastline.


Mountain Walking


Wales has endless mountains to scale, including the famous Mount Snowdonia. But for a determined walker who isn’t looking for a huge challenge, the Great Orme in Llandudno is the perfect place to start. Beautiful views of the coastline and town at the summit you won’t regret your choice! (You can even get the tram back down)


Surf Snowdonia


One of the worlds first surfing lagoons Surf Snowdonia offers lessons for all ages and abilities from their expert tutors. As well as the hugely fun Crash and Splash, jump on to the crash mat and splash straight into the lagoon! With the Wavegarden seating and café after you’ve had your epic water adventure grab a bite and spectate!


King Arthurs Labyrinth


An underground adventure beneath the mountains in Southern Snowdonia. Join a mysterious hooded boatman and enter a new world through a magical waterfall, all underground! Learn all about the Dark Ages, ,myths and magic at this magical story telling adventure.


Beacon Climbing Centre


An awesome indoor climbing centre that caters to all ages and abilities! Fancy a spot of mountain climbing but the weather isn’t on your side? No problem, drop into the Beacon Climbing Centre and get your fix! Try out their one of a kind CrazyClimb experience, with 12 different challenges its climbing as you’ve never experienced it before!


Bounce Below


One of the first of its kind, this vast slate cavern is covered with giant trampolines and nets across it for the ultimate adventure! With an underground zip line, net tunnels, slides and walkways you will have endless fun here!


Porth Eirias


Located along the promenade at Colwyn Bay, Porth Eirias is the epicentre for water sports on the North Wales coast. With a vibrant community the centre offers lessons in surfing, sailing and wind surfing, as well as power boating and even canoe and kayak hiring available! There will be something for everyone here; including enjoying the stunning beach and surrounding scenery.


Zip World


Gaining international acclaim for Zip World Velocity, which includes a pair of zip lines 500ft off the ground and can reach up to 100mph! They also opened the first 4 person zip line in Europe calling it Zip World Titan! Zip World has made North Wales the zip-line capital of the world! High velocity fun that will give all thrill seekers a high flying adventure!


RibRide Adventure Boat Trips


The fast and fun guide to the natural history of Anglesey, offering an unbeatable adventure you can chose either the RibRide adventure along the Menai Strait, or the exciting Bear Grylls adventure tour to the islands and high cliffs around Anglesey. Visit the seal and puffin island and experience a new view of Beaumaris Castle.


Zip World Forest


Located in the beautiful oak woodland of Betws-y-Coed this amazing and adventurous forest is perfect for both children and adults! Playing 9 meters high in the tree tops you can try the zip rides, including zip safari, the plummet or even the skyride, are you brave enough? With giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels all made of netting, and surrounded by 3 meter high netting walls, there is no need for harnesses. You will feel Tarzarn in this woodland tree top adventure!


Paintball Wales


The ultimate paintball and laser tag experience near the picturesque town of Llanberis, and just at the foot of the magical Mount Snowdonia. Centrally located in Warrior Woods you will have the paintball adventure of a lifetime, navigating the trees and assault courses for the best thrill!


Go Below Underground Adventures


A completely different underground experience at Go Below, you will navigate the huge caverns through zip wires, ladders, bridges, waterfalls and magical underground boat rides on forgotten lakes. Sure to excite the thrill seeker in you and suitable for everyone, with no squeezing through small spaces you will have one of the best days of your life here!

So there are just a handful (11 to be exact) of amazing adventures you can get up to here in North Wales! There is so much on offer here you are sure to find your epic in the breath taking Welsh countryside!

Go find your epic & happy adventuring!

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