Adventure should be for all the family, here are 10 spots to try in Snowdonia
If you’re visiting Snowdonia with your children in tow, you’re in for a real treat – because there are so many exciting opportunities to get involved in…
1. King Arthur’s Labyrinth
Get set for an underground journey through a magical waterfall, travelling far back in time into the Dark Ages; where magic, myth and King Arthur ruled. Enjoy learning about ancient Welsh legends as you explore the caverns and tunnels of the underground labyrinth.
Find out more at: http://www.kingarthurslabyrinth.co.uk/
2. Corris Mine Explorers
Explore this land that time forgot – an old Welsh slate mine abandoned and forgotten. Discover miner’s tools, machinery, discarded candles, cigarette packets and actual stories of the hardship and grit endured. This is 100 per cent authentic adventure and fun for all. Minimum age 8 and over.
Find out more at: http://www.corrismineexplorers.co.uk/
3. Electric Mountain
With around 225,000 visitors each year, Electric Mountain is home to one of the biggest man-made caverns in Europe and houses a pumped storage generator, converting water power into electricity. Discover how it all works in the Centre, let off some steam in the Den and head over to Genius Corner to test your knowledge with fun puzzles and games.
Find out more at: http://www.electricmountain.co.uk/
4. Pili Pilas Nature World
Regarded as the top family attraction in Anglesey, a day out at Pili Pilas is not to be missed. With butterflies, birds, lizards and snakes to see – and handle – you can get up close and personal with every species on offer. Do you dare visit the scorpions, tarantulas and fire-bellied toads? Then head over to the bug-zone. Prefer soft and fluffy animals? Then you’ll have fun cuddling the guinea pigs and rabbits in pets’ corner.
Find out more at: http://www.pilipalas.co.uk/
5. Snowdon Mountain Railway
Travel by steam locomotive to the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. Sit back and enjoy the view as you complete the hour journey to the summit – don’t forget to take your camera as there’ll be plenty of photo opportunities when you reach the top.
Find out more at: http://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk/
6. Greenwood Forest Park
Enjoy a fun day out whatever the weather at Greenwood Forest Park. Wherever you turn there’s action and adventure, from the unique people-powered coaster to the magical indoor play area in the Enchanted WoodBarn. Climb your way to the top of the six metre tall WildWEB and get lost in the Crocodile Maze. Learn how to construct a shelter from logs and fallen tree branches in the Den Building area and try your hand at long bow archery under the watchful eye of the experts. With so much to do, you’ll be spoiled for choice!
Find out more at: http://www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk/
7. Yr Hwylfan – The Fun Centre
The adventure never stops at The Fun Centre! From the giant play area with tumble towers, ball pools, 25ft high drop slide and dark maze to go-karting and laser space sport, your little ones can let off steam to their heart’s content. For the under-fives, there’s a separate play area filled with plenty of soft play to keep your little ones busy.
Find out more at: http://www.thefuncentre.co.uk/
8. Gypsy Wood
Explore the magical Gypsy Wood Park, set in 20 acres of natural woodland; it’s the place to go for all outdoor, nature and fairy lovers. Tramp through the wetlands, make friends with the resident animals and see if you can spot the fairies – don’t forget to make a wish!
Find out more at: http://www.gypsywood.co.uk/
9. Shell Island
Shell Island is home to three beaches, providing the ideal base for budding explorers. Whether you’re busy collecting shells, taking part in water sports or simply relaxing in the sun, there’s something to suit everyone.
10. Rabbit Farm
If you’re an animal lover, you’ll feel right at home at Rabbit Farm and Animal Park. Feed and handle the animals before letting off steam in the adventure park. There’s a wide range of animals to see, from ducks and pigs, to cows and ponies – and of course rabbits.
Find out more at: http://rabbitfarm.co.uk/