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Get on the Water

Get on the Water

If you’d like to learn to sail or windsurf, or fancy having a go at the latest craze of Paddle-boarding, or experience the thrill of hurling yourself off the rocky shoreline by Coasteering, then your choice of water pursuits is boundless. So make this the year you...

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Canoeing

Canoeing

If you fancy a leisurely paddle along a river or across a lake there are plenty of places you can go canoeing in North Wales. And with about 250 lakes or Llyns as they’re known in Welsh in Snowdonia National Park alone you're spoilt for choice! Llyn Padarn is our...

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Walking

Walking

North Wales is a magical place that must be explored and the best way to discover the true beauty of its rugged coastlines, quaint Welsh villages, glistening lakes and breathtaking mountains is on foot. And with the mountains of Snowdonia sitting so close to the...

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Sailing

Sailing

Sailing is a fun and affordable activity and there are plenty of sailing clubs around North Wales with many offering sailing lessons or "taster sessions". If you want to learn to sail we recommend taking an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) course and these range from...

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Golf

Golf

The Imperial Hotel is the ideal venue to use as a base for enjoying a round at a North Wales golf club. There are over forty different golf clubs within forty minutes of Llandudno, giving you a wide range of courses to choose from and the opportunity to play at some...

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Bodyboating

Bodyboating

Bodyboating combines elements of surfing, kayaking and swimming and it's a completely unique, memorable and accessible way to experience the water.The boats are designed to be used by anyone of any skill level. and they can be used in the sea on a lake or down a...

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White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

Take on the challenging Afon Tryweryn while White Water Rafting at the National White Water Centre which will have you and your crew being swept through the crashing waves and boulder-strewn rapids. Rafting sessions range from a fast-paced and exhilarating ride on the...

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Pleasure Flights

Pleasure Flights

Experience the thrill of flying while enjoying the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia National Park and the coastline of the Great Orme and Llandudno with a pleasure flight by plane or helicopter. You can choose from a range of flight times according to the flight path,...

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Great Orme Vertical

Great Orme Vertical

Llandudno's Great Orme is a spectacular limestone promontory that rises 679 feet above sea level. It offers some of the most accessible natural adventure terrain in the region so let Great Orme Vertical take you on an adventure with its full range of climbing and...

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Kite Surfing

Kite Surfing

The prevailing winds in North Wales make this region a great place to learn to Kitesurf. We recommend heading over to FunSport in Rhosneigr as they offer a range of lessons from one hour to five hours on a one to one basis or in a group. They also offer Paddle...

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Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Adventure Parc Snowdonia

There are plenty of action-packed activities for those want some adventure including skiing, snowboarding, learning to paddle-board or horse riding through Snowdonia National Park. If you’ve never surfed before don’t worry as you can have lessons as long as you’re...

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Zip World Velocity

Zip World Velocity

Zip World Velocity is the longest zip line in Europe at a mile long and the fastest in the World with riders exceeding 100mph at heights of 500ft, but it's just got bigger and better with Velocity 2. It now has 4 lines instead of 2 so you can zip with your friends...

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Zip World Titan

Zip World Titan

Zip World Titan is the only four-person zip line in Europe, where riders reach speeds up to 70mph over the moor, mountain and mine. Zip World Titan encompasses three zip lines: ­ Alfa, Bravo and Charlie, with each rider travelling over 2,000m. Riders are taken by...

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Zip World Fforest

Zip World Fforest

Zip World Fforest in Snowdonia offers you a choice of thrilling and high-level adventures in the trees. Zip World Safari is a journey 60ft high through the trees on 23 zip lines and six other rope course challenges. A perfect adventure for individuals, families and...

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Zip World Caverns

Zip World Caverns

Zip World Caverns is the world's largest fully underground zip line course located in a disused slate cavern. Journey through an Indiana Jones-esque adventure environment with not just zip lines but also rope bridges, obstacles and tunnels, in a cavern that has been...

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Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing & Snowboarding

Llandudno Snowsports Centre offers plenty of action for anyone over the age of 4.  Ski, snowboard or even spin around in the crazy Sno tubes down the two "perma-snow" slopes, plus there's a Cresta Toboggan Run and the UK's only Alpine Adventure golf course.   Skiing /...

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Off-Roading

Off-Roading

Explore the formidable slate mountains with a thrilling guided adventure in a 4 x 4 military truck at Llechwedd Slate Quarries, which takes you 1400ft above sea level, through massive craters and into the heart of these manmade mountains. The Deep Mine tour takes you...

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Pili Palas Nature World

Pili Palas Nature World

Pilis Palas is a magical experience for all the family. Enter the live tropical butterfly zone, meet snakes and lizards in the animal sessions, visit the bug zone to see hissing cockroaches, locusts, giant snails or the tropical lair for tarantulas and scorpions....

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Greenwood Forest Park

Greenwood Forest Park

GreenWood Forest Park brings together the elements of fun and adventure with learning for both children and adults.  This attraction offers maximum entertainment on a green theme and is the only family adventure park in the UK to provide true eco-friendly rides,...

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Anglesey Sea Zoo

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Anglesey Sea Zoo is a unique aquarium with over 40 tanks displaying the best of British marine wildlife!  Don’t expect to see large sharks, tropical fish or sea turtles – instead you’ll find fascinating creatures from around the coasts of the UK, such as octopus,...

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Welsh Mountain Zoo

Welsh Mountain Zoo

Spend a perfect day at the Welsh Mountain Zoo in the company of rare and endangered animals from around the world including tigers, monkeys and ostriches.  See the golden eagles, otters, the penguin parade, sea lion shows and the chimp encounter. Just over 6 miles...

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Bounce Below

Bounce Below

Located in an historic disused slate cavern, Bounce Below is the world's first subterranean playground with giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels mostly made from netting for you to jump around in. Set within two vast chambers, which when combined are twice...

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Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd is the ancestral home of the Marquess of Anglesey which sits on the bank of the Menai Strait on Anglesey.  The National Trust property is home to one of the most famous and largest landscape murals in Britain painted by the renowned artist Rex Whistler. ...

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Harlequin Puppet Theatre

Harlequin Puppet Theatre

Harlequin Puppet Theatre is Britain's first and only theatre built for puppet playing and provides a daily show with puppets on strings, magic tricks and marionette cabaret for children to enjoy.   Based at Rhos on Sea the Theatre is only a 11 minute drive from the...

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