Where to Go

Just a few ideas for you to make the most of your visit to Snowdonia

Velocity 2, Zip World, Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda

The fastest zip line in the world and longest in Europe. Travel through historic Penrhyn Quarry before flying over the stunning quarry lake twice, first on the little zipper then experiencing Velocity on the big zipper, reaching speeds of up to 125mph. Spectators can relax in the Adventure Terminal or watch zippers soar above the viewing platform, so close you can almost touch them. Adventure Duration: 2 hours; you will need to book ahead of time online here Getting There: Directions can be found here or just call us on 01286 871785 if you require transport to or from Zip World.

Quarry Tours, Zip World, Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda

The Penrhyn Quarry Tour starts on the Adventure Terminal viewing deck with a panoramic view of the historic quarry, as your tour guide peels back the layers of history in this area Adventure Duration: 1.50hrs Approx Getting There: Directions can be found here or just call us on 01286 871785 if you require transport to or from Zip World.

Zip World Titan, Blaenau Ffestiniog

The ultimate group zipping experience, Titan is currently the largest zip zone in Europe. Zipping in a seated position, you can see extraordinary views as you zip across the mountains and quarry! On Titan, four of you go down a separate line at the same time. First on Alpha, then Bravo and finally on Charlie.. Each rider travels over 2,000m, the total length of the zip lines is over 8,000m! Adventure Duration: Allow around 2 hours for the summer experience and 1.5 hours during winter Getting There: Directions can be found here or just call us on 01286 871785 if you require transport to or from Zip World.

Zip World Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Prepare for another world! Zip World Caverns is a remarkable, uniquely exhilarating and atmospheric underground adventure. It’s a challenging and rewarding experience, as you’re (safely) left to your own devices after completing the training course, using our specialised safety system. You traverse via ferrata, cross rope bridges, navigate ladders and tunnels, and fly on 10 separate zip lines. Adventure Duration: Approximately 3-4 hours Getting There: Directions can be found here or just call us on 01286 871785 if you require transport to or from Zip World.

Bounce Below, Zip World Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Bring out your inner James Bond and Lara Croft on Zip World Bounce Below, where thrill seekers aged seven and up get a shot of pure, unadulterated fun in a spectacular setting deep underground. The breath-taking site, in a former slate mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, lets you play, slide, jump and bounce from net to net in a cavern the size of a cathedral. Adventure Duration: 1 hour Getting There: Directions can be found here or just call us on 01286 871785 if you require transport to or from Zip World.

Zip Safari, Zip World Fforest, Betws Y Coed

Challenge yourself with this journey through the canopy of the trees on 22 zip lines and 10 other rope course obstacles. After being given training on the specialised safety system you’ll take on Zip Safari. Whilst you’re zipping between the trees you will be surrounded by spectacular views of the valley. Feel at one with nature on an exhilarating hands on adventure! Adventure Duration: Up to 2 hours Getting There: Directions can be found here or just call us on 01286 871785 if you require transport to or from Zip World.

Fforest Coaster, Zip World Ffrorest, Betws Y Coed

The Fforest Coaster is based on the traditional toboggan but runs on rails, which offers an all year, all-weather experience. Start your journey in the heart of the woodland, taking your sledge on your own or in pairs, and travel on the uplift through the trees. You will then fly through the forest at exhilarating speeds up to 25mph! Adventure Duration: Approximately 6 minutes per ride Getting There: Directions can be found here or just call us on 01286 871785 if you require transport to or from Zip World.

Tree Hoppers Zip World Fforest Betws Y Coed

A mini adventurer’s dream! Test abilities on the Green Course then step up to the challenge on the Red Course if they want! Recommended for children aged 5 to 12, though older children and adults are welcome. Adventure Duration: 30-45mins Getting There: Directions can be found here or just call us on 01286 871785 if you require transport to or from Zip World.

Tree Top Nets Zip World Fforest Betws Y Coed

An amazing adventure playground where you can bounce through the trees. Like Bounce Below – only in the forest! Find yourself on bouncy nets suspended 60ft in the air between Douglas Fir trees, with the longest net walkway in Europe. Hours of fun for all ages! Adventure Duration: 2 hours Getting There: Directions can be found here or just call us on 01286 871785 if you require transport to or from Zip World.

Surf Snowdonia

A world-first inland surf lagoon and the only guaranteed surf break in the UK. You’ll find us in the heart of beautiful North Wales, set against a backdrop of the forests and mountains of Snowdonia. Awesome technology delivers a variety of wave profiles, so absolute beginners can surf safely alongside the pros. Expert surf tuition and reliable waves make this the ideal family friendly training arena. Contact: 01492 353 123 Getting There: Directions can be found here or just call us on 01286 871785 if you require transport to or from Surf Snowdonia

Electric Mountain

Experience the wonders of Welsh engineering at Electric Mountain. The hollowed-out mountain houses a major power station responsible for providing electricity to the area through large-scale water pumping. Put on a hard hat and journey to the center of the earth to tour the 1.6 km (1 mi) of tunnels containing over one million tons of concrete. Book online to ensure a spot on one of the underground bus tours. Booking: For booking information & to make a reservation, click here, alternatively, please call the Visitors centre on: 01286 870636 for assistance. Getting There: Directions can be found here or just call us on 01286 871785 if you require transport to or from Electric Mountain

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Since 1896 visitors have been travelling to Llanberis, to experience the unique rail journey to the Summit of the highest mountain in Wales and England. A true mountain and place of legend, see exactly why Snowdon Mountain Railway has been described as one of the most unique and wonderful railway journeys in the world. With stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views it’s all part of a great day out for you and your family in North Wales. Contact: Bookings can be made online or by phone +44 (0) 1286 870 223, Information can be obtained by emailing info@snowdonrailway.co.uk. The station in Llanberis is open from 08:30am daily. Getting There: Directions can be found here or just call us on 01286 871785 if you require transport to or from Snowdon Mountain Railway

Glasfryn Parc

Enjoy a great day and evening out, whatever the weather at Glasfryn Parc– North Wales’ premier activity centre. With over 10 different activities available, Glasfryn Parc offers something for everyone. Race your mates on our two Go-Kart Circuits, or take on the lumps and bumps of our Segway Safari. Little ones can have some muddy good fun on our Junior Quad Bike Track or burn some energy in our indoor Soft Play Centre. Try something new with Clay Pigeon Shooting or challenge yourself on our Archery course. Whatever your age, you’re sure to enjoy our 9-hole Crazy Golf Course and Ten-Pin Bowling Centre. Get wet and wild at our on-site WakeParc with Wakeboarding, Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Or take it easy on our Course Fishing Lake. All that fun is sure to make your hungry, so relax and enjoy a homemade, freshly prepared meal or snack in our café. Our fully licensed bar serves a variety of hot and cold beverages and also features air hockey and pool tables. Where appropriate, full instruction and safety equipment are included. Contact: Phone 01766 810202 for more details and information from Email: info@glasfryn.co.uk . Website: www.glasfryn.co.uk Getting There: Directions can be found here or just call us on 01286 871785 if you require transport to or from Glasfryn Parc

Places of Interest

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, lobsters, seahorses, cuttlefish and catsharks! You’ll also learn about British marine habitats and the research and conservation work which is helping to save them.

Portmeirion

Portmeirion is a tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, and is famous for the cult series The Prisoner.

Penrhyn Castle

A stunning country house in Llandegai, near Bangor. Complete with fascinating objects including a one ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria. There are wonderful restored kitchens and a stable block which houses a model railway museum.

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