One of the best things about visiting Snowdonia is the breathtaking views you are able to enjoy whilst going for walks in the mountains, beaches and forests. There are also many different activities and sports you are able to try out, if you are in the mood for something special. When you have your holiday accommodation in Wales sorted (and we are happy to assist you there!) you can plan a weekend or week full of activities for the whole family and try things you normally wouldn’t such as kayaking and canyoning, mountain biking, underground adventures and even segway safaris in the forest. Here we have listed our favourite activites easily accessible from Farchynys Hall.
Go Below – Underground caving adventures
You can experience a very different Snowdonia by going underground to the abandoned mines under Betws-y-coed. And like Go Below describe the adventure: ”On your journey through the mountain you’ll encounter forgotten deep blue lakes, lofty caverns and ancient mining machinery lying abandoned in the darkness. You’ll cross zip lines and traverses, climb rock faces and waterfalls, boat across water and abseil off ledges for that thrilling adrenalin rush that’ll leave you feeling totally exhilarated!” The trips last approximately 4.5-5.5 hours and cost £39-49 per person. For more information, visit Go Below’s Website.
Coed-y-Brenin – Mountain biking and walking
Coed-y-Brenin is the first and still the biggest mountain biking trail centre in Wales. With an array of different trails for all abilities and other activities to keep the whole family entertained, Coed-y-Brenin is an unbeatable destination for an action packed mountain biking adventure or even just a family day out. The breathtaking scenery can be enjoyed whilst mountain biking, walking, running or a high ropes course at GoApe. Find out more about Coed-y-Brenin here.
GoApe – Treetop adventures
Also at the same location at Coed-y-Brenin is GoApe adventure centre. Expect zipwires, swings, high ropes and different kinds of obstacles up in the trees whilst breathing in fresh air and enjoying amazing scenery in lush green forests. You can also take part in a segway safari through the forests and make a day out of all the activities offered at Coed-y-Brenin. Acitivity prices range from £16-32. Find out more at GoApe’s Website.
White water rafting
The National White Water Centre is based on the River Tryweryn; a truly wild mountain river in the heart of Snowdonia. The centre has hosted several canoeing world championships and offers a huge array of heart-pumping white water activities which will test your nerve and leave you thoroughly soaked! So pack your waterproofs! The Tryweryn releases white water all year round and is the perfect destination to try different water activities for all the family. Find out more from their Website.
Hidden underground in a 176-year old disused cavern near Blaenau Ffestiniog, you will find this subterranean playground that is twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral, installed with huge ‘bouncy nets’! The trampoline like nets of Bounce Below are hung within two vast chambers at different levels, the highest being 180 feet up from the bottom of the cavern, linked together by walkways and slides. Junior Bounce offer the same amazing experience for younger children (age 3 – 6yrs), this adventure is exclusive to the kids, making it a safe and enjoyable way to burn off some energy.
Zip World Caverns
ZipWorld includes a pair of zip lines, a mile long, where riders can exceed 100mph, 500ft high and experience the nearest thing to flying. The caverns are also located near the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.