1. Surf Snowdonia
Just a 5 minute drive away is the World’s first inland surf lagoon and one of the UK’s most compelling adventure attractions, Surf Snowdonia. The centre offers courses and lessons on it’s powerful head-high wave, suitable for enthusiasts of all levels. Other attractions and activities include the crash and splash lagoon, soft play shack and stand up paddle boarding making this a great day out for all the family.
For further information visit the Surf Snowdonia website
2. Mountain Biking
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The mountain biking trails in North Wales are some of the very best in the UK. Challenging climbs, swooping descents, with a variety of different rides for all fitness levels.
One Planet Adventure, located in the Coed Llandegla Forest in Denbighshire provide over 44km of custom trails, covering every difficulty level from green to black. The centre provides bike hire and also a tune up service, ensuring your bike can survive your selected trail!
Other routes in the area and downloadable maps can be found by visiting Ride North Wales.
3. Snowdonia Adventure Activities
Canyoning, gorge scrambling, sliding down waterfalls, kayaking down one of North Wales beautiful river estuaries are all adventure activities offered by Snowdonia Adventure Activities. With nearly 15 years experience in the outdoors and affiliated to the British Mountaineering Council, British Canoe Union and the British Caving Association the adventure company offers both half and full day packages, where you can select your preferred activities.
For further information visit their website.
4. Segway Adventures
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Situated within 30 acres of scenic woodland, enjoy the scenary on the Segway X2, a driving experience like no other.
Riders have the choice of taking things easy by gliding through forest treks or taking the challenge of going off road and trying out some segway rally!
For further information visit Dragon Raiders website.
5. Zip World
No guide to adventure activities in North Wales would be complete without the mile long zip line experience. Riders can exceed speeds of 100mph, travelling 500ft high and experience the nearest thing to flying!
Located at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, the centre also offers Bounce Below, Junior Bounce and Zip World Caverns, 3 underground adventures guaranteed to get the heart pumping!
For further information visit the Zip World Website
6. Colwyn Bay Watersports Centre
Located at the exciting new facilities at Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay Watersports offers sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and power boating on the amazing Blue Flag beach. There are a variety of courses and taster sessions on offer, with equipment hire available.
After an action packed day, visitors can relax and unwind at celebrity chef’s restaurant Bryn Williams.
7. Horse Riding Treks
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Situated 4 miles from Betws y Coed, the Gwydyr Riding Stables offers the perfect location for horse riding, pony trekking and extended day trail rides.
Rides are available from a half hour to a full day (including summer evenings) on a variety of over 30 horses, that range in size and cater for all abilities.
For further information visit the Horse Riding Wales website.
The Adventure Paintball Centre situated in Kinmel Woods, Abergele is a purpose built accredited site with 12 game zones. Players can enjoy genuine props which include military tanks, landrovers and missile carriers in a series of exhilarating and well organised games.
The centre offers both full and half day sessions.
For further information visit the Adventure Paintball Website
9. Llandudno Ski Slope & Snowboard Centre
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Adventure enthuiasts can enjoy the fabulous artificial ski slope covered in a Perma-snow surface and also ride the longest toboggan run in Britain. Skiing, snowboarding, tobboggan and sno-tubing are all offered and there’s a fully licensed Alpine Lodge Bar and Restaurant to unwind in, after a hard day on the slopes!
For further information visit the official website.
10. Beacon Climbing Centre
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Situated in Caernarfon, Beacon climbing centre offers roped climbing walls up to 17 metres high, with multiple low level bouldering areas. The crazy climb challenge could only be described as climbing with a difference – it’s fun, weird, wacky and as the name indicates totally crazy!
For further information visit their website.