GreenWood Forest Park-Sustainable Family Attraction

If you want something for all the family when you come to visit North Wales then Greenwood Forest Park is for you. Voted the number one family attraction in North Wales for the last 6 years it is an attraction that appeals to anyone and plays its part in making and keeping tourism in Wales eco-friendly. GreenWood Forest Park is all about sustainability and fun for every member of the family and has a variety of things to do with rides and more that make it must visit attraction. As many attractions as possible are eco-friendly and this includes the roller coaster, sledge run and the new water ride.  Who says having fun can’t be green? People Powered Roller Coaster The Roller Coaster is one of the major attractions of the park and it is the world’s first people-powered ride of its kind. This thrilling ride carries 20 people along a crazy 250 track that includes a full 360-degree horizontal loop that will leave kids and adults screaming for joy. The whole ride is powered by people and is the greenest ride of its kind in the world… Kudos to GreenWood Park. Solar Powered Splash However, it is not just the roller coaster that is green; nearly everything in the park is eco-friendly. The brand new solar powered water slide is the first of its kind in the UK and has proven to be a hit with visitors. The Solar Splash is a series of water shoots and tubes that are reached by a 64-step climb. At the top one would question why they would want to leave because the view is so spectacular, but leave they must, 80 metres down to the bottom. Climbing through Nature Excitement, adventure and appreciating nature all come together at this outstanding theme park. Another part of the fun that makes this park what it is has to be Treetop Towers and for the very little ones Tunnel Warren.  Treetop Towers is a challenge for the entire family with an array of netted walkways and rope bridges strung between four towers open for exploration. Tube slides add to the fun and if mum and dad don’t want to join in they can enjoy a coffee below knowing the kids are safe to explore above.  These attractions use nature for fun and make them extremely eco-friendly allowing kids to get up close with nature while […]

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Making Waves at Surf Snowdonia

When the average person thinks of surfing one thinks of places like Cape Town, Hawaii and in the UK, Newquay. But if you were asked to surf in Snowdonia you would be quite right to scratch your head and wonder how.  Snowdonia is better known for its mountains, walking trails, castles and steam railways not surfing but you are wrong so here goes… Surfs Up Wales, Surf Snowdonia! Surf Snowdonia brings big wave surfing to the heart of North Wales and is the world’s first inland surfing lagoon.  For any avid surfer or for anyone who has ever fancied riding the waves Surf Snowdonia in Conwy is perfect. The 300-meter lagoon is one of the top tourist attractions in the UK and Europe and has been designed to match the qualities of ocean surfing areas around the world. While surfing and the water are the main attraction, Surf Snowdonia has plenty of other supporting things to do both on and off the water. There are places to eat and drink and even places to hook up your campervan or surf-truck and the location is easily accessible and easy to find. On the water, even the most experienced of surfers will be challenged by the waves and some of the best in the world have been known to wipe out in the surf. Surf Snowdonia offers surf training and has a fully equipped surf shop with equipment to purchase or hire. For those who don’t want to surf but still want to get wet, or should I stay try and stay dry, Crash and Splash is the ultimate agility challenge and is perfect for families or corporate team building. Crash and Splash is a crazy and challenging water obstacle course.  A series of ropes, monkey bars, moving platforms and floating obstacles creates a place where getting wet is all part of the fun as you try your hardest to stay as dry as possible. Safety is assured and all safety equipment is available to hire. If testing yourself on this crazy assault course is not enough the Crash and Splash ends with a hair-raising catapult blob. This catapult is easily the biggest splash in the whole of Wales and is the perfect way to end a full of energy day out. It is not all water at Surf Snowdonia, especially for the little ones. With this in mind, although many youngsters […]

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Game of Thrones comes to Conwy at The Tournament

2017 is the year of Legends for Welsh Tourism and at the very top of the list of events and attractions is an absolute cracker The Tournament – Conwy. Whether or not you are a follower of Game of Thrones,  Last Kingdom or any medieval, fantasy story or not The Tournament will set your soul on fire. The Tournament is a true medieval tournament that will revive the days of legend, kings, queens, knights and damsels in distress. On 24th and 25th June, Conwy plays host to the biggest and most exciting medieval tournament seen in many centuries and will be something no tourist to North Wales will want to miss. Since days of old, Conwy has hosted fairs and markets that have attracted tradesmen and merchants from all over the kingdom and The Tournament revives the tradition bringing it bang up to date for 2017. Merchants in traditional medieval dress will purvey goods with a medieval theme that include food, period clothing, jewellery and a host of interesting and unique items. This market is a must for the whole family with its sights, sounds and smells will creating the feeling that you have travelled back in time over 700 years. Throughout the event world renowned medieval re-enactors will recreate battles, scenes that include fearsome Vikings who pillaged their way through much of Britain towards the end of the Dark Ages through to brave, and handsome knights in shining armour. Every aspect of life from ancient times that are almost forgotten from cooking to falconry to arrow making will all be re-enacted with many opportunities for visitors to try their hand at some of the tasks. Authentic music plays a part in this outstanding event and some of the biggest names and most authentic performers of historic and medieval music invite guests to simply sit back and listen or join in the festivities and dance. One of the biggest names in this kind of music is Serpentyne who leave their audiences mesmerised with haunting melodies and tunes that reach deep inside the soul. No tournament would be complete without the impressive sport of Jousting. Taking place among the battlements of Conwy Castle, The Tournament will host one of the most impressive jousting tournaments Wales has ever seen. The whole family will feel the rush of adrenaline as legions of brave and gallant knights fight for the hand of a fair […]

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