Snowdonia’s national park is the rural heartland of North Wales — think mountains, glacial valleys, and sparkling waterfalls. But there’s also plenty here for families, history buffs and Sunday strollers.
Travel bucket list idea:
Zip World Fforest
Snowdonia National Park, Wales, United Kingdom (UK)|www.zipworld.co.uk
For a family day out in a back-to-nature, woodland setting in the Conwy Valley, Forest is probably the most accessible of the three Zip World adventure sites in North Wales with activities for all ages.
There are six adrenaline options at this site, including the suspended Treetop Nets, the high-ropes action of Tree Hoppers and the Fforest Coaster, the UK’s only toboggan-style alpine coaster.
The latter, for example, is suitable for ages three upwards, making this an entry-point option for family fun.
Plummet 2 is the world’s first tandem-drop experience, a freefall-style experience from a 100ft tower with a trapdoor. Dual-drop option available for couples (according to weight). Ages 7+.
Getting there & doing it
The three Zip World sites are all located within roughly a 20-mile radius (with a new, fourth site located in South Wales). Zip World Forest is located just outside the visitor hub of Betws-y-Coed, a destination often visited independently by self-drive visitors.
It’s advisable to book in advance and the booking fee is cheaper for tickets booked online (as opposed to by phone).
Remember to wear suitable clothing for an outdoors setting.
When to do it
This is a year-round, all-weather experience. Expect busy periods and queues during school holidays, and always check the Ride Status page before setting out.
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