21 March 2016

Year of Adventure pop-up adventure events

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes; they are unusual and exciting experiences that happen when we step outside our normal lives.  

This year (2016) is Wales’ Year of Adventure, so we are encouraging everyone to #FindYourEpic and try something new. To that end, activity providers in North Wales are inviting people to participate in a series of pop-up adventures taking place over the next few months. The events are all free of charge and no booking is required: just turn up and enjoy!

In addition to the pop-up adventures, on 2 - 3 April Wales will play host to the Great Weekend of Adventure! Over this weekend a huge range of events are taking place across the country: see our Great Weekend of Adventure pages for full details and event information. 

GeoCache Treasure Hunt: hidden treasures!

Llangollen Tourist Information Centre, 10:30 – 15:00, Saturday 26 March 

A treasure hunt with a difference; geocaching will provide a sense of purpose to your walks and take you on unexpected adventures through the landscape and culture of North Wales.

Forager's Pizza: a taste on the wild side

Cae Llan, Betws y Coed, 11:00 – 15:30, Saturday 26 March 

Can you taste the landscape? Join us for a true taste of North Wales with a free sample of pizza, with toppings harvested from the hedgerows and woodlands. Pizza

Pizza at Llyn Gwynant, Caernarfon

What Floats Your Boat: try stand up paddleboarding and kayaking

Surf-Lines, Llyn Padarn, Llanberis 11:00 – 15:00, Saturday 2 April 

Ever stood on the bank and wondered what the view would be like from the water? Turn up at Surf-Lines, Llanberis, for a free session in a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Wet suits, equipment and changing facilities provided.

 Stand up Paddleboarding at Festival No. 6, Gwynedd

Stand up Paddleboarding at Festival No. 6, Gwynedd

Could You Be a Caveman? Try the artificial caving system

Caernarfon Castle (Family Picnic event) 11:00 – 15:50, Saturday 2 April 

Ever wondered what it would be like to explore the underground landscape of Wales? This is your chance to have a taste of the underground world of tunnels, squeezes and crawlways in an artificial caving system. Exploration of caves takes us into a world of darkness surrounded by rock and mud. Exotic formations, streams and waterfalls, tight crawlways, deep canyons and pits, caverns, crickets, and bats await the cave explorer. There’s a world of underground adventure waiting for you in Wales!

Please note although activities are free, the standard admission charge to Caernarfon Castle still applies.

Mobile Mountain Challenge - Mobile-climbing wall. Can you reach the top?

Bangor Clock Tower, 11:00 – 16:00, Monday 4 April 

If you thought climbing was only for hard-core mountaineering types, prove yourself wrong by reaching the top of our mobile climbing wall. You never know to where it might lead, today Bangor, tomorrow Snowdonia!

Promenade Pedal- Mountain Bike Challenge

Colwyn Bay Promenade (Prom Extra) 11:00 – 20:00, Saturday 14 May 

Try out your cycle skills on our portable mountain bike track, but be warned it may leave you with a strong desire to don a helmet and head to the amazing downhill mountain biking tracks of North Wales.

Mountain Biking, Ceredigion

Let Rip on the Zip! - Mobile zip wire

Llwyn Isaf, Wrexham (TBC) 10:00 – 16:00, 30 May 

Find your inner Tarzan and swing from the trees, this is the closest you’ll come to flying. With lots of zip-wire opportunities in North Wales, this could really get you started.

Could You Be a Caveman? 

Wepre Country Park, Connah’s Quay, Sunday 3 April 

Ever wondered what it would be like to explore the underground landscape of Wales? This is your chance to have a taste of the underground world of tunnels, squeezes and crawlways in an artificial caving system. Exploration of caves takes us into a world of darkness surrounded by rock and mud. Exotic formations, streams and waterfalls, tight crawlways, deep canyons and pits, caverns, crickets, and bats await the cave explorer. There’s a world of underground adventure waiting for you in Wales!