Visit Conwy RSPB Nature Reserve situated on the banks of the Conwy estuary. There’s a visitor centre, shop, coffee shop, three nature trails and plenty of wildlife and scenery to take in. Guided walks are available for groups of up to 30 people which must be arranged at least six weeks prior to visiting. Please contact the RSPB centre if the group size is more than 12 especially if travelling by coach.
Adventure Parc Snowdonia is uniquely located in the Snowdonian mountains! It is the home to Surf Snowdonia which has the world’s first publicly accessible Wavegarden® artificial surfing lagoon. Each surfing lesson takes 90 minutes. Stand up Paddleboarding sessions are also available. It is also home to Adrenaline Indoors, an adventure play area designed for adults as well as children! The hub building alongside the surfing lagoon which features a café, restaurant and bar. Unique packages can be arranged for groups with secure coach parking available. Guests can stay in the 106 room Hilton Garden Inn or alternatively in one of the glamping pods which accommodate up to four guests, three of which are accessible. To relax after a long day, guests can book a treatment or enjoy the facilities at The Wave Garden Spa which provide special rates to groups and FITs.
Overnight suggestions: Conwy or Llandudno
Walk up Snowdon at 3,560ft which dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park. Or your clients can choose to take the Snowdon Mountain Railway where greener hybrid diesel locomotives run alongside the traditional steam and diesel trains. The journey takes 2 hours 30 minutes, which includes a 30 minute stop at the summit where Hafod Eryri, the Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre is located. Booking is essential. Parking is available which can get busy.
Overnight suggestion: Llanberis
Visit Zip World Fforest at Betws-y-Coed for an exhilarating experience on the Fforest Coaster (main picture), sledging through 1km of woodland at speed up to 25mph with 10 hair raising bends! The site also features Zip Safari, Plummet and Skyride. There’s an adventure hub and café on site. Tailored packages can be arranged.
Alternatively, your clients can take an underground journey on a series of exciting obstacles at Go Below. Abseil down the deepest point in the UK, zip-line through caverns, climb a vertical shaft, navigate over an abyss, scale a waterfall and boat across a lake. The car park is more suitable for minibuses.
Just a 17 minute drive further down the A470 is Antur Stiniog, an uplift mountain bike centre in the heart of Blaenau Ffestiniog. With 14 trails to choose from including a 'green flow trail' for the novice rider, there is so much to offer here with views and facilities to match. The 'Black' trail is for the more experienced rider as it is unsurfaced and 'all natural' from top to bottom. Regarded as one of Europe's premier uplift venues, the centre has hosted Welsh and British Championship MTB events. Bike hire, an outdoor shop and café are available on site.
Exploring the outdoors is fantastic fun, but please read up on the risks and make sure you are prepared.