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Rib Ride adventures
 

Rib Ride adventures

Fancy a wild ride on the world’s fastest RIB? Head to Anglesey and jump on board with Rib Ride Velocity. Boats leave from Menai Bridge all year round

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A new adventure might be the answer to your quest for mindfulness
 

A new adventure might be the answer to your quest for mindfulness

It seems the vast majority of us are looking for the gift of better focus, less stress and a better work life balance. Could a new adventure be the answer?

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THINGS TO DO WHEN IT RAINS IN SNOWDONIA
 

Things to do when it rains in Snowdonia

Never let the rain put you off having an adventure in Snowdonia. There is lots to do and so much to see even when the wet weather comes to visit. Here are our favourites things to do when it rains in Snowdonia…

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Snowdonia Experiences To Make you Happy This Christmas
 

Snowdonia Experiences To Make you Happy This Christmas

Lots of people prefer experiences and travel over material things; a trend on the rise. Snowdonia experiences to make you happy this Christmas.

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Where To Go For A Romantic Weekend In Snowdonia

Valentines Day is on the horizon and if you are thinking about where to go for a romantic weekend in Snowdonia, you are spoilt for choice with all the things you can do here. To help you whittle it down, here are some ideas of what you can do and where to stay to make your holiday a memorable one…   A BIT OF ADVENTURE? SELF CATERING BARN CONVERSION IN THE CONWY VALLEY | CONWY-BARN If your significant other likes a bit of adrenalin-fuelled adventure, then a visit to Zip World Velocity or Surf Snowdonia might be on your list of things to do. Conwy Barn is perfectly situated for an adventure weekend with the mountains in the background and lots on your doorstep to to have a weekend to remember.     A HOT TUB WITH A VIEW? WOOD BURNING HOT TUB AT MELIN BYRDIR A wood-burning hot tub with uninterrupted views out over the…

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Snowdonia Style Adventure | Sailing

Sailing in the North Wales doesn’t get as much of the lime light as other adventure activities, but with all of our beautiful coastline and the abundance of lakes it’s a pretty good place to learn and a great activity for the whole family to get involved in. Here are our top 5 places you can learn to sail.   PLAS MENAI | CAERNARFON Located in-between Bangor and Caernarfon, Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales. They offer both beginner and intermediate sailing courses on the sheltered coastal waters of the Menai Strait. Under the guidance of their highly qualified instructors, all the courses are run to the guidelines of the RYA.   BALA SAILING CLUB | BALA Situated at the Bala sailing club on Llyn Tegid and surrounded by the Snowdonia mountains, this is a stunning place to learn to sail. They offer both level 1 and 2 RYA courses which take place…

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Things To Do In Snowdonia During Half Term
 

Things To Do In Snowdonia During Half Term

If you are here during half term, there are no end of things to do for kids entertainment. To help you make the most of your time, here is our list of things to do in Snowdonia during half term… 1: SNOWBOARDING / SKIING The Llandudno Ski Centre is great value for money and a really great afternoon out. Choose from skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or sno-tubing and they have an onsite restaurant in the style of an alpine cabin just to add to ambience! 2: CLIMB A MOUNTAIN We obviously have Snowdon in the mix, but you might want to consider something a little less full on with children in tow. Moelfre nr Barmouth, Moel Shabod in Capel Curig or Moel Eilio nr Snowdon are all good to venture up. 3: CASTLES There are over 600 castles in Wales and up here in the North we have some pretty spectacular ones. Even for those hard to…

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Geocaching Snowdonia Style
 

Geocaching Snowdonia Style

An any day, any time adventure. Geocaching is a great way to explore new places. ‘Hidden treasures’ that have been concealed throughout the world (2 million in fact) have their locations and GPS coordinates logged onto a central geocaching website. Anyone can go onto the website, get the GPS locations and go hunting for treasure. All for free. So if you are trying to entice the kids out for a walk or looking for something to do when on holiday, geocahing is a great way to add a bit of adventure to the trip. Needless to say, there are lots of Geocache treasures here in North Wales. So if you want to give it a go, what better way to start than geocaching Snowdonia style!

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Surf Snowdonia to Open Summer 2015
 

Surf Snowdonia To Open Summer 2015

The latest addition due to launch this summer in the North Wales adventure playground is Surf Snowdonia. Based in the village of Dolgarrog, Conwy, Surf Snowdonia is the first publicly accessible Wavegarden® artificial surfing lagoon. This revolutionary concept, generates powerful and consistent surfing waves, of varying heights up to 6 feet, in a 300m long lagoon. It is ideal for all surfers, from grommets (beginners both young and old) to professional surfers, and will be a fantastic family destination. Surf Snowdonia will also play host to events, competitions and surf demos, giving the public access to the World’s top surfers. Alongside the surfing lagoon will be an activity lagoon for more family based swimming fun as well as a cafe, restaurant, children’s play building and woodland trails…..So whether you are looking to learn to surf, hone your surfing skills or just want a family day out with a difference, Surf Snowdonia has a lot to offer.…

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Snowdonia Adventure
 

All I Want For Christmas Is A Snowdonia Adventure.......

If you’re stuck for Christmas present ideas this year, giving a loved one a Snowdonia Adventure might be the answer to your problems. From climbing Snowdon, white water rafting, bouncing on the UK’s only underground trampolines suspended 180ft off the ground, traveling the worlds fastest zipline, jumping water falls and climbing some of the most beautiful and challenging rock faces in the world, its all here in Snowdonia….. A wonderful adventure will stay with you forever and something you can re-live over and over. So if you are coming on holiday to Snowdonia next year, or you know of someone else coming, why not treat them this Christmas with a voucher for an experience they will remember forever. To help you with your Christmas shopping, we have teamed up with 2 of Snowdonia’s top activities providers to offer Dioni customers exclusive discounts: SNOWDONIA ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES: Toni and her team offer rock climbing, gorge walking, canyoning, kayaking,…

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It's All About 'Portaledging' These Days......10% Discount
 

Portaledging | The New And Unique Adventure Activity... 10% Discount

So I have been introduced to ‘portaledges’ this week. For those of you who are not in the know, they are platforms you suspend from the side of a cliff that can be slept on, sat on and eaten on. They are usually reserved for rock climbers who need somewhere to sleep and rest when they spend multiple days (and nights) climbing a big wall (can you imagine!)…. It’s all about ‘Portaledging’ these days and GAIA Adventures are the are the only people offering this unique experience to adventurous folks like you and me by introducing their ‘Afternoon On The Edge’ adventure. This is where you spend the afternoon on a portaledge suspended above the sea whilst the team cook up a meal and provide drinks while you chill out, taking in the view, savoring this incredibly unique experience. There is also a chance to do some easy climbing above the waves if you so wish.…

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Two Bedroom Welsh Country Cottage near Betws Y Coed | Cefn-Rhyd

“Thank you very much for a lovely stay at Cefn-Rhyd. From the moment we arrived we received a warm welcome – At the cottage and also from the locals at the brilliant nearby pub. The cottage is gorgeous and immaculate and loved the regular visits from the cats. They really added that extra special touch to our stay. Would recommend a stay at this quality cottage, and also the food at the brilliant Giler Arms pub. All in all a fantastic week! So thanks to all.” – Nicola & Michael, Basingstoke We chose to stay here as part of a fun getaway with my partner and our two closest friends. What a great surprise we had coming into the driveway to see this modernised barn house style cottage with luscious green hilly backdrops. The cottage was furnished to a high standard and everything appeared to new and up to date. We spent our first day unpacking…

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ZipWorld in Bethesda, Snowdonia, North Wales

[youtube]http://youtu.be/olBngRW2ZGA[/youtube] For his 70th birthday present we decided to buy my dad a ticket for Europe’s longest zip wire at ZipWorld in Bethesda, here in Snowdonia, North Wales. Once we looked into it, my mum, our two daughters and I decided we should probably come along to keep him company. Louise kindly volunteered to hold our bags and look after the car. (Insert chicken noises here.) So yesterday, 3 generations of the Llwyd family drove up to Penrhyn Quarry just south of Bangor for a truly remarkable experience. I hope you enjoy our video. Some quick facts about ZipWorld. £500K setup costs 1.6km long stainless steel zip wire imported from Germany 236m drop Top speed of over 110 mph

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