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TOP 10 | THINGS TO DO THIS HALF TERM IN NORTH WALES

October half term is nearly upon us and to make sure you get the most out of your Snowdonia stay, here is a break down of the Top 10 | Things To Do This Half Term in North Wales…. both paid for and free!!!   1 | WALK UP A MOUNTAIN This is absolutely something you should encourage your children to do. It is a unique experience to North Wales and gives them such a sense of achievement once they have done it. Depending on the ages and abilities in your party will determine which peak you decide to go for, but it’s safe to say there is something for everyone!   2 | FFOREST COASTER Zipworld has taken North Wales by storm and now they have a total of 9 adventure activities across 3 different locations around the area. The latest, Fforest Coaster is what I would recommend; a roller coaster in the woods no…

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Slate fence in Cwmorthin Near Blaenau
 

EXPLORING THE SLATE INDUSTRY IN NORTH WALES

Stretching back as far as the Roman times, slate mining has been a core part of the region for so many years. Its hey day saw a workforce of 17000 working the quarries and mines and the biggest mine in the world was located here in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Along with great anecdotes of The National Gallery in London re-locating all of its 2000 works of art to the mines during WW11 for protection, the history of these places is fascintaing. If exploring the slate industry in North Wales is something of interest, then you’ll want to visit these places: THE NATIONAL SLATE MUSEUM | LLANBERIS The most notible place to visit when it comes to the slate industry. Set in the original quarry workshops, the museum re-creates the slate industry showing how the community lived and worked; ‘…it is as though the quarrymen and engineers put down their tools and left the courtyard for home just…

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THINGS TO DO IN LLANBERIS

Known as Snowdon’s village, Llanberis is situated at the foot of Snowdon. Sitting on the twin lakes of Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris, the surrounding scenery is rugged and beautiful. Adventure activities are available near-by and the town has lovely cafes and restaurants. https://youtu.be/VNL4M0lVT3g ACTIVITIES NATIONAL SLATE MUSEUM A look back in history to the workings of the second largest slate quarry in the world. Guided tours show you how the quarry worked and what it would have been like to live and work in this Victorian slate quarry. ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN Is a hydroelectric power plant built inside a mountain. Opened in 1984 by Prince Charles, it is now a critical contributor to the energy supply for the UK. Take a tour and learn the history, how it came about and how it works – fascinating! SURF-LINES Offer great adventures days incorporating canoeing, kayaking, climbing and coasteering. You can pick from either one of their tailor-made…

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