Discover the beauty of Snowdonia in the winter

A visit to North Wales in winter, away from the crowds is the best way to discover one of the region’s best offerings, Snowdonia. You’ll be happy to know many of the attractions are open in the winter so if you decide against bracing the cold to hike up to the top of Snowdon, Wales’ biggest summit, there are warmer things to do! discover Snowdonia in the quiet winter monthsSnowdonia is beautiful in the winter, with the mountain peaks dusted in snow and the ancient woodlands are magical in the quiet winter air. Invest in one of our holiday homes for sale in North Wales and you can enjoy the wonders of Snowdonia all year round. Have a look below at some of the highlights Snowdonia and North Wales offer in the winter months: Castles Wales has a lot of castles, and the best thing is that most of them are open all year round. Those closest to our holiday parks in North Wales are Conwy Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Criccieth Castle, Castell y Bere, Dolbadarn Castle, Dolwyddelan Castle and Harlech Castle. These historical places are great places to visit to learn about the fascinating history of Wales dating back to Celtic times and also offer some great activities the kids can enjoy too. National White Water Centre If you are prepared to get a little wet and wild, the National White Water Centre on the River Tryweryn near Bala is open throughout winter, but be sure to call ahead to find out water levels and weather conditions, as these can affect the activities held there. The centre is in the Snowdonia National Park so if you have a breather during your white-water rafting you can enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds you. Go Below The Go Below Underground Adventures are the perfect way to get out of the rain, as you are completely underground. The activities you can do here are fun for all the family, and will definitely get your adrenaline pumping! You can zip-line through huge caverns, climb vertical shafts, boat across the underground lakes, scale a waterfall or abseil down to the deepest point of Snowdonia! And don’t be worried if you have never done this kind of thing before, as expertly qualified instructors are there to help you out. Glasfryn Parc We know the underground adventures are not for everyone, so why not have plenty of energetic fun above ground at Glasfryn Parc? Between Caernarfon and Pwllheli, you can bump up your adrenaline levels with go-kart racing, quad biking, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Also try your hand at archery, clay pigeon shooting or ten-pin bowling and during the winter there is a skating rink the whole family can enjoy. For the younger children, there is also a kids play area for them to go wild on. Coed y Brenin Forest Park Open all throughout the winter, seven days a week for mountain biking and hiking. On the southern reaches of Snowdonia National Park, the park is easy to access from our holiday parks and has a café, visitor centre and shop so you can spend the whole day there. The park is the first purpose built mountain bike centre in Britain, with eight trails through the forest, the trails are great for the expert mountain biker and others are perfect for beginners, children and large groups. There is also a wide range of walking trails from wheelchair and pushchair friendly to wild mountain routes. Plas Tan y Bwlch Gardens If you are taking a trip to your holiday home in North Wales later in the winter months, a trip to Plas Tan y Bwlch Gardens is not to be missed. The gardens are a delight all year round and it is amazing to watch the seasons change especially when you can see the first signs of spring. The gardens are open every day, but the house and conservatory have varying opening hours so it is best to check what is open and available before travelling there. Images by: Tim Felce, David Baird, Mick Lobb, Peter Trimming available under Creative Commons

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