3 Of The Best Water-Based Activities In North Wales

If you’re planning your next trip to North Wales and are considering something different, why not have a look at some of the water sports that North Wales has to offer? With so many of our Wales caravans for sale near the coast, it makes sense for your next family holiday to involve something on the water. With so many things on offer, we’ve listed our top three picks for family days out. From boat adventures to canyoning down a river gorge, you’ll be spoilt for choice the next time you visit! Person windsurfing in the sea  National White Water Centre, Bala, Gwynedd With the Snowdonian mountains as its backdrop, the National White Water Centre in Bala is the perfect place for a thrill seeking afternoon. Set on the River Tryweryn, the dam-controlled rapids mean that they can provide an exhilarating experience all year round. With one full rafting session providing four runs down the river,  visitors can have several attempts to speed down the river. If you’re after something a little more experienced, the Orca Adventure allows people the chance to take control of the boat by themselves. If white water rafting doesn’t seem to provide you with quite enough adrenaline, then why not consider canyoning? In canyoning, you’ll move site in order to scramble down the course. With elements of swimming and sliding down the gorge, you’ll most definitely be testing your bravery as you navigate the fast-paced river. The prices for canyoning and white water rafting can be found on the National White Water Centre website. Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre is home to all the watersports that you could think of! With windsurfing, powerboating, cruising and kayaking on offer, as well as courses and personal tuition you’ll leave the centre with a sense of accomplishment! The centre also provides the chance for families to have a weekend of fun! From £130 per person, a team of friendly instructors will guide you all through each of the activities that they have on offer, giving you the chance to paddle board and rock climb, as well as complete a host of other activities. Not only does Plas Menai take you through each of the watersports, but it also provides you with everything that you need for the weekend, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids. Check out the Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre website for more information on the activities on offer and the price list. Rib Ride, Menai Bridge For a day of thrill seeking, consider the Rib Ride on the Menai Bridge. RIB, standing for rigid inflatable boat, allows visitors to tackle the rocky waters around the Skerries, just outside of Anglesey with all the family. With the option to travel to Gogarth Bay and the RSPB South Stack Cliffs nature reserve, you can ride in the perfect adventure boat whilst taking in the sites of the rugged bay. Whilst riding past South Stack at Angelsey, you’ll get the chance to observe the Guillemot city – hundreds of seabirds who reside on the cliff side. In addition to the Guillemot’s, puffins and choughs are also visible in their colonies. Rib Ride not only has been dubbed Wales’ best adventure boat tour company, the Anglesey-based company also has a Blue Flag Award and Sustainable Boat Tour Operator. Not only is it a celebrated company, but the RIB’s have been tested in Arctic conditions by Bear Grylls, who has created two trails for visitors to experience. If you’re interested in the RIB ride, a price list and more information can be found at the ribride website.

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