Top 10 Outdoor Adventure Activities to Enjoy in North Wales

Did you know North Wales is the adventure capital of the UK? It offers incredibly beautiful landscapes, a range of unique adrenaline-pumping activities, must-see attractions, making it the ideal location for a UK staycation!

Here’s where you should visit on your next trip to North Wales:

1. Zip World


Soar through the skies and fly down Europe’s longest and fastest zip line or venture down under with a Bounce Below experience! Zip World is home to unique and exhilarating experiences like no other, including thrilling Quarry Karts, a Fforest Coaster, Tree Top Nets, Zip Safari and so much more! Zip World offers the ultimate adventure for the whole family and experiences of a lifetime in the heart of the great Snowdonia National Park.

Don’t forget, Lyons Owners, you can receive 10% off all Zip Adventures as part of our Discount Location Guide this year!

2. Bala Adventure & Watersports

Waves of fun are to be had on and around North Wales largest lake! From kayaking, windsurfing and raft building, to mountain biking, abseiling, gorge walking and archery, there are so many opportunities for fun and adventure at Bala Lake, based in Snowdonia National Park.

You can get stuck into thrill-enhancing activities while soaking up idyllic countryside scenery! It’s certainly the place to capture some insta-worthy pictures of your North Wales staycation.

3. Mountain Biking & Coastal Cycling

Whether you’re after leisurely rides along the coast or exhilarating countryside descents, North Wales is home to some of the best mountain bike trails and coastal cycle paths in the country! There is a range of green to black graded trails in and around Snowdonia National Park for all to enjoy, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced cyclist. Big climbs are rewarded with picturesque scenery and long coastal stretches with glorious sea views.

There are plenty of businesses that offer bike hire, such as The Bike Hub located in Rhyl, Snowdonia Bikes, and Beics Betws, to name a few!

4. Go Below Underground Adventure

Come on over to the dark side of North Wales at Go Below! Explore authentic abandoned mines in the heart of Snowdonia through ziplining, climbing or abseiling down to the deepest point in the UK.

5. Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Surfs up! Say hello to surfing on a spectacular inland lagoon, tackling an award-winning Ninja assault course, paddle-boarding, mountain biking or freshwater swimming at Adventure Parc Snowdonia. If this doesn’t provide you with waves of excitement, perhaps their new Wave Garden Spa, offering luxury spa treatments and packages in the new Hilton Garden Inn Snowdonia Hotel, will!

6. Llandudno Snowsports Centre

Llandudno isn’t typically associated with Skiing and Snowboarding adventures; however, North Wales is full of surprises! Hit the slopes and channel your inner adventurer at Llandudno Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre. They offer skiing and snowboarding experiences and lessons for toddlers, juniors, and adults. If skiing and snowboarding don’t appeal to you, why not try snow-tubing in inflatable rings for a more relaxing yet equally fun experience.

7. Go Karting

When you’re next in North Wales, try Cartio Môn, an outdoor Go Karting Track on Anglesey. Cartio Môn provides fun for the whole family with toddler and junior karts to suit all age ranges.

8. Wild Swimming

Wetsuits at the ready! North Wales may not be the warmest of places at the best of times. But it is certainly home to some stunning waterfalls, rivers, and lakes, perfect for enjoying an outdoor swim amongst breath-taking surroundings.

9. Rib Riding

Take a ride off the glorious coast of Anglesey and dive into a heart-pumping experience like no other. RibRide offers a Velocity trip that flies down the Menai Strait at speedBALA. It’s certainly an experience that isn’t found elsewhere along the North Welsh coast.

10. Ropeworks Active

If you hadn’t already gathered, Snowdonia National Park is a playground for adventure. Ropeworks Active, located in Llanberis, offers a range of activities such as hillwalking, climbing, gorge scrambling, coasteering and underground adventuring. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy with their range of rope courses, outdoor activities, and children’s activities!