Looking for an adventurous holiday in Snowdonia National Park? Holiday parks in Bala are in the ideal location for you to explore this famed national park. The winter chill might be setting in but there are still plenty of activities and sights in the area to enjoy during the festive season.
If there’s one place you have to visit during your stay near Snowdonia, it’s Portmeirion. This gorgeous village was designed between 1925 and 1976 by an architect named Clough William-Ellis. It’s rather easy to see where this architect’s influence came from – walking through Portmeirion, you might think you’ve been transported all the way over to Italy! Portmeirion’s Italianesque architecture and lush woodland makes this village a wonderful place to spend the day at. Take a crisp winter walk alongside the beach – it’s guaranteed to wake you up for the rest of the day.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Want to explore beneath Snowdonia? The Llechwedd Slate Caverns deep mine tour gives you the opportunity to adventure within the mines underneath Snowdonia, which were used nearly every day by miners.
On this tour, you’ll find out the fascinating history of the miners, as well as being able to try out the miner’s equipment and techniques yourself! Light projection, special effects and enhanced reality technology make this tour a truly fantastic experience.
GreenWood Forest Park
If you’ve got children to entertain during your holiday, they’ll definitely appreciate a trip to GreenWood Forest Park. People-powered roller coasters, archery, mazes and pedal powered go karts are just a few of the fun activities in this innovative and eco-friendly park. They’ve also been voted the best family attraction in North Wales for an impressive 5 years in a row!
The Enchanted Woodbarn is a fantastic indoor play area, should the weather get a bit drizzly during your time at the park (it is Wales!). There’s also a café for the adults to relax with a cup of tea whilst the youngsters tire themselves out for the day.
Coed y Brenin
If you want to keep active during your holiday, the Coed y Brenin Forest Park is a great starting point for winter walking, running or cycling. Here you’ll find a number of waymarked walking, running and biking trails, each with varying difficulty. If you’ve forgotten your bikes, there’s a bike hire facility here too. After you’ve completed the trail, head back to the café and treat yourselves to a hot drink and a cake!