Things to Do

Be sure to check out our Explore Snowdonia Facebook page dedicated to attractions, activites and everything in-between in Snowdonia, North Wales.
Get ideas on what to do in the area and feel free to ask us here at STS any questions about Snowdonia, Anglesey and North Wales.
 

Below are some attractions you might want to visit while on your holiday here in Snowdonia.

 

Activities

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Zip World
If you have not come across Zip World before – be ready for an experience of a lifetime!
Offering a unique range of adventures in the heart of Snowdonia on 2 sites - it includes a mile long pair of zip lines
and the first 4 person zip line in Europe, where riders can exceed 100mph, 500ft high.
Zip World is also home to Bounce Below (on the Ffestiniog site) - a unique subterranean experience!

The National White Water Centre
The National White Water Centre is based on the River Tryweryn; a truly wild mountain river
in the heart of North Wales and the venue for 3 canoeing world championships

5 Mini-Adventures in North Wales (Visit Wales)
With some of the best natural and man-made resources in the UK for getting active outdoors,
this region is a great playground. Find out from the experts how to get started.

Antur Stiniog
Offer an unforgettably bonkers experience in activities such as walking, kayaking,
history, nature, fishing, downhill mountain biking, wild camping and culture,
encompassing all the uniqueness that Bro Ffestiniog has to offer!


SeaZoo

Anglesey Sea Zoo
Exciting family sea life tourist attraction on Anglesey.

Tree Top Adventure Snowdonia
TreeTop adventure is a unique, fully equipped high ropes centre available to a wide range of customers.

King Arthur's Labyrinth
Visit an underground, storytelling adventure!
Join your Dark Age Boatman and set sail through a magical waterfall, into the depths of the Labyrinth, to a world of myth and magic.
As you explore the vast underground caverns of the Labyrinth, Welsh tales of King Arthur, and other ancient Welsh legends,
are brought alive with dramatic scenes light and sound. A real adventure for all ages in all weathers.

Glasfryn Parc
Adventure centre, with go-karting, 10 pin bowling, wakeboarding, archery, quadbikes, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking,
clay pigeon shooting, kids play area and a superb local produce farm shop!

Beacon Indoor Climbing, Caernarfon
Roped climbing walls up to 17m high, multiple low level bouldering areas including a 12m routing roof, a dedicated kids’ climbing area and
something that’s entirely off-the-wall – CrazyClimb featuring a series of wacky climbing challenges.
And we’re open 7 days a week all year round (except Christmas Day & Boxing Day).

Cycle Routes in Snowdonia and Gwynedd
To really appreciate what the wonderful landscapes and coastal scenery in Snowdonia and Gwynedd, there’s no better way
than to cycle the quiet country lanes and roads that criss-cross this spectacular part of Wales.

Celticos
There is more to North Wales than just mountains. Looking for something different?
Celticos offers guided themed & nature walks, craft & hobby courses in Snowdonia & Anglesey.

Local Angling Assciation
Fishing on the Seiont, Gwyrfai and Llyfni rivers. Information on river levels, permit prices and season dates.

Beddgelert Bikes
Mountain bike hire, sales and service situated in Beddgelert forest in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.


Steam Railways

Ffestiniog Railway

 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Narrow gauge steam railway rides up the valleys of Snowdon.

Conwy Railway Museum
Located in the beautiful village of Betws y Coed, adjacent to the British Rail station,
Conwy Valley Railway Museum is a must for all that enjoy trains.
A miniature railway takes you on a 10 minute trip around the beautifully landscaped grounds!

Llanberis Lake Railway
Take a trip on the Llanberis Lake Railway at the foot of Mount Snowdon.
The narrow-gauge steam engines haul their trains along the shores of beautiful llyn Padarn.

Vale of Rheidol Railway
Travelling on the Vale of Rheidol Railway is the finest way to see the stunning Rheidol Valley.
Opened in 1902, the railway has been delighting passengers young and old for over a century.

Great Little Trains of Wales
A great website with links to all the steam trains in Wales.

 

Parks & Gardens 

Bodnant Gardens

GreenWood Forest Park
Award winning attractions, providing fun for family days out.

Bodnant Garden
Situated above the river Conwy with views towards Snowdonia. Regarded one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK.
 


Wildlife
 

Ospreys

Osprey Project Glaslyn Bridge
Visit the only nesting osprey site in Wales, just 4 miles from Porthmadog. Ospreys are normally around
April to September and the volunteers on site will help you identify these majestic birds.
There is a cabin there with activities and CCTV images of the nest site - and it's all free!

Glaslyn Osprey Project Live Stream
(The live streaming is switched off on the 30th of September and switched back on in the spring of the next year)

North Wales Wildlife Trust
One of 47 Wildlife Trusts across the UK and one of 6 Welsh Wildlife Trusts.
Our vision is a North Wales rich in wildlife and enjoyed by all.


Slate Mines

Slate Museum

Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Working slate mine - very popular and interesting heritage

Inigo Jones
Discover the secret of Welsh slate! Try and engrave on a piece of slate which you get to keep as a souvenir.
There is a children’s quiz with a slate prize. We have a quality slate craft showroom as well as other Welsh and Celtic gift items
and a display of slate garden products.

Corris Mine explorers
Explore the virtually untouched workings of an abandoned Welsh slate mine with one of Wales' top Mine Explorers.
First worked in 1836 and abandoned by the miners 40 years ago,
more than 130 years of mining history is captured inside awaiting discovery.