Top 10 Outdoor Attractions to Visit in North Wales

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Are you planning on visiting North Wales this summer? Here are our top 10 outdoor attractions the whole family can enjoy!

Top 10 outdoor attractions across North Wales you can enjoy this summer as lockdown eases.

Have you heard the great news? We have finally been given the go-ahead and are excited to welcome back English residence to all our Lyons Holiday Parks across North Wales from April 12th, as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. Freedom!!! Well… not quite, but we are looking forward to our visitors restoring the life, energy, and excitement across our parks.

Although many facilities and attractions across Wales remain closed, the Welsh Government are set to review and consider the reopening of outdoor attractions and outdoor hospitality in light of the positive rollout of the COVID19 vaccination programme. In the meantime, you can enjoy serene strolls through the North Wales countryside or along golden sandy beaches.

If the incredible countryside and coastal settings aren’t enough to convince you to visit North Wales, here are our top 10 outdoor attractions you and the family can (hopefully) enjoy, come April 22nd!


1) Bala Lake – Adventure and Water Sports

Enjoy a range of adventure and water sports activities, such as canoeing, kayaking, abseiling, windsurfing, sailing, archery, mountain biking, powerboating, hill walking, gorge walking, and white-water rafting, all amongst beautiful mountain scenery and Wales largest lake. No matter whether you’re an amateur seeking a new adventure or a professional fulfilling a usual hobby, you will have a fantastic time adventuring across and around Bala Lake, with the help of Bala Adventure and Water sports; a family run business that offer a range of adventure activities, where you can hire equipment and take part on courses with their highly skilled and qualified instructors! 


2) Zip World


Offering a range of unique, thrilling, and, fun-filled experiences, there is something for the whole family at Zip World! Take flight over Penrhyn Quarry and absorb breathtaking views, bounce below the caverns and unleash your inner child, explore treetop nests, spiral down the forest coaster, race along in quarry karts, and much more! You and the family will be well and truly spoilt for choice with all that Zip World had to offer.


3) Spy Mission Treasure Trail – Betws y Coed

Take part in the Spy Mission Treasure Trail located in the beautiful Welsh village, Betws y Coed, and experience a fun and immersive way to explore the wonderful sights Betws y Coed has to offer with your friends or family! Get your thinking cap on and unleash your inner detective; uncovering clues set on existing buildings, features, and monuments, to crack the code and solve the mystery!


4) Adventure Parc – Snowdonia

Adventure Parc Snowdonia host a variety of exhilarating outdoor adventures, from surfing, mountain biking, climbing, zip-lining, free falling, and much more! Immerse yourself in adventure, no matter how advanced your abilities, in a safe, friendly, and thrilling environment. Choose from a half or full-day package and select your preferred activities to enjoy throughout the day!


5) Dragon Raiders Activity Park

Segway or quadbike your way through 30 acres of scenic woodland for a driving experience like no other! Glide through soothing forests or go off rally riding if you fancy a challenge!


6) Welsh Mountain Zoo

Home to over 140 species, set in the most picturesque of settings overlooking the Carneddau Mountains, Welsh Mountain Zoo offers an EMUsing family experience the kids will go wild for!


7) Go Below Underground Adventures – Betws y Coed

Experience an underground adventure like no other, exploring the caves of Snowdonia. Zip-line through caverns, climb up shafts and abseil down to the deepest darkest point in the UK (if you dare!). Visit Go Below for adrenaline-pumping fun and an utterly exhilarating experience this summer.


8) Snowdon Mountain Railway

On your relaxing Lyons retreat, the last thing you want to be doing is taking tiresome and literally breath-taking walks up steep, rocky mountains, or perhaps you do but you (conveniently) forgot to pack your walking shoes. There’s no need to miss out on the incredible and magnificent views Snowdonia has to offer… why not hop on board Snowdon’s Mountain Railway for an unforgettable journey to the summit of Snowdon.


9) Llandudno Skiing and Snowboard Centre

Since we’re unlikely to be able to ski across the Alpes this summer, why not opt for the next best thing and visit Llandudno’s Skiing and Snowboard centre for endless hours of fun gliding down slopes with your family or friends, absorbing the relaxing views over Llandudno Bay.


10) Rib Ride – Anglesey

Jump on board a thrilling ride around the Menai Straight in a super-fast RIB boat with Wales best adventure boat company, Rib Ride. You’ll feel a rush as you fly across the waves and experience encounters of wildlife upon your adventure that will certainly leave you smiling from ear to ear.

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You can catch Milo at Milo’s Make a Mess, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Milo’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details!

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You can catch Leo at Leo’s Sports Day, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Leo’s Birthday Party.

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Come and see Hetty at Hetty’s Sensory Play, Beach Buddy Showtime, Beach Buddy Pap Call and Hetty’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details.