North Wales has it all when it comes to adventure experiences. From the best kitesurfing, and windsurfing, to the some of the best climbing in the world. We have mountain bike trails that are arguably the best in the uk, and thats not even to mention the sailing, kayaking and various other outdoor sports, that we can boast. Obviously I’m going to be a little bias to my home land, but in all honestly, north Wales has its raised the bar in Adventure activities in the past few years. We have seen the development of some of the most amazing adventure centres in the world like Surf Snowdonia and Zip World, that are now based, on our shores.
Friends often come back from the likes of New Zealand, Canada and beyond, and report to me that we have the potential with our landscape to go bigger and better than our geographic counterparts..We are blessed with beaches and mountains within a short drive to one another, so our compact little north Wales landscape is something rather special.
In light of our amazing adventure opportunities we have in north Wales, and to showcase our local adventure talent, we have made a Christmas gift experience listing for you.. With gift experiences becoming very popular, why not combine a visit here with some adventure? We could have showcased more but we decided to cap it off at 22! Enjoy.
Surf Snowdonia is one of the flagship inland surf lagoon in the UK. Its nestled into the beautiful Conwy valley with steep rising mountains and green pastures all around. They giving its clients the option of buying gift vouchers that they can use during the 2019 season this Christmas. This place will give the ultimate surfing experience for all levels of surfers. To get more information on their gift vouchers, you can visit their website; https://events.surfsnowdonia.com
Trac Mon or Anglesey circuit in North Wales is a place that you should make the time to visit whilst in north Wales on your holidays. Its Wales, main race rats and boast seaboard views whilst bringing amazing motorsport racing to the island of Anglesey. The company is offering their customers the option of purchasing gift vouchers for next season. This is one of the best places that you should go of you are looking for a great racing experience. You can get a gift voucher on; https://www.angleseycircuit.com/shop/categories/voucher/
One planet adventure is a mountain bike centre with some epic trails and views, if you haven’t already visited it, its situated juts next to the highest village in Wales, in Llandegla. The mountain bike trails there are beautiful and I dearly love the centre. They are quite a cool outfit that runs all year round and cater for the whole family. You can go crazy on the black runs or take it easy on the blues, a bit like a ski slope! One planet adventures is where you should go if you are looking to do something different this holiday have some muddy adventure in the great outdoors. You can get their Christmas gift vouchers at https://oneplanetadventure.com/mtb-gift-vouchers/
The beacon climbing venter has been around since I was knee high! It was formerly up right in the hills in a very out of the way location, but they have moved in recent years into outskirts of the town centre in Caernarfon. Its amazing hub for climbing enthusiasts, and had a great community feel. They have crazy high top ropes and a good bouldering wall section. To take part in an ultimate climbing experience at the place, you should get a gift voucher from them this season at https://www.beaconclimbing.com/gift-vouchers/
The Indy climbing center in North Wales is another Ron elf the top hubs and communities for climbing in the north Wales. Its run by a great lad called John Ratcliff who was designed by purpose to run a business like this! he lives, breathes and sleeps climbing, so the place has a lovely genuinely homely feel. I love it there and I’m found there most winter months.. They have a great complement of top ropes sections and a amazing bouldering set up, plus there is a training area, chill out area and shop.To get a gift voucher this Christmas season for some of their products, you can visit them on https://www.indyclimbingwall.co.uk/shop/
The Zip world family needs no introduction, it is a house hold name now in North Wales thanks to their amazing adventure centres dotted over the north Wales region. They are very active throughout the year and have various activities to suit all ages in the family. From The Zip world Velocity Zipline, The Bounce below under ground trampoline centre and their Forest roller coaster, they have got family adventure nailed in these parts. This Christmas you can gift vouchers on all their activities ( Velocity Zipline, Titan Zipline, Bounce below, Zip Safari and their Forest Coaster centre). To get your hands on very cool gift experience, you can visit their website at https://www.zipworld.co.uk/vouchers
If you haven’t been bounce below is a pretty cool experience, The Zip world firm have set a multi level, adventure trampoline park underground! It’s light displays down there give it a very cool ambience too. A great rainy day activities and one thats not too hard on the nerves or adrenalin! If you are looking for some thrill this Christmas season, Bounce Below in North Wales is offering customers Christmas vouchers to make sure that their Christmas season is the best. To get more information of their Christmas vouchers, you can visit https://www.zipworld.co.uk/vouchers
If you haven’t already heard of Go below, they are a adventure company based in north Wales. They offer a range of underground experiences ind issued slate mines in Snowdonia north Wales. The go from basic half day Go Below challenge, to a full day Ultimate extreme challenge! I must actually book in with these guys for next year as it looks fab (as do the others I might add) Get you xmas gift voucher from http://www.go-below.co.uk/vouchers.asp
Llechwedd slate quarries in Snowdonia, offering its customers gift vouchers that will give them some winter exploration into the Snowdonia national park and its slate quarries of begone past. They offer a fabulous underground “Llechwedd deep mine adventure ” and above ground ” Slate Mountain adventure” thats open all winter long.. This consists of a tour and story the whole surrounding mine area in Snowdonia. They have very good deals on offer that you can get with a gift voucher from them at; https://www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk
Glasfryn parc is a multi activity centre based in north Wales. I love if because of its wakeboard centre which is great place to polish up your skills on the wake boards!They are offering a wide range of Christmas gift vouchers that one can purchase at http://www.glasfryn.co.uk/
Dragon raider Raiders activity park, offer a wide range of activities like paintballing and Segway. Having the Bare Grylls bushcraft academy, visitors can also do various bushcraft skills courses on site. To take part in their activities, you can purchase a Christmas voucher at; https://www.dragonraiders.co.uk
The National White Water center in North Wales is one of the top rated places to hone your watercraft skills in Wales. They offer a host of courses and experiences for all ages and abilities .To make the Christmas season more memorable, they are offering Christmas vouchers that you can access on their site; https://www.nationalwhitewatercenter.co.uk
Plas Y Brenin, is the north Wales Hub for mountaineering and outdoor climbing in north Wales. They are the defacto outdoor group course leader for all sort of activities such as Mountain Skills, Winter mountain skills and Climbing from traditional to sport. They also do Mountain bike courses and Paddle Courses. They do most outdoor qualification for want be instructors also in all of the above disciplines. overall they are a centre of excellence and the name is globally known. Some of the activities that you can take part in include hiking, canoeing, cycling among others. You can purchase an experience fro the site and gift it to you loved ones this xmas from ; https://www.pyb.co.uk
Plas Menai is our other flagship water ports centre in north Wales on the shores of the Menai Straits. They run all manner of water sports courses for schools all the way to instructors and beyond. From Sea Kayaking, Dingy sailing, Power boating and yacht sailing / charters. Purchasing a gift voucher from Plas Menai will offer you a gift to give with amazing outdoor adventures that won’t forget. They are offering Christmas gift vouchers that one can purchase at https://www.plasmenai.co.uk/en_GB/shop/gift-vouchers
If you are looking to offer the perfect present for someone who enjoys train adventures, then you should definitely purchase for them a gift voucher at Ffestiniog railway. They are running a series of Santa trains that run to and rom Llangollen this winter! very cool! Doing the railways of north Wales is defiant on my hit list for 2019.. To be a part of the amazing Christmas vouchers that they are offering, you can visit them at https://www.festrail.co.uk
Snowdon railway, in Snowdonia national park, is the iconic train that serves the small town of Llanberis in the park and shuttles visitors to the summit of Snowdon. Its known world wide and the views that offers its clients who ride up the steam and diesel powered trains are spectacular. The Snowdon railway It is a place that you should definitely visit at least once if your visiting north Wales, and for this less able to hike up the mountain its a great opportunity to see the wonderful views from up top! You can purchase a gift voucher form them this season at https://snowdonrailway.co.uk
Psyched paddle boarding ran by local adventurer Sian Sykes, is a local activity form the gives visitors an experience in Stand up Paddle boarding out in a number of locations across north Wales. Some based on old glacial lakes in Snowdonia and others on the west shores of island of Anglesey. They even do night paddle boarding sessions! Paddle boarding is a great entry level Watersport that you dont have to have the skill of Ben Ainslee to partake in! Its relaxed, you get to see the wonderful coves and shoresides of north Wales from a different perspective. They have the best paddle boarding experience in North Wales. You can purchase a gift experience from their site and gift it to loved one this Christmas, surely better than a dvd box set! You can purchase a gift voucher at https://www.psychedpaddleboarding.com
Funsport is based on the best windsurfing beaches in the UK, Rhosneigr. They have been going as long as the sport of windsurfing itself. They now also do Kitesurfing and SUP lessons too as well as opening a new store and cafe at the centre. The stock all the latest Windsurf, kitesurfing ad wetsuit kit and offer tuition in water sports. You can purchase a gift experience at www.funsportonline.co.uk
Gecko Rhosneigr is the other water sports company in Rhosneigr. Based on the main high street, they offer Surfing and Paddle board tuition and a very popular in Anglesey. You can spot most of their clients sporting their colourful Gecko Rhosneigr hoodies around and about! They have juts opened a water ports base now in Treaddur bay also so go check them out. They stock all sorts of surfboards wetsuits and clothing in both stores. You can purchase a gift voucher form them at; www.geckosurf.co.uk
The national trust in north Wales has some wonderful listed buildings, castles and stately homes on its books. Which make wonderful attractions to visit while your up in north Wales, and to get a feel of some of the culture here on our shores. If you are not sure of the present to give out this Christmas, a membership for National Trust in North Wales would be the perfect gift. You can purchase a membership or voucher from them at https://shop.nationaltrust.org.uk
21. Rib ride
Rib ride offers the best and most outstanding boat trips around Anglesey’s coast. Based in Menai bridge they run a variety of boat trips throughout the year to various destinations around our wonderful coastline.. This Christmas, you can get a gift voucher for yourself or as a present for someone at https://www.ribride.co.uk
Always Aim High Events have become a brand name in the north Wales region for their Triatlon and running events here. They run the well known, Sandman, Slateman, and the Snowman Triathlons series around Anglesey and Snowdonia national park. As well as the Half marathon in Menai bridge. You or your family can take part in the wide range of events that they offer by purchasing gift vouchers from them at https://alwaysaimhighevents.com
Well thats it for this edition guys, hope it has given you some Christmas experience inspiration.. Enjoy and have a good run up to Christmas !
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Bit about the blogger : My names Nick Fraser and I’m a local Marine Geologist and Oceanographer. I have moved back to the island of Anglesey for the past four years having grown up here and moved away. I am a passionate outdoor lover with a penchant for all things natural. When I’m not blogging in ofter found climbing or out in the wild in and around north Wales.