Thursday, 25 February 2010

Adventurous Foodies Break

Escape to North Wales the adventure playground enjoy the thrills and spills of daytime activities, then sample the seasons finest ingredients from the Michelin Star restaurant during the evening.

Day time menu
White water rafting
High rope adventure course
Quad bike trek

Evening menu
Grilled Red Mullet, Aubergine Puree, Chilli and Garlic Oil
Rack of Local New Seasons Lamb with Spiced Aubergine
Wimberry Creme Brulee

Price
From £337.50pp
Based on two people sharing a twin or double bedroom
2 Nights bed and breakfast, dinner Saturday
White water rafting
Quad trek
High rope adventure course


Accommodation
Tyddyn Llan Restaurant with Rooms in Corwen

For further information please call Adventure North Wales
t: 0845 365 4265
e: info@adventure-northwales.com
w: www.adventure-northwales.com

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

CHEAP THRILLS

Adventure North Wales has some of the best "Cheap Thrills" (great value offers, does'nt have the same ring to it!) on offer to help you escape the Winter blues during February and March 2010. During the daylight hours you'll be out in the great outdoors enjoying exhilarating activities (no previous experience required) then returning to your accommodation (great choice available) to kick back and relive the tales of the day over a glass of wine or two!

How about a session swinging through the tree canopies on our high rope adventure course, followed by a enthralling white water descent in a 7 man raft in grade 2-4 rapids. Its a day of fabulous adventure with plenty of stories in the making.

Weekend break prices start from only £88.00 per person
Includes
1 night bed and breakfast, 3 star standard hotel based on twin/double share
2 hour session high rope adventure course
2-3 hour white water rafting incl. wetsuit

Call us for further information 0845 365 4265
http://www.adventure-northwales.com/


This offer cannot be used in conjunction with anyother Adventure North Wales promotion and is valid for travel up until March 26th 2010.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Get 2010 off to a thrilling start

Well after all the turkey has been stuffed and you are all bloated and partied out (nice vision!).

How about a resusitating the mind and body with a thrilling adventure weekend away in beautiful North Wales.

And so you dont put any stress on the purse strings, we have some excellent weekend break offers from £88.50pp rafting and overnight stay in 3 star standard hotel, based on 2 people...!

NOW thats a Christmas Present. North Wales is the Adventure Playground and we have some great offers for January, February and March.

See more on our Special Offers page for great deals.

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Monday, 7 September 2009

Adventure North Wales video

10 Activities in a day in North Wales

Heres the proof!

We changed more times than Kate Moss in a fashion show and looked almost as good in our wetsuits...

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Adventure North Wales Daily Post articule

A MARKETING campaign is helping North Wales to buck the credit crunch and attract more visitors.
May 27 2009 Daily Post

The Adventure North Wales campaign has been launched by Tourism Partnership North Wales.
Last year it generated £305,000 in extra income from an investment of around £19,000.
Despite the recession, Paul Maung-Maung, who manages Adventure North Wales on behalf of Tourism Partnership, says the signs are even better this year.

He told the Adventure North Wales’s annual Forum in St Asaph that advance bookings are so far up 122% from £39,000 to £88,000. Activity-based holidays include canoeing, archery, paint-balling, pony trekking, white water rafting, scrambling and scuba diving.

“It is a growth industry. When we started Adventure North Wales four years ago we had 11 activity providers – we now have 47,” he said. “Initially, we had five accommodation providers and we now have 38.

“Despite the recession, the leisure market is very strong and there are lots of positives with the currency rate making it 20 to 30% cheaper here this year than it was in 2008.”
Jim Embrey, of Visit Wales, told the Forum the indications were that visitor numbers were already well up on last year.
“We have rebranded Wales as a place to take part in activities,” he added.

Dewi Davies, regional strategy director for TPNW, said: “The programme doesn’t just address a leisure and education need but also a healthy living agenda as well as the jobs agenda and the tourism agenda.”

Adventure North Wales
www.adventure-northwales.com
Tel: 0845 365 4265

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The Adventure Playground

A RAPID ADVENTURE IN NORTH WALES

My senses revived, I woke to the satisfying ache of recently exercised muscles complete with a pleasant tiredness, reminiscent after a day on the ski slopes but with no snow to be seen. I was in North Wales and the only chair lift I was interested in would transport me up and down the hotel stairs, something that the White Lion Royal Hotel in Bala has yet to find a requirement for. Spotting the tell tale bruises on various parts of my legs, I dreamily recalled what had preceded the soundest night sleep I’ve had in a decade. Reality dawning I pinched myself, adding one bruise to the collection, and stumbled to breakfast to exchange enthusiastic banter with my fellow adventurers.

The challenge, as set by Adventure North Wales, was to complete ten activities in a day (eleven hours to be precise.) The aim, apart from having fun, was to demonstrate the sheer scale of what North Wales has to offer those looking for something a bit more than a deckchair and pedalo. As mad as it first appeared, the result, as voted over a full Welsh breakfast the next morning, was a unanimous success. We started the day as we meant to go on and the activities just kept flowing. From the early morning wake up call of high ropes and free fall ‘Power Fan’ madness, through to an altogether more tranquil pony trek followed by motorised sports galore, white water rafting, Canadian canoeing and sailing, the breadth of activities was endless.

North Wales, as it turned out, was exactly what it had been cracked up to be – an adventure playground not knowingly rivalled this side of the equator. A geographically small but intensely diverse country where coast, forest, mountain or lake are never more than an hours drive from one another and the varied landscape which ultimately sets it apart from the rest of the World for activity seeker, novice and expert alike.

The region should be a magnet for anyone, and everyone, looking for a slice of the activity pie but somehow you get the impression this area is somewhat of a hidden treasure. And whilst those in the know might like to keep it this way, Adventure North Wales, the programme set up to deliver activity tourism into the region, are working hard to spread the word. Their view is that North Wales has it all but deserves greater visibility on the map. Accessibility to the region doesn’t present much of a problem, with motorway links from the surrounding cities of Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and London and train services to match. The area also boasts a vast range of ‘other’ attractions including stunning beaches, locally sourced food served in cosy, fireside pubs and accommodation to suit all budgets. But perhaps, just maybe, the Welsh aren’t blowing their own trumpets quite as loud as they could.


Jumping, in some cases literally, from one challenge to the next, there wasn’t time for much small talk however from the snatched conversations I managed, it was clear – activity providers in North Wales are open for business. Their set ups are all different and some combine the core business of activity with other jobs, such as farming or fire fighting but nothing could detract from the love of whichever sport they have decided to pursue for both business and pleasure. In fact the vibe amongst providers was generally infectious and whilst we had restricted time on each activity (in order to complete the challenge!) it was certainly enough to whet the appetite and consider going back for more.

The more for me would have to be the exhilarating white water rafting. This activity got me hook, line and sinker and it’s not hard to understand why. With expertly delivered instruction on the river bank, a dry run and then in at the deep end, it was a combination of putting some newly learnt skills into practice plus the uncertainty but undeniable fun of the rapids. It was adrenalin pumping in just the right measure.

Having dumped the wet suits it was on to the dirty but buzzing activity of buggy racing where being behind the wheel but encased in a reinforced metal cage probably says it all. Only one in our group managed to turn over the buggy and get it lodged on the track upside down but with no injuries or harm done, there were no great dramas.

At this point I feel credit should be given to Llew, the chef who hosted us at the quad bike centre, as he fed, watered and entertained us within the allocated slot of 30 minutes. Perhaps it was his previous vocation as cook to the Royal Household that ensured a prompt and courteous lunch, or it could have been the prospect of seven exhausted and hungry mouths to feed but either way the beetroot soup, sandwiches and Welsh cake provided by Llew gave us the fuel we needed to complete the challenge.

We finished the day back where we started, in Bala on the lake. A truly stunning fresh water lake spanning four miles in length and one mile across, it is ideal for a range of water sports, particularly as it enjoys a favourable wind direction, making it a favourite spot for windsurfers and sailors alike. Of the two activities I tried here, it was sailing that got my vote. Perhaps it was with the knowledge that it was the penultimate activity or it could have just been the comic interludes of the instructor on board, who made turning the boat look just as it should be - plain sailing, either way it was one step closer to completing the challenge.

It may be that hardcore adventurers and activity purists would consider the tenth activity to be somewhat of a cop out but to us it seemed more than appropriate. So as we sat overlooking the lake, with the sun shimmering across the water, the toast was made to the nine activities we had completed and to the final one we could take our time over – sipping Champagne and celebrating the success of achieving what some people believed could never be done. Cheers or as the Welsh say Iechyd da!
FACT FILE

Adventure North Wales
Tel: 0845 365 4265
Email: info@adventure-northwales.com
http://www.adventure-northwales.com/

Monday, 3 March 2008

High Ropes - Adventure Course

High ropes has been around for a while, the activity has always proved popular with schools and youth groups. But the activity has evolved and now new centres are being developed with a larger cross appeal to the main stream market.

High Ropes courses are exactly what they say on the tin.
The height of the course varies from site to site, but the layout normally allows people to become confident at low level and gradually progress to more challenging tasks at higher levels. Some centres will start on a small low level course for participants to get the the feel of the activity.

All specialist equipment is included with harnesses, helmets and specialist instruction. After the initial brief and familiarisation, participants move around the course independently watch by instructors positioned at points around the course.

High ropes courses consist of a number of areas (zones) which individuals and groups move to via rope bridges and swings. Each Zone will offer a task or challenge to complete before moving onto the next Zone.

The activity generally lasts between 90-120 minutes depending upon the course and speed you move.

High Ropes is a low impact activity and is more to do with mind over matter, thus the activity makes for an excellent corporate team activity.

The popularity of the activity has grown to to its low cost base, appeal to a broad range of people, it can be enjoyed by individuals and groups, it offers a personal challenge so there is a high sense of achievement when completed and the fact that each centre offers something slightly different.

North Wales now have 4 different High Ropes centres which can be combined with other activities and accommodation for a great short break away.

Contact

Adventure North Wales
Tel: 0845 365 4265
E: info@adventure-northwales.com
W: http://www.adventure-northwales.com/