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North Wales things to do: Views and Thrills

See Wales like never before from Zip Lines or Cable Cars North Wales Things to do has got you covered.

Thinking of venturing to the famous Northern Points of Wales? Whether it be for views or thrills this list compiles North Wales Things to do for you and your family.

Zip World

Zip World Forest offers a variety of thrilling activities for the whole family to enjoy! Have a good time with your friends by flying 23 metres in the air on the Skyride 2 or taking a 100-foot drop on Plummet 2.

Then, for some thrills, climb to the treetops against a backdrop of breathtaking Snowdonia scenery. On Treetop Nets, bounce and slide, confront zips and obstacles on Tree Hoppers, and tackle on the site’s most difficult challenge, Zip Safari 2.

You’re never too young for an adventure at Zip World Fforest! The Fforest Coaster, the UK’s first alpine coaster, welcomes small daredevils to join you on a 710m adventure through the woods. You won’t have to worry about the ride being too frightening since you have control over the speed. Plus, with just one ticket, you can ride three times. 

Age restrictions apply for certain rides.

4 friends on a zip line over a quarry
4 friends on a zip line over a quarry


The scenery of Snowdonia is unlike any other. The Park’s nine mountain ranges encompass around 52% of the land and contain numerous peaks that rise over 3,000 feet. Snowdonia is a wonderfully diverse environment with steep river gorges, waterfalls, and lush valleys, in addition to the beauty and appeal of its high mountains. Woodlands of oak, ash, rowan, and hazel may be found throughout the Park, and the magnificent Dyfi, Mawddach, and Dwyryd estuaries add to the landscape’s overall variety.

Snowdonia National Park is a living, working, and home to over 26,000 people. It is located on the west coast of Britain and covers 823 square miles of varied landscapes. Snowdonia is the tallest peak in both England and Wales, as well as being the biggest National Park in Wales.

Row boat on a lake in Wales.
Row boat on a lake in Wales.

Aerial Cable Cars of Great Orme

The Uk’s longest Aerial Cable cars from Happy Valley to the Great Orme Summit is a great way to see the valley from a different perspective, the 4 seater cable car’s rope stretches for 2 miles and weighs over 17. After their construction in 1969, the cable cars were given a well-needed refurbishment in 2006.

The lower cable car station is located on the lower slopes above Happy Valley, with pathways leading around both sides of the structure

Choose between a round trip (18 minutes) or a single ride from Happy Valley to the peak, where a café is located. Enjoy magnificent views of Anglesey, Puffin Island, and the Snowdonia mountains on your way back. Alternatively, take one of the numerous enjoyable hikes around the Great Orme’s nature paths and ancient ruins.

Cable cars over Happy Valley.
Cable cars over Happy Valley.

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