Things to do near Snowdonia
Snowdonia is a region that needs no introduction. This beautiful part of North Wales is rich in natural and cultural attractions, offering a diverse range of experiences.
Whether you are an avid hiker, love exploring historic castles, or prefer to soak up the local culture, Snowdonia has much to offer. From waterfalls to historical sites, we’ve compiled the best things to do near Snowdonia for an unforgettable adventure from any of our three Haven holiday parks in the area.
The Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre
Address: Royal Oak Stables, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AH
For an introduction to the area, there can be nowhere better to start than the Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre. This wonderful information centre is the gateway to the national park. Discover the park's diverse flora and fauna, its history, and the abundance of outdoor activities waiting to be explored.
Bounce Below Zip World
Address: Llechwedd, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB
If you're looking for a unique and thrilling experience, Bounce Below is not to be missed. This underground trampoline park is housed in a disused slate mine and offers an exciting adventure for visitors of all ages.
Jump, climb and bounce your way through the caverns, all while surrounded by magnificent natural beauty.
Address: Snowdonia National Park, Swallow Falls, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0DW
Swallow Falls, located in the heart of Snowdonia, is one of the most visited waterfalls in Wales. The falls consist of a series of cascading waterfalls that are surrounded by beautiful woodland.
Take a leisurely stroll along the path that runs alongside the falls and enjoy the stunning scenery. There are also plenty of picnic areas and benches where you can relax and enjoy the view.
Address: Abergwyngregyn, Llanfairfechan LL33 0LP
Aber Falls is one of the most accessible waterfalls in Snowdonia. This stunning waterfall is situated in the hills above the village of Abergwyngregyn and can be reached via a pleasant walk through the forest.
The waterfall is surrounded by beautiful scenery and is a great spot for photographers and nature lovers.
Address: Beddgelert, Caernarfon LL55 4YA
Gelert's Grave is a must-visit if you're interested in Welsh folklore. This historic site is located in the village of Beddgelert and is said to be the final resting place of a loyal dog, Gelert.
According to legend, Gelert saved the life of Prince Llywelyn's son and was later killed by the prince, who mistook him for attacking the boy. The site features a stone monument and provides an insight into Welsh history and legend.
National Slate Museum
Address: Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TY
Step back in time at The National Slate Museum Llanberis, a unique working museum that offers a glimpse into the rich history of the Welsh slate industry. Located in the former Engineering Workshops for Dinorwig Slate Quarry, visitors can wander through the workshops and witness the impressive giant waterwheel, the mesmerising foundry, and hear the echoes of the past.
You can also join in on a slate splitting demonstration by the skilled workers or visit the blacksmith in the forge. Entry to the museum is free, and no booking is necessary.
Coed Y Brenin Forest Park
Address: Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre Dolgefeiliau, Ganllwyd, Dolgellau LL40 2HZ
Coed Y Brenin Forest Park is a nature lover's paradise with its picturesque woodlands, rivers, and wildlife. This park offers a range of outdoor activities, including cycling, walking, and mountaineering.
The forest park also features numerous scenic trails for all skill levels. Coed Y Brenin Forest Park is a fantastic destination for a family picnic or an outdoor adventure with friends.
The National White Water Centre
Address: The National White Water Centre Canolfan Tryweryn North Wales, Fron-goch, Bala LL23 7NU
At around an hour’s drive from all three of our Haven holiday parks in the area, The National White Water Centre is a little bit of a journey, but if you're seeking an adrenaline rush, then Bala is the place to be. You can enjoy thrilling white-water rafting or kayaking adventures in the heart of the stunning national park.