Groups North Wales

Telephone: 01492 531 731

Attractions

For a small place, North Wales has a big list of attractions.

Take a gentle trip on a horse-drawn canal boat, or journey deep underground at Llechwedd.

Head to the Great Orme and travel on board the UK’s only cable hauled public road tramway or get acquainted on a narrow gauge steam train.

Whatever you choose to do, it’s easy to see what makes North Wales so… well, attractive.

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Gardens North Wales

Phone: 01492 531731

Email:
croeso@nwt.co.uk
Website:
www.gardensnorthwales.co.uk

North Wales is famous for its gardens.  Visit during spring, summer and autumn,  There is always something on show whilst some gardens contain plants rarely seen elsewhere in the British Isles.  The majority of gardens are open to visitor's right through until autumn (some into winter).

Please see website for a comprehensive list of gardens and their individual opening times.

Special Events:
Festival of Gardens 27th May - 11th June 2017

Surf Snowdonia

Contact: Group Desk

Address:
Conway Road
Dolgarrog
LL32 8QE


Phone: 01492 353123

Email:
bookings@surfsnowdonia.co.uk
Website:
www.surfsnowdonia.co.uk

A Unique destination with something for everyone.

The world's first inland surfing lagoon, the size of 6 football pitches, suitable for all abilities form beginners to pro.

Crash & Splash activity lagoon, water obstacle course and blobbing!

Kids indoor soft play and coffee shop.  Bar and restaurant.

Wooden camping pods, sauna and hot tubs.

Surf shop - clothing, wetsuits, boards, merchandise

Surf Academy lessons, clubs and courses

Canoeing, gorge walking, SUP and outdoor adventure play!

Dates Open:
Open 7 days a week

Opening Times:
Please see website

Net Group Rates:
Please see website

Zip World

Contact: Group Enquiries

Phone: 01248 601444

Email:
info@zipworld.co.uk
Website:
www.zipworld.co.uk

EXPERIENCE ADVENTURE WITH ZIP WORLD! You will find a range of uniquely exhilarating adventure activities in 3 stunning locations.

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda: Home to Velocity, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. New for 2017, 'The Adventure Terminal'; Restaurant, coffee shop, bar & conference facilities, junior zip lines and indoor play area and electric car charging points.

Zip World Fforest, Betws y Coed: Enjoy a journey through the canopy of the trees on Zip Safari or bounce and explore on Treetop Nets.  Free fall on Plummet or soar over the tree tops on Skyride.  The Junior Tree Trail will also keep any little adventures busy! New for 2017, Zip World Fforest Coaster. And relax, re fuel and watch the action from Zip World Fforest Caffi.

Zip World Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog: Includes and adventure experience for almost everyone, from the first 4 person zip line in Europe to the unique, all weather underground adventures that are Bounce Below, Junior Bounce and Zip World Caverns. 

Dates Open:
Please see website

Opening Times:
Please see website

Net Group Rates:
Please see website

Snowdonia Pass

Contact: Jana Jones

Address:
Y Ffor
Pwllheli
Gwynedd
LL53 6PG


Email:
post@snowdoniapass.co.uk
Website:
www.snowdoniapass.co.uk

Your ticket to great savings in Snowdonia!

If you love North Wales and you love saving money, you'll love Snowdonia Pass!

For just £5, enjoy fantastic savings at dozens of participating attractions, activity providers, restaurants, cafes, shops and accommodation providers.

Attractions of Snowdonia

Contact: Jana Jones

Address:
Y Ffor
Gwynedd
LL53 6PG

Phone: 01766 810715

Email:
info@attractionsofsnowdonia.com
Website:
www.attractionsofsnowdonia.com

Set against a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty, explore medieval castles and elegant parks & gardens.  Visit galleries & museums, learn about myths & legends or go deep underground to discover our mining past.  Take a train journey through the mountains or get active outdoors in Snowdonia National Park.

Dates Open:
Please see website

Opening Times:
Please see website

Net Group Rates:
Please see website

Centre for Alternative Technology

Contact: Becky Bambry

Address:
Llwyngwern Quarry
Machynlleth
SY20 9AZ

Phone: 01654 704973

Email:
accommodation@cat.org.uk
Website:
www.cat.org.uk

The Centre for Alternative Technology is a 7-acre visitor centre with organic gardens, renewable energy and green building displays, peaceful woodland trails and one of the world's steepest cliff railways.  Accommodation is available for up to 48 people in an award-winning eco-centre with on-site catering.  Group tours and workshops available.

Group accommodation, meeting rooms and lecture theatre available.

We can also offer tours, talks and workshops to visiting groups by arrangement.

Special Events:
Kids' activities and guided tours throughout the school holidays Dates Open:
Open all year except 19th December to 8th January

Opening Times:
Summer (1st April to 30th October) 10am to 5pm
Winter (31st Oct to 31st March) 10am to 4pm

Net Group Rates:
Adults £7.50
Children £3.60
Seniors £6.50

Prices apply for groups over 10

King Arthur's Labyrinth

Contact: Hannah Quincey

Address:
Corris Craft Centre
Corris
Machynlleth
Powys
SY20 9RF

Phone: 01654 761584

Email:
reception@kingarthurslabyrinth.co.uk
Website:
www.kingarthurslabyrinth.co.uk

Come and celebrate the Year of Welsh Legends 2017!  Sail by underground boat, through the veil of a magical waterfall and into the mysterious Labyrinth awash with ancient Welsh legends.  Against a backdrop of vast caverns and winding tunnels you will hear tales of dragons, giants and King Arthur with dramatic scenery, lighting and sound.

Dates Open:
Daily until Monday 31st October 2016 and then Saturday 1st April 2017 to Sunday 5th November 2017

Opening Times:
10am to 5pm (last boat sails)

Net Group Rates:
Adults £8
Children £5.35
Seniors £7

Prices apply for groups over 15

Llangollen Horsedrawn Boat Centre

Contact: Group Line

Address:
The Wharf
Llangollen
Denbighshire
LL20 8TA

Phone: 01978 860 702

Email:
enquiries@horsedrawnboats.co.uk
Website:
http://www.horsedrawnboats.co.uk

Boat trips along the Dee Valley World Heritage site

Horsedrawn Boat Trips - Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a horsedrawn boat trip on the upper reaches of the Llangollen Canal, pulled by one of our gorgeous heavy horses. Boats are covered for all weather trips. 2 hour and 45 minute trips are available.

Aqueduct Cruises - A 2 hour cruise on our fully weather-proofed, centrally heated boat over the mighty Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a World Heritage site.  Full commentary with bar and snacks available.

Dates Open:
Mid Mar - end Oct.
Oct - Mar (weekends only) 9am - 5pm.
Summer 10.00am - 4.30pm.

Opening Times:
Please see website for details

Net Group Rates:
Please see website for details

The Welsh Mountain Zoo

Contact: Group Department

Address:
Flagstaff Estate
Old Highway
Colwyn Bay
LL28 5UY

Phone: 01492 532 938

Email:
info@welshmountainzoo.org
Website:
http://www.welshmountainzoo.org

Go Wild in Wales for a great day out in a friendly caring conservation zoo in lovely garden surroundings.

Spend a perfect day at the National Zoo of Wales in the company of rare and endangered animals from around the world including tigers, monkeys and sea lions. 

Special Events:
See website for details Dates Open:
All year except Christmas Day

Opening Times:
Apr – Oct: 9.30am – 6pm, last admission before 5pm
Nov – Mar: 9.30am – 5pm, last admission before 4pm

Net Group Rates:
Adults: £10;
Child/OAP £7.15;
Prices apply for groups of 15+

Bodnant Garden

Contact: Ann Smith

Address:
Tal-y-Cafn,
Nr. Colwyn Bay,
Conwy
LL28 5RE

Phone: 01492 650 460
Fax: 01492 560 448

Email:
bodnantgarden@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website:
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden

80 acres of magnificent Garden with expansive lawns and intimate corners, delightful terraces and awe-inspiring plant collections giving continually changing displays of colour.

Impressive Italianate Terraces with Victorian brick paths, curved steps, ponds and Pergola contrast with the informal Dell where plants grow beneath towering 200-year-old trees alongside the river.

Special Events:
See website for details Dates Open:
1st Jan to 31st December (closed 24th, 25th and 26th December).

Opening Times:
Please check website for details

Net Group Rates:
Prices apply for groups over 15; please check the website for further information.

Welsh Highland Railway

Contact: Samantha Hughes

Address:
St Helens Road
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL55 2YD

Phone: 01766 516 024

Email:
groups@festrail.co.uk
Website:
http://www.festrail.co.uk

This spectacular railway runs for 25 miles from coast to coast across the foothills of Snowdon – between Caernarfon on the banks of the Menai Strait and Porthmadog in Cardigan Bay.

On-train refreshments enable for groups (pre-booked) morning coffee, a light lunch or afternoon tea to be included in your itinerary.

A one-way trip takes two and a half hours with shorter journeys available.

Special Events:
Real Ale Festival May, Enthusiast Event September, Santa trains, Dec. Please see website for details. Dates Open:
April to end Oct plus selected days during the winter period. See website for details.

Opening Times:
April - Oct please check for details of winter services and see timetable for details of train times.

Net Group Rates:
Please check website for details - prices apply to groups of 20+

Ffestiniog Railway

Contact: Samantha Hughes

Address:
Harbour Station
Porthmadog
Gwynedd
LL49 9NF

Phone: 0176 516 024
Fax: 0176 516 005

Email:
groups@festrail.co.uk
Website:
http://www.festrail.co.uk

Our narrow-gauge steam trains have climbed through the beautiful Vale of Ffestiniog between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog for 150 years – yet have modern, comfortable carriages with light refreshments and on-train toilets for convenience.

The scenic railway is ideal as part of a circular coach tour of Snowdonia with oneway trips (taking around 75 minutes) available from either end of the railway.

Nearest Railway Station: Porthmadog 0.5 miles, Blaenau Ffestiniog 0 miles.

Driver incentive.

Special Events:
May Bank Holiday April - May, Vintage Weekend October, Santa Trains December. Dates Open:
Daily, April to October plus selected days during the winter. See timetable for full details.

Opening Times:
Trains run most weeks in winter. See timetable for details of services.

Net Group Rates:
Please check website for group rates.

The Great Orme Tramway

Contact: Lisa Madden

Address:
Victoria Station,
Church Walks,
Llandudno
LL30 2NB

Phone: 01492 577 877

Email:
tramwayenquiries@conwy.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.greatormetramway.co.uk

Delighting visitors since 1902, the tramway is a unique attraction for all ages.  Climb aboard one of our beautifully restored tramcars and begin your ascent through the winding roads of the Great Orme to the summit.

At the Halfway Station you can observe the powerful funicular railway system in action.

Jump onto another beautifully restored tramcar to complete your journey to the summit, where you can sit and relax while taking in the splendid views of North Wales and beyond!

Dates Open:
Open late March to late October 7 days a week

Opening Times:
10am - 6pm (closes 5pm March and October)

Net Group Rates:
Special discounts for families and groups

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Contact: Sharon O'Donovon

Address:
Blaenau Ffestiniog,
Gwynedd,
LL41 3NB

Phone: 01766 830 306
Fax: 01766 831 260

Email:
bookings@llechwedd.co.uk
Website:
www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk

High above and deep below the mountains of Snowdonia we want to share our amazing story - the new DEEP MINE tour and the spectacular QUARRY EXPLORER tell the story of the brave men who mined the precious slate.

Take your group 500ft underground on Britain's steepest cable railway where our friendly local guides, dressed in Victorian miners' costume take you on an unforgettable journey through chambers which were literally dug out by hand!  The QUARRY EXPLORER takes you high into the mountains on a 4x4 truck right into the heart of our amazing landscape.

We have reinvented the DEEP MINE tour using spectacular lighting, projection and the very latest in augmented reality technology using ipads as windows into the past.  You get to have a go at drilling Victorian style and even set off an explosion!

Special Events:
Please see website for details Dates Open:
All year except Christmas Day

Opening Times:
9.30am - 5.30pm last tours at 4.30pm

Net Group Rates:
Deep Mine Tour/Quarry Explorer:
£20.00 pp/tour
£15.00 pp for families of three or more including one child/tour
Special ticket for both tours £25.00 pp

Groups:
10+ £12.50 pp or both tours £22.00

Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens

Contact: Anthony Tavernor

Address:
Cadnant Road
Menai Bridge
Isle of Anglesey,
LL59 5NH

Phone: 01248 717174 or 01248 717007

Email:
plascadnantgardens@gmail.com
Website:
www.plascadnantgardens.co.uk

Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens - rapidly becoming the 'must see' garden in North Wales.  Newly restored areas for 2017.  The gardens were derelict but are now spectacular right through to October.  Spring displays; Bluebells; summer and autumn colour.  

Tea Room serves light lunches from 12 noon.  Some areas not accessible for those with mobility constraints. 

Pre-book for coaches, please allow 2 hours/half day for visit.  Coach access with drop off and parking.  Meet and greet all groups.  Private groups welcome.

Special Events:
See website for details Dates Open:
4 days/week for most of the season. See website for more details.

Opening Times:
Open April to end October - Wednesday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons, 2-5pm.
Also, Thursday afternoons in July and August.
Group visits (pre-booking essential) very welcome.
We offer a range of packages.

Net Group Rates:
Adults £6.00,
Children £2.00
Prices apply for groups over 30

Llangollen Railway

Contact: Group Department

Address:
The Station
Abbey Road
Llangollen
LL20 8SN

Phone: 01978 860979
Fax: 01978 869247

Email:
info@llangollen-railway.co.uk
Website:
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

Travel on our newly extended line through the picturesque Dee Valley to the town of Corwen.  The 10 mile length of track travels through some of the most stunning scenery North Wales has to offer.

There are great discounts offered to groups who pre-book, prices start from £6.50 for a single journey, there is also the option to add on a Cream Tea to enjoy while you pass along the picturesque line.

Special Events:
Please see website for details Dates Open:
Every day May to September

Opening Times:
10am - 5pm

Net Group Rates:
Apply for groups 10+
Further reductions for over 35+
Adults from £6.50
Children from £4.00
OAP from £6.50

Bodnant Welsh Food

Contact: Group Enquiries

Address:
Furnace Farm
Tal y Cafn
Conwy
LL28 5RP

Phone: 01492 651100

Email:
customerservice@bodnant-welshfood.co.uk
Website:
www.bodnant-welshfood.co.uk

The ideal refreshment point featuring on-site dairy, butchers and baking produce, sumptuous cheese, ice-cream, bread, cheese and innovative meat products. Full menu to light snacks available all with a unique Welsh taste.

A fully stocked farm shop completes the ideal short or long stay.

Accommodation is available for small groups of up to 9 people.

Special Events:
Please see website Dates Open:
All Year

Opening Times:
Please see website. Driver incentives.

Offa’s Dyke Path

Phone: 01597 829580

Email:
odpnt@powys.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk

Take a walk on one of Wales’ national treasures. This iconic route runs for 177 miles through the breathtaking borderlands of Wales and England. For over half of its length it follows the Dyke (Britain’s longest ancient monument) constructed in the 8th century for
King Offa.

Experience the fresh air and freedom.

Be inspired by the stunning views of Snowdonia, the Clwydian Range and the Dee Valley. Soak up the history of ancient hill-forts, castles and abbeys.

Walk for an hour, a day, a week... the choice is yours.

Dates Open:
All Year

Net Group Rates:
Free

Fun Tours Wales

Contact: Tours North Wales

Phone: 07582 093582

Email:
funtourswales@hotmail.com
Website:
http://www.funtoursnorthwales.co.uk

Top quality Blue Badge Tour Guide for Wales. Coach tours from 8 to 45,or speciality tours such as gardens, local food and drink, medieval and Victorian castles and stately homes. Top quality service with prices to meet your budget.

Dates Open:
All year

National Slate Museum

Contact: Group Department

Address:
Llanebris
Gwynedd
LL55 4TY

Phone: 02920 573700

Email:
slate@musuemwales.ac.uk
Website:
www.museumwales.ac.uk

Situated under towering slate mountains in the Victorian engineering workshops of Dinorwig Slate Quarry, this living, working museum tells the story of North Wales’ slate industry.

Enjoy a stunning introductory film show, daily slate-splitting demonstrations, giant waterwheel – the largest in mainland Britain, exhibitions and events throughout the year.

The Workshops and Buildings are designed as though quarrymen and engineers have just put down their tools and left the courtyard for home giving you a real insight into quarry life.

Special Events:
Please see website for details Dates Open:
All Year

Opening Times:
Easter - Oct daily 10am - 5pm
Nov - Mar: Sun - Fri 10am - 4pm.
Last admission 1 hour before closing

Net Group Rates:
Free admission

Bodelwyddan Castle and Park

Contact: Michelle Oatway

Address:
Bodelwyddan
Denbighshire
LL18 5YA

Phone: 01745 584060

Email:
enquiries@bodelwyddan-castle.co.uk
Website:
http://www.bodelwyddan-castle.co.uk

Bodelwyddan Castle is a unique and prestigious heritage venue.  With over 600 years of history, the historic house today is a museum and Welsh home of the National Portrait Gallery.

The extensive Country Park features fascinating First World War trenches, gardens and beautiful woodland.  Our hands-on galleries, year-round events and activities for children make us a favorite family friendly attraction too.

Access - Guided tours; trained VIP guides and tactile resources; BSL multimedia guide; induction loop free WiFi; disabled coach drop-off zone.

Driver Incentives - Complimentary ticket; meal voucher; free familiarization pass; free parking; easy access from A55.

Special Events:
Please see website for details Net Group Rates:
Please see website

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