Zip World – Sky High Fun in North Wales – Part 1

Zip World – Sky High Fun in North Wales – Part 1

Say what you wish about Wales, but underutilizing their rousing natural landscapes is not something they can be blamed for. Encouraging cave diving and creating underground adventures out of the cavernous holes left in its hillsides is one thing, but what of the great mountains. Well other than the ability for tourists to travel up Snowdon at their own pace, thrill seekers have managed to create a series of exhilarating new experiences in a place known for great highs and great lows – zip lines. Enter Zip World, situated in North Wales, this place has very rapidly become the haven and hub for zip line lovers in the whole of Europe if not further. Using the Welsh terrain to their advantage, the crew at Zip World have managed to create three unique adventures that can be enjoyed by young children and adults alike.

The first is the forest in Conway Valley. Set amongst a dense woodland backdrop is a slew of exciting and energetic activities that kids will love. Here in the midst of the tall trees and the bark covered ground is a terrific roller coaster hidden amongst the foliage. Jump aboard to take many twists and turns around the forest in toboggan style carts that are perfect for parents and children to ride together. This irregular but scream worthy ride blends fast pace coasting with terrific views and an unprecedented proximity to nature that other coasters simply cannot compete with. But of course, you don’t come to zip world for the roller coasters, and the Fforest adventure does not disappoint.

High above the ground a stream of bodies whiz by in all directions as they work there way through a course of 22 zip lines. Moving from platform to platform and with several rope bridges along the way, guests are invited to clip onto the line that extends over half a kilometer and work their way through. Working at your own pace you will steadily descend lower zip after zip as you progress through the treetops. However for safety reasons there are age and height restrictions to take into account, but little ones also have an option to keep them entertained.

The Treetop Nets are exactly that, a string of interwoven nets set 18 metres above ground waiting to be wandered through. Here manageable inclines and declines make for a fun and often wobbly walk. Pathways eventually lead to open areas where you can take in the open-air surroundings and appreciate the view of down below as you perch above the woods. To mix things up there are also a handful of giant soft balls to bounce and play with up here, meaning even more games can ensue. Back on the ground giant rubber rings make for a fun way to get back downhill. Sit in one of these and slide your way down the hill as many times as you like. This area is ideal for kids from age six all the way to thirteen.