As a family we are very active, we do not let a little thing like the weather stop us from getting out on our adventures. Currently we have been taking on adventure Saturday, which involves finding new experiences to do each weekend.
To ensure we keep warm for these adventures we all layer up, recently I have added several Saltrock microfleeces to my wardrobe in order to have that little extra comfort! As we are based in Wales we often have several season of weather in a day, from complete whiteouts to sunny blue skies, with the general weather very often starting as drizzly and grey but by lunch time be glorious. So it is important to be prepare for them all when setting off!
We have been focusing on North Wales over the last month and here are my top picks for entertaining yourselves!
Coed Y Brenin
This forest park is actually a dedicated mountain bike trail centre, however there are a few walking trials to challenge you, along with numerous Geocaching opportunities, out favourite walk here is the red waterfall trail, be warned its not an easy route. At approximately 4.5 miles it takes us a good couple of hours to complete and eat some well earned cake in the cafe at the end. The boys remain captivated by the natural beauty and the fun in finding caches. You do have to pay for parking but its reasonable for the day stay.
Greenwood Forest Park
Another of our favorites is Greenwood, there are several rides for the boys to enjoy, we recently went there to check out there all new Solar Splash which the boys (and the Mrs) thoroughly enjoyed, they also have a roller coaster which is another of their firm favourites! The thing I like most is the den building in the forest, it’s so much fun to work as a family to create a suitable Bear Grylls style pad! During peak time for a family of four it costs just over £60 for entry, which isn’t to bad as it is a full days worth of entertainment!
Adventure Trail Abergele
We had great fun on this Trail, when we got there in the car I must admit I was a little dubious as the place did not look very big, however after entering the park there are numerous games to place in the initial area from there you can happily walk around the trail, where you have different obstacles for the boys to overcome along with swings and a play park. It took us around three hours to complete the trail but you are free to roam for however long you wish, entry during peak times is £24 for a family of four.
We are still exploring the area and I am sure there is a lot more that North Wales has to offer!