Wales is a wonderful place to visit if you want to go on a trip with your family, or even your friends. It’s a beautiful place with plenty of varied activities and some beautiful scenery, so whether you want pure relaxation or some excitement in your life, you can find it all here. If you’re planning on visiting Wales soon but you’re not sure where to go or what to do, read on for 13 fun and exciting things to do in Wales.
1. Devil’s Bridge and The Hafod Estate
This is just 12 miles from Aberystwyth. It’s three bridges stacked on top of one another, and the newest one was built in 1901. When you head over, make sure you follow the Falls Nature Trail to the bottom. It’s a climb back up the steps of Jacob’s ladder, but the views are absolutely amazing and you won’t be sorry that you went. Afterwards, you can visit Hafod Estate. This is 200 acres of restored woodlands and 18th century gardens. The walks through the trails and past waterfalls are amazing, and you’ll have an unforgettable experience in some stunning scenery.
2. Try Surf Snowdonia
Here, you can do something called a Crash and Splash course. This course involves things like balance beams, rope bridges, climbing walls, and monkey bars. Participants must try to complete the course without falling into the water – it’s definitely a challenge that many will struggle with! Agility and determination is required for anybody who plans on doing this successfully. At the end, there’s something really special; ‘the blob’. This acts as a huge catapult, and you must aim yourself and launch at the landing zone. It’s not easy, but it’s a lot of fun.
3. Go Bog Snorkelling in Llanwrtyd Wells
You may not already know it, but bog snorkelling championships are regularly held at Llanwrtyd. Last year, more than 150 people swam through a swamp with just a snorkel. The prize? Nothing. They do it for fun! Simply race to the finish line through the bog and enjoy yourself. It’ll be different to anything you do back home.
4. Sleep In A Tent Suspended From Trees in Powys
This is the UK’s first treet tent and has been featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces – so take a look if you’re dubious about going. It’s lightweight hybrid aluminium and a rigging system holds it in place to ensure that you’re safe and secure all night long. The interior design is super smart and can easily accommodate two adults. It also has a log burning stove! There’s a double bed, and there’s a potential for a beautiful view from the side window. Solar electric power means you don’t need to rely on your torch or your phone, and you can even dim the lighting to make it extra cosy. A power socket for gadgets means you don’t need to completely give up your phone for your stay – although you won’t want to be on it much!
5. Go To Tenby For The Day
Tenby is a historical fishing village, and an absolutely stunning one at that. It’s the favourite seaside town of many, and a wonderful piece of the country to visit if you want to relax and go for some great walks. The colourful houses make it a brilliant backdrop for pictures, and the colourful cottages add to its charm. Of course there’s also a beach, so pack your swimming gear and have some fun in the surf. Even if the weather’s not great, you’ll feel super refreshed after a few days in Tenby.
6. Visit Llechwedd Slate Caverns
This is a tour that is all about history and adventure in the heart of Snowdonia. You can enjoy the deep mine tour or the Quarry Explorer tour. The deep mine tour is interactive and uses augmented reality in an underground setting so you can virtually see right into the past! Quarry explorer is an off road adventure where you go right into the man made mountains in a 4×4. Both are exciting endeavours and you should try both if you can.
7. The Silver Mountain Experience
This is a wonderful day out for the whole family where you can have a ton of adventure with guided tours. You’ll think you’re in your very own Welsh fantasy myth.
8. Walk Along Glyndwr’s Way
For many, there’s little more exciting than a good walk. This is a 135 mile national trail that loops through the mid Wales countryside. There are some common routes and some not-so beaten paths to choose from, so you have your pick depending on your preferences and ability level. If you want to do this then it might be a good idea to look for a caravan park near Welshpool so you have a solid base to get back to when you have completed the monster walk!
Visit Zipworld Snowdon
Zipworld in Snowdon is home to the world’s fastest zipline. Imagine making your way down the side of Penrhyn Quarry head first, at a whopping speed of 125 miles per hour. If you’re a bit of an adrenaline fiend, then this could be the activity for you. It’s not for the faint hearted, and there’s even more fun to have at this adventure spot. You could go to World Forest, which is a toboggan ride through the trees, or even Bounce below, which is a place where you can trampoline on trampolines suspended underground within an abandoned mine! Unusual and a lot of fun.
Wales is a beautiful place with plenty to see and do. You won’t be able to do all of this in one trip, of course. It all depends on where you choose to go and what sort of trip you intend on having. However, whether you’re somebody who loves thrills or simply wants to relax on a beautiful walk, there’s something for you here. Which of these 9 exciting things will you do in Wales, and which part are you travelling to? Leave a comment below!