Looking for somewhere to take the kids this October half term? Zip World (zipworld.co.uk) has 11 adventures across three sites in the stunning area of Snowdonia. Easy to get to, treat your family to an adrenaline day like no other and with a mixture of underground and overground activities, you can have fun whatever the weather!
ABOUT ZIP WORLD
- Zip World is home to 11 breathtaking adventures: Bounce Below, Velocity, Titan, Junior Bounce, Caverns, Zip Safari, Junior Tree Trail, Plummet, Skyride, Velocity Quarry Tour and Treetop Nets.
- The adventures are located across three stunning sites, with a range of adventures at each.
- Zip World is within two hours drive time of Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Wrexham, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford, Blackburn, Preston, Bangor and Aberystwyth.
- It has adventures suitable for everyone from three years and up.
- The destination offers a mixture of indoor and outdoor-based adventures so you can have a day of fun, whatever the weather.
Highest in the world – TREETOP NETS: Put down the iPads and step away from the screen for a NEW experience. Children and adults will have an unforgettable time bouncing, running and jumping along giant trampoline nets, walkways, slides and tunnels high in the sky suspended in the trees.
COST: £12.50 – ages 3-4, £20 – 5+
Largest in Europe and first four person – TITAN: Fancy flying through the air with three of your friends or family? Experience Titan, the largest zipline in Europe and the very first 4-person! Thrill seekers travel 2,000m with spectacular, dizzying views over Blaenau Ffestiniog.
COST: £50 – summer single, £180 – summer group of 4
Fastest in the world and longest in Europe – VELOCITY: The ultimate adventure. Velocity is the longest zipline in Europe and the fastest in the world – reaching speeds of well over 100mph.
COST: £60 – single rider, £220 – 2 adults and 2 under 16s, £260 – 2 adults and 3 under 16s
New ending coming soon – CAVERNS: Experience the greatest underground adventure with an exhilarating journey into deep underground caverns that were inaccessible for nearly 200 years! Embrace the thrill as you speed along zip lines, navigate rope bridges, and explore tunnels.
COST: £60 – single, £220 – group of 4
BOUNCE BELOW: Step into a unique, thrilling, underground world of high tech bounce energy. Boasting new industrial metal slides, and layers upon layers of new ultra bouncy trampoline nets, it is set to be double the fun and triple the speed, expanding into previously undiscovered sections of the caverns.
COST: £25 – single, £5 – spectator
ZIP SAFARI: Calling all explorers! Get a whole new view of the world. Navigate your way through the intricate canopy of trees using 23 zip lines and six other rope course elements, including toe-tingling rope bridges, all set in a spectacular forest environment.
COST: £40 – single, £140 – group of 4
JUNIOR BOUNCE: Looking for the ultimate all-weather adventure to keep the kids entertained and active? Energetic 3-6 year-olds (and big kids) will have the time of their lives, running, sliding and climbing their way around underground caverns via bouncy nets linked by tunnels, walkways and slides.
COST: £12.50 – single child £5 – accompanying adult
JUNIOR TREE TRIAL: Young dare devils, aged four to eight, will love the Junior Tree Trail in the Fforest in Betwys Y Coe. The high-level adventure rope course includes mini challenges for little adventurers such as the grizzly bear crossing, squirrel hideaway, buzzard beam and the flying fox zip line.
COST: £12.50 – single
FFOREST PLUMMET: Not one for the faint hearted! Towering over 31m (100ft) is Plummet Tower, home to the worlds’ highest Powerfan tree parachute simulator. Once you have climbed your way up to the dizzying heights of the tower summit, take a deep breath and make the leap! The revolutionary Powerfan technology ensures a gentle landing for the journey down to earth.
COST: £10 – single (only bookable on the day)
SKYRIDE: Ready for a stomach flipping, high speed experience? Skyride is Europe’s highest and first 5-seat giant swing. You will be hoisted over 80ft high into the air with a magnificent view of the stunning Conwy Valley – just make sure you nominate the bravest member of the group in advance to pull the release switch!
COSTS: £10 – single
VELOCITY QUARRY TOUR: The Velocity Quarry Tour, led by experienced and knowledgeable guides, will give the stunning Penrhyn Quarry new meaning as you begin to soak up the history of the age old location. As well as the unbeatable views that reach all the way to Ireland (on a clear day), you will also be able to join in the adventure as you watch riders fly down the mile long zip line before being returned in the former military vehicles back to reception.
COSTS: £10 – single