Adventure Holidays in North Wales

Your Guide to Adventure in North Wales

Summer’s bounding head first towards us and Rivercatcher is ready and waiting, with our adventurous arms wide open.

We want to ensure that your time here in North Wales is as epic as possible and no matter the season there are many activities on offer.

Staying at Rivercatcher is already the perfect start. If you’re looking for something fun, exhilarating and mind-blowing (but in a summery way), then you’ve journeyed to the right place. There’s a variety of activities to have a go at, venturing from land to sea and sky. To fit them all in you’ll need a good few summers here, but that’s okay! In fact it’s great! Rivercatcher will be waiting excitedly for your return.


So here are some of Wales’ ample, adrenaline-fuelled adventures:


Perfect for Young Families

Perfect for Families with Teens

Adventures for Couples

Adventures for Groups

Stag and Hen Experiences



Welcome to the Exhilarating World of Adventure Sports

TNR Outdoors

From white water rafting where the untamed River Dee becomes your adrenaline fueled playground to canoeing across spectacular aqueducts. Gorge walking where you can experience the awe-inspiring sights North Wales has hidden away to rock climbing and axe-throwing, TNR Outdoors has it all on our doorstep.

Situated in the centre of bustling Llangollen just a 25 minute drive from Rivercatcher TNR Outdoors offers the full package for anyone seeking a thrill. Don’t forget the archery and rifle shooting, kayaking and body boarding too! If your looking for a fun adventure filled day then look no further.

The perfect place to make memories and it isn’t just a place for daredevil adults – with family deals available for all ages, the whole courageous clan can come and experience, explore and enjoy.

For a true taste of North Wales’ beauty we recommend gorge walking. Descend into a truly lost kingdom full of nature and adventure as you clamber over rocks, jump in to pools and abseil down water falls.

Location: Mile End Mill, Berwyn Road, Llangollen LL20 8AD
Distance: 25 min drive

White Water Rafting

Fun White Water Rafting VISIT THE SITE

Capacity: minimum booking of 4
Price: £40 per person
Min Age: 7+

Archery and Axe Throwing

Archery, Axe-Throwing and Shooting VISIT THE SITE

Capacity: No minimum number
Price: from £15 per person for 30 minutes
Min Age: 7+

Gorge Walking

Gorge Walking VISIT THE SITE

Capacity: minimum 2 persons
Price: £58 for half a day
Min Age: 7+

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing VISIT THE SITE

Capacity: minimum 2 persons
Price: from £58 for half a day
Min Age: 7+

And there’s more including canoeing and kayaking!


Swing, Spring and Soar!

Zip World

Misleadingly no, it’s not a coat zip museum. It’s much better than that. Spread across three locations all within an hours journey – it won’t be long before you’re soaring along Velocity 2, the fastest zip-line in the world (and the longest in Europe) at Penrhyn Quarry, zipping through the air at over 100mph and admiring the beauty of Wales below.

Over at Zip World Fforest, continue to tackle the skies and it’s near neighbours in treetop nets on the fforest-coaster, zip safari and the skyride (a giant swing for you and your friends),to shriek elatedly as you soar from 80ft in the air. If you’d prefer to be as far away from the sky as possible, then you can head over to the Slate Caverns, to bounce around their six gigantic underground nets. Bounce Below is Zip World’s thrilling, springy, underground playground, where you can unleash your inner child (or your actual child, if you’ve brought them along, too). See? There’s a lot to do already, just in Zip World alone. It’s like Disneyland has pulled up its adventure pants and emigrated to a beautiful pocket of Wales.

Velocity 2


Location: Penrhyn Quarry, LL57 4YG
Distance: 43 miles, 1 hour 10 min drive
Age: minimum 10 years
Price: from as little as £65 mid-week



Location: Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0HX
Distance: 28 miles, 45 min drive
Age: minimum 7 years
Price: £10 per person, for up to 5 people

Bounce Below


Location: Slate Caverns, LL41 3NB
Distance: 28.5 miles, 50 min drive
Age: 7 to 12 years plus participating adult. 13 to 17 years plus a spectating adult (1 adult per 7 children)
Price: from £20 per person for an hours experience


One Planet Adventure VISIT THE SITE

Exploring the Forest Trials on Foot or by Bike

One Planet Adventure

If you’d prefer to put your feet to good use rather than let them dangle freely at Zip World, then this is for you. Located in Coed Llandegla Forest, only a thirty minute drive from Rivercatcher, One Planet Adventure is the UK’s leading forest visitor centre. There are four marked footpaths leading you on scenic walks (or adrenaline fuelled trail runs) with distances ranging from 2 miles to 7 miles and a network of mountain bike trails for all abilities. There’s numerous courses available, to advance those biking skills so that you can return, year after year, and laugh manically as you showcase your talents by flying past all the wobbly beginners.

Whether you’re a mountain biker set on conquering the black route trail or looking to spend time with nature, wandering with your family along the Black Grouse walk, then the 
incredible views in all directions at One Planet Adventure will make it all more than worth it.

Location: Coed Llandegla Forest, LL11 3AA.
Distance: Distance: 19 miles, 30 min drive
Black Grouse Walk

Black Grouse Walk VISIT THE SITE

3.5km/2 mile trail, perfect for bird and butterfly spotting. Cost? The best things in life are free (and priceless).

Mountain Biking Course

Core Skills Biking Course VISIT THE SITE

 from £80 per person, on available dates
Bike Hire


 a standard hardtail hire bike (full day): £45. A premium full suspension hire bike (full day): £80.

Original Outdoor VISIT THE SITE

Forage and Feed

Original Outdoor

Learn the skills to live more wild!

Foraging and plant, tree and fungi identification courses for every level – from complete beginner to professional chef or instructor.

All courses delivered by outdoor professionals with years of experience as both foraging consultants and as outdoor skills trainers.

Location: Ruthin, LL15 1UL. Distance: 20 miles, 35 min drive.

For Families

Perfect for Families with Older Children – Single Day Activities

Costal Foraging Walk: – a two hour long introduction to wild foods along North Wales beaches. £45 per person.
Foraging and Wild Foods Course: An introduction to edible plants, fungi and other wild foods in the fields and woodlands of North Wales. £80 per person.

No Really, There Is. There’s More (So Much More)!

What you see above is not at all everything. Not even close.

  • Fauxdegla Shooting Ground – There are a fantastic range of activities going where they can provide you with tuition appropriate to your level of experience, from beginners upwards and will also provide you with all the safety equipment you need. You can also hire a gun at the ground.
  • National White Water Centre – nautical rafting adventures along River Tryweryn’s natural rapids.
  • Llyn Brenig – a reservoir and visitors centre located in Conwy, perfect for fishing, walking, cycling and sailing.
  • Berwyn Mountains Walks – with Rivercatcher situated at the very foot of them and a wide array of walks available (ranging from relaxed and scenic to challenging, but equally as scenic), this is an easily accessible addition to your time here.
  • Bala Adventure and Watersports Centre – the chance to canoe, climb, kayak, mountain-bike, practise archery and develop your camp craft skills lives only a short 15 minute drive away.
  • Go Below Underground Adventures – scrambling through Snowdonia’s underground caves and exploring abandoned mines. Noted as the scariest assault course in the UK by The Sunday Times. Can it get more thrilling than that?.

In fact, because there are just so many exciting experiences and opportunities to harness, a useful tool in planning your perfect trip to Rivercatcher is the Go North Wales itinerary planner. The tourist board website is a great resource, brimming with ideas and activities for you to get stuck into, and a reminder of just how much of Wales there is to try.

And remember, at the end of each muscle stretching, endorphin releasing, cheek wobblingly exhilarating day, Rivercatcher is here to be the calm to your storm with quiet grounds, bubbling rivers, hot tubs, soft beds and long showers, giving you the holiday that you deserve. One (and hopefully many more) that you’ll never, ever forget.

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