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GreenWood Forest Park

(North Wales Attractions)

         
Y Felinheli Gwynedd Wales
Description : 

A visit to GreenWood Forest Park will give you and your family a day out like no other.

Set in 17 acres of woodland there's eco-fun for all ages and an adventure at the end of every leafy trail!


Take a ride on our eco-friendly Green Dragon Rollercoaster and zoom down our 70m sledge run - the longest in Wales. Embark on a Jungle Boat Adventure before bouncing along to the big, bouncy Giant Jumper. Explore the timber turrets of TreeTop Towers, conquer the Crocodile Maze, and take a ride on Moon Karts. For something a bit more therapeutic, take off your shoes and walk barefoot over leaves, pebbles, bark and sand at Wales's first BareFoot Trail.

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If you have any energy left, take up a challenge: aim for gold at Archery, where you can pick up a traditional Welsh Longbow. Build your own Den, or have a go at Stilt walking.

Head inside to the Medieval-style Great Hall, where you'll find an extensive 'hands-on' exhibition about the World of Trees. Watch honey bees at work in their hive, feel the heat of the desert and experience the force of a sandstorm - all in complete safety.

Fancy a break? Visit the Conservatory Cafe for tasty hot and cold meals and a great selection of Fairtrade and Red Tractor marked products. If you can't bear to leave the Park, then why not grab a bite from one of our Snack bars? For some retail therapy, take a look in our Gift Shops where you'll find Welsh craftwork, a range of recycled giftware and some great GreenWood souvenirs.

Prepare to be dazzled in the Forest Theatre, where you'll find extraordinary entertainment during the school holidays. Howard the Magician will keep you on the edge of your seats, while Ricardo the Pirate will stupefy with his swashbuckling tricks! Elsewhere, find a variety of crafts to keep little hands busy - make Rag Rugs, Monstrous Masks and Vegetable Pets.


GreenWood Forest Park

(North Wales Outdoor Pursuits)

         
Y Felinheli Gwynedd Wales
Description : 

A visit to GreenWood Forest Park will give you and your family a day out like no other.

Set in 17 acres of woodland there's eco-fun for all ages and an adventure at the end of every leafy trail!


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Gwesty Maes y Neuadd Hotel

(North Wales Accommodation)

         
Talsarnau Gwynedd Wales
Description : 

Maes-y-Neuadd Country House, AA red stars in Snowdonia. Wales, hotels in scenic settings.


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Holyhead Maritime Museum

(North Wales Museums and Arts)

         
Holyhead Anglesey Wales
Description : 

The museum is a fascinating experience for the whole family. Step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales (circa. 1858), which houses a wonderful collection of exhibits that tells the fascinating maritime history of Holyhead.


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Holyhead Maritime Museum

(North Wales Attractions)

         
Holyhead Anglesey Wales
Description : 

The museum is a fascinating experience for the whole family. Step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales (circa. 1858), which houses a wonderful collection of exhibits that tells the fascinating maritime history of Holyhead.


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Featured Attraction


Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to www.heightsofabraham.com for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events: www.heightsofabraham.com

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