North Wales’s adventure businesses have combined to offer a regional “passport” for adrenaline junkies with visitors getting a stamp at each destination in a range of adventure acitivities throughout North Wales. Activities include recent innovations like the world’s biggest zip line and the largest underground trampoline on the planet alongside traditonal activity hubs including Plas y Brenin. Those who successfully complete all eight of the challenges will get to ride the waves for free at Surf Snowdonia, a multi-million pound inland surfing attraction when it opens next year at the former Dolgarrog Aluminium site in the Conwy Valley.
Plas y Brenin is amongst the businesses signed up to the new adventure passport
Phil Scott of Adventure Map, who came up with the idea, said: “In the last year, North Wales has become a haven for families that want their days to be packed with adrenaline and action. “The Adventure Passport is the result of time spent working with a range of local partners to establish a holiday offering that is based on stimulating the mind and leaving families feeling exhilarated and with memories that will last for a lifetime.”
Outdoor activity tourism now supports more than 8,000 Welsh jobs, and is said by the Welsh Government to be worth £481m to the Welsh economy.
The sector makes a 10% contribution to the Welsh tourism economy as a whole.
The attractions included on the passport are: Anglesey Adventures in Holyhead, Beacon Climbing Centre in Caernarfon, Surf-Lines in Llanberis, Tree Top Adventure in Betws-y-Coed, RibRide in Anglesey, Zip World in Bethesda and Blaenau Ffestiniog, Plas y Brenin in Capel Curig, and the National White Water Centre in Bala.