Sunday, 19 April 2015

Snowdonia Mountain & Coast Trip Day 3 + 4

Wednesday we had the opportunity to go to Beacon Climbing Centre only 10 minutes from our hotel so nice and local. Beacon is an indoor climbing centre which has many walls of many different stages for adults & children to have fun and climb! They attach a harness which can carry 2 Ton for maximum safety.

I was so excited to take Alister because i had previously done some climbing walls back in november and i knew he would love it. We went and climb on the Crazy Climb area which is specifically for ages 5+ these walls are slightly more intriguing because the are all different shapes, designs and colours and of course slightly easier than the normal climbing walls.

Alister was very nervous actually to start with and was easily frustrated at not being able to climb so high at first, but slowly he got the hang of things and started to get higher and higher and was buzzing with adrenaline. He even said about going back again before we had even left!

Like i said above they also have a good choice of adult walls to climb which i rather high and challenging the crazy climb was definitely enough for me thats of sure!

Beacon cater for many different events including birthdays which include party bags and invites and hen & Stag days,School trips and more. Or if you want to just book and go along for an hour session with family or friends. There are many different sessions and all prices are varied to what you want to do and how experienced you are here- Prices.

Upstairs they have a cafe called Caffi Barcud they have a good choice of hot and cold food and local coffee to! There is lots of seating and its very spacious, if your wanting to just take the kids you can sit and watch them from the balcony which is really nice.
There is also a toddler area and climbing walls for the younger children that are not quite big enough for the Crazy Climb. Violet loved it and enjoyed climbing the giant elephant in the middle of the

We all throughly enjoyed Beacon Climbing centre thanks for having us!

We were supposed to head to a lovely historic railway called Talylln Railway but sadly we just couldn't make the 2 hour journey. Talylln is a preserved railway set in mid Wales, they have many vintage trains to look at and even ride on and if your a Thomas the Tank Engine fan they also have a few! Its a great family day out for forest walks and beautiful views. Or if your more interested in the history of Wales they have a Museum to and for refreshments there is a little Tea room.

Thursday was our last day before we set home we packed up our stuff after breakfast and headed to Coed Y Brenin which is a huge national resources forest park, you pay to park but can use all their trails and activities. They had many trails to follow either by foot or by mountain bike which you can hire from there own bike hire shop on the site.

We did the animal trail as we didn't have a seat for Violet to go in. The kids loved it as we had a map and clues to find the animals on the tress as we walked so it kept them very entertained and it was fun for them trying to guess the different types of animals to. This trail was a short trail and only took us no more than 40 mins or so, but there are longer. We popped into the visitor centre and had a good chat with Grace who was really helpful on which trails to take and told us more about the place.

Along the walk there were kids climbing frames and swings to play on which was nice and they were all suited for different ages to.

After our walk we headed to the cafe which was situated upstairs so you overlooked amazing views of forest and trails below. The cafe was really nice good choice of hot and cold food and very reasonable. 
This is such a great place to go for a good activity day out with a picnic for all the family without spending a small fortune!

I just want to say a big thank you to Snowdonia Mountain & Coast for making our trip possible we throughly enjoyed our trip to Wales and our activity week. We will sure return in the near future!

Fancy a read of our first 2 days in Wales? - Snowdonia Mountain & Coast Day 1 + 2

Our Vlog of the trip- 

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