Family Adventure Holiday North Wales
Betws-y-Coed, Clwyd, UK 7 nights from £1,395

Family Adventure Holiday North Wales

Spend quality time together and reconnect as a family with challenging and exhilarating experiences including coasteering, canyoning, whitewater rafting, kayaking and a private island escape.

  • 1 day canyoning
  • 0.5 day coasteering
  • 0.5 day whitewater rafting
  • 0.5 day kayaking
  • 1 day hiking




Scramble across rocks, get swirled around in the water and climb tough walls as far as you can before crashing back into the waves.



Climb, scramble, jump and splash your way through a beautiful river gorge, abseil down waterfalls and leap from rocks into the river!



Keep a look out for Atlantic seals, Peregrine Falcons and Cormorants as you paddle along the Anglesey coastline, followed by fish and chips on the beach.

Private island retreat

Private island retreat

A real adventure on your very own island surrounded by wildlife where you'll wake up to the sounds of rolling waves and look for Guillemot, Razorbills and Cormorants.


Experience the adventure capital of Europe on this exhilarating family adventure holiday.

With its unique mix of mountains and forests, rivers and coastline, North Wales is an adventurer’s playground – the perfect destination to spend quality time together and have a chance to reconnect. Whatever your age, this UK family adventure holiday is packed with the most challenging and exhilarating experiences on offer.

Pass on your love for travel to your loved ones and truly immerse yourself in local life with a Welsh adventure tour spent in some of North Wales’s top destinations. Challenge yourselves to new experiences each day, with a carefully-crafted bundle of adventures in North Wales.

Need to know

  • Snowdonia National Park

    Boasting mountains and valleys, rivers and coastline, this beautiful region has it all.

  • Adventure specialists

    Designed for families who want fresh challenges in new territories led by local guides.

  • Carefully-crafted adventure bundle

    Canyoning, coasteering, whitewater rafting, kayaking, private island escape, wildlife spotting and more.


  • August 2024 dates coming soon

Adventure video

  • Families
  • Mountain
  • Newcomers
  • Forest
  • All fitness levels


  • 6 nights' hotel accommodation
  • 1 night bothy accommodation on a remote island


The hotel is situated in the picturesque Alpine-style village centre of Betws-Y-Coed, positioning you perfectly for a potter around the pretty streets or taking a wander along the banks of the idyllic River Conwy.

The 'Gateway to Snowdonia' - a magical setting with a distinctly Alpine feel where your adventure begins.

Family rooms

Your rooms in Betws-Y-Coed and Trearddur Bay will be allocated to suit your family and may comprise double, twin or family rooms. The bothy on the island is one room.

Locally-sourced food

Accommodation and catering partners have been carefully selected based on their commitment to sourcing local produce, organically produced wherever possible.

Kit list

Equipment for all activities is provided however here's the list of what you need to bring:

  • Swimwear – to wear under the wetsuits provided
  • Towel – to dry off after the water activities
  • Trainers – these are to wear when when canyoning and coasteering so will get very wet
  • Waterproof clothing – even if the forecast looks good, the weather can be very changeable in the mountains
  • Warm layers – even in summer the mountains and the coast can be chilly
  • Comfortable daypack – to carry snacks, hydration and spare clothes when hiking



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  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

  • Transfers

Meeting point


Getting there

  • By air

    The closest international airports are Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport. It is approximately a 1 hour 40 minute taxi transfer from Liverpool John Lennon Airport or 2 hour 10 minute transfer from Manchester Airport to the tour start point in Betws-y-Coed or alternatively travel by rail to Betws-Y-Coed. It is approximately a 2 hour taxi transfer to either airport from the tour end point in Betws-y-Coed or alternatively travel by rail from Bangor.

  • By rail

    The tour start point is in Betws-y-Coed which has its own station. From Wrexham Station, it is a 1 hour taxi transfer to the tour start point in Bala or alternatively travel by bus from Wrexham via Arriva X94. From the tour end point in Betws-y-Coed, there’s a train station walking distance from your hotel. Bangor Station is a 45 minute taxi transfer from Betws-y-Coed or alternatively travel by bus from Betws-y-Coed.

  • By road

    The tour start point in Betws-y-Coed is located on the A470, and less than 1.5 hours from M56 and M54 motorways. The tour end point in Trearddur Bay is located less than 30 minutes from the A5, and less than 1.5 hours from the M56 and less than 3 hours from the M54 motorways.

  • Mountain
  • Forest
  • Beach
  • Minibus


  • Day 1 | Check in and welcome

    Arrive in Betws-y-Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia National Park, ready to check in to your hotel from 15:00. Transfers can be arranged ahead of travelling.

    Your welcome meeting will take place before dinner for you and your family. How better to get to know the rest of your group while enjoying locally produced food as you look forward to sharing experiences with other like-minded travellers and watch your family connect with new friends.

  • Day 2 | Canyoning

    Get ready, you’re going canyoning! Climb, scramble, jump and splash your way through the challenging terrain of a hidden river gorge for a truly fun but physically demanding experience. It’s a full day out in a stunning part of North Wales – enjoy the views as together you abseil down waterfalls and leap from rocks into the river below!

    Enjoy a free evening with your family in Betws-Y-Coed, winding down after the physical activity of canyoning.

  • Day 3 | Whitewater rafting

    After a hearty breakfast and a short transfer put on your wetsuit, jump on your raft and head off for a morning of whitewater rafting. The Tryweryn River is a famous dam-release rafting location in Wales. Ride upper Tryweryn’s natural, Welsh mountain whitewater rapids in an adrenaline-fuelled morning!

    Back in Betws-y-Coed you can enjoy the remainder of your afternoon exploring more of the village and the surrounding area. Why not take a walk up to Llyn Elsi or peruse the village gift shops before you enjoy a free evening.

  • Day 4 | Private island retreat

    Pack your bags, you’re going on a real adventure! Your family adventure tour continues with the next two days spent on a remote private island. Take a short transfer to the coastal hop-off point for the island where you’ll board a RIB boat to take you over to your private island retreat.

    Enjoy the fresh sea breeze as you cross the water to arrive on your very own island. Spend the afternoon exploring this incredible wildlife haven before settling down for the night with a hearty dinner in the small bothy-style cottage.

  • Day 5 | Island wildlife spotting

    Wake up to the peaceful sounds of rolling waves, enjoy a wholesome breakfast and take a stroll around the island. A wildlife lover’s dream; the remote island is home to thousands of nesting birds including Guillemot, Razorbills and Cormorants, as well as the rare Chough. There is also a unique population of black rabbits on the island, believed to have been bought over from France many years ago! Venture down to the island’s lower shores where seals can be spotted lounging on the rocks and bobbing around in the ocean.

    It’s now time to leave the wildlife idyll and hop aboard the RIB boat and head back to the mainland. Here you can enjoy some free time to spend in the bustling coastal town before departing for the next location, Trearddur Bay, with its charming seaside hotel. Time to appreciate the luxury of a hot shower and a comfy bed!

  • Day 6 | Kayaking

    After a tasty breakfast, it’s time to pop your wetsuit on and take to the water – this time by kayak! Kayak, meaning ‘man boat’, were boats originally used for hunting. Now they are repurposed as one of the best ways to explore the coast and appreciate wildlife up close.

    As you paddle along the stunning and varied Anglesey coastline, keep an eye out for the resident Atlantic seal population. Peregrine Falcons, Cormorants and Shags are also common sights.

    After your morning activities, you can take the afternoon at your own leisure. Take a walk around the town or grab some fish and chips to eat on the beach.

This beautiful sandy beach on the north west coast of Anglesey is the ultimate destination for your family adventure.
  • Day 7 | Coasteering

    Enjoy a free morning to relax and explore the shops and cafes of Trearddur Bay. Take a walk along the sandy beach or visit a nearby attraction such as South Stack RSPB.

    This afternoon get ready to jump, climb, scramble and swim your way along the coastline of Anglesey! Coasteering combines the best of rock and water-based activities, and North Wales offers one of the best coasteering experiences you can find. Scramble across rocks, get swirled around in the water and climb tough walls as far as you can before crashing back into the waves.

    It’s a truly exhilarating experience and a fantastic way for you to get up close and personal with the rocky Welsh coast for your final day of adventure.

  • Day 8 | Check out

    It’s the last morning of your family adventure holiday, so it’s time to pack your case and look back on the great week of new adventures and memories you’ll have to take home with your family.

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guides
  • Meals
  • Transfers


  • Full day canyoning
  • Half day coasteering
  • Half day whitewater rafting
  • Half day kayaking
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodation
  • 1 night bothy accommodation on a remote island
  • Breakfast every day and 2 evening meals
  • Professional, local, English-speaking guides
  • Voluntary trail clean in association with Trash Free Trails
  • 1 native tree planted in the woodland

  • Carbon offset
  • Plastic bottle free

Caring for the world as you do

This adventure supports local, independent businesses. Local guides are always used – people who will give you a more authentic experience and share the hidden secrets only local adventurers can bring. And because this is their home, they have a truly active interest in caring for their environment.

The carbon footprint of all trips is measured and reduced to be as low as possible. Any carbon that is yet to be mitigated is off-set through a local tree planting project. One tree exceeds what is needed to offset the emissions of your low carbon adventure holiday. 

Here is a summary of the Sustainability Policy:

Economic responsibility

  • Keeping it local

    Working exclusively with local, independently-owned businesses to ensure your money goes straight into the communities that you're visiting.

  • Fair pay for quality service

    Treating partners fairly for the high standards of service they deliver to you, whilst still ensuring value for money.

  • Supporting local producers

    Local, independent shops, accommodation, bars and eateries are used and encouraged.

Environmental responsibility

  • Low carbon travel

    Ensuring the carbon footprint of this adventure is offset by planting native broadleaf trees, including oak, ash and birch.

    Responsibility is taken for ensuring the carbon footprint of your travel is offset. By working with the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB, the unavoidable carbon emissions created by travel are offset, but also new, biodiverse woodland areas within the UK are created that will benefit both the planet and the community. Planting native broadleaf trees, including oak, ash and birch, is helping to increase the available natural habitat for the UK’s native wildlife. Species such as bullfinches, beavers, the brimstone butterfly and many more are all benefitting from this.

  • Avoiding single-use plastics

    Reusable aluminium bottles are provided on arrival at your accommodation and packed lunches use more sustainable wrapping such as paper bags or wax paper wrap.

  • Locally sourced food

    Accommodation and catering partners have been carefully selected based on their commitment to sourcing local produce, organically produced wherever possible.

  • Blue Flag Award

    Partnering with one of the first boat tour operators in the UK to be awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Sustainable Boat Tour Operator status.

Social responsibility

  • Small group tours

    The primary concern with tourism in the UK’s wild spaces is to ensure it only has a positive impact on the local communities and culture so for this reason small group trips never exceed 15 guests.

  • Live like a local

    Learning the history and culture of a region plays a big role in your travelling experience – it’s what brings a place to life.

  • Read the landscape

    The historical significance of the area is brought to life by the local guides who help you understand the features of the landscape.

  • Learn the language

    Keeping local languages alive is sacred, so you’re encouraged to learn simple words and phrases during your time on the adventure.

  • Understanding farming culture

    Respecting the countryside code and understanding farming practices are important for visitors to the area.

Adventure promise

Making travel better for everyone

The Adventure Promise is simple and honest. It’s the commitment that this challenge will always do right by you, local communities and the world we live in:

  • Payment Instalments
  • Flexible Booking
  • Low Carbon
  • Low Impact
  • Support Local
  • All Abilities
  • Covid Secure





Price per person (inc deposit)


Enquiries & bookings

If you have any questions or would like to check availability or make a booking, please provide a few details about you, your group size and any preferred dates. A member of the team will then get back to you or you can go ahead and book online.