GreenWood Family Park (Gelli Gyffwrdd) is nestled beneath the treetops at the foothills of Snowdonia National Park. Consistently voted Best Family Attraction in North Wales, days out don’t get much better than this! Dotted amongst a forest clearing within 27 magical acres, GreenWood Family Park remains a well-kept secret full of family fun and woodland discovery. It’s the very definition of a hidden gem.
An Environmentally Friendly Theme Park
GreenWood Family Park in North Wales is a forest full of family fun and great outdoor adventures. The family park was listed by The Guardian’s ‘Green Travel List’ as one of the 7 top green attractions in the world. Ever since the park opened in 1993, being environmentally friendly has always been their mission.
Attractions at GreenWood Forest Park
It’s no secret that a spot of fresh air and time in the great outdoors is good for the soul. GreenWood Family Park also has a heap of things to entertain you all too! You can make a splash on the UK’s only solar-powered water ride, Jump aboard the world’s first people-powered roller coaster or zoom down the longest sledge run in Wales! Discover the Enchanted Wood Barn, full of the latest indoor play. Plus, find extraordinary entertainment in the Forest Theatre or get creative in the craft area and make something unique to take home with you!
With so many acres to explore, even at peak times, you’re never in a queue for long or battling the crowds. The park offers a lovely indoor soft play area and café if the kids still have plenty of energy to burn and you just fancy a cuppa.
World’s first people-powered Roller Coaster
At GreenWood Family Park you can take a ride on the Green Dragon, the world’s first people-powered roller coaster. Constructed in early 2004 the Green Dragon is the only rollercoaster of its kind in the world, combining a traditional roller coaster with funicular technology that was developed and used 200 years ago in the slate quarries of North Wales.
The First solar-powered ride in the UK
GreenWood Family Park is bursting with eco-credentials, Solar Splash is the first solar-powered ride in the UK. The attraction boasts a huge water slide with two wave chutes, each approximately 60 metres long, alongside a spiral tube chute at 91 metres long. The ride starts at the top of a 12-metre high tower, with far-reaching views across Snowdonia, and finishes 80 metres away at ground level. A thrill ride to remember!
Additional ECO Friendly Attractions
The park really is an ECO delight. Work as a family to pull yourself along the canal using ropes and just a paddle on the Enchanted River Ride. Lying on the rainforest edge is the Dragon Maze (Britain’s only boardwalk maze) where you can test your problem-solving abilities. Become one with nature and lose your shoes and socks on The Barefoot Trail. Connected by an amazing array of netted walkways and tube slides, kids will love exploring the TreeTop Towers. One of the most popular family attractions is the magnificent Great Green Run, an amazing 70-metre Sledge Run.
A whole host of creative workshops, entertainment and special events run throughout the year. There are some very special appearances with Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol popping in for playdates. The park is renowned for their themed week extravaganzas with the likes of SpookWood which takes place in October. The Enchanted Christmas event whisks you into a magical wonderland at the most magical time of the year.
Travelling to GreenWood Family Park
GreenWood Family Park is located in the beautiful North Wales countryside. GreenWood is quick and easy to reach for days out from all over North Wales. Based near the Snowdonia National Park, the attraction is a short hop from the A55 coastal highway. When driving to GreenWood use the postcode LL55 3AD.
Please drive with care when you’re in the area. There are many walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and the roads can be very narrow in places.
Travelling by Train
There are lots of places to stay in North Wales, whilst their woodland setting is pretty amazing, so is everything else on their doorstep. North Wales has loads to do so you could even consider hanging around a little longer. If you only planning on visiting the park for one day and would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at some of the wonderful self-catering cottages available from Snaptrip.
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