North Wales Adventure

from £200pp

Based on 3 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools

Overview

North Wales is an area of incredible natural beauty but there is also a lot more on offer – from castles and a slate mine, to a hydroelectric power station and even a sea zoo.  This trip is packed full of fantastic visits that will give students the opportunity to explore some of the rich heritage of Wales.

On your way into Wales, have the opportunity to visit Chester Zoo, a fantastic visit for the animal lovers!  There are a number of majestic castles in Wales and this itinerary gives you the chance to visit a couple of these.  If you’ve got other preferences, please let us know!

You might also consider combining this itinerary with our Snowdonia Geography or Diverse Snowdonia itinerary if you’d like to add some more adventurous outdoor activities.

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Depart School and travel to North Wales.

    On your way to North Wales, visit Chester Zoo, with over 35,000 animals and 128 acres of gardens to explore.  They are also a conservation and education charity committed to preventing extinction of endangered animals.

    Arrive and settle into your accommodation.

  2. Day 2

    Start your day with a visit to Llechwedd and discover the incredible story of slate quarrying.  Head deep down into the mine with enhanced special effects that will transport you to another time and place.

    [Then visit the Electric Mountain and enjoy a tunnel tour of this hydroelectric power station.  The power stations are highly effective and distribute power to homes and businesses all over the UK.]  **Currently closed for refurbishment**

    Finish your day with a trip to Conwy Castle, a famous fortress which is incredibly well preserved.  Thanks to restored spiral staircases in its great towers, you can walk a full circuit of the battlements of the castle.

  3. Day 3

    Begin with a visit to Anglesey Sea Zoo, which houses over 40 tanks with fascinating creatures such as octopi, lobsters, seahorses and jellyfish.  You can also learn about British marine habitats and the conservation projects that are helping save them.

    Then head to Beaumaris Castle, a great unfinished masterpiece.  It was built to form part of the ‘iron ring’ of North Wales by Edward I.  Unfortunately money and supplies ran out before the castle reached its full height.  However, it is still a majestic building that is well worth a visit.

    Return to School.

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-pass

Accommodation

Our schools tend to stay at one of the YHA hostels in Snowdonia.  We use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools. All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.

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Beaumaris Castle

North Wales Adventure

from £200pp

Based on 3 days

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