You might be surprised to hear that North Wales isn’t the wettest region in the UK. That particular honour belongs to South Wales! A recent study showed that it rains more in Cardiff that anywhere else. Admittedly Bangor was in fourth place! It does rain a little more hereabouts than in many areas of the country. But there are usually plenty of sunny days to enjoy the beaches and mountains. Anyway, you know what the Scandinavians say – there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing. I don’t mind the odd shower when I am out and about. Those horrible days when the wet stuff keeps dropping out of the sky are a different matter. So, if the heavens do open and stay open, what do you do?
Yep! When it rains in North Wales, instead of heading for the hills, seek out one of the many exciting underground attractions in the area. You won’t believe the incredible things that are going on right under your feet!
It never rains down below and you should also consider getting wet deliberately! Here’s our favourite weatherproof days out:
At some time in the not too distant past, the team at Zipworld had to sit down and plan what they should do with a huge slate cavern. They decided to fill it with trampolines and neon lights! Pure genius! The world’s very first subterranean playground, Bounce Below provides enormous fun for adventurers of all ages. Six bouncy nets are suspended in a 180ft deep cavern and you can slide between levels while the light show highlights the drama of the setting. Bounce Below is open every day and is suitable for adults and children aged 7 or older. You can book online but check the weather forecast and pick your day well in advance. This attraction is regularly fully booked, even when the sun is shining. The Zipworld Slate caverns are located at Blaenau Ffestiniog which is 24 miles from The Woollen Mill.
Zip World Caverns
Bounce below is fun and funky but if you are looking for a day out with a little more edge, Zip Wold Caverns should do it for you. The largest underground network of zip lines on the planet, Zip World Caverns delivers a full-on adrenaline rush. The 2.5 hour experience will see you clambering through narrow passageways and negotiating rock faces via small platforms and pegs. You will visit several caves and traverse 11 zips. You need to be at least 10 years old to participate and at least 1.2m tall. There are further restrictions which you should check out before booking online.