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Have fun exploring
TreeTop Towers or
(right), for younger kids,
the Little Green Run
OUR FORESTS ARE'
shoes and socks off for the BareFoot
Trail. Other challenges include climbing
the Giant WildWeb, negotiating the
Crocodile Maze or building a den out
of logs and fallen branches.
Meanwhile younger brothers and
sisters are catered for in the Toddlers
Village with its Tunnel Warren and the
Little Green Run.
S NACK S U PPO R T
Whizz around in
In 2001 they installed a giant slide
- and entry numbers soon doubled.
Other, ever-more ambitious rides,
trails and activities followed, including
a roller coaster, netted walkways,
donkey rides and archery lessons.
Today, GreenWood Forest Park
attracts 150,000 people every year and
employs more than 100 well-trained staff.
No wonder it keeps the kids so happy.
SO L A R E X P R E S S
The Bristows are particularly proud
of their Solar Splash - a huge water
slide that starts with the young
occupants boarding their little 'boats' at
the top of a 12m high tower and ﬁnishes
with an almighty splash 80m away at
ground level. But the really special thing
about the ride is it's the ﬁrst in the UK to
be solar powered.
Then there's the Green Dragon
Family Roller Coaster, which is equally
environmentally friendly, consisting of a
ﬁve-car train that travels along a 250m
track through the woods and includes a
thrilling 360° horizontal loop.
Incredibly, the ride generates much of
its own power. This is achieved by having
the passengers start their journey by
walking up a steep hill to a people carrier.
This whizzes them down a steep incline
which, in turn, pushes the Dragon cars
up to the starting point. From there, the
ride works on gravity alone.
After all that excitement, the family
can settle down again by taking a trip
in a Jungle Boat, propelling themselves
along a canal with a paddle and by
pulling on ropes - while watching out
for the wild creatures who are said to
be lurking on the banks.
You can relax awhile and watch the
children on the super bouncy Giant
Jumper or venturing off on their own
around the park in a one or two-seater
moonkart. Or perhaps they'll go
exploring TreeTop Towers, taking their
GreenWood Forest Park has made
sure rainy days are covered, too. The
Enchanted WoodBarn is full of the
latest indoor play and has a separate
area for under-threes.
Or you can all get creative in the
craft area, where local crafts people
make something unique that you can
take home with you.
During the school holidays the Forest
Theatre comes to life. Here you'll
ﬁnd Harley's Showtime with hilarious
entertainers such as Smarty Marty the
Clown and Ricardo the Pirate.
With so much to do on a day out, you
may well need a break. The GreenOak
Café serves both hot and cold meals, as
well as a great selection of Fairtrade and
locally sourced products. And during
the school holidays, you can grab a bite
from any of four snack bars.
GreenWood Forest Park is located
at Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, north Wales;
SatNav: LL55 3AD. It's open every day
(except Christmas) from 10am and has
free parking. Entrance fees vary from
£8.95 to £15.50 according to season.
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