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Why not celebrate the bride-to-be’s last weekend of freedom in the wildest way possible with some of the most adrenaline-pumping activities the UK has to offer for a hen do none of you will ever forget? Get ready to have an adventure in Wales!
What To Expect During a Hen Party in Snowdonia
Give your engaged friend the send-off of a lifetime with a Snowdonia hen party, packed with wild activities and new experiences that’ll bring your whole group closer together whether you’re already close friends or celebrating with people you’d like to get to know better. The hills will be alive with the sound of laughter as you feel the adrenaline rush through your veins! Let’s see what you’re made of, ladies!
Don’t be fooled into thinking this destination is a one trick pony though. There’s also plenty of time for relaxation with the girls. Snowdonia is absolutely stunning, both a National Park spanning 823 square miles and a region of North Wales. Here you can explore beautiful scenery, mountains and glaciers and escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
You might not find the most pulsing nightlife here but it’s a great place to share a bottle of wine and some giggles with the girls, and if you’re looking for a little bit more buzz come nightfall, Bangor is only a 15-minute drive away.
Whatever you’re into, the activities here are sure to push you to your limit and provide an awesome alternative to the regular hen do experience and by booking with Fizzbox, you can rest assured that the booking process will be quick and easy. What’s not to love? Read on for some tip top hen party ideas in Snowdonia!
Zip Safari - Take on the Zip Safari on your hen do in Snowdonia where your group will tackle 22 epic ziplines, 18m above ground and across 565m of treetops. You’ve got up to two hours for your adventure in the trees, sure to be like nothing you’ve experienced before!
Titan - Titan ups the adrenaline as you zipwire down three different ziplines, including the longest in Europe, with a combined length of 1,890m. Weeeee! Your starting point is half the height of Mount Snowdon so if you’re scared of heights, this one might not be for you.
Bounce Below - Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of trampolining? But this is hen do in Snowdonia, ladies, so you’ve got to up the ante! Bounce Below does just that as you jump up and town on the most epic trampolines you’re ever likely to see! Enter the 176-year-old disused cavern to see the nets hung within two massive chambers. They’re at different heights with the top one hanging at an impressive 180ft high! The nets are linked by tunnels, walkways and slides so you can make your way from one to the other just don’t look down if you’re scared of heights!
Skyride - Fancy a Skyride? This awesome activity gets your group sat on Europe’s first and highest five-seater swing, 80ft in the air to experience breath-taking views and get that blood pumping. The bravest member of your group will be tasked with pulling the trigger before you’re launched into the air, swinging over woodland and Conwy Valley.
Caverns - Enter the underground world of the Caverns and take on the world’s biggest fully underground zipline and adventure course! You’ll get three hours to explore the obstacles, tunnels and rope bridges that link this underground course.
Paintballing - Paintballing might be one of the classic stag do activities in Snowdonia but why let the boys have all the fun? Show ‘em how it’s done as you run around the countryside, hunting each other and pelting your enemies with paint.
Brillant experience would recommend it
Great ride, ample turns and great views with friendly staff!
Great staff, polite made you feel at ease
Loved it I was dubious how good this was going to be it so much fun and an hour was about the right amount of time would recommend anyone doing this activity.
Famous faces from North Wales include the Walking In The Air warbler Aled Jones, actor Rhys Ifans, presenters Matt Johnson Carol Vorderman, singers Duffy and Lisa Scott-Lee and comedian Dawn French. Comic Joel Dommett even had a go on Velocity at Zip World on TV’s This Morning! With unique activities and beautiful landscape, there’s no telling who else might come to visit so keep your eyes peeled during your hen weekend in Snowdonia!
Activities for Foodie Hen Parties in Snowdonia
You might be surprised to hear that Snowdonia is also a top foodie destination. This place has got so much going for it, right? Tyddyn Llan and Ynyshir hold Michelin stars and are widely considered to be amongst the best restaurants in Wales. But if fine dining is a bit stuffy for you, don’t worry, there’s loads of cosy pubs and cheap eats you can enjoy during your Snowdonia hen weekend. You’ll also find a range of watering holes here that offer some tasty pub grub that’s sure to give you lots of energy before you take on some wild activities or line those bellies before you pop open a bottle of bubbly.
While in Wales, why not try the local cuisine? There’s no better way to get a taste of a new place and food has a special place in Welsh culture. As Welsh hymn, Cwm Rhondda says, ‘feed me ‘til I want no more!’ Get your teeth stuck into some Welsh rarebit (like posh cheese on toast) and Welshcakes (griddled cakes with a range of sweet toppings). Yum!
The Llugwy River Restaurant - Royal Oak Hotel, Holyhead Road, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0AY
This restaurant is only a few minutes away from Snowdonia National Park and serves up seasonal, local and fresh dishes. Expect a taste of Wales with a modern and indulgent twist from Cumin Spiced Monkfish Tail to Welsh Lamb. You can even try their famous black olive ice cream!
Hangin’ Pizzeria - 1 Station Road, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0AE
Again, just a short walk from Snowdonia National Park, this popular restaurant is a must visit for pizza lovers. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere as you chow down on one of their 12 inch pizzas with a range of toppings from the classics like pepperoni to mozzarella and Welsh rarebit. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.
If you want a wild night out in a banging nightclub surrounded by crowds of party goers, a hen night in Snowdonia might not be the thing for you and the girls. That’s not to say there’s nothing to do here come nightfall. You’ll find a charming range of pubs that are perfect for sharing a bottle of prosecco with the hens, toasting the bride-to-be and talking all things wedding. A low-key night with your besties can be just what the doctor ordered, giving you all some time to catch up and enjoy each other’s company without having to share embarrassing stories of drunken debauchery the morning after!
Bangor is just a 15-minute drive away if you fancy something a bit more lively. Here you’ll find pubs, bars and a few of nightclubs clustered around the High Street. This might be the oldest city in Wales but that doesn’t mean its nightlife is old fashioned. Far from it! This is a university city you know you’re in for a fun night out with fellow party people. Celebrate that last night of freedom at some traditional Welsh pubs, big name bars and buzzing nightclubs where you can dance the night away. Check out our listings for more activities. You can even book multiple activities in to make your own Snowdonia hen night package.
A lot of people recommend visiting Snowdonia in the Spring or Autumn to avoid the heat or cold of the Summer and Winter, especially if you’re planning on getting active whilst you’re here. Can you imagine trekking up a mountain in the blistering heat? Probably doesn’t sound that appealing, does it? That said, the region does look gorgeous in the sun and snow, so the choice is yours on when you fancy checking it out. Whenever your hen do in Snowdonia takes place, you’re guaranteed fun!
While Snowdonia is fairly remote, you can still find fun things going on in the surrounding areas. Caernarfon Carnival takes place around 20 minutes from Snowdonia each June where you can expect processions, live entertainment, music and games.
Menai Food Festival
Menai Food Festival takes place every August. The two day event is visited by thousands of foodies who take advantage of the food and drink stalls, demonstrations and workshops plus a funfair and live music. You can also get your hands on some tasty free samples!
Snowdonia Walking Festival
Only a place as beautiful as this could have its own walking festival! Snowdonia Walking Festival returns in November as consists of a number of wonderful walks led by professional guides. If you join one of these walk during your hen do in Snowdonia, you’ll trek around forests, up mountains and explore this gorgeous Welsh terrain.
Getting To Your Snowdonia Hen Do
You can easily get to your Snowdonia hen party from anywhere in the UK. It’s around a two-hour drive from Manchester, two-and-a-half-hour drive from Birmingham and a four-and-a-half-hour drive from London. You can, of course, get a train or coach if you’d prefer.
Getting Around During Your Snowdonia Hen Do
Simply put, Snowdonia’s gorgeous, so walking and hiking are a must whilst you’re here. Explore the stunning landscapes on foot and take some pics that’ll make all your Insta followers seriously jealous! No filter will be needed!
If you fancy a break from all that strolling, you can easily hop on a bus to get around town with a bus network run by Bws Gwynedd that serves the National Park and its nearby communities. Taxis are going to be your best friend on your hen do in Snowdonia come nightfall as you can imagine some of the areas have a sparse service. Similarly, if you head for a night out in Bangor, a taxi may well be a better option as you won’t have to stick to the timetable of public transport. If one of your group chooses to be the designated driver, make sure to do something nice for her as a thank you.
If you’re looking for white knuckle thrills and action-packed activities you won’t find anywhere else in the UK, a Snowdonia hen do is for you! Put your nerve to the ultimate test as you try something truly adrenaline-pumping. If you’re looking for a destination with activities that you’ll never forget, this is the one!