Hen Party Activities in Snowdonia

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Snowdonia Hen Parties

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!

Top 10 Hen Party Activities in Snowdonia

1) 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!

2) Cocktail Making

Have you always wanted to learn how to make your own cocktails but not known where to start? Now’s your chance to learn with expert tutelage from a professional mixologist. Cocktail masterclasses are one of the most popular activities for hens and it’s easy to see why as they combine booze, games, learning a new skill and all-round great times! The mixologist will teach you how to make several different cocktails from scratch, using a range of ingredients that taste delicious. You’ll all get to drink everything you make with competitive games making these workshops even more fun.

3) Titan 2

Titan 2 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. Titan 2 Europe’s first four person parallel zipline so you can ride it with the girls to help boost your confidence. Will you dare to look down as you travel more than 1km and take in totally gorgeous views of Snowdonia, Blaenau Ffestiniog and the quarry below?

4) 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. These caverns were inaccessible for nearly 200 years, making this an amazing area to explore. Don’t worry if that makes you nervous because you’ll have a safety instructor with you who’ll carry out a safety briefing, get you kitted out and adventure with you through this underground world. You’ll even take on a training course before you let loose in the caverns so you’re in good hands.

5) Paintballing

Paintballing might be one of the classic stag do activities but why let the boys have all the fun? Show ‘em how it’s done on your Snowdonia hen do as you run around the countryside, hunting each other and pelting your enemies with paint. An event coordinator will split you into teams to go head to head in a paintball battle where you’ll gain points by hitting the other team’s players with paint. Will you be the kind of player who slowly stalks or runs in, shooting paint everywhere? You’ll have around 100 paintballs included, plenty to hunt your opponents with.

6) Skyride

If you want to get your adrenaline pumping as you take in amazing views and your mates get a totally Instagrammable photo of you, we’ve got the perfect outdoor activity for you. 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. Because the Skyride is a five seat swing, you can hop on with the girls to give you confidence. 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. Do you have the guts to pull the trigger?

7) 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’ll also take on a range of rope bridges where you can get panoramic views of your countryside surroundings. Feel your heart beat faster and faster as you swing across each of the 22 epic ziplines with the girls. This is bound to take your hen do in Snowdonia to a new level. You’ve got up to two hours for your adventure in the trees, sure to be like nothing you’ve experienced before!

8) White Water Sports

Take advantage of the natural beauty and excitement of Snowdia with an adrenaline-pumping white water sport. Head to one of the best rafting rivers in the UK, Horseshoe Falls, for an awesome session of white water rafting. Here, you’ll find rapids that reach level four, twisting and turning and giving you all an amazing ride down the river. Prepare to get totally soaked as the rapids hit back! You’ll have a safety briefing and will be guided by a professional and experienced instructor who’ll keep you safe and make sure you all have fun.

9) Velocity

Snowdonia is perfect for sporty and active hens who like their activities jam-packed with adrenaline. This activity is definitely one for thrill-seekers as you put your bravery to the ultimate test, taking on Velocity, the world’s fastest zipline and the Northern Hemisphere’s longest zipline! This isn’t for the fainthearted, ladies. Psych yourselves up by riding the Little Zipper first before you tackle Velocity. Then it’s time to fly like a bird, soaring 500m over Penrhyn Quarry and reaching epic speeds of up to 100mph. You can cheer each other on from the viewing area and get plenty of photos.

10) Gorge Walking

Get stuck into adventure with a gorge walking experience where you’ll climb, crawl, walk, scramble and jump over tricky terrain. You’ll encounter natural rock formations, canyons, bumps and smooth rock faces. You can even jump into and swim in a beautiful waterfall. This journey will be physically demanding but so rewarding as you push yourself to the limit and let loose in the great outdoors with a gorge walking adventure you’ll remember forever. Whatever you choose to do, this region of Northwest Wales is heaven for action and adventure loving hens and will help you make the bride-to-be’s last weekend of freedom totally unforgettable.

Reviews for Snowdonia hen activities

Titan 2

Absolutely amazing!

Hannah Harwood
Bounce Below

The bounce below site had plenty to do. They had the intitial bounce below caverns but there were also caverns which you could climb. Separate payment. There is a group of ziplines there one being titan. The location was also in a slate quarry similar to zipworld. Friendly staff great fun. Don't do this with a hang over lol

Damian Prosser
Fforest Coaster

Great ride, ample turns and great views with friendly staff!

Snayha Patel
Skyride

Brillant experience would recommend it

Tracey Davies

Fun facts

Did you know?

  • Snowdonia is one of North Wales’ most visited areas.
  • If you fancy a walk, you’ll be pleased to hear there are 1,497 of public footpaths here. Get ready to take in some gorgeous views along the way.
  • You wouldn’t have recognised this area 500 million years ago because it was on the seabed!
  • Snowdonia is said to mean ‘great tomb’ or ‘the cairn of the giant.’ This region is subject to many myths and legends including some about King Arthur.
  • The National Park is the longest established one in Wales and the 3rd national park to be established in the UK after the Peak District and the Lake District.
  • Mount Snowdon is the 3rd most visited attraction in Wales.
  • The Welsh name for the National Park is Eryi. It’s meaning is debated, either ‘the place of the eagles or ‘the highland.’
  • Thomas Johnson was the first person to climb to Mount Snowdon’s summit in 1639. Feeling brave enough to give it a go?
  • If you make it up to the top of Mount Snowdon, you’ll be able to see 18 lakes, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Lake District on a clear day.
  • According to legend, Snowdon is the home of the monster Rhita Gawr, who killed Kings to make cloaks out of their beards!
  • The Snowdon Lily (gagea serontina) with white flowers and grass-like leaves is only known to grow on the mountains of Snowdonia. They’re protected by law so don’t be tempted to pick one!
  • 20% of the area is protected by law due to its importance in conserving the habitat of wildlife. Rare animals in the park include polecats, otters, pine marten and feral goats.
  • The National Park is home to its very own beetle, known as the rainbow beetle.
  • Mount Snowdon is the busiest mountain in the UK. Fancy exploring it on your hen do in Snowdonia?
  • You might encounter some rain as this is one of the wettest spots in the UK with 4,473mm of rain a year. Just pack those wellies and you’ll be fine!

Snowdonia in numbers

  • Snowdonia is the 3rd biggest National Park in the UK at 823 square miles.
  • This gorgeous area is home to nine mountain ranges. These nine mountain ranges cover 52% of the National Park.
  • Approximately six million people visit the park every year.
  • The region’s home to around 26,000 people and around 50% of them speak Welsh fluently.
  • Snowdonia National Park contains 23 miles of coastline. There’s plenty of viewpoints where you can catch this beautiful sight.
  • Bala Lake is the biggest lake in Wales at 1.87 square miles. Selfie time!
  • Mount Snowdon is England and Wales’ highest mountain at a whopping 3,560ft!
  • More than 350,000 people climb Mount Snowdon each year. Fancy giving it a go during your hen do in Snowdonia?
  • 15 of the mountains are over 3,000ft and 90 of them exceed 2,000ft.
  • It generally takes between five and six hours to get up and down Snowdon. Always leave at least three hours to get down so you make it before it gets dark!

Local Celebs

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!

Food and Drink

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.

Snowdonia Nightlife

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.

The Best Time to Visit Snowdonia

Snowdonia Weather

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!

Caernarfon Carnival

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 around

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.

Fancy a Hen Party in Snowdonia?

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!

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