GreenWood Family Park (previously known as GreenWood Forest Park) is a fabulous outdoor, eco-friendly adventure park – a sort of a mini, much more chilled out, version of Alton Towers (without the noise, stress, crowds, commercialism & expensive admission prices!) We’ve been twice now, having lots of fun both times, and it is definitely somewhere we will return to again in the future.
Wandering around GreenWood is such a pleasurable experience. It’s an eco-friendly park, surrounded by trees and wildlife. In 2010 it was listed by The Guardian’s ‘Green Travel List’ as one of the top 7 top green attractions in the world, which is quite a feat, and it was also awarded the Green Award in the North Wales Tourism Awards in 2016.
Most of the attractions are eco-friendly too. We love the Green Dragon Family Roller Coaster which is the world’s only people powered coaster and another favourite is the Solar Splash, the first solar-powered ride in the UK!
The Great Green Run (a 70 metre sledge run, the longest in North Wales) is another favourite of ours. There is also a smaller Little Green Run for younger children but Little Miss was having none of that…she wanted to come on the big one, and she loved it!Whizzing around the Lunar Park in a pedal powered Moon Kart is a definite favourite. Daddy and Little Miss shared a two-seater whilst Bean pedalled his own one-seater and they raced each other, squealing and laughing the whole way round the track!Bean was also really excited to get behind the wheel of a mini Land Rover and test his driving skills round the Woodland Rovers course.
Little Miss enjoyed spotting the mystical creatures hiding along the shores of the Enchanted River Ride whilst Daddy pulled us along the canal using ropes and a paddle, and she loved searching for the dragon and his eggs in the boardwalk Dragon Maze.Den building is a much-loved activity in our family. Whenever we are in a forest or wood, Daddy and Bean try to build a den. So they were thrilled to find the Den Building area at GreenWood and we spent at least an hour there building our own family den!
TreeTop Towers is another fun area for the kids to explore – four tall timber towers, connected by netted walkways and tube slides. And there’s the smaller Tunnel Warren for smaller children too. There are lots more activities at GreenWood to have a go at, such as a Barefoot Walk, Archery and a Giant Jumper. There’s even an indoor play area for when it rains, the Enchanted Woodbarn, and there are various Live Shows and Crafts to take part in. They also hold special events throughout the year. The cafe is very pleasant and reasonably priced too!
Definitely a perfect family-friendly theme park to add to your to-do list and a “must visit” for a family day out in North Wales!
GreenWood is near the Snowdonia National Park, just off the A55 and about 10 minutes drive from Caernarfon and Bangor. The sat-nav postcode is LL55 3AD and more information can be found here.
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