Adventure Parc Snowdonia offers a team building experience like no other among stunning North Wales scenery.
The world of corporate tourism just got greener – and upped the adrenaline ante – with the entrance of an eco-friendly North Wales adventure centre which recently received a £5 million upgrade.
Adventure Parc Snowdonia is spectacularly situated in the scenic Conwy Valley on the edge of Snowdonia and not only offers team bonding outdoor experiences but also the comfort and sophistication of an on-site 106-bedroom Hilton Garden Hotel.
An ambitious regeneration of the historic site has created a modern facility sensitive to its age-old environment – the six million gallons of water in the surf lagoon fell as rain on the surrounding mountains, were gathered into reservoirs and cleaned by ultra-violet light, and now provide high octane experiences to adrenaline junkies of all kinds.
The UK’s largest man-made water sports lagoon and its surrounds were built using 25,000 cubic metres of crushed, recycled concrete and stone while every roof collects rainwater for use across the park.
The hotel brings indoor style and sophistication to the state-of-the-art adventure facilities offered by what was once an aluminium producing plant in the village of Dolgarrog in the shadow of 3,491 ft Carnedd Llywelyn.
Iwan Phillips, Head of Marketing for Adventure Parc Snowdonia, said: “What we are launching here is a sophisticated new eco-friendly conference centre within a high-quality hotel and alongside challenging and up to date activities.
“It is a product which is sensitive to modern day corporate demands for employee wellbeing and development through challenging and exciting activities while providing the space and opportunity for hybrid working conditions and high-tech facilities fit for a post-COVID world of work.
“We have hospitality areas with high quality catering, function rooms for events and dinners and having the adventure park with its amazing facilities alongside gives us the scope for traditional team building activities and for wellbeing focused courses to support the mental health of employees. It’s all about what’s beyond the boardroom so that rather than just listing our facilities we are loading it more towards how what we provide can bring added value to your business.”
The Adventure Parc Snowdonia complex offers high quality accommodation in the hotel – or there are glamping pods and Native American-style tipis that create a quality rustic feel in the remarkable outdoor setting.
“Adventure Parc Snowdonia is one of the jewels in our tourism crown and has played a key role in establishing North Wales as the Adventure Capital of Europe.”
Back indoors, the hotel décor reflects the magnificent scenery outside and has sophisticated business-friendly facilities with four conference rooms, named after famous Snowdonia peaks such as Yr Wyddfa, Crib Goch, Tryfan, and Moel Siabod. The rooms are flexible and can cater for groups from 175 people down to a dozen and are kitted out with sophisticated meeting technology systems which enable a mix of in-person and remote attendees.
The park takes pride in sourcing delicious produce from the coast and countryside of North Wales at its formal and informal restaurants, while the Wave Garden Spa offers heated vitality pools and saunas indoors and out.
Outdoors there is the impressive wave lagoon for a host of water-based activities from surfing – the facility has just hosted the Welsh Adaptive Surfing Championships for disabled surfers – to outdoor swimming, canoeing, and paddle-boarding.
There are also 12-metre outdoor and indoor climbing walls, a zip line, and a bike pump track while the adventure playground that is North Wales offers a variety of off-site activities from gorge walking and trekking through Snowdonia, mountain biking on some of the finest trails in the UK, and the wet and wild world of coasteering along the North Wales shoreline.
The centre is also weather-proof – there’s no need to stare wistfully out of the windows as rain teems down when the nature-inspired indoor facilities are as exhilarating as those outdoors, boasting a ninja assault course, virtual reality rides, and extreme slides as well as some challenging climbing walls.
The park has been praised by rugby league legend Kris Radlinski, Chief Executive Officer of Wigan Warriors, who said: “Wellbeing was a tick the box exercise, it’s now something we take a lot more seriously. Our residential at Adventure Parc Snowdonia was a huge amount of fun for the lads, a great way for them to learn more about each other and a vital part of our pre-season warm-up.”
The attractions have tempted the likes of Premier League giants Liverpool FC, rugby league’s Warriors and Huddersfield Giants, and from rugby union the Scarlets of Llanelli as well as TV companies and commercial giants Coca-Cola, AstraZeneca, and Sky Media.
They have been able to enjoy the centre’s different experience packages or to have bespoke combinations created for them from an extensive menu of indoor and outdoor activities, all expertly tailored to address their requirements.
Jim Jones, the Chief Executive of North Wales Tourism, said: “Adventure Parc Snowdonia is one of the jewels in our tourism crown and has played a key role in establishing North Wales as the Adventure Capital of Europe. Now it is adding another string to its bow as a first-class location for a range of corporate events and team building exercises.
“I am really pleased with the support Adventure Parc Snowdonia has given towards the collaboration between some of the best conference, events, and corporate marketing venues across North Wales, under the Meet North Wales branding.
“I recall in the early days the owner, Martin Ainscough, and his son, Andy, the Managing Director of Adventure Parc Snowdonia, saying that they wanted to create a destination that caters for all ages, and they have certainly done that.”
Dylan Evans, Groups and Events Sales Manager, said: “We’ve got all the facilities and the technology you need as a conference or meeting venue and an incredible variety of high adrenaline activities which are perfect for team building and leadership exercises.
“We’ve got the whole package with everything right on the doorstep in a stunning location. It means we can be operational 52 weeks of the year and we’re close to the large conurbations of the North West and the Midlands.
“The potential is huge. The business tourism market in the UK is worth £25 billion a year and we want to support businesses with modern solutions to further their success and increase productivity in an ever- changing corporate landscape.”
For more information email info@ adventureparcsnowdonia.com or contact Adventure Parc Snowdonia on 0149 235 3123