Fforest Coaster

Weave, dart and speed through the trees at up to 25mph!

The Fforest Coaster is based on the traditional toboggan but runs on rails, which offers an all year, all-weather experience. Start your journey in the heart of the woodland, taking your sledge on your own or in pairs, and travel on the uplift through the trees. You will then fly through the forest at exhilarating speeds up to 25mph!

Fforest Coaster

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Zip World Fforest Coaster

The only Alpine Coaster of it's kind in UK, the Zip World Fforest Coaster can be found at Zip World Fforest, just outside of Betws y Coed.


Length of adventure

  • 365 m uplift
  • 710 m down

Top speeds

  • 25mph/40kmph

Duration of experience

  • Approx 6 minutes per run

Highest point above the ground

  • 5 metres

Main thrill points

  • You can control the speed up to 25 miles per hour.  You can travel as close as 1.5 meters to trees which makes this feel very fast.
  • There is an independent lift system that carries passengers and the sledge to the top.
  • There is a lockable seat belt system which is active as soon as you start at the bottom. 
  • The self-braking system and distance control system limits maximum speed and keeps the distance in between the sledges.  


Single Rider £20

Shared Sledge £30*

*Shared sledge is available for one child under 9 and one person over 9 who is at least 1.35m tall - not two adults.


Approximately 6 minutes per ride

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Zip World Fforest Coaster

Pre-booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The Fforest Coaster is a queuing based adventure. Please be aware that during busy times (especially weekends and school holidays) your first of three runs may take up to 30 minutes to start after the time of the session you have booked. All three of your runs may take up to 90 minutes to complete. During off peak times please give 30-60 minutes to complete your three runs. For safety reasons, after your first and second runs you are asked to disembark from your sledge and re-join the queue. During wet weather condition’s it is likely to take longer to complete all three of your runs due to additional spacing required between the release of sleds

Riders between 3 and 8 years old must be accompanied on the same sledge by 1 participating adult or child aged 9+ that is over 1.35m tall.


Min 3 yrs
Max 150kg per sledge
  • Children aged 3–8 yrs must be accompanied on the same sledge by 1 participating adult (or child aged 9+ and over 1.35m) for every child. 
  • Children aged 9-17 must be accompanied by a spectating adult in a ratio of 1 adult to 5 children.
  • Supervising adult must remain on the coaster station area throughout the duration of the adventure. 

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