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Zip World Tower reveals plans for a brand-new adventure, ‘Tower Climber’!


Our latest adventure activity is heading down to South Wales and is the 4th adventure available for both adults and kids to enjoy at the Zip World Tower site - opening 11th July 2022!

What is Tower Climber?

30 meters high and the biggest of its kind in the UK, Tower Climber is a 4 storey, 30m adventure activity with 69 different elements and obstacles to confront. Will you take on the thrilling abseil drop or will you prefer to walk the dreaded plank? With coal mining themed obstacles to intertwine with the historic site, plus various levels of fun challenges, there’s no doubt the Tower Climber will be a truly unique and exciting experience. Suitable for all the family and featuring a dedicated lower level for mini adventurers, test your nerve while you take in the stunning panoramic views.

Where is Zip World Tower?

Rhigos, Hirwaun, Aberdare, CF44 9UF

Zip World Tower is located on the former spot of the iconic Tower Colliery coal mine and is the first Zip World site to be situated in South Wales. Up until its closure in 2008, the Tower Colliery site was the oldest consistently working deep-coal mine in the UK and was the last of its kind to remain in the South Wales Valleys. Nestled in the breath-taking Rhigos mountain range and currently home to the world's fastest seated zip line, Phoenix, the mini zip line Tower Flyer and the two-seated roller coaster, Tower Coaster, Zip World Tower is the ideal family day out in South Wales.

Bringing a fresh new lease of life to this historic site, enjoy the brilliant facilities and refreshments at the Tower’s Adventure Terminal, where you can check in, kit up, grab a bite to eat at Cegin Glo Bar and Bistro and enjoy the charmingly restored Colliery site.

Are there any restrictions?

Yes, children must be over the age of 3 and under 8’s will need an accompanying adult to give them a helping hand around the course.

How much are the tickets?

Tickets are only £20 for children aged 15 and under and £25 for anyone over 15 years of age. Family tickets are also available.

When can I buy tickets?

Ticket sales are due to go live on the 20th of May and will be available to book on our website or over the phone on 01248 601 444. The Tower Climber will be open on the 11th of July.






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A new adventure AND a new location joins the Zip World family


Soon you'll be flying high above Rhyl, with the launch of our 20th adventure, Skyflyer. Set on the aptly-named ‘Zip World Rhyl’ site, our coast-side airship, located right next to the famous Pavilion, will be the ultimate sight-seeing adventure, adding a touch of thrill as you elevate 140m in the air and soak up the panoramic views of the stunning North Wales coast and beyond.

What is Skyflyer?

The blimp-like airship is the latest ground-breaking innovation in the arena of adventure activity attractions, being the first of its kind in the world. Skyflyer is an epic balloon ride of far-reaching proportions - riders will enjoy a flight experience onboard the airship, propelled 140m in the air, where visitors will be met by breath-taking panoramic 360° views. Reaching from Moel Famau, to the Great Orme in Llandudno, all the way to Liverpool on a clear day, this experience is one not to be missed for couples, families, day-trippers and holiday-makers in the area.

Who can do Skyflyer?

While our other adventures are high-octane, Skyflyer will be a chance for people of all ages and abilities to sit back and enjoy the views from above. Each ride will last around 15 minutes, so plenty of chance to take pictures and soak up the sights as you hover above the Pavilion. This adventure is accessible to all, with the gondola set on a 15m platform below the balloon, which can cater for wheel-chair users and other disability-support equipment. Skyflyer also promises to be a favourite for all ages - from younger than 1 and older than 101.

When's it open?

Skyflyer will be open from the 6th July 2022, but tickets are available to book now.

What else is on site?

This experience will be joined on-site by Big Red, a mini zip line perfect for families. With plenty of parking nearby, and a plethora of shops, entertainment and food and beverage outlets in Rhyl itself, this is the perfect way to lose a couple of hours, whether visitors are local or from afar. We'd highly recommend checking out the 1891 restaurant, which is located at the Pavilion, directly next to Skyflyer, 

How much does it cost?

Tickets are £20 off-peak, and £25 peak. Children under 3 go free.






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Zip World proudly supports Mental Health Awareness Week 2022


The conversation is always ready to be had. Loneliness is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and this is how we’re working hard to encourage positive mental health within our Zip World workplace.

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Mental Health is something we all have. When it’s good, we feel like we can take over the world. But when it’s bad, it can affect our everyday life significantly. Similar to our physical health, our mental health can fluctuate and go through its ups and downs.

The days of not talking about mental health are long gone. Or, at least they should be. We believe encouraging positive mental health is important because we recognise that, like any workplace, working at Zip World comes with its challenges and some days may be more difficult than others. Positive mental health at work helps us cope with difficult setbacks, helps us take on new responsibilities with ease and boost our resilience. By encouraging positive mental health here at Zip World, we hope to ensure every member of our team can reach their highest potential.

 

Mental Health Awareness Week: Loneliness

Here at Zip World, we’re proud to be supporting Mental Health Awareness Week. According to the mental health charity Mind, at any one time, at least one in six workers are experiencing common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. Mental Health Awareness Week aims to bring attention to the importance of mental health and to encourage those suffering to reach out.

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 is loneliness. Loneliness affects many of us at one time or another and we know that it can be both the driver of and a product of poor mental health. At Zip World, many of our team will express that the best thing about working at Zip World is the people they’re surrounded by. With many workplaces shifting towards home and hybrid working, we’re very lucky to be able to work alongside many amazing people each day. Nevertheless, we recognise that no matter how many people you have around you, you can still feel the effects of loneliness. This year, Mental Health Awareness Week aims to help tackle loneliness and the barrios to connection by encouraging people to create more meaningful connections with their friends, family, colleagues and communities.

Mental Health Awareness Week is our chance to talk about loneliness, how it affects our mental health and to break the stigma that surrounds it. Loneliness can sometimes be undervalued in young people. Having lots of friends and people around you, but no one to talk to about your worries can lead to feelings of loneliness. Talking about loneliness is hard

and you may feel a bit silly or ashamed at first, but starting these conversations is super important and the first step to combating the damaging effects.

To learn more about Mental Health Awareness Week and to access many helpful recourses click here.

 

What are we doing at Zip World for our staff?

The health and well-being of our staff is a top priority, and mental health is no exception. At Zip World, the conversation is always ready to be had. This is why at the beginning of the year we introduced 14 Mental Health First Aiders, who successfully completed a Mental Health First Aid Awareness course. Each Zip World site now has allocated team members who are trained to offer help, support and advice when needed. We’d like to thank these amazing staff members for volunteering their time to complete the course and to Vanessa at Glad 2 Training. Our MHFA team will be presenting talks, raising awareness and conducting mental health sessions throughout 2022.

Not only this, but we also have an internal service run by a company called Validium. They offer brilliant mental health services to our staff, completely free of charge. Validim’s Employee Assistance Programme provides confidential help and information for issues at home or at work, with qualified counsellors and specialist teams of lawyers, wellbeing specialists, and financial and debt counsellors fully accessible via their telephone helpline or online service. All Zip World staff can use the Validium service for a range of issues, including stress-related, work or personal matters.

Aviva is also offering a 1-hour Mental Health Awareness webinar, available to all Zip World employees to attend. The session is taking place on Tuesday 17th May at 10.00 am and aims to improve mental health in the workplace. Suitable for all employees of all levels, the session will introduce common mental health conditions and how they may present in the workplace. Attendees will gain an understanding of mental health issues and how to take suitable steps to remove the stigma attached.



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Tickets for Underground Golf are now available to buy!


Launching July 2022, we’re welcoming the world's first subterranean adventure golfing course in cavern to our Llechwedd Quarry site, and now’s your chance to get your hands on some tickets!

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What is Underground Golf?

Based at our Llechwedd site in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Underground Golf is located deep in the caverns of an old Victorian mine - a long way away from your average game of golf. This unique adventure golf course features 18-holes and will offer an amazing sensory experience full of impressive sound effects, explosions and 4D encounters to take you back to the future. Undergo a little touch of history while you putt your way through this impressive slate mining themed adventure golf course. With minecart tracks, slides and suspended rope bridges, climb the levels and the challenge will increase, ensuring some seriously exciting and competitive fun for all the family.


What are the restrictions?

This adventure activity for adults and kids will be open to anyone aged 3 and above, with anyone under the age of 15 needing an accompanying adult. Underground Golf will be accessible via Europe’s steepest cable railway and as with all our underground adventures, a helmet should be worn at all times - we will provide this!

 

When is the launch?

Underground Golf will be launching on 29th July 2022.

Our team have placed cameras down in the mine to capture our new activity coming to life. So far, the steelworks are almost done, all 4 floors are up, and the most exciting part starts in the next couple of weeks when we begin work on the interior. We’d like to give a big thank you to local suppliers and businesses Gerallt Evans Metalcraft and Eryl Griffiths and team for their help on this exciting project, as well as our internal maintenance, projects and Llechwedd teams for all their hard work. We can’t wait to see the finished product this summer!

 

How much does it cost and how do I book?

Book now to be one of the first to play this world-first adventure. Prices will reflect peak and off-peak times. Ticket prices for children aged 3 and 4 years are £7-£9. Tickets for children aged between 5 and 15 years old are £14-£18. Tickets for adults and children over 16 are £20-£25. We are also offering a special offer for groups of 4, costing only £52-£65. Tickets are now available, and booking couldn’t be simpler. Click here to access our booking calendar on our website. Alternatively, give us a call on 01248 601444.






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Cameras now included with Skyride 2 and Plummet 2 bookings!


We’re now including cameras with every Skyride 2 and Plummet 2 booking! These 2 adventures, based at our Fforest site, Betws – Y – Coed, North Wales, now offer the chance to take the memories home, with an instantly accessible video to share with friends and family.

These adrenaline-fuelled adventures previously had no camera solution, and while we always encourage guests to capture and share thier experiences with us, the high-octane nature of these adventures made that a challenge! We've now created a safe and effective solution that works for everyone.

Skyride 2  is one of Europe’s largest swings, with space for 5 to be seated, winched to a height, and then released! It is up to a member of the group to pull the release, sending everyone flying to beautiful views of the Conwy Valley. Plummet 2 is the world’s first tandem drop experience, where you drop 100ft through trapdoors, before being lowered safely to the ground by our Powerfan system. This is the closest you’ll get to a freefall without a bungee!

We’ve now worked closely with View Point Cameras to create a safe and effective camera solution, with these nifty compact cams. On Skyride 2, the camera will be attached to the handlebars in front of the guest, whilst on Plummet 2, it will be attached to the helmet on a boom, allowing the camera to see the face.

Once the adventurer has finished, the camera will be docked and a ticket will be printed instantly, with a unique QR code, which can be scanned. Once scanned, the footage will appear, and can be immediately downloaded to a phone or shared to social media.vThis is included in the ticket, so no need to pre-book the cameras!




Plummet 2 and Skyride 2 are both available to book now!






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Big Red comes to Cardiff Castle!


Our mini zip-lining experience for kids has set up camp at Cardiff Castle until the 20th of March 2022

Big Red, our mobile zip line for kids, has a new home at Cardiff Castle until March 20th 2022

This dual-zip line is perfect for families and kids ages 3 and above to try their hand at a little adventure in an iconic location. Big red offers 2 rides per ticket, starting on the top of the 30ft red tower. Adventurers will then zip down to the landing base, before heading back up to the top for round 2. 

This entire experience is instructor-led, so you need not worry about your little ones. You will all be kitted up and guided through the adventure every step of the way, while enjoying views of the iconic Cardiff Castle. 

This adventure is £10 for 2 rides, and will be open every weekend up until and including the 20th of March 2022 from 12pm to 6pm

We hope to see you there!






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You’re Wired! BBC’s The Apprentice Meets Zip World in Tourism Task


Get the low down of what happened when BBC’s The Apprentice met Zip World to film an episode for their new series! The hit show, BBC’s The Apprentice, is back – and the contestants are more competitive than ever! Our lucky team got to take a sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes of the hit programme when they visited our very own Zip World Llechwedd to film a task for one of their new episodes.

After being approached by the team from the show in May last year, we agreed our unique historical site at Blaenau Ffestiniog would be the perfect location to host a tourism task in an episode due to air on Thursday 10th February 2022.

The task involved three contestants using our exciting activities to create a bespoke adventure package and to sell them to as many thrill-seekers and corporates as possible. The remaining candidates then put together a cheese-tasting masterclass to follow the adventures, showcasing the famous Llechwedd cheese matured in one of the sixteen mine levels. The groups were competing to achieve the highest profit margin against the rival team who hosted their task at Snowdonia Mountain Railway.

We met Lord Alan Sugar’s right-hand woman, the formidable Karren Brady, and the three lovely and determined candidates who would be hosting the task: Akeem Bundu-Kamara, Harpreet Kaur, and Kathryn Louise Burn. The candidates were given strict instructions not to ask any of our Zip World staff questions that could give them an unfair advantage in the task, so interaction with them was limited on the day.

We saw first-hand how hard the contestants worked and how they came together as a team to deliver a fun and exciting experience for the public. What struck us all is that the entire process is very much real and is exactly how it appears to people watching from home on TV with no editing or retakes. The contestants only have 24 hours to get to grips with everything they needed to know about the task and, on this occasion, our experiences on offer, before hosting the package to members of the public. We saw the candidates getting their heads down in between takes, desperately trying to recite the information given to them.

The Apprentice filming underground

While filming with us, both the contestants and Karren got to enjoy a go on some of our activities. The contestants were very eager to try out Titan 2, one of Europe’s largest zip lines, which saw them flying across the spectacular slate-mining landscape at around 70mph.

The team also gave a breath-taking tour of the historical Llechwedd Deep Mine, taking on Europe’s steepest cable railway to travel 500 feet into the depths of the quarry. Candidates even got the chance to experience the interactive elements, such as the real explosion sounds that are released when a volunteer pulls the detonation lever.

The Apprentice negotiation scene with Sean Taylor

We had first-hand experience of what it’s like to witness the tense negotiation table where contestants try to wrangle the best deal. The first time that our owner and president, Sean Taylor, met the candidates, was for the negotiations on camera. You will see that Sean did not hold back when contestant Kathryn battled for a competitive ticket price before coming to a figure that Sean would agree on. Having spoken to Sean after the scene, he revealed he would have gone even lower on the price, had they pushed further, meaning the candidates could have made a higher profit.

Behind the showbiz scenes, it was all-hands-on-deck to ensure the huge production team had everything they needed to make the episode happen. Our pizza emporium was transformed into a canteen and hair and makeup base, while our 4x4 trucks helped ferry 40-50 cast and crew along the vast Llechwedd quarry against the filming schedule, in line with our COVID-19 safety measures.

The Apprentice candidates giving a briefing

All in all, it was an amazing experience! It was terrific to be a part of such a successful show and to get a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes, from the concept to creation to the filming itself! We hope you all loved seeing the historical Llechwedd site on the big screen and enjoyed watching the candidates and Karren taking pleasure in all that our adventures have to offer.

If you’d like to book Titan 2 or the Deep Mine Tour for yourselves (we do offer longer versions than the bespoke package you saw on-screen!), you can book here. When you’re on-site, don’t forget to pick up some of the famous Llechwedd cheese in our gift shop to try for yourself too!






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Meet Zip World’s Mental Health First Aiders


Say hello to our fantastic 14; the Zip World Mental Health First Aiders who will be working to make a difference amongst their teams.

At Zip World, the health and wellbeing of our staff is a top priority, and mental health is no exception. To support and encourage our teams when needed, we have assigned each site with a couple of Mental Health First Aiders, who will be on-hand to offer support, advice or simply an ear to our team members.

These fantastic 14 volunteers were trained by the wonderful Vanessa at Glad 2 Training, who coached our MHFA on how to respond to and support their colleagues who may be needed that little extra help at the moment, especially with the pandemic paving an uncertain path ahead for many people.

Our MHFA team will be offering talks, raising awareness and conduction mental health sessions throughout 2022 and beyond to their colleagues. Well done team, we’re proud of you!






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Love on the Line at Zip World Tower


Does adventure and yummy food sound like the perfect date? If so, why not book our limited-edition gift for you and your favourite person this Valentine’s weekend?

You’ll start your special afternoon by checking in at our adventure terminal of love. We’ll then get you ready to ride the world’s fastest seated zip line, Phoenix, atop Rhigos mountain. Here, you can take in the incredible views, snap a few selfies with your special someone and then prepare yourself for an adrenaline rush like no other!  

After you’ve flown through the South Wales sky, you’ll be taken through to our magnificent bar and bistro Cegin Glo, where you’ll be seated for your delicious 3 course meal. We also have a fully stocked bar for those who fancy enjoying something a little stronger with their food.

So, if this sounds like the perfect treat, click on the button below and book your Love on the Line experience before it’s fully booked!

Fancy enjoying the yummy meal without the adventure? We also have spaces available for those who would prefer a more relaxing Valentine’s Day. From Friday February 11th to Monday February 14th, you can book onto our 3 course evening meal. There are limited tables available so book now to save your space!

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The Locals’ Loyalty and Tower Locals offer returns this 2022!


If you live near any of our sites, be it North or South Wales, you could be eligible for 30% off our adventures until February 18th 2022.

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It’s back! Locals’ Loyalty (North Wales) and Tower Locals (South Wales) makes a return this 2022, offering locals to Zip World a massive 30% off all 18 of our adventures when you book to participate before the 18th of Feb 2022.

This will be the 5th time we’ve run this special deal, and we love seeing you all come along to our adventure parks to make the most of the experiences we have to offer. Because who wouldn’t want to tackle the world’s fastest zip line head-first for a fraction of the price?! Whether it’s zip lining, bouncing or coasting, we’ve got your favourite adventure activity right here.

What is Locals’ Loyalty/ Tower Locals?

This is a special deal we run exclusively for our local neighbours, where you can claim 30% off your Zip World booking.

For North Wales residents if you live in an LL postcode area or some CH postcode areas, you’re eligible for this offer. The CH postcodes are CH1 6B, CH1 6Q, CH4 9A, CH4 9B, CH4 0, CH5, CH6, CH7, CH8.

For South Wales residents, you can claim your 30% off if you live in CF, SA, NP or LD postcodes.

When is the deal available?

The promo code is only valid for sessions booked to participate between the 3rd of Jan and the 18th of Feb 2022.

How do I book?

Head to this page to redeem your promo code. You can then carry on adding to your basket as usual, and apply the promo code at checkout. You can also call our Adventure Booking Team on 01248 601444. The promo code will apply to the adventures that you’re local to only – meaning you cannot redeem a Tower Locals code against a North Wales adventure, and vice versa. Please make sure that you, the lead booker, brings proof of address with you on the day of your adventure!

Please note T&Cs apply, which you can find on the small print section of our website. This offer excludes Velocity 2 on Saturdays.






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Socially Distanced Activities


Whilst it’s a relief to know that strict social distancing rules have been relaxed quite a bit by now, it’s understandable that many of us still have concerns and would prefer to play it as safe as possible.

Here at Zip World, we accommodate to everyone’s needs and preferences as well as understanding the need to provide peace of mind to all of our customers – so you can rest assured knowing you can enjoy a thrilling day out and take part in all our outdoor activities whilst staying safe.

Take a look at the outdoor activities you can partake in when visiting Zip World during these unpredictable times.

What social distancing measures are in place? 

The key measures in place currently are the requirements for face masks to be worn in all indoor areas (excluding cafes/restaurants) and on our underground adventures. Of course, if you wish to wear a face mask for your own peace of mind and safety at all times you are more than welcome to do so.

We also have regular cleaning regimes in place and always make sure to sanitise all equipment and surroundings as necessary. Our staff will limit their interactions with you to ensure everyone’s safety. 

What activities are available to enjoy alone? 

Many of our outdoor activities can be enjoyed alone (or within your bubble/group). If you are visiting Zip World by yourself or as a couple, the likes of Fforest Coaster, Tower Coaster, Zip Safari 2, and Plummet 2 are ideal. These are all thrilling activities based in the outdoors that you can enjoy on your own, without having to worry about anyone else.

What activities are available to enjoy as a group? 

If you’re looking to enjoy some safe team building activities whilst social distancing and take part in group activities whilst adhering to safety measures, there’s more than plenty to take part in at Zip World.

Almost all of our activities can be enjoyed in groups and are great ways to make unforgettable memories with friends, family or loved ones. Activities such as the Tower Coaster, Fforest Coaster, Plummet 2 and Tower Coaster can all be enjoyed with multiple people, but if you’re looking for specific activities that you can truly enjoy together as a group and strengthen friendships with the thrill of a lifetime, our Caverns, Skyride and Bounce Below adventures are the perfect options for you.  

Find out more and book now!

If you have any concerns at all about social distancing and safety measures and precautions, or want to find out more about what we can do to ensure your day out at Zip World is as fun and entertaining as possible, or simply want to book your adventurous day out, just get in touch with us today!






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Activity Days for the Elderly


Zip World is famed for it’s range of thrilling and exhilarating adventures and activities, but we also strive to cater to visitors of all ages, so you’re sure to find something to entertain everyone – including the elderly.  

Whilst the elderly may not be who you first think of for adrenaline filled activities, there is in fact plenty for them to enjoy and take part in on family days out.

What is there to do at Zip World? 

With four main locations around the home of adventure, Wales, each individual Zip World site offers plenty of activities, delicious locally sourced food and lots of opportunities to explore and soak up the breathtaking activities. We also offer a wide range of stunning accommodation options if you’re looking to turn your trip into a little family holiday.

What activities are available to keep the elderly entertained? 

Alongside the thrilling and stimulating activities available at Zip World, there’s also a couple of more mellow activities perfectly suited for those that are a little more elderly and may not want to participate in something like the Skyride for example.

At our Penrhyn location, we offer the Penrhyn Quarry Tour where you can learn all about the history of this iconic location and embark on one of our red ex-army trucks to a trip up to the top of the quarry at 1,500 feet above sea level. From there you’ll be able to take in stunning views of the Ogwen Valley, Menai Strait and Snowdonia National park. Don’t forget to enjoy tea and cake at our Blondin Restaurant once you’re done with your touch, which will be on hand serving locally sourced food and drink. 

Similarly, at our Slate Caverns location we offer a Deep Mine Tour where you’ll take a step back into the 19th century as you’re submerged 500ft into the rich history of the Deep Mine tour, where you can spend an hour and fifteen minutes soaking up everything there is to know about Llechwedd’s fascinating past. In addition, our Titan 2 adventure contains an extensive above-ground tour of the incredible man-made landscape of this site, before a series of two seated zip lines bring you back down. Our seated zip lines still offer an exhilarating experience, but are a bit less white knuckle than the likes of Velocity.

Alongside the tours and the opportunity to explore the beautiful sights all around, there’s amazing places to eat at if you want to enjoy some scrumptious, locally sourced food. Most of our sites are also great for spectators to watch - so if people don't fancy taking part in an adventure, they're more than welcome to enjoy our a tea or coffee while watching or waiting for the rest of the family. Activity days for elderly can be just as fun as for anyone else here at Zip World.

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If you’d like to find out more about the ways you can keep the elderly entertained whilst enjoying days out at Zip World and how we can accommodate to suit their needs, or are looking to book some activities and time away at any of our locations, get in touch with us today. 






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Experience Days for Adults


If the past year or two has taught us anything, it’s that life is too short and unpredictable to not seize every opportunity for adventure that comes our way. If you’re set on gifting someone in your life the ability to make some lasting memories whilst letting out their adventurous side and stepping out of their comfort zone, look no further than our Adult Experience days here at Zip World.

Gifting a loved one an experience day out is possibly one of the best gifts you can give someone – it’s not exactly something you’ll find hidden at the back of their cupboards collecting dust. Instead, you’ll be gifting them a thrilling experience that will leave them with exciting and treasured memories.

Let’s take a look at what exactly a Zip World gift experience for adults is, the range of activities that are available, as well as the different accommodations available to suit individual needs.

What is a Zip World gift experience?

A Zip World gift experience is essentially an adventure voucher for adults that can be used on a wide range of activities at various Zip World locations across Wales.

There are up to 17 different vouchers you can choose from that will undoubtedly make the best
experience gifts for adults and help to awaken or simply fuel their wild side. Zip World is the perfect place for gift experiences for adults due to the very varied range of adventures and activities that are available to suit everyone. This includes a flight on the world’s fastest zip line, taking a ride on our woodland Fforest Coaster, chellenging yourself on our Quarry Karts track and much, much more. Regardless of who you’re buying for, we’ve got you covered.

Why is Zip World perfect for gift experiences for adults?

Zip World is the perfect place for adults to enjoy experience days out – whether they are adrenaline junkies or more risk-averse individuals, there’s certainly plenty for everyone to enjoy.

Zip World accommodates for all needs and preferences, so you can be assured that the adventure vouchers you gift to the special adults in your life will be thoroughly enjoyed no matter what. There’s an endless list of both adrenaline-filled activities and also more relaxed adventures and experiences for all to enjoy. Take a look at the list below for just some of the many activities and adventures we have to offer:

Zip lining on the world’s fastest zip line: Velocity 2
Tower Coaster
Fforest Coaster
Zip Safari 2
Skyride 2
Plummet 2
Quarry Karts
Quarry Tour
Caverns

The variety of activities listed above are just the tip of the iceberg – there’s certainly plenty to see,
experience and explore at every stunning Zip World location.

Here at Zip World, we are passionate about ensuring every single one of our visitors has a good time regardless of their requirements and preferences. We strive to accommodate to suit every individual need, and provide a very varied range of activities for everyone to partake in.

Social Distancing

Whilst most social distancing rules have now been eased and relaxed, we are still committed to ensuring your safety every step of the way. For this reason, you may be asked to wear a face mask at certain times or when participating in specific activities.

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If you have any more questions or want to learn more about our range of activities and adventures, accommodation etc. or simply want to buy one of our adventure vouchers, get in touch with us today.






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Which Brits Are the Bravest in the UK?


There have been lots of brave feats Brits have done over the centuries, from Ernest Shackleton heading into frozen Antarctica, to Ellen MacArthur sailing single-handed around the world. But what about your average Brit and their moments of bravery? 

We’ve done some research into Britain’s current bravery credentials to find out how brave people think they are, from their biggest fears, to what adrenaline-inducing activities they would like to try. We’ve also discovered where in the UK the bravest (and the most scared) souls reside. Read on to find out...

How brave do you think you are?

This can be a difficult question as there are so many ways to be brave. People often think that bravery is having no fear, but bravery is something you can only have in the face of fear. 

We’re not trying to get too philosophical here, but being scared of doing something and still going for it anyway is what bravery is all about. In our research, we asked people in the UK whether they considered themselves to be brave. Over half (53%) said they were ‘quite brave’, which we think is pretty respectable. 

15% went beyond that to claim they were ‘very brave’, while 32% didn’t think they were brave at all. Like we said, it’s all about having the opportunity to overcome a fear, so even if you don’t think you’re brave, you could still surprise yourself given the chance to shine. 

What are people afraid of? 

Speaking of fear, we wanted to know what people were most afraid of in the UK. Our research gave us a list of the top five fears for people in the UK:

1. Heights (31%)
2. Spiders (26%)
3. Death (24%)
4. Snakes (24%)
5. Sharks (16%)

Heights comes out as one of the most common fears, which is interesting to us as we have so many fun ways to overcome that particular fear… 

Animals feature heavily on this list, too, with spiders, snakes and sharks being the scariest critters. Sharks is an interesting one for the UK as any potentially dangerous species in our waters are so rare, but we get it, big fish with big teeth are scary. The UK’s only venomous snake is also very shy and retiring and you’d be very lucky indeed to even see one, let alone be in any sort of danger. Spiders are obviously pretty common and not remotely dangerous, but we understand some people think they are horrid!

The UK’s bravest cities

During our research, we looked at where in the UK you can find the bravest people, as claimed by their inhabitants. And we’re taking their word for it. Our results gave us the top five bravest cities in the UK as follows:

1. Brighton (78%)
2. Liverpool (76%)
3. Belfast (73%)
4. Newcastle (72%)
5. London (71%)

So, Brighton is the real home of the brave and the bold, followed not far behind by Liverpool. There could be something to be said for cities on or near the coast, with lots of opportunities for thrilling water sports and high-adrenaline fun helping to fuel local bravery levels. 

Liverpool also has the great advantage of being close to North Wales, giving its residents easy access to all the thrills and delights of the mountains and coastline, including our many adventures at Zip World. We reckon this could account for the extra bravery levels found in Liverpool, with lots of opportunity for fear-facing, adrenaline-inducing thrills right on their doorstep. 

The rush of adrenaline and the nation’s favourite thrills

Whatever the varying bravery levels around the UK, it seems that most people love a good thrill. Our research told us that 57% of Brits enjoy adrenaline-filled activities, compared with the 38% who would really rather keep their feet on the ground.

Most of us have had an ambition to do something thrilling at some point in our lives, whether that’s bungie jumping off a bridge or high-speed racing. We checked out what people’s top ambitions are when it comes to thrilling and adrenaline-fuelled activities: 

1. Hot air ballooning (28%)
2. Trampolining (25%)
2. Visiting a haunted house (23%)
4. Race car driving (21%)
5. Skiing (17%)
6. Riding the world’s fastest zipline (17%)
7. Extreme go karting (17%)
8. Scuba diving (16%)
9. Motorcycle riding (16%)
10. Zero gravity flight (16%)

This list of thrills includes loads of fun activities, several of which you can do at Zip World. If you fancy racing down a mountain in a go kart, zooming down the world’s fastest zip line, or trampolining in a cave, we’ve got you covered. 

Be brave and do something incredible at Zip World

If you’re feeling inspired to do something thrilling or face some fears, we’re very happy to help. We’ve got locations in Snowdonia in North Wales, as well as at Aberdare in South Wales, with zip lines, treetop trails, roller coasters, cave trampolining and more. And if you’re feeling a little scared, we’ll be there to help you conquer that fear.

If you want to choose your adventure based on the bravery levels needed, each of our activities have adventure ratings which rank from accessible for everyone, to more challenging activities which will prove yourself amongst the bravest Brits. The three-tier adventure rating starts at one - being family-friendly activities such as Fforest Coaster, to challenging yourself further with tier two - where you’ll need your wits on adventures such as Zip Safari 2, to the highest of tier three - for the fearless to prove themselves on the likes of Velocity 2. These ratings can help you decide what adventure to go for depending on how much of a risk you’re willing to take, preparing those who are on the side of caution, as well as thrilling the self-proclaimed adrenaline seekers with fearful activities.

We’ve measured what adventure rating each city usually goes for when they visit us to determine who the bravest Zip World visitors are, with the lead currently standing with Doncaster at a 2.15 average rating, closely followed by Blackburn at 2.10, and Nottingham at 2.10.  
Have a look at what you’d be willing to try and see if you can add a little more bravery to your city and the UK! 

Discover our full range of Zip World adventures here






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You can fly Zip World’s Big Red at the Trafford Centre this Winter


Zip World’s mobile zip line (which happens to be the biggest mobile zip line in the world!) is now based at the famous Manchester Trafford Centre, and is open every day until January the 5th 2022. Our helpful team are on-site throughout the day and ready to take walk-ons, so don’t worry about pre-booking.

 

What is Big Red?

Big Red is our mobile zip line, with 2 parallel lines, meaning 2 people can zip at once and race to the end! It’s 30ft tall, and up to 300ft long

 

How old do you have to be to go on Big Red?

Anyone ages 5 and above, and weighing between 20kg and 80kg can try Big Red.

 

How much is it?

Big Red costs just £10, and with your ticket, you get 2 goes. This isn’t transferrable between people however.

 

When is it open?

It's open Thursday to Sunday, every week until the first week of January 2022.

 

How do I book?

You don’t! You can turn up on the day and pay via the AirStream vehicle on site. Here you will pay and sign your waiver.

 

Where is it?

Big Red is outside the great hall, so head on over to say hi!






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The latest on wearing face coverings at Zip World’s indoor and underground spaces


- last updated on the 31st August 2021 -

 

With the latest Welsh Government guidance seeing an ease in restrictions, we've been receiving lots of questions about our rules surrounding wearing face coverings in the indoor and underground spaces of our sites. So, here's a handy little guide for you to take a look at so that you can come prepared. The vast majority of our adventuring is done outdoors.

Our non-compulsory mask spaces are so because they are considered indoor public hospitality spaces.
Our compulsory mask spaces are so because they are considered indoor public spaces or public transport.

We ask that you please still respect social distancing guidelines and we will also be keeping our hand sanitisation stations around site for you to use frequently.

 

 

 


Zip World Penrhyn Quarry (North Wales)

Check-in                                          Compulsory
Blondin Restaurant  Non-compulsory but recommended
Gift shop Compulsory
Restrooms Compulsory
Skyline bulding (where you wait to go on the zip) Compulsory
Kit-up (if indoors due to rain) Compulsory
Truck journey to top of mountain  Compulsory
Zipping platforms Non-compulsory but recommended

 

 

Zip World Fforest (North Wales)

Check-in                                                                Compulsory
Fforest Caffi and Fforest Coffi Non-compulsory but recommended
Restrooms Compulsory


 

Zip World Llechwedd (North Wales)

Check-in                                                               Compulsory
Cafe Non-compulsory but recommended
Restrooms Compulsory
Deep Mine Tour Compulsory
Bounce Below Compulsory
Caverns Compulsory
Truck journey to top of zips and quarry tour Compulsory
Deep mine, Caverns and Bounce Below kit-up Compulsory
Gift shop Compulsory


 

Zip World Tower (South Wales)

Check-in                                                               Compulsory
Cegin Glo Bar & Bistro Non-compulsory but recommended
Restrooms Compulsory
Gift shop Compulsory
Minibus journey to the top of Phoenix zip line Compulsory
Tower Coaster boarding platform Compulsory





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Zip World Introduces a 3rd Adventure to the Penrhyn Quarry Site


The latest Zip World adventure is now open at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, North Wales, which is both a junior zip lining adventure, and an alternative for those who aren’t quite ready to take on the bigger zips just yet. The Quarry Flyer is Zip World’s 16th adventure, and the 3rd on the Penrhyn Quarry site, helping to shape the company as one of UK’s top adventure destinations.

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About the adventure

With each ticket, you enjoy 2 zip lines. The first starts at the top of our terrace, with stunning views of Penrhyn Quarry, the quarry lake, and the Snowdonia mountain range beyond. You’ll fly approximately 100m to the first landing platform, where you will be clipped into the next zip line by one of our experienced instructors. You’ll then fly another 100m down to the ending platform to de-kit from your harness. Each zip zone has 2 parallel zip lines, meaning you and a friend can fly at the same time.
 


How long does the Quarry Flyer take?

From checking in to de-kitting, you should allow 45 minutes to complete this adventure.


How much is a ticket?

Tickets are £10 per person. The ticket includes 2 zip lines.


Are there any restrictions?

Yes, you need to be 3 years old or over to participate in this adventure. The weight limit is also 100kg. Anyone under 18 participating must be supervised by a spectating adult.

If you’d like to book this adventure, you can do so here.






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Zip World Launches Titan 2


Titan was once our seated zip line experience in the heart of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia - but ahead of relaunch this April 2021, we've included an all-new tour segment, so you can go home having had your adrenaline fix and armed with new knowledge.

What is Titan 2?

Titan 2 is our new and improved quarry tour and zip lining experience, based in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park. Look no further than here if you're looking for an adventure day out with the family in Snowdonia!

Titan 2 will see you embarking on an incredible scenic tour in the famous ex-army Quarry Explorer trucks. The tour will see you exploring the beautiful Llechwedd slate-mining landscape, hosted by our knowledgable drivers. You'll learn all about the site's slate mining history, and see some pretty incredible sites. After the 45 minute trip, you'll be dropped off at the first zip zone, Bravo, where our team of instructors will send you flying down the seated zip line. A short walk will then see you heading to the final zip zone, Charlie. There are 4 parallel lines in each zip zone, meaning you can ride alongside your friends and family!

How is it different to the original Titan?

The original Titan saw you simply zipping along 3 zip zones, Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. The new and improved verion replaces the Alpha line with the 45 minute tour, where you get a real taste for the site's roots which you didn't before. Snowdonia's history is extensive, and this area in particular is steeped, so we're over the moon to now be able to share this with you as part of the Zip World experience. 

How much does is cost?

The Titan 2 experience costs £60, for the tour and 2 zip lines. The experience lasts around 2 hours, from check-in to landing. You can book here.

How old do you have to be?

Participants must be ages 7 or over. 



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The Return of Adventure 2; Zip World Re-Opens April 2021!


It's been a long 4 months of lockdown, but we can finally announce we're re-opening the Zip World doors on the 26th of April 2021!

Adventurers assemble - this is it! We're over the moon to announce, all going well, our above ground adventures will be re-opening on Thursday the 26th of April, as long as restrictions don't change in the meantime. The Return of Adventure 2 is finally here!

This will be the second time we've re-opened in a year, so we're really confident and have not dropped the ball when it comes to the safety of our staff, customers and community.
We still have our 6 steps in place to ensure your adventure is safe and covid-secure, and have worked closely with the Welsh Government to be super certain our sites are socially responsible areas ahead of relaunch.

All 4 of our sites will be open - the 3 in North Wales are Penrhyn Quarry, Fforest and Slate Caverns. Our underground adventures at Slate Caverns will be re-opening at a later date. Our South Wales site, Tower, will be opening with just the Phoenix zip line, as the Tower Coaster is still under construction.

Booking will be essential due to limited capacity for social distancing reasons, which you can do here: https://zipwo.uk/3bSWELu

If you already have a booking with us BEFORE April 26th, please get in touch with our booking team on info@zipworld.co.uk. We're expecting to receive a lot of messages, so thanks in advance for your patience. Please note, you only need to email us once - emailing twice will push your enquiry back to the back of the queue automatically, so please bear with us while we get to your request.
 



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Tickets to Zip World Tower are now available!


They're here! Tickets to our new South Wales site, with 2 brand new adventures, are now available...

What is Zip World Tower?

Zip World Tower is our 4th outdoor adventure site here in Wales, and our first to open in South Wales! It's located on the breathtakingly beautiful and historically rich old Tower Colliery site, just on the outskirts of the Brecon Beacons. 

What kind of adventure can I find on site?

At Zip World Tower, you can have a fun-filled adventure day out with the family, with adventure appropriate for kids from 4 years old. But this doesn't mean this site is necessarily just for kids - our adventures can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities!
At this site you will find the Phoenix zip line, and the Tower Coaster. Phoenix is set to be the world's fastest seated zip line, boasting 2 separate zip zones for you to enjoy, with 4 parallel lines so that 3 others can join in on the fun at the same time! The bespoke harnesses and high quality equipment will keep you safe and sound whilst you soar across the Rhigos mountain range, reachin speeds of 70-80mph! This is appropriate for anyone over the age of 7. The Tower Coaster is a European-first; a side-by-side coaster which will twist and turn along the site. If you're not quite an adrenaline junkie, don't worry, you have some control of the speed here! This can be enjoyed by anyone ages 4 and over.

How do I book an adventure?

Simply, head here. Our booking calendar is now open, and you can book Phoenix for any time as of March the 26th 2021, and the Tower Coaster for any time as of the 9th of April 2021. If you got a Tower voucher for Christmas, you can redeem that too by heading to our menu, and selecting the 'Vouchers' page!






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12 Days of Zipmas - Win Adventure Gifts!


After what’s been a challenging year, we’re giving away even more prizes in the lead up to Christmas this December!

Each year, we give away a series of prizes in the lead up to Christmas (always under the banner of a punny name, might we add - ‘ADVENTure Calendar’, and ‘Stocking Thrillers’ to name a couple!). This year, we’re doing the 12 Days of Zipmas competitions (see what we did there) - and are giving away more prizes than ever before, to hopefully spread a bit of cheer after what’s been a challenging year for everyone.

This year’s prizes will include vouchers to our new adventures down in South Wales, as well as some tried and tested favourites, such as the world’s fastest zip line, Velocity 2, our Fforest Coaster, and the incredible Bounce Below. 

To enter these competitions, you will need to head to our Facebook page every day, from now up until Christmas Eve. Each competition will run from 7pm until 12pm the following day, so be quick if you see a prize you want!

The beauty of these prizes is the flexibility that comes with them. Due to the uncertainty in the air at the moment, our vouchers are now redeemable for 2 years, rather than 1, and can either be kept for yourself, or gifted for Christmas. We’re planning on reopening in February 2021, so it’ll be the perfect adventure to look forward to in the fresh new year. 

Here’s to a wonderful Christmas, and new beginnings next year!



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Zip World Tower Gift Vouchers are Now Available!


We’re over the moon to be able to now offer Zip World Tower vouchers as part of our Christmas gifting range, alongside our other 13 adventures.

Buy Zip World Tower Gift Vouchers here

Zip World Tower will be home to 2 shiny new adventures; Zip World Phoenix, the world’s fastest seated zip line, and Zip World Tower Coaster, Europe’s only side-by-side karted coaster of its kind. Based in Cynon Valley, in the heart of the Rhigos mountain range, south Wales, our new Zip World site is the 4th to open, and our 1st outside of the Snowdonia national park in north Wales. We’re thrilled to be able to bring our unique adventures and experiences down south, and breathe a new lease of life into the old coal mining site of Tower Colliery, whilst still utilising and conserving the site’s rich history.

 

Both Phoenix and Tower Coaster are available as separate gift vouchers, and prices start from just £25. These are the perfect gifts this Christmas for thrill-seekers and families alike, with an adventure to suit everyone’s taste.

 

If you’re looking to gift for a family or kids, we’d recommend trying the Tower Coaster, perfect for anyone over the age of 4. If the lucky recipients are slightly older or enjoy the pump of an adrenaline rush, opt for our Phoenix zip line.If you purchase a voucher now, the recepient will get a chance at exclusive pre-booking too, meaning they can be one of the first to try these exciting new adventures!

 

Thank you all very much for your support ahead of our spring 2021 Zip World Tower opening, and we look forward to welcoming you to our brand new site.



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Zip World Suspend Operations Until Spring 2021


We have come to the difficult decision to suspend all Zip World on-site operations until Spring 2021, following the most recent Government announcement

As the changes continue to come from the Welsh and UK governments to fight the COVID 19 pandemic, we continue to find ourselves in a lot of uncertainty over the next few months. We have therefore made a difficult decision to not reopen in 2020 and have suspended operations until Spring 2021.  This will follow the two week fire breaker from the Welsh Government.

In order to ensure we can reopen next year when things will hopefully be more positive, we have taken this decision now to give us time to prepare for what looks to be a busy start to 2021.

If you have a booking scheduled for this time, we will automatically postpone your adventure, but don't worry, it will be stored safely in our system until you can choose a different date. Any bookings you may have for dates outside this period will still be in place. If you prefer, you can book in for another date now, or transfer your booking into gift vouchers, which are valid for 24 months and can be passed on, for example as a Christmas present later this year. To do this, get in touch on email: info@zipworld.co.uk.

Our priority is to keep the team, the community and customers safe, supporting the stay at home message. 2021 will be a hugely exciting year with the launch of our brand new site in South Wales, Zip World Tower.

Please note, due to the high volume of enquiries expected there will be a delay processing emails. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Thanks again for your continued support in what has been a challenging year for all, and we will see you again in 2021.



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Top 5 best Christmas gifts for couples this 2020


Looking to buy for your other half, or a couple, this Christmas, but stuck for inspiration? Look no further...

We have a bunch of gift ideas for boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives which are bound to keep you in the good books on Christmas day! Gift them something they will remember forever, that you can enjoy together, and have something to look forward to in 2021.

1. Velocity 2 Gift Voucher

£99 Available here
Suitable for ages 10+
 
Velocity 2 is the world's fastest zip line, situated in Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Snowdonia, North Wales

The big showstopper, Velocity 2 is the world’s fastest zip line, and is the perfect ‘big present’ this 2020. After being cooped up indoors over lockdown, give them the freedom of flight to look forward to in 2021, as they soar across our Penrhyn Quarry at speeds of up to (and sometimes over!) 100mph. Spanning just under a mile long, Velocity 2 is the perfect adventure to do with your other half, and embark on the adventure together while making some amazing memories.

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2. Quarry Karts Gift Voucher

£39 Available here
Suitable for ages 15+
Quarry Karts is the UK's only mountain carting experience, located at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Snowdonia

The UK’s only mountain cart track is situated in the stunning Penrhyn Quarry, and features 3km of slate track in the Snowdonia mountain range. The track’s twists, turns, tunnels and other obstacles make this the perfect adventure to take on as a pair, and see who’s reflexes hold up in the gravity-fuelled 3 wheeled cart. Plus, the backdrop is beautiful, and there’s an on-site restaurant for a meal afterwards too.

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3. Caverns Gift Voucher

£65 Available here
Suitable for ages 11+
Caverns is an underground adventure course, located at Zip World Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog

For thrill-seekers with a big taste for adventure, Caverns is a vast underground adventure course, with plenty of obstacles, tunnels and zip lines to keep them busy. They’ll undergo a little training session before heading onto the course, and put their skills to the test. A guaranteed energy burner, and perfect for pairs who love a challenge.

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4. Plummet 2 Gift Voucher

£65 Available here
Suitable for ages 7+
Plummet 2 is the world's first tandem drop experience, located at Zip World Fforest, Betws-Y-Coed

A perfect stocking filler, this is for daredevils who love all things adrenaline! Plummet 2 is the world’s first tandem drop experience - first they’ll head up our 100ft tower, stand on the trapdoors, before plummeting! Our unique powerfan system will keep them safe and sound and lower them to the ground gently after they experience the thrill of freefall. This adventure is built specifically for pairs, so it’s the perfect couples’ adventure!

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5. Bounce Below Gift Voucher

£25 Available here
Suitable for ages 7+
Bounce Below is an underground bouncy net adventure located at Zip World Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Bounce Below is the UK’s only underground bouncy net adventure, and is situated deep in a disused Victorian mine, twice the size of St Pauls’ Cathedral. Couples can explore this subterranean trampoline-style adventure together, with 3 levels of bouncy nets, slides and tunnels. Plus it’s an amazing work out after a heavy Christmas season!

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Top 5 best Christmas gifts for teens this 2020


Teens are notoriously tough to buy for - but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some fun and exciting gift ideas that will be a winner on Christmas morning.

Forget a new pair of socks or something that will likely end up in the back of the cupboard, and treat the teen in your life to something unique that will be remembered forever. We’ve got a selection of Zip World Gift Vouchers that are bound to keep you in the good books and give them something to look forward to in 2021.

1. Velocity 2 Gift Voucher

£99 Available here
Suitable for ages 10+
 
Velocity 2 is the world's fastest zip line, situated in the beautiful Penrhyn Quarry, Snowdonia, North Wales

The big showstopper, Velocity 2 is the world’s fastest zip line, and is the perfect ‘big present’ this 2020. After being cooped up indoors over lockdown, give them the freedom of flight to look forward to in 2021, as they soar across our Penrhyn Quarry at speeds of up to (and sometimes over!) 100mph. Spanning just under a mile long, Velocity 2 is the perfect adventure to do with friends and family, and you can even hire a Revl camera to capture the experience forever.

Buy now

 

2. Bounce Below Gift Voucher

£25 Available here
Suitable for ages 7+
 Bounce Below is the UK's only underground bouncy net adventure, situated in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia, North Wales

Bounce Below is the UK’s only underground bouncy net adventure, and is situated deep in a disused Victorian mine, twice the size of St Pauls’ Cathedral. The entire family can explore this subterranean trampoline-style adventure together, with 3 levels of bouncy nets, slides and tunnels. This is also perfect for groups of friends and couples.

Buy now

 

3. Zip Safari 2 Gift Voucher

£40 Available here
Suitable for ages 9+
Zip Safari 2 is a treetop adventure course, and can be found near Betws-Y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales

For daring teens with a big taste for adventure, Zip Safari 2 is a treetop adventure course, with plenty of obstacles, zip lines and even a treetop surfboard to keep them busy! They’ll undergo a little training session before heading onto the course, and put their skills to the test. A guaranteed energy burner, and perfect for anyone who loves a challenge. Plus, the cherry on top of the cake is the incredible views!

Buy now

 

4. Plummet 2

£15 Available here
Suitable for ages 7+

Plummet 2 is the world's first tandem drop experience, situated near Betws-Y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales

A perfect stocking filler, this is for daredevil teens who love all things adrenaline! Plummet 2 is the world’s first tandem drop experience - they’ll head up our 100ft tower and stand on the trapdoors, before plummeting! Our unique powerfan system will keep them safe and sound and lower them to the ground gently after they experience the thrill of freefall. Perfect for pairs, or can be completed alone.

Buy now

 

5. Skyride 2

£10 Available here
Suitable for ages 9+
Skyride 2 is Europe's largest giant 5 seater swing, and is situated in Zip World Fforest, Betws-Y-Coed

Another one for the thrill seekers, Skyride 2 is Europe’s largest 5 seater swing, and a fantastic group experience. They will be pulled high up in the air, before a brave member of the crew pulls the release to send everyone flying through the sky. This adventure will be sure to get their blood pumping!

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Top 5 best Christmas gifts for kids this 2020


With toys overflowing underneath the tree this Christmas, gift them something they can look forward to in 2021, and create memories that will last a lifetime with a Zip World Gift Voucher.

We know it’s hard to come up with an exciting and original Christmas present for kids these days, so we’ve got you covered with a no-brainer list of Zip World treats. Ditch the toys that will end up at the back of the cupboard, and get them a Christmas gift that will be remembered forever.

 

1. Fforest Coaster Gift Voucher

£25 Available here
Suitable for: Ages 3+ 
The Fforest Coaster is the UK's only alpine coaster of its kind, situated in the Conwy Valley, North Wales

The UK’s only alpine coaster of its kind is situated in Betws Y Coed, and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Children under the age of 9 can share a sledge with an adult, making it the perfect family experience. They will ascent the tracks through the Welsh woodland, before soaring back down. The optional breaking system means they can go as fast or as slow as they desire.

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2. Bounce Below Gift Voucher

From £25, Available here
Suitable for: Ages 7+
Bounce Below is the UK's only underground trampoline -style adventure, and can be found in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia

One for slightly bigger kids, Bounce Below is the UK’s only underground bouncy net adventure, and is situated deep in a disused Victorian mine, twice the size of St Pauls’ Cathedral. The entire family can explore this subterranean trampoline-style adventure together, with 3 levels of bouncy nets, slides and tunnels.

Buy now

 

3. Tree Hoppers Gift Voucher

£18, Available here
Suitable for: Ages 5+
Tree Hoppers is a mini adventure course for kids, nestled in the Conwy Valley, Snowdonia

For little ones with a big taste for adventure, Tree Hoppers is a treetop adventure course, with plenty of obstacles and zip lines to keep them busy. They’ll undergo a little training sessions before heading onto the course, and put their skills to the test. A guaranteed energy burner!

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4. Big Red Gift Voucher (coming soon!)

£10, Available soon
Suitable for: Ages 5+
Big Red is a mini zip, perfect for mini adventurers, situated at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda

While the grown ups go on the world’s fastest zip line, the mini adventurers can try their hand at Big Red! This zip line will see them flying right next to the beautiful Penrhyn Quarry lake - and they get 2 goes with their gift voucher! This is the perfect experience to try with a friend, as there’s 2 parallel zip lines.

 

5. Treetop Nets Gift Voucher

£20, Available here
Suitable for: Ages 3+
Treetop Nets is a bouncy net adventure high up in the trees, near Betws-Y-Coed, Snowdonia

This huge bouncy net adventure set high in the trees will have them jumping for joy! Treetop nets features countless chambers of nets, hideout huts, Europe’s longest net walkway, and even a carpet slide!

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2 for 1 Christmas Vouchers at Zip World


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2020 may have been a challenging year for us all and we're definitely ready to get it wrapped up, but this isn’t stopping us from getting into the festive cheer and spreading some Zip World magic. Just to make things a tad easier around the holiday season, we’re delighted to be able to offer 2 for 1 Christmas vouchers this year - but be quick, there’s only a limited amount

So what is the offer? It’s simple - from the 23rd of October until the 8th of November, you can purchase 2 Zip World vouchers, and 1 of them is entirely free, essentially making your order half price. And who doesn’t love a little extra help around Christmas?! Remember, we only have a limited number available, so please act fast while there's still some left!

Our adventure vouchers are the perfect ‘wow’ gift, and we have experiences ranging from stocking fillers to the Christmas morning show-stoppers. These gifts certainly won’t find themselves collecting dust at the back of the cupboard, but give that special someone something to remember for a lifetime. 

 

To gift them something they can look forward to in 2021, choose:

Velocity 2: The world’s fastest Zip Line (10+)

Quarry Karts: The UK’s only mountain cart track (15+)

Fforest Coaster: The UK’s only alpine coaster of its kind (3+)

Zip Safari 2: A treetop adventure and zipping course (9+)

Treetop Nets: A giant bouncy net adventure high up in the trees (3+)

Tree Hoppers: A mini treetop adventure course for little explorers (5+)

Plummet 2: The world’s first tandem drop experience (7+)

Skyride 2: Europe’s largest giant 5 seater swing (7+)

Bounce Below: The UK’s only underground bouncy net adventure, set in a Victorian slate mine (7+)

Caverns: An underground adventure and zipping course (10+)

Titan: Europe’s largest zip zone (7+)

Zip World Tower: Our new site down in south Wales has a voucher bundle available as of November!



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Zip World Temporary Site Suspension Following Welsh Government Announcement


Following the announcement from the Welsh Government on Monday 19th of October,  all three of our sites will be temporarily suspended for two weeks from 6pm on Friday 23rd of October until Monday 9th of November 2020 in line with the two week fire breaker that will affect the whole of Wales.  

We have had a successful reopening since July and a strong ‘socially distanced’ summer with customers making the most of our thrilling adventures.  We will continue to closely monitor the situation according to the guidance from the Welsh government and are regularly updating our team and taking the necessary precautions to keep our team, customers and community safe. 

We will notify customers of any changes immediately.  If any customers are concerned, please contact us directly. Please be aware that our booking centre is incredibly busy at the moment, and our team are working hard to get back to you all as quickly as possible.

Stay safe everyone.






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Top Gear Fly to the Finish Line at Zip World


BBC’s hit motoring show Top Gear has returned for it’s 29th Series featuring Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris. The show’s mix of attention grabbing supercars and daredevil stunts sees them take on the fastest zip line in the world when they visit Zip World Penrhyn Quarry to take on Velocity 2 in episode 4.

In the new series, which after 18 years on BBC2 lands on primetime BBC1 at 8pm on a Sunday evening, the team visit beautiful North Wales as part of a Best of British challenge. A slightly covid-disrupted schedule has meant that the team couldn’t jet-set across the globe as per usual and instead took the opportunity to discover what’s on their doorstep in the UK. 

At Zip World, the episode involves a supercar 4x4 race up the slate quarry track to reach the starting point to Velocity 2.  All three presenters were there for the shoot but it was Paddy McGuinness who took up this challenge in the British Aston Martin DBX against the German Audi RSQ8 with former Formula1 driver Heinz Harald Fritzen as his challenger. 

The trio arrived in an impressive line up of the Best of British motor cars featuring Aston DBX driven by Paddy, a Bentley Flying Spur driven by Chris and a McLaren GT driven by Freddie.

 



As the world’s biggest car show, it has huge international appeal and is one of the BBC’s biggest exports, most recently launching stateside on BBC America.

The finale of this episode sees Paddy, who’s used to driving fast cars, get a very different adrenaline fix travelling head first at approx 100mph on a zip line down a welsh quarry. He can be heard in the scene screaming ‘I’m Flying’.  He also raved about the experience in promotional interviews with The One Show and This Morning!

You can catch the episode here on iPlayer.

To take on Velocity 2 click here or buy a voucher to book for 2021.



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Blue Peter Take on Zip World Quarry Karts!


Blue Peter recently came to Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Wales, to try out the UK’s only mountain cart adventure, Quarry Karts! We were joined by presenters Adam B and Richie Driss, as they descended the 3km slate track for Blue Peter’s most recent episode. 

Zip World Quarry Karts is a gravity-fuelled carting adventure, which sees you making your way down the stunning Welsh quarry, nestled in the Snowdonia mountain range, whilst taking on twists, turns, chicanes, tunnels and berms, in your very own 3-wheeler. 

Joining Adam and Richie on-screen were our very own instructors, Maxine and Rhys, who provided useful bits of information, tips and tricks before the presenting duo took to the track. Rhys and Maxine then timed the pair as they individually took on the adventure.
 


It was then down to Rhys and Maxine to announce who had won the time trial. Coming up tops this time was Richie, just pipping Adam to the post by 0.6 seconds, after Adam took a turn a little too wide at corner 13, losing a valuable couple of seconds.

It was incredible to have the Blue Peter production team on site, and to welcome Richie and Adam our beautiful part of the world. The world’s fastest zip line, Velocity 2 next we think!

The episode is now available to watch on iPlayer if you missed it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000ngqz/blue-peter-magnificent-magic-and-quarry-karts

 



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Zip World Ffear Fforest Rescheduled to October 2021


Local lockdown restrictions are still in place across Conwy county

With the recent local lockdowns affecting our operations at Zip World Fforest, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule Ffear Fforest until October 2021. 
Our decision is following the announcement from the Welsh Government and in relation to the local lockdown for Conwy Borough Council. Our priority is to ensure our team, our customers and our community stay safe.

If you have already booked a Night Pass with us, you should have received an email, detailing what will happen to your booking. 

We hope to see you all in October 2021 for some better-than-ever Halloween fun - let's make it one to remember next year when it's safe to do so!
 



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Carol Vorderman and Ysgol Friars Come to Zip World


The TV star supports Ysgol Friars' STEM project at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry

We were fortunate enough to welcome the fantastic Carol Vorderman, and inspiring pupils of Ysgol Friars' last week, all of whom were ready to sink their teeth into all things STEM at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry. 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) Gogledd is a new project that aims to increase the uptake and attainment in STEM subjects amongst 11-19 years old of all abilities. They do so by coordinating events, experiences and resources which encourage the exploration and enjoyment of these subjects. This is where we come in!

With a selection of unique adventures on-site, STEM plays a huge part in our day-to-day operations, from the infrastructure of our adventures, to the speed at which our customers hit the zip line's brakes. STEM Gogoledd invited Ysgol Friars' students to come along to our site, and see this all in action first-hand. The BBC also joined with Carol Vorderman, who's currently shooting a 4-part series where she's retracing her routes around North Wales, as well as supporting the STEM project.

 

 

Carol and the pupils created a model zip line to replicate the Velocity 2 adventure, and calculated the speed and kinetic energy, before moving onto the real deal, where Carol took on the zip. This opens many doors when it comes for potential outdoor education at Zip World, especially with STEM activities. In light of recent events, it was great to be able to provide the Friars' pupils with vast outdoor space to learn in. Watch this space!



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Temporary site closure for Zip World Fforest due to goverment guidelines


Following the announcement from the Welsh Government on Tuesday 29th of September,  ZIP WORLD FFOREST will be temporarily closed for two weeks from 6pm on October 1st 2020.

This is following guidelines in relation to the local lockdown for Conwy Borough Council.  Reopening will be reviewed in two weeks time.  Our priority is to ensure our team, our customers and our community stay safe.  

However we will still be open at our at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, home to Velocity 2 and Quarry Karts, and Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog home to Bounce Below and Caverns. Both these sites remain out of the local lockdown area. You'll be able to find out more about these sites on our adventure page.

Extra measures have been put in place on our sites to keep our team, our customers and our community safe.   Take a look at our simple 6 steps to an extraordinary experience to follow on your visit.

6 Steps

We will continue to closely monitor the situation according to the guidance from the Welsh government and notify customers of any changes immediately.  If any customers are concerned, please contact us directly.






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The Return of Zip World Slate Caverns


With Zip World Penrhyn Quarry and Fforest already having opened for a few weeks now, Zip World Slate Caverns finally gets the nod of approval from the Welsh Government to reopen its doors as of the 25th of July. The Slate Caverns team have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure the site is fully equipped and prepared for a socially responsible adventure, whilst not detracting from your experience in any way. 

Which adventures are open?

For now, our unique underground adventure course, Caverns, will be reopening on the 25th of July, closely followed on the 27th of July by Bounce Below, the UK's only subterranean bouncy net adventure of its kind. We have made the decision to not reopen Titan, Europe's largest zip zone, until March 2021. If you're looking for a zip line fix, don't worry, there are a huge 13 zip lines scattered along our Caverns course, or alternatively, the world's fastest zip line, Velocity 2 is now open over on our Zip World Penrhyn Quarry site. 

Which health and safety measures will be in place?

We've changed how we operate slightly on site, to make it as socially responsible as possible, but don't worry, this won't impact on your adventure in any way. If you'd like to see an in-depth breakdown of our standard procedures and the 6 steps we have in place, please head here.

The Welsh Government have now given the nod to all underground adventures/ attractions in Wales to reopen, providing they adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Where is Zip World Slate Caverns?

This site is located in the historical Welsh town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the snowdonia mountain range. The site itself is based in an old slate mine. Our friends, Llechwedd, who we share the site with, run fantastic deep mine tours. 

Zip World Slate Caverns,
Blaenau Ffestiniog,
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What's the price?

Each adventure is individually priced, we'd recommend heading here and selecting your adventures to take a look at our pricing.



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The Return of Treetop Nets!


We're pleased to share with you that our 8th Zip World adventure, Treetop Nets, will be reopening as of the 20th of October!

Following 15 weeks of temporary suspension across all 3 of our sites due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were ecstatic to open our doors with 6 adventures on the 6th of July. Now, with more restrictions easing, and with a solid socially responsible plan in place, we are able to open both Quarry Karts (as you may already know), and Treetop Nets on the 20th of July. 

What is Treetop Nets?

It's a bouncy net adventure, suspended high in the trees, which can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Anyone from the age of 3 can participate in this adventure, and enjoy bouncing, exploring, sliding and traversing in the trees. Treetop Nets is home to Europe's largest net walkway, and also boasts a carpet slide for you to get stuck into!

Where is it?

Treetop Nets is located at our Zip World Fforest site, in Betws-Y-Coed, North Wales. Enjoy stunning views of the Conwy valley as you bounce around, with the popular towns of Llanrwst and Betws-Y-Coed nearby. At Zip World Fforest, you can also find our famous Fforest Coaster, Tree Hoppers, Plummet 2, Skyride 2 and Zip Safari 2. 

What protective measures will be in place?

We've changed how we oporate slightly on site, to make it as socially responsible as possible, but don't worry, this won't impact on your adventure in any way. If you'd like to see an in-depth breakdown of our standard procedures and the 6 steps we have in place, please head here.






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Zip World announces relaunch date for Quarry Karts!


The highly anticipated relaunch of this popular adventure will be happening on the 20th of July 2020

It’s been quite the whirlwind since we announced that 6 of our adventures will be relaunching on the 6th of July. We’ve been overwhelmed by the level of support, and could not be more excited to welcome you all back through our doors.

We couldn’t be happier to announce more good news; Quarry Karts at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry will be joining our roster of relaunched adventures as of the 20th of July!

We’ve received a huge amount of calls and messages about when we will be opening the UK’s only mountain cart experience, so we’re really excited to have a socially responsible system in place now. The adventure’s vast open space lends itself well to social distancing, so we’re happy to report that you will see very little change in the way it operates, and our new measures won’t deter from your experience in any way.

To ensure this adventure can accommodate hygiene procedures and social distancing measures, helmets will be thoroughly sanitised between uses, and completely fresh, unused balaclavas will be supplied to wear under the helmets too. We will also be asking adventurers to wear the helmets on the truck journey to the top of the mountain, which will act as a face covering, meaning you won’t need to bring your own. Due to the vast amount of fresh mountain air and space we have on this adventure, you’ll find that no other changes have been made to the experience.

For more information on our relaunch and safety procedures, please head here.

Don’t forget, we highly recommend pre-booking during this period, which you can do here, or by calling us on 01248 601444.

Above all else, we cannot wait to welcome you all back to Zip World, and hope you’re just as excited as we are for the relaunch of our 7th adventure!






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Zip World Presents The Return of Adventure


After 13 weeks of temporary suspension due to the global pandemic, we’re thrilled to announce The Return of Adventure on the 6th of July 2020.

After months of hard work, careful planning and deliberation, we’re delighted to announce that we will be reopening Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda and Zip World Fforest, Betws-y-Coed as of the 6th of July 2020! This has been made possible following the most recent Welsh government announcement, stating that the 5 mile travel restriction in Wales will be lifted as of the 6th of July, meaning we can welcome you all back safely. Our vast outdoor spaces and the self-contained nature of our sites lend themselves naturally to socially responsible measures, meaning we can create a safe environment for locals and visitors to the area.

Our skeleton team have worked tirelessly for 3 months now, assuring the safe reopening of our adventures, so this news has come with a huge level of excitement and relief for us all.

 

Which adventures will be open?

We won’t be opening all of our adventures straight away, just the ones we’re certain we can operate 100% safely with new social distancing measures in mind and control the amount of visitors. We will be opening adventures on our Penrhyn Quarry and Fforest sites only for now. These will include Velocity 2, Fforest Coaster, Zip Safari 2, Plummet 2, Skyride 2 and Tree Hoppers. We will have more updates on when our remaining adventures will be opening in due course.

 

What safety measures will we have in place?

We will be operating under new socially responsible measures across our sites. These will be highly visible, easy to follow, and will not deter from your extraordinary experience! The 6 steps will include; 

If you’d like a more in-depth breakdown of these 6 steps, please head here.

It is also worth noting that our vast outdoor spaces lend themselves well to social distancing, making this safe for our community, visitors to the area and staff to experience simultaneously.

 

Will my booking change?

If you’ve booked one of our opening adventures sometime over the next couple of months, we will do everything we can to keep your booking exactly as it is. We may have to make a couple of changes here and there to allow for our new reduced capacity measures, but we will be in touch and offer a suitable alternative if this is the case.

 

When will the rest of the adventures open?

We’re hoping to have all of our adventures open by September. Some, for example Bounce Below, will involve a stricter and more time-consuming cleaning routine, and others don’t lend themselves as well to our new social distancing measures, therefore we will wait until restrictions have eased slightly before opening these. Safety first!

Above all else, we can’t wait to welcome you all back in a way which is safe for yourselves and our staff. The news that we can open on the 6th of July has been fantastic and we are itching to get you all back on our unique adventures!

Calling all Adventures to Assemble...



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6 Steps to the ‘New Normal’ at Zip World


1. Limited availability - how many people we allow onto one time slot varies from adventure to adventure, but we have put availability limits in place to ensure that there aren’t too many of you on each session. This makes it a whole lot easier for you to all keep you distance and still enjoy the experience to the full.

2. Signage - we’ve created a bunch of fun signage and wayfinding which help guide you all along our new pathways. We’re operating a few one-way systems so that none of you have to cross-over where not necessary, and have extended a few of our queueing systems, so that you can be British and queue in a responsible and orderly fashion! All signage encourages 2 metre distancing between groups.

3. Staff PPE - where applicable, our team will be wearing masks, and sometimes gloves. In Wales, it's mandatory for everyone to wear a mask indoors. We are limiting the amount of close interaction our team have with you, but please be aware this won’t always be completely possible, for example during kit-up. Rest assured, our team operate under strict distancing and highly visible hygiene regimes.

4. Limiting cash payments - We encourage you all to only use contactless payment methods whilst on site. Ideally our staff won’t handle any cash at this time. Strict cleaning practices are in place whenever this is not possible.

5. Online waiver signing - We have introduced a new system where you can sign the waiver we usually present at check-in, online, before you visit us (this is an industry standard form you sign before going on any Zip World Adventure). Not only does this help to protect you and our staff, but also helps to limit the amount of people congregating in our reception areas.

6. Regular and highly visible cleaning regimes - We’ve always prided ourselves on keeping our sites in tip-top condition, but now more than ever we're going above and beyond to make sure that the sites are super clean. This has included installing new taps near our adventures, providing hand sanitizer across the sites and upping the frequency of our site cleanliness checks.

The above steps are already being planned and put in place. We may add or take away a couple of steps, depending on Government guidelines closer to the time of opening, but right now, this is our focus.

Wrap up warm! It's also worth mentioninig that as we move into autumn and winter, you should wrap up warm while on site. We will be keeping everyone outside in the fresh air and open space as much as possible to help social distancing and keep any risk as low as possible, for example while you are queuing or waiting for your adventure to start

We can’t wait to welcome you all back and see you all enjoy some extraordinary experiences with us.



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Zip World Gears up for Relaunch


Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on the 30th of April that the UK has passed the peak of the Covid-19 Pandemic and that plans for a roadmap out of lockdown will be laid out next week with a ‘menu of options’ to kick start the economy.  With this in mind, businesses like us can now knuckle down and put an exciting relaunch plan in place!

This is a unique situation we're all in, and we know a lot has changed in everyone's lives over the last couple of months. This has meant that lots of businesses, including Zip World, have had to completely reassess their business models to hopefully restart operations again, sticking to new social distancing guidelines and understanding the 'new normal', and how this will come into play.

Because of the Covid-19 crisis, we suspended our operations from March 20th, 3 days before the Government announced restrictions. Since then, we have furloughed over 98% of our workforce, protecting their jobs and the future of Zip World. But recent news means we can now look ahead to a bright future, with news trickling in about the potential for reopening later on in the year.

Sean Taylor Founder & President of Zip World comments “The overwhelming support received from the Welsh Government has enabled us to retain our staff who are the backbone of our organisation and this has been instrumental to our relaunch plans. There’s obviously a great deal of uncertainty out there and we are making some pretty big assumptions based on what we know today.

“The only thing I can be sure of is that we will only open when it is safe to do so and that we are satisfied that our measures are in the best interests of the customer, North Wales community and the Zip World team.”

We understand, however, that this won't just be 'business as usual'. The gravity of the situation is not to be taken lightly, so we won't be returning to 'normal' when we've reopened.

A few members of our skeleton team have been busy at work on site (socially distanced, of course!) to map out exactly what can be done to make this a super safe experience for you all, with protective measures in mind. We've been looking at lots of different options so that you can all maintain a 2m distance, and still enjoy that memorable adventure! We're really excited to share plans and updates with you as and when we can, so keep an eye on our website and social media pages!

To be kept up to date with our plans, please register your details here, and you will be the first to hear of any updates.

 

 

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You can still treat dad this Father’s Day with the gift of adventure


 These are difficult and uncertain times for all of us, and many are celebrating special days like birthdays and anniversaries in lockdown. While we don’t quite know yet what the situation will be in Wales come Father’s Day, this 21st of June 2020, what we do know is you can still gift him something which will make his day, and give him something to look forward to post-lockdown!

 If you didn’t already know, in light of recent events, our vouchers now have a 2 year redemption period, so if dad’s the adventurous type, or needs pushing out of his comfort zone every once in a while, grab him a Zip World voucher for that unforgettable family experience! It can be redeemed any time over the next 2 years, giving you plenty of wiggle room to make your trip one to remember.

Don’t worry about presenting him with the voucher, we do e-vouchers, meaning if you’re self-isolating away from dad, you can still send him the gift digitally. We’ve got this social distancing thing covered!

 

So which voucher should you get dad? If he…

-       Is an adrenaline junkie, try the UK’s only mountain cart experience, Quarry Karts, our incredible underground adventure course, Caverns, or Europe’s largest 5 seater swing, Skyride 2!

-       Is a lover of heights, you can’t go wrong with the world’s fastest zip line, Velocity 2, or the world’s first tandem freefall experience, Plummet 2.

-       Likes to take things easy, he can cruise at his leisure on the UK’s only alpine coaster of its kind, the Fforest Coaster, enjoy a spot of history on our informative Quarry Tour, or fly along in a seated position on Europe’s largest zip zone, Titan

-       Is the energetic type, challenge him to an hour on the UK’s only underground trampoline-style park, Bounce Below, or get his heart racing on our Zip Safari 2 treetop adventure and zip line course!

 

Check out our voucher page for our full list, we have 12 to choose from, so there’s an adventure to suit everyone!






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Zip World Tower to now launch Spring 2021


In light of the Covid-19  global pandemic, we have unfortunately delayed the start of construction work for our new adventure in South Wales Zip World Tower. We are currently reviewing our schedule but opening is looking to be pushed back to Spring 2021.

As we all share this unique and difficult moment in time, life as we know it has changed dramatically in just a few weeks.  This has meant that many businesses including us are having to temporarily close our operations and change our future business plans for the health of the nation.   

The new site in the Cynon Valley will be our fourth location and our first outside of North Wales.  We cannot wait to bring our exhilarating adventures to South Wales and are looking forward to bringing the Tower Colliery mine back to life and transforming the location to a new adventure destination. 

If you want to know more about our plans click here.

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Clear the air in North Wales with Zip World’s breathing spaces


Why not reconsider your holiday options for the Easter and summer getaway and consider a staycation instead.  Clear the air with miles and miles of beautiful beaches, rugged coastline, picturesque mountain landscapes, and underground expeditions in North Wales.  With incredible wildlife, and even a different language you’ll feel like you’ve been transported far and away; but it's all on your doorstep.

Zip World, is one of North Wales's biggest tourist attractions, with three sites across the Snowdonia National Park. Each site is carefully scouted for its natural beauty and the brand works sympathetically with the landscape to create groundbreaking, exhilarating adventures.  

The amazing breathing spaces span across forests, lakes, mountains and underground caverns.   Soak up the amazing views, breath in the clean air and take on one of Zip World’s 13 adventures...

Avoid the flight shaming with zero air miles on Zip World Velocity 2.  The world famous ‘fastest zip line’, Zip World Velocity 2 is a horizontal zip line where you could travel at speeds of up to 100mph+ head first across the bright blue water of Penrhyn Quarry’s lake.  Feel the freedom of flight! 

Velocity 2

Reconnect with nature and embrace the japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku known as ‘forest bathing’ at Zip World Fforest in Betws-Y-Coed whilst you zip line through the trees.  Try the new Zip World Zip Safari 2 soar your way through the spectacular Fforest site on zip lines, and tackle obstacles at every twist and turn. An exhilarating adventure high in the trees!

Safari 2

Boost your immune system with a good shot of adrenaline by taking on Zip World Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog.  For just short durations, the benefits of adrenaline can be surprisingly positive.  It improves your ability to fight off infections (at least temporarily) and increases the number of antioxidants circulating in your system.  Zip World Caverns is an underground adventure full of zip lines, rope bridges, via ferrata and tunnels.

Titan






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Zip World holds Bounce Below’s first ever underground gig for Year of Outdoors!


The gig, celebrating a talented bunch of Welsh artists as well as the fusion of the indoors and outdoors in Wales, is the first of its kind to be held at Zip World Bounce Below, making for a pretty spectacular music venue!

Gracing the underground were talented artists Kizzy Crawford, Bryde and Alffa, an eclectic mix of Welsh sounds. Kizzy’s melodic sound with a Bajan twist kicked off the evening, whilst the gig-goers bounced away on the nets. At just 23 years old, Kizzy is making waves in the industry, with her bilingual tracks and smooth vocals. Next up, Bryde, a Pembrokeshire-born singer songwriter who’s now based in London. Bryde’s relaxed vibes bounced around the cavern, creating an electric atmosphere with just her voice and guitar. Headlining the set were Alffa, the most streamed Welsh band in history, having reached 3 million spotify streams on their 2 singles. Alffa’s rock influence had everyone on their feet, and closed the show with their hit single, Gwenwyn.

The Gig in the Cave was the first of its kind for Bounce Below. The event celebrated Visit Wales’ Year of Outdoors, merging the beauty of the Welsh indoors and outdoors. A big thank you to 2 Can Productions and Cowshed for arranging the event to be the success it was!






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Easter Activities this Half Term; Dragon Fforest Returns to Zip World!


Last year, you all loved our first ever Easter event, Dragon Fforest, at Zip World Fforest, so we’re bringing it back for round 2! If you're looking for things to do this Easter, join us from the 4th – 19th April 2020 for some family-friendly fun.­ Head over to our woodland adventure park, Zip World Fforest, nestled in the heart of the Conwy Valley near the popular town of Betws-Y-Coed for some Easter holiday activities.

What’s on this Easter at Zip World?

Our Fforest adventures are undergoing an Easter twist this year, alongside some other exciting activities, including Easter egg hunts and activity booklets! Soar along the UK’s only alpine coaster of its kind, the Dragon Flyer, and spot as many of our Easter mascots as you can on your descent! Take on our bouncy treetop net adventure, Treetop Quest, and uncover the clues to figure out the hidden Easter message. Then head over to Hoppity Hoppers, a treetop adventure course for mini-adventurers – don’t forget to spot all of the eggs along the way!

Your activity booklets will include some fun puzzles and Easter mysteries to solve, so keep a keen eye out for clues as you explore the site. Return your completed booklet to a member of our team for a couple of Easter treats! Don’t forget to also book onto our Easter egg hunt! Running on the 4th, 11th, 12th and 13th of April, this will be your chance to explore the Fforest for chocolatey treats!

Prices

This is not a ticketed event, so you can just book onto your preferred adventures as normal, and just enjoy the added Easter bonus! Don’t forget we offer package deals too when you book multiple adventures, where you can save up to 15% on your booking. Take a look at those here. The Easter Egg Hunt is FREE, but booking is essential - to do this, please email marketing@zipworld.co.uk.

How to book

To book for Dragon Fforest, simply use the green booking bar at the top of the page to select your preferred adventures from the Dragon Fforest menu. Select a date between the 4th and 19th of April, whether it’s just a go on Hoppity Hoppers, or all 3 Easter adventures. Don’t forget, our other on-site adventures, Plummet 2, Skyride and Zip Safari 2 are also available to book for you thrill-seeking bigger kids.