Glasfryn ParcPwllheli, Llŷn Peninsula
If I was asked to describe Glasfryn Parc in one word, I would say ‘FUN’! It is the perfect family day out as there really is something for everyone, suitable for all ages and abilities. It is ideal for rainy days too - the park offers a selection of indoor and outdoor activities so visitors can perfect their skills, take part in a competition, or simply have a blast! Ranging from water and land sports to amusement activities, you will have plenty of choice for an exhilarating and enjoyable experience while on the Lleyn Peninsula.
Glasfryn Parc is North Wales’ premier activity centre, conveniently located between Pwllheli and Caernarfon. Utilizing its location, the park offers quad bike treks and wakeboarding on its acres of land surrounding freshwater lakes. Ten Pin Bowling and Go Karting are other sure crowd-pleasers offered on site. Whatever it takes to get your adrenaline pumping and to challenge your more competitive side, Glasfryn Parc has it - even a soft play area for the little ones! This attraction is ideal for adult and children's parties, stag/hen ‘do’s’, team building, school trips, or just an action-packed day with friends!
The best part about Glasfryn Parc, aside from its selection of superb activities, is that they have gone out of their way to make it suitable for all members of the family. Although there are some age restrictions on various activities due to safety reasons and difficulty of the task, where possible, they have ensured a child-friendly alternative as well as options for disabled visitors or those with restricted mobility - so no one has the excuse to skip! In addition to this, all activities have a safety induction so that everyone knows how to partake safely, is aware of the rules, and has time to gear up in the necessary equipment.
Outdoors, the Go Karting is the first thing you will see, a 600-metre floodlit track divided into a junior and senior circuit. You get six minutes per go, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is enough to leave you wanting more! The excitement builds up as you put on your helmet, step into your overalls, and wait for the flag to drop down to let you whiz away! For larger groups, the ‘Grand Prix’ track is ideal for a little friendly competition or training. The Grand Prix and Endurance races have computer timings and medals can be awarded too.
Outside Glasfryn building you will also get a good glimpse of some of the Welsh countryside you will get to see while on the Quad Bike Trek. No prior experience is needed at all is covered in the induction beforehand. You get a guided ride around four miles of the estate, lasting roughly 50 minutes. The children can also enjoy the smaller ‘Kid’s circuit’ - but be sure to put on your old trainers, they might get muddy!
The Archery is a fast-growing favourite among children and adults. It is a real test of skills and concentration, but don’t let this put you off. The targets range in skill level so it suits beginners and pros alike. Archery competitions can also be pre-arranged and a qualified instructor will help make the whole experience that much better.
A qualified instructor can also take you around the shooting range; the historic sporting discipline of shooting a firearm at moving clay targets is greatly enjoyed here by all as there are different difficulty levels. A 12 bore gun is used by men while a 16 bore gun is used by women.
On the lakes Wakeboarding and Stand Up Paddleboarding can be enjoyed. Young or old, novice or experienced, you can take the one-to-one tuition and try out one of the 3 system 2.0 cables if you think it's the sport for you. If you are more daring why not try out the cable line running over the obstacle course (including Leviathan, flat bar, industry slug vail, two O’Shea wall rides, Mystic Big Air Kicker and more)? There is a changing room and shower facilities on site, as well as a cabin shop selling wakeboarding gear. All you need to bring is your towel and you’re set to go! You can also hire wetsuits if you want a quick dip!
If however, you fancy staying dry then the stand-up paddleboarding is great - life jackets are provided too, so parents need not be worried about their children on the lake! Kayaking is also great for the younger children as they can join their parents or guide in a double-seater kayak for a joint experience! If you have something a bit more peaceful and relaxing in mind, then fishing at the freshwater lakes will be a wonderful experience enjoying the tranquillity of the countryside and the views over to Cardigan Bay. Some of the fish in the lakes include carp, perch, roach, rudd and tench.
Inside, the bowling is a definite ‘must-do’. There are several lanes fully computerised, all with bumpers and ramps. The ball weights vary from 6 to 16 pounds, and shoes of all sizes can be hired for your game. For the very small there is a soft play area, so from toddlers to teenagers there is something for everyone and it may take the whole day to complete all the activities, so you may find a stop at the JC’s Self Service Cafe, a meal in the Dining room (accessed via the bowling area), or a drink at the licensed bar is a great way to break up the day, with a quick nip to the farm shop on site! Here you will find award winning meats, cheeses, gourmet goodies and more!
If you want a treat while in the area, Glasfryn Parc should be at the top of your list! You will have a fun-filled day, a great experience and goodies to take home with you.
Glasfryn Parc is open seven days a week all year round (excluding Christmas Day), however the opening hours vary from activity to facility, as seen below;
Outdoor activities: 9:30am - 6pm
Wakepark (includes all water activities): 9:30am - 6pm. Easter through to October only
Farm Shop: 9.30am - 6pm
Soft Play Centre: 9:30am - 6pm
Ten Pin Bowling and Dining:
Monday, Tuesday & Sunday: 9:30am - 6pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 9:30 am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:30am - Late
There are picnic tables and chairs outside the cafe looking over the go karting track beside the park.
Ample parking directly outside, free of charge.
Due to the nature of the activities on offer some are not suitable for those with limited mobility or in wheelchairs. However, the site itself and all of its facilities are accessible, all level floor with ramps where needed. There are grab rails in the loos too.
The car park has one designated parking bay for disabled visitors, and the floor surface is hard.
The owners have tried to make everything as accessible as possible. eg. two-seater go karts, etc.
Assistance dogs allowed.
Other useful info
- All activities on site have age restrictions due to safety reasons, and all provide the equipment required to take part (i.e. overalls, helmets, gloves, etc). It is advisable to wear comfortable, old shoes which you don’t mind getting ‘scuffed up’ or a little dirty. All activities have a brief induction so everyone is aware of what to do, what rules there are, and so on.
- Pre-booking is advisable for large groups and for the more popular activities (go karting, bowling and quad biking). All visitors must arrive 15 minutes prior to their booking to allow plenty of time to get geared up.
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