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UK Staycation: Adventure Filled Experiences in Wales

As Wales starts to reopen safely, we’ve chosen these Welsh outdoor adventure experiences to make it a summer to remember.

To celebrate ‘The Great British Staycation’ of this year, Buyagift.com are giving up to 60% off selected experiences and family days out purchased through them. We at The Rucksack News have chosen our favourite adventure experiences to create lifelong memories this summer.

Gorge Walking: Brecon, Powys

Walk, climb, scramble and jump around the picturesque gorges and waterfalls of the Brecon Beacons. Discover the nature and landscape of South Wales in a guided tour that includes a climb behind a cascading waterfall.


water, trees and rocks of a gorge in wales

This experience is run and guided by Savage Adventures. It is estimated to last approximately four hours.


Zip World Plummet and Sky Ride: Betws-Y-Coed, Gwynedd

Fall through a trap door in an exhilarating 100ft drop in the closest way possible to a free fall. Then, enjoy Zip World’s thrilling forest Skyride, a giant swing that soars 80ft into the air. These events take place at Zip World, hidden away in the woods of Conwy Valley.


tree top nets

Other adventure thrills and experiences are available at Zip World including various styles of zip line, the forest coaster ride, quarry carts, zip safari, trampolines, the caverns and tree top nets.


Tree Top Challenge: Port Talbot, Glamorganshire

Held at Go Ape‘s only site in Wales, this experience will have you swinging from the treetops. The challenge consists of bridges, tunnels, swings and zip wires as you make your way around an obstacle course set in the forest canopy.



Other activities available in this forest location include axe throwing and the biggest Tarzan swing in the UK. Expect to get dirty whilst feeling the adrenaline flow.



Coasteering: Dyfed or West Glamorgan

Available in both West Glamorgan’s Swansea or Dyfed’s Haverfordwest this is a three hour long experience around sections of the rugged Welsh coastline. Expect walking, climbing, jumping and swimming off and along the cliffs. A different and exhilarating way to discover the Pembrokeshire coast or Gower peninsula up close.


the gower peninsula coastline in wales

This experience is run and guided by Savage Adventures.


Adventure Day: Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan

A day experience combining two adventure activities at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer. There is a selection of skill building, sports and adrenaline focused activities.



Choose any two activities from bushcraft, raft building, caving, gorge adventure, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, rock climbing and archery.


Off Road Driving Experience: Clwyd or West Glamorgan

Get behind the wheel of a 4×4 to manoeuvre different terrains, slippery mud, steep slopes and sharp turns. This adventure is held at Wrexham in Clwyd and Swansea in West Glamorgan.


4x4 off roading vehicle in woodland

An instructor will introduce drivers to the vehicle and assist throughout to develop new driving skills.


To find exciting places to sleep, eat and drink whilst enjoying these experiences take a look at Food, Drink and Accommodation Adventures in Wales, coming tomorrow.

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