Velocity Zip World

someone on the velocity zip wire

Outdoor adventures will never go out of style, especially if you thrive off the adrenaline and seek out exhilarating experiences. Whether it’s paintballing, go-karting, rock climbing or zip wires… Did you know that the world’s fastest and Europe’s longest zip line is right here in Wales? Experience nothing like you’ve ever encountered before with Velocity Zip World, in Penrhyn Quarry!

About Zip World

someone getting strapped into the zip wire

Zip World is one of three outdoor adventure parks in Wales. One is in Fforest, Slate Caverns and the third in Penrhyn Slate Quarry, Wales.

Penrhyn Quarry is filled with a range of experiences that are both unique and interesting, as well as anxiety-inducing experiences that are perfect for adrenaline junkies who thrive on it!

From diving deep down in the mines, climbing higher than before with the Tower Climber, and zooming as fast as can be on the many zip lines they have! But that’s not all, you can zip and slide down in the Fforest Coaster, scramble around in the tree nets and swerve with skills on the quarry karts. There’s so much to do at Zip World, no matter which site you go to, that you’ll make enough memories to last a lifetime.

Velocity 2 at Zip World

4 people on the velocity 2 zip line

Probably the most incredible Zip World experience is Velocity 2.

It’s the fastest zip line in the world since 2013! You’ll speed down at figures of 100mph and over, as you take in the stunning views (if you can look down!). Not only will you have a birds-eye view of Snowdonia, but you’ll be speeding down a 1.5km zip line that makes up for a 2-hour time session experience on Velocity and extraordinary views along the way.

Does that sound like something you’d like to try out? Well…read on!

You don’t have to zip line all the way down on your own, because Velocity 2 has four parallel lines over 2 separate zip lines. Meaning, you can zoom down this exhilarating ride along with friends and family! And collectively take in the breath-taking views, as you gather your own breath from the adrenaline in anticipation of the journey!

Velocity 2 Important Stats

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Of course, with an exhilarating ride comes safety instructions and a detailed safety briefing. Before heading off you’ll be strapped into your safety harness and will run through all the safety checks, like the do’s and don’ts.

  • The minimum height is 1.2m
  • Maximum height is 2.03m
  • The minimum weight is 29kg
  • Maximum weight is 130kg

If there are adverse weather conditions, Zip World may have to cancel the zip line experience, due to safety reasons.

Now the cool facts

You can zoom down 1555m at 100mph! With up to 4 people for two hours! How awesome does that sound?! It’s the ultimate amazing adrenaline rush that is perfect as a birthday gift or a family day out, full of adventure!

FAQS About Velocity Zip World

How long does Velocity Zip World take?

The duration of the zip wire experience can take 2 hours!

What is the faster zip line in the world?

Velocity 2, of course! It’s the fastest zip line in the world and it’s right here in Wales!

What should I wear to Velocity Zip World?

For your safety, it’s advised to wear trainers or walking boots. No open-toe shoes are allowed, including flip-flops, sandals and similar footwear. Please wear clothing that covers your shoulders, and if you would like to wear shorts, they need to be knee-length.

Is there an age limit for Velocity?

Yes. You need to be 4 years or older to jump or bounce. Children under 12 years, must have a parent or guardian with them at all times.

Can I ride Velocity if I'm pregnant?

Unfortunately, pregnant women are not allowed on the zip line There are a few medical conditions that go against their safety restrictions. These include:

  • Being on blood thinners
  • High blood pressure
  • Having brittle/broken bones
  • Cancer that affects breathing
  • Neck or spinal injuries
  • Pregnancy
  • Severe anaemia
  • Surgery in the last 12 months
  • Unstable angina

Please refer to their medical page for more information.

Is there somewhere to eat?

Yes! There’s the yummy Blondin Restaurant that is open every day. Serving up delicious food like wraps and fries, locally sourced goods, sweet treats, tasty snacks and refreshments. There are also cafe facilities where you purchase food from.

Now go make some extreme family memories that are full of amazing views with a fantastic experience to remember – all on the fastest zip wire in the world! So what do you say, are you up for the adrenaline rush? Whether you visit during school holidays, as a birthday gift or just a day out, Zip World is the ultimate adventure experience for families, friends, teens, and of course, daredevils!

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