- High Ropes Courses
Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Outdoor
Zip World has the longest zip wire in Europe and is now open at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda: it's the nearest thing to flying you're ever likely to get! A much more prolonged experience than the kids will ever have enjoyed to date and something they (and you) will never forget!
The Velocity Zip consists of 2 specially constructed and spectacular zip lines, on both of which you are forward mounted, so it's like being Superman! The first will take you down to the bottom of the quarry where you will pick up your specialised vehicle for a magnificent quarry tour, before zip lining back for a mile to the start on the second. With speeds of up to 75 mph, travelling 700ft above the mountain lake, you'd best be ready for the ride of a lifetime! This epic adventure lasts 2 to 3 hours, so it's very sensibly for over 7s only.
There is also the Little Zipper for training purposes, a smaller version for practice runs, which is included in your entry along with the quarry tour. Plus tandem rides are available so you can accompany the kids! Lucky you!
The Titan trio is a separate thing comprise of 3 lines running over 8km which can take 4 of you at a time, the first in Europe! The Anarchy, Bedlam and Chaos lines will whip you along in sitting position at up to 70mph and takes around 2 hours, but you can of course do it all together! Lower age limit is 7 again.
And new for 2015 is the Zip World Cavern run! This one last 3 hours and is for over 10s only; you'll be fully underground the entire time and your trip will include zip lines, rope bridges, obstacles and tunnels! Awesome!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4YG, Wales
Click here to visit Zip World's website
01248 601 444
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Please call attraction for details
Please see website for details. Booking required.
On colder days, please wear gloves and warm/waterproof clothing. In the Caverns it is approximately 10 degrees celcius. Please wear suitable clothing that covers your arms and legs. Long hair should be tiesd back, all jewellery and scarves need to be removed.
For some people with additional needs this may mean that additional equipment and/or persons will be required for safe participation, however additional measures cannot be guaranteed. Only Velocity at Zip World is suitable for wheelchair users and must be by prior arrangement.
Feels like flying!
Written by lisaaao . 21.08.17
Home to the world's fastest zip wire, this is a must-visit day out for any thrill-seeking families! After stepping in to your fetching red all-in-one suits, it's on to the practice wire, or Little Zipper. Don't be fooled by the name, this 'little' zip is still pretty terrifying, with stunning views over the quarry from the platform. With a thorough safety briefing, you're strapped in lying completely horizontally - I wasn't blown away by the small one, but it certainly helps you to prepare and get the most out of the main zipwire! A 12 minute truck ride later and you're standing at the top of the quarry with incredible Welsh views and the bright blue lake (even on a pretty wet and grey day!). Once again lying flat, you're sent down the Velocity zipwire, reaching up to 60mph in just 4 seconds. Over the lake you'll feel like you're flying (I felt like I'd stopped!) before coming in to land around 60 seconds later. Taking around 1hr30 from start to finish it can be a long way to travel if you're not local, but trust me, it's worth every minute! Plus, you get a FREE video of your ride included in your ticket thanks to cameras along the line. They even recommend keeping your phone with youm, as this can be safely stored in a pouch on the front of your harness - great for photos!