In 2012 Bear Grylls, the most recognized face of survival and outdoor adventure in the world, announced the opening of the Bear Grylls Survival Academy in the UK. Recently the team announced that they were bringing a 'fun, half day adventure course' to North Wales which takes place in the rugged and wild terrain of Dragon Raiders Activity Park. Excited yet?
The half day course is 3 hours long and takes place on the beautiful Llyn Peninsula which, as Bear earned his SAS stripes in Brecon Beacons, is an area close to his heart. The website says 'We are offering lucky adventurers from across the UK a rare chance to learn Bear's extreme survival techniques. The team is now offering families, kids and groups the opportunity to take on challenges as part of a taster half day experience learning new skills in the outdoors and staying active. This is an ideal venue for tourists visiting the area during the holiday seasons.'
Also on offer in North Wales are two Rib Rides which both depart from Holyhead Marina. The Rib Rides are 1 hour long boat rides taking in the breathtaking beauty of the North Wales coastline from the water.
The first Rib Ride follows the North Anglesey coast and takes in views of small islands, Trinity House Lighthouse and birdlife. The website continues: 'We then begin the adventurous nine-mile open-sea crossing to the island of North Stack. Here we explore the caves and the dramatic 100m high sea cliffs of Gogarth Bay to reach the lighthouse on the island of South Stack. We will watch the Chough, Guillemot, Peregrine, Puffin and Razorbill at the RSPB South Stack Cliffs nature reserve before we return.'
The second Rib Ride passes the longest breakwater in the UK and also ends with a view of the stunning birdlife in its natural habitat. The website says:'We head around the island of North Stack, with its old fog warning station built in 1851, and swing into Gogarth Bay. You get a unique view down into the caves and you can look up in wonder at some of the highest sea cliffs in Wales. The sea cliffs at Gogarth are over 100m in places and create a dramatic backdrop as they run ruggedly around the bay. As we head to the island of South Stack, we will spot some star species that call this dramatic landscape their home, including Chough, Guillemot, Peregrine, Puffin and Razorbill at the RSPB South Stack Cliffs nature reserve. We will also see the spectacular South Stack lighthouse, built in 1809, before we return'
After your time with Bear's team, you can wind down with a short, scenic journey back to Pen-y-Bryn farm and spend the rest of the day relaxing with our own stunning views. For your next fun-packed holiday, click here to see our booking availability and click here to read our blog and find out more about other attractions that are local to us. We look forward to creating lasting Summer memories with you.
For more information about Bear Grylls Survival Academy, course dates and availability, prices and kit lists for any of the activities we have mentioned above, please click here to visit the website. The above photograph was used with the kind permission of Bear Grylls Survival Academy.