You’d be hard pushed to find a better place to spend a UK winter getaway than in Snowdonia. And right now, we’re offering 3-night stays from just £250. That’s a 25% discount on our peak season prices! Valid until 11th February 2022.
You probably worked out that the region takes its English name from Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales. In Welsh, the region is known as Eryri (pronounced Eh-ruh-ree) from the Latin oriri, meaning to rise.
Both names make perfect sense: it’s a stunning mountain landscape, and home to some of Britain’s most dramatic – and highest – peaks, from the grassy whalebacks of Conwy Valley’s Carneddau, to the gnarly granite peaks of The Glyders. Appropriately, our holiday park Rwst sits perched on the edge of it all.
Picture a place of snow-capped mountains, alpine forests, crystal clear lakes and waterfalls. Add in some pretty mountain villages, characterful cobbled streets, and friendly local pubs, and you have the ideal UK escape for some proper ‘away-from-it-all’ rest and recuperation this winter. To benefit from our discounted winter rates, simply head over to our lodge page and book now!
Take a look at some of our favourite winter days out in Snowdonia, North Wales, and book your stay with us now to take advantage of our 3-night lodge stay for just £250. Offer available until 11th February, 2022.
Take a walk around a winter wonderland at Bodnant Gardens
Nestling in the foothills of Snowdonia at the top of the Conwy Valley, you’ll find the National Trust’s beautiful Bodnant Gardens, one of the glories of North Wales. There’s 80 acres of winter wonderland to explore and a warm, festive welcome in the Bodnant tearooms. The garden is open all year-round (apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) and is a magical space to immerse yourself in nature, grab some fresh air and exercise, and enjoy a bit of quality time with family and friends.
A day out in Conwy, and a walk along the beach
The attractive town of Conwy is home to an imposing medieval castle and town walls – listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and charming cobbled streets. The town has plenty of nooks and crannies to explore, and some brilliant pubs. One of our favourites is the uber-cosy The Erskine Arms – a traditional Georgian Coaching inn which is nestled within the town’s walls and just a stone’s throw from the castle. But there are plenty of great cafés and delis to choose from too. Once you’re adequately fortified, head down to Conwy Morfa beach – an enormous expanse of golden sands with views of the Great Orme and Anglesey. The perfect place for an invigorating winter walk.
Explore the Gwydir Forest near Llanrwst, in the Conwy Valley
As well as boasting beautiful mountain and valley views, the Gwydir Forest is hugely atmospheric and has an intriguing history. Start at the Sawbench car park, just about a mile from our holiday lodges at Rwst, and follow the Llwybr y Ceirw Sculpture trail, which inspired by Wales’s real-life Robin Hood figure – Dafydd ap Siencyn. For a beautiful wintertime walk, follow the trail around Llyn Crafnant, on the northern edge of the Gwydir forest. Relatively sheltered thanks to mountains on all sides, and with an evergreen forest of pine trees on its slopes, it is a spectacular place to enjoy some wintery Snowdonia landscapes.
Warm up with a sauna at the Wave Garden Spa
Banish any shivers and chills and enjoy a warming and deeply relaxing winter experience over at Adventure Parc Snowdonia’s Wave Garden Spa. Their thermal spa experience slowly raises your body temperature whilst you reap the therapeutic benefits of water, steam, and warmth. You should emerge from the thermals feeling re-energised and totally serene. The Wave Garden Spa’s experience includes indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pools, a foot spa, steam room, Himalayan salt sauna, and an outdoor barrel sauna. Optional treatments (make sure you book in advance) are also available.
A Day out at Portmeirion near Porthmadog
Portmeirion Village, near Porthmadog, was designed by Welsh Architect Clough Williams-Ellis in the early 20th century. The architectural equivalent of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, it is an eccentric collection of Riviera-inspired houses, ornamental gardens and colour washed villas. There are plenty of cafés and shops to look around if the weather gets a bit chilly, and you can always warm up with hot drink in front of the enormous fireplace at the fabulously Art Deco Hotel Portmeirion.