February Half Term Fun!

GreenWood Forest Park, North Wales’s leading family adventure park, is opening as usual for February Half Term from 10th – 23rd February. Set in 27 magical acres, you will discover bags of woodland adventure and awesome attractions.

Although the Green Dragon Roller Coaster and the SolarSplash are still hibernating until we open for the main season, there’s endless forest fun and indoor play to really make it a half term break to remember. Zoom down the 70m Great Green Run, have a go at Den Building and explore TreeTop Towers. Steer a Jungle Boat through the wooded wilderness and reach for the sky on the super bouncy and newly refurbished Giant Jumper.

For those rainy days, head inside the Enchanted Wood Barn – full of the latest indoor play. Young explorers will love it! Whilst the children play, parents can enjoy the GreenOak Café, which serves a wide variety of tasty hot meals and snacks. Take a seat next to the cosy log burner and enjoy a coffee.

Other events include: Live shows in the Forest Theatre, Lookachu Body Art & Hair Braiding, Crafty Bugwug & John the Woodturner or take part in our Half Term Tree Name Trail.  For up to date information including times and dates of all events please see our What’s on Calendar.

 

Family Attraction of the Year

GreenWood Forest Park is delighted to announce that they have won the Family Attraction of the Year award with The North Wales Chronicle for the seventh year running. Voted for by Chronicle readers, the award was presented to GreenWood employees on Tuesday 7th November by Chronicle representative Mari Geraint.

Visitor Services Manager Mark Rowlands  had this to say about winning the award “We are over the moon to win this award for the 7th consecutive year. We must say a big thank you to the Chronicle readers for taking the time to vote. Our team work very hard to provide the best experience for all our visitors. It’s a great way to end another successful season.”

A fond farewell to Phill

Team GreenWood said farewell to one of their longest serving team members this week. Phill Williams has worked as part of the maintenance team for 13 and ¾ years. He will be very much missed by all of the team as well as GreenWood’s regular visitors. Phill won’t be sitting still in his retirement though he’s jetting off to Australia for a family holiday.

GreenWood’s New Owners meet the locals

The GreenWood Forest Park team, greeted guests from the local council, fellow attractions and close neighbours to a welcome party last night on site.

The drinks reception was to introduce the directors of the parks new owners. Juliana Delaney reinforced her values for the site and the team and promised to work collaboratively with tourism businesses in the area to further uplift the profile of North Wales.

We bought GreenWood because it’s a great attraction in a fantastic tourism area and we wanted to welcome colleagues and neighbours to reassure them of our commitment to tourism in the area, local employment and the welsh language spoken and used on site.”

Guests on the evening enjoyed local food and wine, archery as well as the people powered rollercoaster.

CEO Juliana Delaney has strong connections to the area with relatives living in Bethel and Caernarfon. She has been a frequent visitor to the local area since she was a child and is well known for professing the beauty and charms of North Wales.

Earlier in the day Continuum Directors met with local Councillor of Bethel Sion Jones who said “‘I had the pleasure of meeting the new owners of GreenWood Forest Park to discuss various issues, and I am excited to be working closely with Continuum to ensure that they have the help they need to succeed. GreenWood Forest Park has a long history of serving local people and beyond, with excellent attractions and rides. GreenWood is a very important local employer, and has employed hundreds of young people from Bethel and the area”

“Although it has been very sad to see the previous ownership depart, I am very excited to see the future of GreenWood in good hands with Juliana and the Continuum team

 

Free entry for Nain & Taid this Grandparents’ Day at GreenWood Forest Park

This Grandparent’s Day Sunday 1st October why not take your Grandparents for a FREE day out at GreenWood Forest Park, Y Felinheli. Great fun for children as well as older visitors who are young at heart!

Jump aboard the world’s only people powered roller coaster, zoom down the longest sledge run in Wales and embark on the Jungle Boat Adventure. Plus, build a Den in the Wild Woods, take off your socks and shoes for the BareFoot Trail or take a ride on the fabulous Moon Karts.

To make the day extra special GreenWood will be offering FREE entry to all Grandparents who visit with at least one full paying child.

Offer valid on 01/10/17 only, not valid with any other offer. Gate admission only, not available online.

GreenWood Forest Park Welcomes its Newest Members of Staff!

There have been some new faces on site at GreenWood Forest Park this week.

The directors of Continuum Attractions, the company that purchased the park earlier in July, have been onsite getting to know the staff and guests, they are delighted with the purchase and are committed to maintaining the wonderful feel at Y Felinheli.

CEO: Juliana Delaney has strong connections to the area with relatives living in Bethel and Caernarfon. She has been a frequent visitor to the local area since she was 2 years old and is well known for professing the beauty and charms of North Wales. Attraction

She says:

“We are thrilled to have added GreenWood Forest Park to the Continuum Attractions family. North Wales is a place very dear to my heart and a region that has a fantastic future for tourism. The park is already such a great day out for guests with a passionate team dedicated to providing the very best experience for everyone.  Myself and the rest of the team at Continuum Attractions look forward to working with our new colleagues to continue this for years to come.      

The former owners Steve and Andrea Bristow, who set up the business 25 years ago, made the decision to retire to enjoy more time to travel and spend with family. York based Continuum Attractions operates visitor experiences across the UK and has a long history of managing successful family friendly attractions.

Kevin Smith, Continuum Attractions Director commented, in between goes on the Solar Splash Slides:

“We are delighted to have added GreenWood Forest Park to our portfolio of award winning visitor attractions.

Continuum Attractions has bought GreenWood Forest Park because it is a successful and award winning family adventure park business. The focus on sustainability is really important across our business.

North Wales is a fantastic place to visit and has important cultural traditions such as the use of the Welsh language. We are absolutely committed to continuing the tradition of the use of Welsh as the first language on site at GreenWood Forest Park.”

 

Continuum Attractions Purchase GreenWood Forest Park

Continuum Attractions confirms that the company has purchased GreenWood Forest Park, Y Felinheli. The sale went through on Monday 17th July 2017.

Continuum Attractions has bought GreenWood Forest Park because it is a successful and award winning family adventure park business.

Juliana Delaney, CEO of Continuum Attractions says:

“GreenWood Forest Park is a wonderful place to visit, it also has a fantastic team in place, which is delivering that success. It offers a great visit for delighted and loyal guests. It also champions green and sustainability issues, and manages its environmental impact. We are very proud to take on the GreenWood legacy. We believe in the future of tourism in North Wales in particular.”

The former owners Steve and Andrea Bristow, who set up the business 25 years ago, made the decision to retire to enjoy more time to travel and spend with family they wanted the project, which has been so dear to them, to be put into safe hands. York Based Continuum Attractions operates 8 other attractions from Edinburgh to Canterbury, from York to Oxford, from Portsmouth to Leeds. They operate heritage and entertainment themed attractions and have a long history of managing successful family friendly experiences.

Because GreenWood is already a successful operation, Continuum Attractions is taking on the ownership by working with, and alongside the current team to familiarise themselves with the business and then work together to take the business forward into the future.

GreenWood Forest Park is a TripAdvisor UK Top 10 Attraction and a North Wales Tourist Board Green and Innovation Award-winner. North Wales was voted 4th best place to visit globally by Lonely Planet.

 

Year of Legends Storytelling events

In 2017 Wales is celebrating its epic past, present and future. Wales will be bringing the past to life like never before, with attractions, events and activities at legendary locations across the country.

At GreenWood Forest Park, you will be able to listen to Welsh legends come to life through the storytelling sessions throughout the year. Whilst sat around the giant stones of Poets Corner you can listen to the tales of the Mabinogion and marvel at the majestic Snowdon mountain range in the background.

The storytelling sessions will be held on the following days;

• 1st May
• 29th May
• 31st May
• 26th July
• 2nd August
• 9th August
• 16th August
• 23rd August
• 30th August

Storytelling at Poets Corner

S4C’s Cyw brings in the crowds this Easter Monday

The popular characters of S4C’s Cyw headed to GreenWood Forest Park,  this Easter Monday, bringing hundreds of families along to the attraction.

The presenters and characters from Cyw put on shows and made appearances throughout the day at the Park.

GreenWood Forest Park’s Visitor Services Manager had this to say about event, “The day was a huge success which was well received by all our visitors. The children had a fantastic time singing and dancing with their favourite TV characters”.

The Easter fun will continue at GreenWood Forest Park for the rest of the week, children will be able to take part in the Easter Egg Hunt, watch shows in the Forest Theatre and much more. For times and dates of all Easter events visit the What’s On Calendar.

Ymunwch â rhaglen Cyw yn Gelli Gyffwrdd ddydd Llun y Pasg! / Join S4C’s Cyw at GreenWood Forest Park this Easter Monday!

Mae cymeriadau poblogaidd rhaglen Cyw S4C yn dod i Gelli Gyffwrdd, Y Felinheli ddydd Llun y Pasg (17eg Ebrill). Rhaglen S4C ar gyfer plant yw Cyw sy’n cael ei darlledu bob dydd ar y sianel ac sydd hefyd ar gael i’w gwylio arlein ar s4c.cymru/cyw.

Bydd cyflwynwyr a chymeriadau Cyw yn cynnal sioeau ac yn ymddangos trwy gydol y dydd ar y Parc. Yn ymuno â Cyw fydd y cyflwynwyr Huw a Catrin, yn ogystal â Dona Direidi, a Seren a Lobs o Asra a chymeriadau eraill megis Sali Mali a Superted. Bydd croeso i’r rhai ieuengaf ymuno yn y dawnsio hwyliog yn ystod sioeau Cyw, neu gallant gymryd rhan yn Helfa Wŷau Pasg Cyw a gynhelir ar y diwrnod hefyd.

Dywedodd Cyfarwyddwr Marchnata a Digwyddiadau Gelli Gyffwrdd, Andrea Bristow: “Rydan ni’n edrych ymlaen yn arw at wahodd Cyw i gymryd drosodd ar y Parc ac rydan ni’n gobeithio y bydd y digwyddiad yn llwyddiant ysgubol. Dw i’n teimlo, gan ein bod ni yng nghanol ardal Gymreiciaf Cymru, y bydd ymweliad Cyw â Gelli Gyffwrdd yn eithriadol o boblogaidd.”

Dywedodd Sioned Wyn Roberts, Comisiynydd Cynnwys Plant S4C: “Rydym yn teimlo’n gyffrous iawn ynghylch y diwrnod arbennig hwn ar Barc Gelli Gyffwrdd dros y Pasg. Mae plant wrth eu boddau â Cyw, y cyflwynwyr a’r cymeriadau, ac mae’n wych ein bod yn gallu cynnal diwrnod fel hwn sy’n rhoi’r cyfle i wylwyr a chefnogwyr Cyw ymuno yn yr hwyl.”

Bydd holl ddigwyddiadau Cyw yn cael eu cynnwys yn y pris mynediad sylfaenol i’r Parc, sef £12.95 yr oedolyn a £12.60 y plentyn. Gellir prynu tocynnau ar y diwrnod, neu arlein cyn y digwyddiad.

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The popular characters of S4C’s Cyw will be heading to GreenWood Forest Park, this Easter Monday 17th April.  Cyw is S4C’s service for children which is broadcast everyday on the channel and is also available to watch online at s4c.cymru/cyw.

The presenters and characters from Cyw will be putting on shows and making appearances throughout the day at the Park. Joining Cyw will be presenters Huw and Catrin, as well as Dona Direidi, and Seren and Lobs from Asra and other characters such as Sali Mali and Superted. The little ones are welcome to join in the fun dancing in the Cyw shows, or they can take part in the Cyw’s Easter Egg Hunt that will be there on that day.

GreenWood Forest Park’s Marketing and Events Director Andrea Bristow had this to say about the upcoming event,  “We are very much looking forward to the Cyw takeover at Gelli Gyffwrdd / GreenWood and we are hoping that the event will be a great success. I feel that, as we are right in the middle of the Welsh speaking heartland, Cyw’s visit to Gelli Gyffwrdd will be tremendously popular.”

Sioned Wyn Roberts, S4C’s Children’s Content Commissioner said, “We are very excited to be holding this special Cyw day at Gelli Gyffwrdd / GreenWood this Easter. Children love Cyw, the presenters and the characters, and it’s great to be able to host a day like this one which gives Cyw’s fans a chance to join in the fun.”

All Cyw events will be included in the standard day ticket price to the Park of £12.95 per adult and £12.60 per child. Tickets can be purchased on the day or online prior to the event, click here.