Be Mystified by GreenWood’s New Magic Chair – Now Open

We are very excited to unveil the latest addition to the Park . The new attraction, named the Magic Chair / Y Gdair Hud, will give children the opportunity to shrink their parents in a fabulous optical illusion!  The Magic Chair is now open for February Half Term when the Park will be open from 17th– 26th February.

One of the Park’s owners, Andrea Bristow said “Well you WILL be surprised with what you will find this half term at Gelli Gyffwrdd!! Is it a Magic Chair, Sorcerer’s Seat or a Giant’s chair? – see for yourselves. .. and all that in the year of legends…”

 

 

 

Bangor Swimming Club Sponsors

We are very pleased to be a new Training Sponsor for Clwb Nofio Bangor Swim Club.

Pictured below is the Park’s MD Stephen Bristow along with some of the club’s swimmers during their morning training session.

Be Mystified by GreenWood’s New Magic Chair

We are very excited to unveil the latest addition to the Park later this month. The new attraction, named the Magic Chair / Cadair Y Gyffwrdd, will give children the opportunity to shrink their parents in a fabulous optical illusion!  The Magic Chair is due to be completed in time for February Half Term when the Park will be open from 17th– 26th February.

One of the Park’s owners, Andrea Bristow said “Well you WILL be surprised with what you will find this half term at Gelli Gyffwrdd!! Is it a Magic Chair, Sorcerer’s Seat or a Giant’s chair? – see for yourselves. .. and all that in the year of legends…”

Listen to Welsh legends come to life

Large engraved standing stones

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.

You can become a legend yourself and try out the new optical illusion, where you will be transformed into a real life Welsh Giant, or you can shrink your Parents!

Elsewhere on site you can make a splash on the UK’s only solar powered water ride (from 18th March), Jump aboard the world’s first people powered roller coaster (from 18th March) or zoom down the longest sledge run in Wales! Children will love discovering the super bouncy Giant Jumper, exploring the turrets of TreeTop Towers, taking their shoes and socks off for the BareFoot Trail or aiming for gold at Archery.

Why not come and find your legend?

For times and dates of all Year of Legend events, follow this link to our whats on calendar

GreenWood Forest Park triumph at first North Wales Tourism Awards

GreenWood Forest Park, Y Felinheli have claimed two awards at the first ever North Wales Tourism Awards. Held in Venue Cymru on 24th November, the evening was a celebration of the best that tourism has to offer in the region.

Shortlisted for 3 of the 12 awards, the family adventure Park was the only attraction to scoop up two accolades on the evening.

Their first award was the Green Award sponsored by Carbon Zero – since opening back in 1993 sustainability and the environment has always been high on the agenda for the Park.

Gareth Jones – Managing Director of Carbon Zero Renewables said “We were delighted to support the Green Award at the Inaugural Go North Wales Tourism Awards. GreenWood Forest Park are an inspiration to many local tourism businesses and have the green agenda at the heart of everything they do. The New solar splash ride powered by solar energy, is a clear example of why they are very worthy winners of the Go  North Wales Tourism Green Award.”

Their second award was the Tourism Business Innovation award for their new ride SolarSplash, which is the UK’s only known Solar Powered Water Ride.

The Park’s Managing Director Stephen Bristow had this to say about winning the awards “We were absolutely delighted to win these awards.  To receive public acknowledgement in this way of the huge efforts our staff make to provide our visitors with a great day out is very much appreciated.  The Solar Splash has helped us to attract a record 162,000 visitors this year, and to have the ride powered by home produced energy is a good feeling to have”.

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Photo Credit- Anthony WoodHouse

Green Dragon Rollercoaster Facts

At the end of every season our famous Green Dragon Rollercoaster is taken off the tracks for winter maintenance. Barry the coaster engineer has just worked out some interesting facts….
Man and child on rollercoaster

From the 14th March this year the roller-coaster has done 9766 journeys! At an average of 17 people per journey that means that the Green Dragon has given 166,000 rides this year! The distance it has travelled is 2392 Km or 1486 Miles!

Wow! The GreenDragon has definitely deserved its winter break this year and will be roaring back into action next March.

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 sixth year running. Voted for by Chronicle readers, the award was presented to GreenWood employees on Tuesday 8th November by Chronicle representative Lisa Shepard.

Marketing and Events Director Andrea Bristow had this to say about winning the award ““ Fantastic news to have been voted the Best Family Attraction for 6 years running. Thank you so much to all our visitors who have voted for us and to the fabulous team at GreenWood who work tirelessly to keep GreenWood a fun day out.”

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GreenWood Welcomes Two Millionth Visitor

Family receiving presents for being 2 millionth visitor to the Park

GreenWood Forest Park reached a major milestone today when they welcomed their two millionth visitor.

On Friday 5th August at about 12:30pm the Roberts family, from Bangor arrived at GreenWood Forest Park for an afternoon’s fun, to be met by GreenWood’s Visitor Service Manager Mark Rowlands who presented them with flowers and a bottle of bubbly. They were surprised and delighted to learn that one of them was the two millionth visitor to the Park. Their daughter Elan, 8, was most looking forward to trying out the Parks new ride SolarSplash.

The Parks Managing  Director Stephen Bristow had this to say about reaching the significant number “We are delighted to welcome our 2 millionth visitor today – a very exciting milestone and one the whole GreenWood team can be proud of.   We would like to thank all our visitors for continuing to support us in our efforts to provide a great day out for the whole family.”

The well-known family attraction based in Y Felinheli, has seen a great start to the season with the opening of their new water ride attraction this year – SolarSplash. The major investment has attracted a lot of attention and has already been enjoyed by thousands of visitors since its opening at Easter.

 

BBC Radio Wales broadcast live from GreenWood Forest Park

Wynne Evans with Pirate and Clown

On Wednesday 10th August, BBC Radio Wales broadcast live from North Wales’ leading family adventure Park, GreenWood Forest Park.

The popular Wynne Evans show which airs weekdays from 11am- 1pm  recorded their show live from the Park as part of their summer roadshow where they will travel to various locations throughout Wales.

Wynne, famous for the Go Compare Insurance television adverts spoke with visitors as well as park employees. He also joined in with the adventure by having a go on the Parks famous Green Dragon Roller-coaster and their new water ride for 2016- SolarSplash.

The Park’s Visitor Services Manager Mark Rowlands said “A live radio show was a first for us at GreenWood, it was great to have Wynne and the BBC Radio Wales crew at the Park.

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