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 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.

 

Easter Eggstravaganza

Hi Friends!

Its countdown to the Easter holidays, we have so much planned I thought I would let you all know!

Come along and join us between 25th March- 17th April for our Easter Eggstravaganza!

As well as our fabulous regular entertainers – from Ricardo the Pirate to Smarty Marty the clown, and more – we’ve stacks of extra Easter themed fun this holiday.

Open daily from 10.00am to 5.30pm, make sure you don’t miss the extra special fun!

  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Donkey Rides
  • Gypsy Flowers
  • Lookachu Body Art and Hair Braiding

To see what’s happening on the day you visit, take a look at our What’s On Calendar.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter!

Love,

Love, Harley

Harley

February Half Term Fun!

Greetings GreenWood fans!

We’re so excited about re-opening the Park for February Half Term and can’t wait to see you all!

We’re open from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st February for a week of Forest Family Fun!

Open daily from 10am – 5:30pm, we’ve got stacks of adventures and some special events to keep the whole family entertained!

• John the Wood Turner
• Lookachu Body Art and Hair Braiding
• Make a Mini Rag Rug
• Caricatures and Street Art with Nigel
• Make a Mask

For more information on all of our events or to see what’s on when you visit, see our What’s On Calendar.
See you soon,

Love, Harley

Harley the Rabbit x

Join us for an Enchanted Christmas!

Hi Friends,

I hope that you had a great October half term. It’s very quiet at the Park now we are closed, although there’s plenty to be done to get us ready for seeing you all next season on your day out!

The Park may be closed but our indoor play area – The Enchanted WoodBarn and GreenOak Café are open daily 10am -5:30pm. The rest of the Park will stay closed until February half term next year; the maintenance team are busy making sure it will be ready for the 2016 season.

Some even more exciting news is it that Siôn Corn / Santa Claus will be here every weekend until Christmas in starting from 28th November. You can see Santa, receive a present and play in the Enchanted WoodBarn for just £7.50! You can also join Santa for Brunch or Afternoon Tea on Friday 11th, Tuesday 15th or Monday 21st December. Children will enjoy a brunch or afternoon tea whilst Santa will call in for a short chat and drop off a gift. The price also includes playtime in the WoodBarn and unlimited squash for the table.

If you would like to book to see him just call our friendly office team on 01248 671493 or you can email them at info@greenwoodforestpark.co.uk.

I hope you can join us this winter.

See you soon,

 

Love, Harley

Harley the Rabbit xx

GreenWood Forest Park is 1st Fully Solar Powered Adventure Park in UK

Wales’ leading family adventure Park, GreenWood Forest Park is currently completely solar energy efficient.

The Park, situated in Y Felinheli, Gwynedd is well known for being eco-friendly; the majority of its rides and activities require their visitors’ energy to make them work – including their world famous people powered roller-coaster the Green Dragon.

The Park is now home to a 150kw photo voltaic array, which on most days is generating all of the Park’s power needs. On some days they are generating double the amount of electricity they actually need and the surplus is going back into the grid to be used by others.

GreenWood’s Managing Director Stephen Bristow had this to say about the new project “We are delighted that the Park is now able to generate its own power and has a surplus to export to the grid.  This gives us a very small carbon footprint and leads the way in the leisure industry where theme parks in particular are well known for their huge consumption of energy.  Hopefully other parks will now follow our lead in power generation.”

The solar panels were installed in July and have now been in operation for several weeks, they were officially opened on Friday 18th September.

Visitors to the Park will have the opportunity to look at the solar panels and will be able to see how much energy is being created daily on the display unit.

The Panels were officially opened by one of GreenWood’s closest neighbours Huw Jones, Huw said “As you know it’s very important to have good neighbours and Steven and Andrea have been thoughtful since day one. I am very pleased to cut the ribbon on this new project.”

The Solar Panel array is part of a joint project which will see GreenWood open a new water ride in spring 2016. The new ride will be the first water ride in the UK to be completely solar powered. Read More about this exciting eco project.

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