Southern Snowdonia Multi-Activity Family Adventure

Two hikers walking on Snowdonia, Wales, UK
Duration: -1 nights
Type: Family Walking Holidays
Walking Grade: 1 & 2

Dolgellau, in Southern Snowdonia is the perfect location for a Multi-Activity Family Adventure. With mountains to climb, lakes to paddle in and wilderness to explore, the whole family will feel the thrill on this holiday! Perfect for children 8 and over, and big kids too!

Holiday Highlights

  • Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Orienteering

Trip Notes

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Dolserau Hall

Walkers in the know head to southern Snowdonia to uncover one of Wales’ best-kept secrets. Stood in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, just a couple of miles from the attractive market town of Dolgellau, Dolserau Hall makes a superb base for getting off the beaten path.  The tranquillity of the location wraps around you. A smart country house with breathtaking views from every room, attractive gardens and vistas that stretch across the valley to the summit of Cadair Idris, you’re surrounded by rural inspiration. Depending on what mood strikes, explore the Rhinogs, take on a classic ridge walk with great views, set foot on the Mawddach Trail or follow the coast to Harlech, where the eponymous medieval castle stands on a wonderful position overlooking the sweeping sands of Cardigan Bay. Croeso I Cymru, as they say around here.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house or in one of the handful of bedrooms in the converted coach house close by. With 23 rooms, Dolserau Hall has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Enjoy the extra space of Room 1 and soak luxuriously in the tub that comes with the room, or watch the light change outside from the comfort and privacy of the sofa in front of the large picture window in Room 5.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, lounge bar, library and board games to borrow

After a day rambling over the slopes of the Rhinogs or summiting a cracking peak, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Wander through the Coach House garden and admire the far-reaching views. Settle into the lounge bar and sink into the comfy leather sofas here. Grab a book or a board game and make yourself comfortable.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Dolserau Hall is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a six-course feast of regional flavours. Look out for highlights including Cawl Cennin, a leek and potato broth, smoked haddock with Welsh rarebit and lava bread and Welsh lamb Wellington. If you’ve space, tuck into a slice of Monmouth Pudding, a great old-fashioned desert of breadcrumbs, fruit, cream and meringue

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Getting to Dolserau Hall

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What to Bring

The following is recommended for each child:

  • Day rucksack
  • Walking boots
  • Fleece
  • Waterproof jacket
  • 1 pair of old trainers (for wet activities) and 1 pair for dry activities
  • Pair of slippers / indoor shoes
  • 2 sweaters
  • 3 T-shirts
  • 4 changes of underwear
  • 2 pairs of thick woollen socks
  • 4 pairs of ordinary socks
  • 2 pairs of trousers or tracksuit bottoms (jeans are not suitable)
  • Swimwear
  • 2 towels
  • Nightwear
  • Woollen hat
  • Woollen gloves
  • Large black bin liner (to take home any wet clothing)
  • Tin of elastoplasts, tissues, toiletries
  • Drinks bottle or small flask
  • Sun hat
  • Hair ties to tie back long hair
  • Sun cream

Additional everyday wear may be included for use in the evenings.Anyone who uses prescribed medicines (eg asthma inhalers) should ensure that they have this medication with them

Specialist equipment for each activity eg

  • wetsuit
  • lifejackets
  • climbing helmets
  • caving equipment
  • lamps etc

will be issued as needed.

Guest Reviews

Duration:
-1 nights
Type:
Family Walking Holidays
Walking Grade:
1

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