Local Attractions

We have so many places to see and things to do in the area we are very lucky indeed. As mentioned, we have a wide variety of information leaflets in the children’s game room behind the reception office for local attractions and events but below please find some other personal suggestions.

Within 1 mile

Oriel Tan Yr Hall Gallery

Paintings, prints, cards and ceramics.

01678 521854

Awen Meirion Shop

This shop is a must for everything that is stylish, hip and Welsh – no tacky souvenirs here. They also sell locally produced hoodies from a Bala company called ‘Cowbois’.

01678 520659

Pren Gift Shop

Hand-crafted, and unique wooden gifts and ornaments


R.H Roberts

If you have bike trouble, Mr Jones is your man. He also hires bikes out at reasonable prices.

01678 520252

D.E Shop

Sharon and Barry sell lovely plants and shrubs, fantastic fleeces for children, an excellent haberdashery and plenty of gifts.

01678 521369


A truly gorgeous shop. Ria, a local designer, makes most of the products herself in the shop. One-off original jewelry.

01678 521800

Celfi Penllyn

House ware, gardening, electrical equipment – you name it, they probably have it!

01678 520291

Bala Adventure and Water Sports

Situated on the lake side. They offer courses and also do daily hire of sailing boats, kayaks and canoes.

01678 521059

Bala Leisure Centre

Situated near Bala Lake, the leisure center has a swimming pool, sauna, gym, café and other sports facilities and classes during the week. The staff are always helpful and friendly and you can also find the tourist information office here.

Bala Golf Course

Turn right before the Leisure Centre in Bala and follow the signs up a steep hill to the club.

Get Wet Adventure

Paintballing, high ropes and more!


Byd Mari Jones

Learn how one girl’s journey transformed the lives of millions. Interactive displays, videos, exhibits and activities bring her fascinating story to life from 1800 to the present day.    01678 521877


This is a fairly new salon located on Bala high street. Katy and the girls are superb hairdressers and can offer professional manicures and shellac nails for those special nights out. Highly recommended!

01678 521684

Within 10 miles

Canolfan Tryweryn UK Rafting 

Discount off if you include the code “Bala Holiday Parks” when buying a white water rafting experience on Tryweryn river- www.ukrafting.co.uk – an absolute must! There is also a nice dog walk from the Centre along the riverside (dogs must be kept on leads) and the cafe is fantastic.


King Arthur’s Labyrinth www.kingarthurslabyrinth.co.uk

A discount of 20% is offered for customers of Pen Y Garth Holiday Park. Please note that you must get a leaflet signed by a staff member from reception for discount to be valid.

Zip World Experience Adventure

After an adrenalin rush…… then this is a must!

www.zipworld.co.uk Check out the different activities and locations in Snowdonia online.

Gelli Gyffwrdd / Greenwood Forest Park

Ecological fun and adventure, crocodile river, archery and a fab rollercoaster are just some of the activities at the park, suitable for families… kids will have a ball!

www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk  SAT NAV: LL55 3AD