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.
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’.
Pren Gift Shop
Hand-crafted, and unique wooden gifts and ornaments
If you have bike trouble, Mr Jones is your man. He also hires bikes out at reasonable prices.
Sharon and Barry sell lovely plants and shrubs, fantastic fleeces for children, an excellent haberdashery and plenty of gifts.
A truly gorgeous shop. Ria, a local designer, makes most of the products herself in the shop. One-off original jewelry.
House ware, gardening, electrical equipment – you name it, they probably have it!
Bala Adventure and Water Sports
Situated on the lake side. They offer courses and also do daily hire of sailing boats, kayaks and canoes.
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!
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