National White Water Centre

National White Water Centre

National White Water Centre
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River Rafting & TubingCanyoning & Rappelling ToursAdrenaline & Extreme ToursWater SportsKayaking & Canoeing
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Canolfan Tryweryn, the National White Water Centre, is the UK's original and best whitewater rafting and canyoning venue. With over 40 years’ experience, we offer wild rafting and canyoning sessions that even wet weather cannot spoil! We are located near Bala in Eryri (Snowdonia), the heart of the Celtic Rainforest. The rafting takes place right outside our door on class 3-4 white water. Being dam-controlled, the Tryweryn has fantastic water levels, especially in the summer when other rivers are low. This time of year, canyoning in North Wales is at its best. The fast, clear mountain waters offer an exhilarating blast, saturated with adventure and beauty. In addition, we offer kayak coaching. Manon’s Riverside Cafe and Radical Rider kayak shop are also based on our site.
Bala, Wales

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Kevin N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
James and George provided an unforgettable canyoning experience in Wales! My son and I had the entire canyon to ourselves, making it an incredibly personalized adventure. Their expertise and enthusiasm made for a fantastic time. Highly recommend!
Written 12 May 2024
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That sounds amazing Kevin, We are so happy that you got to do the Canyoning and on the plus side, to yourselves, your comments will be passed on to James and George, we hope you got to take away the photos of your Day and maybe a return trip in the future, for a spot of rafting. Thanks NWWC
Written 13 May 2024
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Wendy P
Türkiye4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The centre was really great service wise, the kit was high quality and all the staff brilliant. Special shout out to Matt, James and Bryan - our instructors. Lovely bunch of lads that made the canyoning experience.

Only reason it’s a 4/5 is because I like a bit of danger and higher jumps but they can’t change the gorge!! lol. The gorge itself was beautiful.

Thanks for a great experience and see you for rafting soon when we are hopefully lucky to do it 🙏🏻
Written 6 May 2024
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Thank you, Wendy, for this amazing review of your canyoning trip, we are so glad that you all had a great time, we will pass on your comments to the guys here, they will be so happy to hear, that they made your day, an enjoyable one, we do hope to see you all in the future, for a spot of rafting. Thanks NWWC
Written 7 May 2024
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Passport789186
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Excellent canyoning adventure, had a fantastic time with Geraint (Gez), Vito and Dan. All very professional, expertly run and a great laugh. Highly recommended. April 2024
Written 1 May 2024
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Thanks Passport789186, for your fab review into Canyoning, we are so pleased to see you all had a great time with us, we shall pass on your comments to the guides, they will be thrilled, we do hope for a return visit in the future, from you all. Thanks NWWC
Written 6 May 2024
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Katie M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was an absolute fantastic experience! First time white water rafters & what a thrill & laugh this was. We had a lad called Oli as our instructor & he was friendly, professional, hilarious & told the best mushroom/moss jokes.. oli was a real “fungi”. 10/10 would do it again & id highly recommend it to anyone.
Written 23 April 2024
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Wow, thanks so much for this amazing review, we are so glad that your first time rafting, was with us and that you got such a great guide in Oli, we love that you love his jokes :) we shall pass on these to him, he will be delighted to be known as a "fungi" :) :), we do hope you may return for another go at rafting if ever back this way. Thanks NWWC
Written 25 April 2024
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Judith C
Colwyn Bay, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
In early season more likely to get release ( especially in this wet year) but it’s a last minute decision which makes it difficult when people are travelling. Better if you can be spontaneous but the centre will do their best to fit you in. Great day out. George made sure we surfed all the waves and got us as wet as possible. Huge fun. Seemed to be a lack of hot showers and if you are offered gloves in April maybe take them.
Written 22 April 2024
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Thanks E5357NKjudithc for this lovely review, we are so glad we could get you all rafting with us, what a great way to celebrate a Birthday with a spot of rafting, we shall pass on your comments to George, he will be so pleased that you all enjoyed your day and that he added to this, I hope that a return visit may be on the cards in the future. Thanks NWWC
Written 23 April 2024
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johnlinney_uk
Upton Noble, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Amazing afternoon last Sunday ....

Shout out to Rhys who made it such an amazing experience ... and also because mentioning him means his manager has to buy him a beer!

Utterly briliant.
Written 21 April 2024
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Thanks johnlinney_uk for this great review, not only for the rafting you received but for our utterly amazing guide Rhys, he will defo get his beer, we hope you will return to the centre in the future, and we shall pass on your comments to Rhys, it will make his day. Thanks NWWC
Written 22 April 2024
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Rebekah K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A fun AND educational rafting trip today with Oli. Thank you and Happy Birthday 🥳
We have wanted to do this for years and it has been worth the wait
Written 20 April 2024
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Thanks, 949rebekahk for this great review, we are so glad to see you had a lovely time rafting, and you got Oli our guide, and on his Birthday as well, so glad you got to tick this off on the to-do-list, we hope maybe a return visit may be on the cards in the future, we shall pass on your comments to Oli, it will make his day. Thanks NWWC
Written 22 April 2024
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Jenniferjtaylor17
Winchester, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We had an amazing time! Our guide Rhys was great. He explained everything to us, and taught us safety measures as well as how to sit in the raft and how to paddle.
He also encouraged us along the way, whilst having lots of banter and camaraderie with other rafters. The rapids were fantastic and really exciting. We did get soaking wet and cold but I wouldn’t change anything and I would do it again and again if I could!
All equipment was provided as well as changing rooms, showers and a cafe. Photos were taken for us which you could buy. There were expensive but good quality.
All in all a wonderful experience for me and my friend! Thanks!
Written 16 April 2024
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Thanks, Jennifer, for this fantastic review, it sounds like a great day was had by all, we are so glad that Rhys added to the rafting experience, we hope that the photos will be looked at many times in the future and that they will take you straight back to the day you spent here, we shall pass on your great comments to the guys here, especially Rhys. Thanks NWWC
Written 22 April 2024
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89colinr
Hillesden, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great afternoon out. The rafting was very exciting and very wet, all the right gear was included as well as as helmsman/guide. Once completed hot showers and a visit to the fantastic restaurant where you can sit and watch the excitement on the river. Great for anyone with ok health and plenty of help and support if not. I Would certainly go again.
Written 15 April 2024
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Thanks, 89colinr, for this amazing review of our rafting, we are really glad you all had a great time, from rafting to the well-deserved sit down with a cuppa afterward,I shall pass on your comments to the rest of the team here, and we do hope that you may return in the future for another go. maybe a spot of Canyoning, now you are a pro at the rafting side :) Thanks NWWC
Written 22 April 2024
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Nina1088
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We absolutely loved it!! Laughed from start to finish, was with an amazing group and Instructor, couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Can’t wait to come back!!! Would highly recommend!
Written 15 April 2024
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Thanks, Nina1088, for this great review, look forward to seeing you all in the future for your next adventure, and we will pass on your lovely comments to the team here. Thanks NWWC
Written 16 April 2024
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