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The National White Water Centre is dedicated to providing the best white water experiences on offer in the UK, a world class whitewater venue available to all paddle sport enthusiasts and to help Canoe Wales develop canoeing and kayaking throughout...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Canolfan Tryweryn, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7NU, Wales
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+44 1678 521083
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All reviews the river rafting session great fun taster session wet suits amazing experience hour session explained everything birthday present from start to finish raft guide two hours family safari whole experience staff were brilliant whitewater experience fun activity
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Reviewed 29 December 2018

This was a great white water experience , have tried several white water experiences over the year but this one definitely stands out . The training session and the guides were great and we had a fun experience .

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank akhimo
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Hi akhimo, thank you for such a great review! We're really glad you enjoyed white water rafting with us so much.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a great day kayaking down on the Tryweryn. It was October, there was snow up on the mountains and it was cold but the sun shone and the water levels were perfect and the paddling was an absolute blast. I've not stopped smiling

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank simonc296
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hello Simon C, Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you had a fantastic day kayaking and that you had such a great time visiting us. We hope you will come back for more!

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We booked this a number of months ago not expecting October to be quite so cold! The centre provided us with plenty of kit and despite there being ice on smaller tributaries we didn't feel the cold. Johnny our guide was great - putting us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claire B
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hello Claire B, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. It sounds like you all had a great day out despite the cold and we hope you will return for more rafting again in the future!

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Seemed like a good idea when we booked to raft on the Sunday after Snowdon marathon. On the Sunday AM it seemed anything but a good idea and given the choice we probably would've all chosen to go straight home. But what an experience!! Elliot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FionaEvs
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hello FionaEvs, Thank you for your lovely review. It sounds like you had a fantastic day out despite the cold this past weekend. And it was the perfect way to finish off an active weekend!

Reviewed 25 October 2018

A really good activity. 2 hrs (4runs) of amazing family fun. Great guide. Really good professional and well oiled set up. Would readily recommend this.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 524djf
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hello 524djf, Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you had a fantastic day out and that you would recommend our centre to others. Many Thanks

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I came across this centre accidentally during a holiday in the summer and decided I would return and give it a whirl as it looked so much fun. I booked for myself, my hubby and 2 friends to try out the taster experience. This acted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bexstablek
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hello bexstablek, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We are so pleased to hear you consider it well worth a visit and that you had such a fantastic day out. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great time, Alex was an amazing instructor and we the waters were rough enough to give the thrill seeking experience we were after! I would highly recommend for all groups but make sure you higher the wetsuit etc!More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JayProbe
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hi JayProbe, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your rafting trip with Alex. It's great to hear that you felt the river was challenging and gave you a thrill! Maybe next time you can look at doing the Orca Adventure...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing day. Did 2 hours with friends. Instructor and staff were brilliant. Our instructor were George and paddy. Brilliant blokes and made it fun. Negative side. Old looking bloke with a pony tail who was driving one of the buses was a total tool. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi Darren R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your activities with us. I'm sorry that you had a bad start to your visit to us and am really glad you enjoyed your trip with George and Paddy who made...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

Great 2 hour experience white water rafting experience. Did this with friends on a stag do. It was great fun and got totally soaked!! So much fun really got a taste for it. Even though we were late Mario and the team were great and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ddass
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Hi kalivar, thank you for your great review! We're glad you and your friends had fun on your stag do. We'll pass on your review to Mario, who will be pleased you all had such a good time.

Reviewed 12 September 2018

I had bought my son and his girlfriend the 2 hour rafting session for Xmas and went with them on Sunday 9th September. It was brilliant. So well organised, fantastic setting. Facilities are first class and even though we only watched it was great. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tim T
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hello Tim T, What a wonderful review! It sounds like your whole family had an excellent day out with us and we look forward to welcoming you and your friends for white water rafting!

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pollyr867
13 August 2018|
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Response from Canolfan T | Property representative |
Hi Polly R, the last day of our white water rafting season is 31st of October 2018. From the 1st of November we take a 6 week break from white water rafting on the River Tryweryn to allow Natural Resources Wales to do... More
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LondonBexley
13 February 2018|
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Response from Canolfan T | Property representative |
The centre is approx. 35 minutes from Betws-y-Coed
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Paul D
9 September 2017|
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Response from Canolfan T | Property representative |
Hi Paul, as long as you can swim 25 m confidently you can participate in rafting. You will be taught a defensive swimming technique during your safety brief, which is closer to breast stroke on your back than front crawl. If... More
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