Snowdome – Tamworth, UK

At the SnowDome, there’s a world of cool family adventures, all under one roof!The original and ultimate snow, ice and leisure experience and the leading choice for skiers, snowboarders and fun seekers alike. Real snow, all year round, provides the ultimate surface to learn and enjoy these exciting sports. The 170 metre main slope and the two Snow Academy areas (separate teaching slopes) offer a wide variety of skiing and snowboarding lessons and sessions.It’s not just about skiing and snowboarding… there’s an ice skating rink featuring the UK’s only ice track, the family climbing wall attraction SnowDome Climb, a dedicated children’s snowplay area, 25 metre swimming pool and a health & fitness club and spa offering a huge range of fun activities for all ages.

Cardiff International White Water – Wales, UK

Located in the heart of the International Sports Village in Cardiff, CIWW is home to the UK’s very first on-demand Olympic standard White Water Rafting and Indoor Wave facility.

Offering white water and flat water fun for all, Cardiff International White Water the perfect place to take up a challenge, seek adventure or simply indulge in pure excitement. Whether you choose to stay on-site, or feed your need for adrenaline with one of our popular off-site activities such as Gorge Walking, we can guarantee you an unforgettable day out.

Cwmcarn – Mountain Biking in South Wales, UK

Located in most southern region of Wales, UK there is Cwmcarn mountain bike trials. It’s about thirty minutes out from the Severn bridge and it’s pretty easy to get to from the motorway. Further up into the valleys there is Bike Park Wales and closer towards the Swansea area there is Afan which are also highly recommended and will definitely appear in future posts. Once you arrive at the centre you will find a café selling hot drinks and face fillers. The usual bike facilities can be found here along with a large carpark outfitted with an onsite bike shop. (Link below)Hip-POV

There are two lengthy trials, one called the Cafall trial and one called the Twrch trial. Both of the trials are fairly challenging in spots and you’ll want to keep your focus when making your way around watching out for rocks, drops, roots and tree stumps. If you ride here in the summer then you’ll be greeted with pleasant views across the Bristol Channel when you find yourself in the opened up areas. However, if you find yourself up there in the winter you can expect a very chilly ride with very little sun light in some areas. This one part has very dense pine trees that’ll play with your senses! You can find much more information about the trails and the Pedalhounds downhill track on the website.

We had two opportunities to take our bikes up here and shred the trails and it was fantastic! Riding in the summer was amazing and riding in the winter was gnarly. We didn’t have enough time to put together a video but we did find these excellent videos on YouTube which capture the tracks perfectly! Head to Wales and check it out!

We also recommend local bike shop for bike rentals and servicing.