1. What activities do you offer?
We offer the following activities, all of which are weather dependant:
Adventure Days: Coasteering, kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, sea level traversing, gorge scrambling, mountain walking, navigation, improvised raft building, orienteering and problem-solving are the core activities that we offer on our adventure day.
Skill Based: As well as the adventure activities we offer a range of skill based courses in the following disciplines, rock climbing, mountaineering, sit on top kayaking, navigating and sea kayaking. Please see the relevant pages on our website for further information relating to these courses.
2. How old do you have to be to take part?
We take children from the age of eight upwards for most activities, children aged 6+ can do sit on top kayaking on a tandem with a parent or adult family member.
3. Can under 16s take part without an adult being present?
We hold the AALS license which is regulated by the HSE, so whilst under 16s can take part without an adult being present, during the high season (from 1st July until 31st August) a willing adult must participant with under 16s. Out of high season, bookings for under 16s will be considered and ultimately at our discretion.
4. Can I book on the day?
Yes. If there places are available that is not a problem, however we do recommend that you try to book activities in advance to avoid disappointment.
5. How do I confirm a booking?
Bookings are only secure once the required payment has been made and you have been notified by e-mail that the booking is confirmed.
6. Can we go out as a family?
Yes. We can tailor an adventure day that is designed especially for you and your family, if we do put together groups we will always do our best to ensure that you are with compatible people, which means that if you are going out as a family you will be put with other families.
7. Is it safe?
Outdoor adventure by its very nature will always contain an element of risk. If we were to try and make it completely safe you wouldn’t experience adventure and wouldn’t need us! We are experts at pitching adventures at the right level for a variety of groups, avoiding & protecting foreseeable dangers and maximising the fun elements of playing in our natural environment. Accidents do occur due to the nature of the environment that we operate in, but the reality is that your journey to us by car is statistically more dangerous.
8. Are the guides qualified?
Yes. We only employ experienced instructors, trained and qualified with British Canoeing, Mountain Training Association and other National Governing Bodies as well as up to date first aid qualifications and DBS clearance checks, so you can rest assured when you come out with us you are in highly experienced safe hands.
9. How fit do I have to be to take part?
If you can carry two bags of shopping up the stairs without stopping or run to catch a bus/ train when it pulls in a hundred meters ahead of you then you are probably fit enough to come along. You will be asked to complete a Medical Form before you set out, please make sure you complete it with as much detail as possible. If you have particular concerns please contact us by phone or use the form here.
10. Am I insured when on my chosen adventure?
Bookings with Anglesey Adventures do not include personal travel or accident insurance; please ask your insurer for details of the cover necessary for taking part in our adventures. Anglesey Adventures do hold public liability insurance to a sum of £5 million. Anglesey Adventures cannot be held accountable for any travel or accommodation costs should your activity be cancelled by us due to the weather or any other unforeseen circumstance, we recommend taking out personal insurance cover for any such eventuality.
11.What happens if there is bad weather?
All of our activities can be affected by the weather in one way or another: climbing by the rain, surfing by the waves (or lack of them!), kayaking and coasteering by high winds and rough seas. The proposed session will be adapted to meet the prevailing conditions and if this is inappropriate you will be offered the opportunity to swap to another activity or rebook for another day.
12.When do the sessions start/finish?
Morning: 9.30am - 12.00pm (occasionally 9.00am)
Afternoon: 1.30pm - 4.00pm (occasionally 1.00pm)
Evening: 5.00pm - 7.30pm (July/August only)
All timings are approximate.
13. Where do I meet my guide?
For most of our acivities we meet at Anglesey Outdoors, Porthdafarch Road, Holyhead, LL65 2LP, at an agreed location in Holyhead or for Gorge Scrambling near Betws y coed and Conwy. Occasionally, for some activities we meet at other pre-specified locations. Participants will be updated by email with the location of the activity otherwise we will meet you at Anglesey Outdoors, please check the travel time and allow extra time to avoid arriving late or missing your spot.
14. How far away are the sites you use for the activities?
We mainly run Coasteering from Porth Dafarch in Holyhead, though the weather will occasionally dictate a change in location to a beach near Amlwch. Kayaking will depend on the weather, though usually within a ten minute drive from Holyhead. Gorge Scrambling is run near Betws-y-Coed and Mountain Walks are in the Snowdonia Mountain Range. Rock climbing will usually be at Holyhead Mountain and Abseiling will either be at the Breakwater Country Park or a sea cliff near Porth Dafarch. You will be updated with the exact meeting location prior to the activity by e-mail, please ensure you check the travel time and allow enough time to avoid arriving late and subsequently not being able to take part.
15. Am I going to be stuck in a group with people much faster or slower than I am?
Whilst you may well be part of a group, we will endeavour to ensure you are placed with people of a similar profile to your own in order to maximise fun and excitement for everybody.
16. Can I use my own wetsuit?
You can, although we wouldn’t recommend it for coasteering as the wear and tear can be quite severe. ‘Shorty’ wetsuits are not suitable for coasteering. We use CSkin or O'Neill 5mm winter wetsuits to ensure participants are warm throughout the activities allowing them to enjoy the experience.
17. Can I hire equipment?
As our equipment is needed to deliver our adventure activities, we have decided not to hire it out.
18. Is lunch provided?
Packed lunch is not included in the course cost however is available from us on request. Please make sure you order before your morning session.
19. Can I pay on the day?
We cannot confirm your place until full payment is received and advise that all monies owed are settled before your arrival. This also gives you less to worry about on the day. Payment can be made by BACS transfer, paypal or debit/credit card, payment by credit card will be subject to a small fee.
What about taking photos?
We do have waterproof cameras which can be booked in advance. If you would like to book in a camera, please let us know when you confirm your booking and either bring your own SD card or you can purchase an SD card from us for £10, which you'll simply take with you after the activity. We cannot be held accoutabout for photos not turning out well.