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  • Average1%
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“the river”(50 reviews)
“rafting session”(14 reviews)
“great fun”(39 reviews)
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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
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Canolfan Tryweryn, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7NU, Wales
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+44 1678 521083
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Five of us on holiday in Nth Wales took part in the taster session. Paddy was our instructor & we had a fab time! It was well organised and & great fun. Would recommend to everyone! Fantastic morning out!

2  Thank ArchieOlogy
B L, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Hello ArchieOlogy, Its nice to hear that your group had a fantastic time rafting with Paddy. We hope you will return to try the Full Two Hour Rafting Session!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Our experience was ruined when one of the instructors on a neighbouring boat deliberately soaked my 12yo son, who was shivering with cold. He asked 'Are you feeling cold son?' before splashing him with his oar. I didn't say anything at the time, not wanting...More

7  Thank Mark F
B L, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2014

Dear Mark Thanks for getting in touch about your visit to the National White Water Centre and I'm sorry it didn't meet your expectations. Out on the river we see splashing between the rafts on every session; most rafters like it and enjoy the raft...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank simonc296
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Claire B
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank FionaEvs
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank 524djf
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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 2 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

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 30 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

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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 14 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

Thank kalivar
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 13 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

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!

Reviewed 10 September 2018

I attended the 2 hour full white water rafting session along with my brother, which included 4 runs down the river. I would definitely recommend this session as it was so much fun, and we were with a good bunch on our raft. The only...More

Thank bel938
Canolfan T, Manager at National White Water Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi bel938, I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed your white water rafting experience at the centre. I also agree it is difficult to prepare yourself for a swim in white water, although we do our best in the training at the start of the...More

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Polly R
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
14 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
10 September 2017|
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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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