For those of you planning on visiting the Tree Top Adventure Park in Snowdonia, you can have a free zip-wire ride, as long as your name is Boris or you are wearing a blonde wig in the style of Boris Johnson, Mayor of London's hairstyle. The offer is valid over the weekend of 11 and 12 August 2012.
Tree Top Adventure is an attraction for both adrenaline junkies and those who want to try outdoor pursuits in the Welsh countryside's fresh air. As well as the zip-wire, activities range from canoeing and kayaking, climbing and abseiling, gorge scrambling, white water rafting and orienteering. The tourist attraction also offers packages for birthday celebrations, as well as stag and hen parties, educational activities and team-building days. Those journeying to the area can also enjoy the impressive sandy beaches, mountainous landscape and majestic cliffs in Snowdonia National Park.
The new 'Boris' promotion comes after the Mayor of London came to a standstill suspended mid-ride for five minutes whilst travelling across a zip wire in Hackney, London. Boris Johnson was taking a ride down the zip-wire wearing a hard-hat and waving two Union Jack flags in honour of the London 2012 Olympic celebrations. Travellers called Boris can now claim their free ride at Tree Top Adventure but only following proof of ID. Those who don't share the Mayor of London's name or who don't want to don a Boris wig, can enter the park for £20.
Incidentally, this weekend is also the last weekend of the park's timed Olympic Adventure. Participants are timed round the course and there are prizes for first, second and third positions. Prizes are awarded according to age; the categories are under 12, 12-16 and 16s and over, meaning that the whole family can partake. Entering the competition costs £20/£25 depending on age group and those who want to have a go can book by phoning 01690 710914.
Tree Top Adventure is situated in Betws-y-Coed in Conwy County. Travellers can reach it via the A470T (Betws-y-Coed to Llanrwst road), by train to Betws-y-Coed railway station, or by number 19 bus from Betws-y-Coed railway station or Llanrwst town centre. Those taking the bus should ask for Rhyd-y-Creuau stop, which is just 100m from the adventure park.
For more information go to the Tree Top Adventure Park website.
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