What to do in and around Llanberis

The Kent Mountain Centre (KMC) is situated in Snowdonia near the village of Llanberis (Grid ref 570611) on the A4086. It is overlooked by Snowdon, the highest mountain peak in England and Wales. It is set in four acres of woodland and on the shore of Llyn (Lake) Padarn. The County Town of Caernarfon is only seven miles away.

If you have booked a visit which gives you free time during the day (not programmed with KMC staff) there are lots of local attractions to choose from. Activities away from KMC are best booked direct but feel free to phone KMC for further details.

Caenarfon and Conwy Castles
Both of these historic monuments are in easy reach of KMC and if booked in advance, can be free to school groups.
For further information:

  • Phone Caernarfon Castle on 01286 677617 or visit the Cadw website
  • Phone Conwy Castle on 01492 592358 or visit the Cadw website.

Please note that bookings are only free to school groups and must be made in advance on headed note paper.

Local Quarries and Mines
The industrial heritage of North Wales has been turned quite successfully into a major tourist attraction. There are guided tours around the Dinorwic underground power station and the slate quarry museum in Llanberis. Llechwedd slate mine and Sygun Copper Mines are also fascinating and both can easily occupy half a day. For further details:

  • Electric Mountain (Dinorwic Power Station) 
    Tel 01286 870636 - £2.75 per person if over 20 in group.
  • Llanberis Slate Museum
    Tel 01286 870630 - school groups currently go free if booked in advance.
  • Llechwedd Slate mines
    Tel 01766 830306.
  • Sygun Copper Mines
    Tel 01766 510100
  • Anglesey Sea Zoo
    Especially good for younger children, makes a fun day out when combined with a half day at the beach
    Tel 01248 430213.
  • Free Things!!!!!
    If you are on a limited budget then there is no need to have to spend money to have a good time. There are plenty of easy local walks and on sunny days there are miles of glorious beach only a short drive away. We can even supply you with barbeque equipment to take with you.