Inspiring Young Lives at Adventure Parc Snowdonia - Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Inspiring Young Lives: Welcoming Wigan youth Zone

A Wigan-based charity that supports and inspires young people to navigate their way through personal challenges were complementary guests at Adventure Parc Snowdonia, in Conwy recently thanks to Chairman, Martin Ainscough CBE.

Wigan Youth Zone (WYZ) opened its doors to young people aged between eight and nineteen years old in 2013 and has provided first-class facilities at its purpose-built centre at Mesnes Field in Wigan town centre, to hundreds of young people.

In May, thirty children, accompanied by their guardians, spent a weekend at Adventure Parc Snowdonia and took part in confidence building activities such as surfing in a natural 300-metre lagoon, whizzing zip wires and indoor Ninja Assault and Slides course all nestled in lush green Conwy Valley in the foothills of the mountains of Snowdonia. The group stayed overnight in the parc’s woodland camping pods before heading back to Wigan the following day.

Twelve-year old, Emily from the WYZ said, “Thank you for a once in a lifetime experience. I have never done anything so awesome and daring and this is an experience I will never forget.”

Sikander Ali, Youth Work Manager at WYZ said: “The patience and attitude of the staff was phenomenal. All the instructors were constantly encouraging our young people and motivating them. Amazing experience.”

A word from our Chairman

Martin Ainscough, Chairman, and owner of APS, said, “To be able to extend a vital experience to the young people at Wigan Youth Zone at somewhere like Adventure Parc Snowdonia, is an honour. We opened the doors, to what is now known as one of the UK’s premier destinations in 2015 and it not only provides people with fun, but also essential life skills.”

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