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Bear Grylls is Wales’ Adventure Ambassador for 2016!


Bear Grylls Survival AcademyBear Grylls is now the Adventure Ambassador, alongside Richard Parks for Wales 2016. We have some fantastic outdoor activities in Snowdonia available at our activity park, and the Bear Grylls Survival Academy is one of them and was designed by the man himself.

A Welsh Government tourism campaign is currently set in place to promote Wales as the world’s ‘capital of adventure tourism’ and will be launched by the two adrenaline junkies themselves. On 9th April 2015, the deputy minister for culture, sport and tourism Ken Skates will be launching a series of themed years, which will begin with the Year of Adventure in 2016. This theme will then be followed by the Year of Legends 2017 and Year of the Sea in 2018.

Mr Skates has promised to take part on a number of adventures throughout the year and said, “For the year of adventure in 2016 we’re going to work with partners to make sure that anyone who wants to can experience adventure in our fantastic landscapes and environment.

Richards Parks, the new Adventure Ambassador alongside Bear Grylls mentioned, “Throughout my life the landscape of Wales has been the foundation to all my endeavours.

“From hill repeats on Merthyr Mawr sand dunes as a rugby player, pounding the trails and the roads on my bikes, to deprivation training in the Brecon Beacon and Snowdonia National Parks, Wales has helped forged the person who I am today”.

Bear Grylls is a fantastic icon and role model for the great outdoors and is the man behind one of our greatest outdoor activities in Snowdonia. The whole team here at Dragon Raiders are looking forward to what lies ahead for Wales in 2016 in adventure tourism! In the meantime, why not look through our adventure packages and book your visit with us today! You can contact us by calling 01766 523 119 or email us at:

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