you're looking for a truly electrifying day out, why not visit First Hydro's
Electric Mountain Visitors Centre on the edge of the beautiful Snowdonia
National Park. You'll discover the amazing powers of pumped storage hydro-electricity
in a totally entertaining and educational environment. Admission to the
Centre is free and there's heaps of interest for visitors of all age groups.
The split-level complex contains a fascinating range of interactive displays, models and exhibitions. The history and development of hydro-electricity is colourfully explained, as well as how power is fed into the National Grid system and transmitted throughout England and Wales. If the kids are feeling really hyperactive, (or Mums and Dads for that matter), they can try their hand at generating their own electricity using good old fashioned pedal power!
Our natural science theatre presents an enchanting insight into the natural history of Snowdonia region. With the help of Sir Anthony Hopkins (and not forgetting video technology), you'll discover how the last ice age has made its unique mark on the landscape, sculpting natural valleys, majestic lakes and the awe-inspiring Snowdon range.
From Electric Mountain, visitors can take a guided tour around Dinorwig Power Station. this starts with a sound and vision spectacular at Electric Mountain illustrating the role that pumped storage plays in ensuring the country's electricity demands are always met. A First Hydro mini-bus will then transport visitors to the power station itself. Descending deep inside ancient Elidir mountain's labyrinth of dark and imposing tunnels, you'll experience one of man's greatest engineering achievements.
Snowdonia Group (www.snowdonia-information.co.uk)mailing
in order to receive the latest deals and activity information.