You gotta love Frozen! Full of magic & enchantment & a lovely film, the kids would watch it on a loop if they could.. But what if you could recreate that magic in the real world?
That’s exactly what we did!!
We found the ideal place in Snowdonia national park for an enchanting walk to the valley of the living rocks on an adventure in search of rock trolls….
Our walk took place at a place called ‘Torrent walk’ in a fantastic valley carved out by the ice age, with rock trolls galore…
Our walk was approx 2.5 miles / 4km
and took us a leisurely 1.5 hours, the path was unsuitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs and quite steep in places and could get quite muddy in wet weather.
Start / Finish: A lay-by near the village of Brithdir on the B4416 (SH 761 182)
Relevant Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL 23 (Cadair Idris and Llyn Tegid)
From Dolgellau, follow the A470 southbound. After around two miles, turn left towards Brithdir (B4416) and over a small bridge (Pont ar Ddibyn). In around 200m you will come to a lay-by on the left with a waymarker marking the path, this is where we started and finished our walk.
Here’s how our magical real life Frozen adventure went…
we walked following the path stopping to inspect rocks as we went until we came to an old mill at the bottom of the valley, here we walked over a small bridge to cross the river before heading back up the valley along the other side of the river….here our adventure really started to come to life…
With all the continuous dancing around in the house bellowing out ‘Let it go!’ we decided it was about time we dressed up and made our own ‘Frozen’ themed attire…
So we set about to see what we had that we could make use of.
We found an old sparkly voile and a blue princess dress in the toy box. The girls set about cutting our paper snowflakes whilst I threaded a piece of fabric through the top of our voile to tie it onto Mila’s shoulder to use as a cape.
We then used pva glue to stick our paper snowflakes onto our dress and cape….
We then left it to dry..
Finally we found a set of battery operated fairy lights that we used as an ice crown.
It was as simple as that!!!