Adventure Experiences for Groups

If you want to bring a group to the Welsh mountains for a taste of the outdoors, you'll find our blend of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm produces an experience that's unrivalled in the outdoor world.
Our location, deep in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and first class facilities make us an ideal choice for a group of friends, local or visiting schools, colleges, youth clubs and voluntary organisations like the Scouts and Guides.
Adventure Activities for Groups We love introducing beginners to adventure sports, making sure that they enjoy themselves and progress at their own pace. That's why everything is maintained at the highest standard possible from instruction and equipment to facilities and accommodation, all helping to make your visit an enjoyable one.
We offer two different adventure experiences. For local or visiting groups staying in the area we offer adventure days. For visiting groups who want to make use of our excellent self-catered facilities and arrange everything for their trip in one go we offer adventure packages. You can even choose to add meals to both experiences.
Have a read through the information on this page to help you decide what suits your group, then call Lissie Smith, Plas y Brenin's full time Youth Co-ordinator on 01690 720119 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or E-mail for further details or to make a provisional booking.


Adventure Days

If you're a local or visiting group staying in the area and you're looking for adventure then why not join us for an action packed day. We offer two categories of group sessions, one for small groups and one for large groups.

Groups of less than thirty

Adventure Activities for GroupsIf there are less than thirty people in your party you can split the day (9.45-5.00) into two or three sessions of any of the activities, or if you'd like more in-depth instruction, you can dedicate the entire day to one activity.

The price listed is an overall cost covering equipment and instruction for a maximum of ten people. For example, ten people can canoe all day at a total cost of £300 (£30 each) but if there are only five people in your group it will still cost £300 (£60 each), so it's in your interest to fill the places.

£300 Per Group of 10

Groups of more than thirty

If there are more than thirty people in your party it’s easy to figure out how much it will cost. For groups larger than thirty you simply pay £30 per head.
For example if thirty-six people enjoy a range of three activities during a day you only pay a total of £1080.
Provided we know your selection well in advance you can pick any three of the activities listed and you’ll receive a two-hour session on each one during the course of a day (9.45-5.00). Or, if you’d rather you can choose two activities or, as in the small groups programme, spend a day on one activity.

£30 Per Person


Adventure Activities to choose from

If you haven’t tried any of the increasingly popular ‘adventure sports’ this is the perfect way to have a go. Choose from this range of exciting activities – we’ll provide all the necessary technical equipment and instruction. All you need to bring is enthusiasm.
You can split the day (9.45-5.00) into two or three sessions of any of the activities below, or you can dedicate the day to indepth instruction in one activity.



Our lake provides groups with the perfect environment to learn and develop the skills involved in kayaking or canoeing. Games help with the learning process and add to the fun.


After being taught how to read and follow a map, groups are split into small teams, which compete to find control points located within the boundaries of the centre.

Indoor Climbing

A challenging activity on our state-of-the-art indoor climbing walls. Groups are taught the basic skills and techniques involved in this exciting sport.

Outdoor Climbing (Two session day or full day only)

Enjoy the challenge of climbing on real rock at our local crag. This is available when splitting the day into two sessions or if you choose a full day of climbing.


If you've got a head for heights, this exhilarating activity will leave you with a real sense of achievement. Groups are taught the basic skills and techniques to safely descend our purpose built abseiling tower.

Mountain Walk (Full day only)

A guided walk to the summit of Moel Siabod. During the walk groups will have the opportunity to learn how to read a map and individuals or pairs are encouraged to lead the group.

Raft building

Groups are set the task of imaginatively designing and building a raft from a selection of basic equipment. When the raft is finished the group will use it to cross the river that flows through the grounds.

Low Ropes

On our purpose built course. Groups work together on problem solving tasks and activities designed to promote teamwork. Communication plays a large part as groups discuss each problem in search of a solution.

These are only a selection of the activities we can offer, we also offer a range of offsite activities just give us a call or email to discuss.


Adding Meals

On our Adventure Days and Adventure Packages we can arrange for you to eat in our dining room and any individual dietary requirements will be carefully catered for just let us know in advance. All prices are per person, per day.

Meal Options for Adventure Days or Adventure Packages
Breakfast * Full Cooked Breakfast £5.00
Lunch Options
(one choice per group)
Packed Lunch £5.00
Soup & sandwiches (suitable for vegetarians and meat eaters alike)
Hot Pasta Lunch (served with 2 meat sauces and 2 vegetarian sauces & a tossed salad)
Sausage, Chips & beans (vegetarian sausages available) £5.80
Tea and Coffee Tea and Coffee (All day) £3.00
Afternoon Tea Tea and Cakes £2.00
Evening Meal * Three Course Evening Meal * £13.00
* Only available to groups staying in our accommodation. Additional meal options available on request.



Adventure Packages for Groups

To guarantee great value for visiting schools, colleges, youth clubs or voluntary organisations, we've cooked up these tasty self-catering packages.
With an optimum group size of sixteen, our new adventure packages provide unrivalled value for money along with the opportunity to arrange everything you need for your trip in one go. You can create your own tailor-made programme, choosing from the range of adventure activities listed above, even adding the option of meals in our dining room if you wish. And with Plas y Brenin's high standards applied to every detail from the moment of booking right up to minute you leave, it's a guaranteed way to take the headache out of organising an activity break.


Self catering units

We have two dedicated self-catering facilities available for exclusive use by your group which can be booked separately or together if required.

Bryn Engan Cottage

Situated away from the main Plas y Brenin site Bryn Engan is a five-minute walk over the footbridge below the centre with easy access for vehicles along a forest track. The accommodation consists of two rooms sleeping two people each and two eight bedded rooms making a total of twenty places. The unit contains a well-equipped kitchen, hot showers, drying room and classroom/dining room. For groups who wish to train in camping skills there is an ideal camping area, which is easily supervised from the building.

Moelwyn Cottage

Moelwyn Cottageis situated on the main Plas y Brenin site. The accommodation consists of one room sleeping ten, one room sleeping four and one two-bedded room making a total of sixteen places. It has shower and toilet facilities and a well-equipped kitchen/dining room.

Adventure Packages
Cottage 2014 Cost Additional Night(s)

Bryn Engan Cottage

(for a maximum of 20 people)

£870 £270 per day/night

Moelwyn Cottage

(for a maximum of 16 people)

£690 £210 per day/night


The prices listed above are an overall cost covering a days instruction, equipment and one nights self-catering accommodation for the maximum number of people stated.

You can add the option of an additional days instruction at the beginning or end of your stay for as little as £30.00 per head

If there are less people in your group it will still cost the same, so it's in your interest to fill the places!


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