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Family Outdoor Adventure Holidays

What better way to learn a new outdoor sport than on an outdoor adventure holiday with your family?
We've put together a list of outdoor activity courses designed for the adventurous family to enjoy together. If your kids are eight years old or over you can bring them along and take to the mountains, lakes and rivers of snowdonia with them. Always under the watchful eye of our expert instructors you'll develop your outdoor adventure activity skills together, alongside other families, having a great time and making new friends as you enjoy the thrills and spills of real outdoor adventure.
Our unrivalled experience of adventurous activity and our distinctive philosophy means that you'll leave ready to go out and enjoy your chosen sport under your own steam too. But most of all - you'll be able to enjoy outdoor activities together.

BMC Ready to Rock for Families

having fun on a family outdoor adventure holiday in North WalesDesigned specifically for families (children aged 14 and upwards) who climb regularly on an indoor wall and are not sure how to develop their skills to help them climb confidently outside at the crag............

Experience Required: some indoor climbing

Cost per adult: £425

Cost per child: £425

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Introduction to Kayaking for Families

having fun on a family outdoor adventure holiday in North WalesA five day course which will give you a thorough grounding in kayaking. You will be introduced to all the equipment and basic skills on local rivers, lakes and sea. On this course there is ample oppo...........

Experience Required: none.

Cost per adult: £505

Cost per child: £445

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White Water Sea & Surf For Families

having fun on a family outdoor adventure holiday in North WalesYou've decided you like kayaking. Now it's time to experience racing down the face of a surf wave, bouncing down a rapid and running a tide race. These five days of white water fun will give you an in...........

Experience Required:  Confident flat water paddler with the ability to manoeuvre your craft with ease

Cost per adult: £505

Cost per child: £445

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Discover Adventure Sports for Families

having fun on a family outdoor adventure holiday in North WalesIf you've never tried any of the increasingly popular 'adventure sports' this is a perfect way to have a go. A fast moving weekend takes you on a whirlwind tour of canoeing, climbing/abseiling and ori...........

Experience Required: none required

Cost per adult: £190

Cost per child: £165

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Introduction to Adventure Sports for Families

having fun on a family outdoor adventure holiday in North WalesYou'll need some energy to keep up with the pace on this week designed specifically for families with children over 8 yrs.
During the week you will have a go at a range of "adventure sports" - can...........

Experience Required: none required

Cost per adult: £405

Cost per child: £345

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Adventure Sports Easter Special for Families

having fun on a family outdoor adventure holiday in North WalesTo make it easier for parents we've put together this four day whirlwind tour of adventure sports timed to fit in perfectly with the Easter weekend. Over this action packed long weekend you will join...........

Experience Required: none required.

Cost per adult: £380

Cost per child: £320

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Mountain Biking For Families

having fun on a family outdoor adventure holiday in North WalesWant to get more out of your family mountain bike rides? Let us improve your riding skills and build your confidence. Find out all about the attack position, better braking, slick gear changing, corne...........

Experience Required: You should have your own bike and kit. You will have completed a few rides already and be capable of riding for 4-5 hours on rugged terrain.

Cost per adult: £190

Cost per child: £165

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Introduction to Rock Climbing for Families

having fun on a family outdoor adventure holiday in North WalesDesigned to specifically meet the needs of the family, In five days we will help you progress from never having climbed before to the possibility of leading your own climbs in a controlled and confide...........

Experience Required: none required

Cost per adult: £580

Cost per child: £500

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Can't find what you want?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run one of the courses listed above on a date that suits you and your friends or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too.
Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

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Adventure Activity Summer Camps For Children aged 12-17 years

 


Last Minute Discounts

Our Packed and Ready Discounts page always has some incredibe deals on offer. But you'll need act fast to take advantage of these bargains.

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Web-Only Offers

Holidays and Courses that are only available online.

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British Mountaineering Council Deals

Check out the latest rock climbing and hillwalking deals from our partner organisation The BMC.
Now includes a range of subsidised winter skills courses!!!!

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Got A Date Available - Need An Adventure To Match?

Find out what's going on at the National Mountain Sports Centre between any date range on this handy new search page

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Events & Talks In Our Bar

liev music, talks, lectures and presentationsWe welcome non-residents in our bar and there's always something going on from live music and events to guest lectures and slideshows. Check out what's coming up next here

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Here's What's Hot

THE BIG ACOUSTIC WALK 17-18 MAY 2014

The Big Acoustic Walk 17-18 May 2014Join us for a fabulous weekend of walking and music, this year you'll also have the chance to enjoy some canoeing.

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USED KAYAK SALE - NOW ON!

USED KAYAK SALE - NOW ON!We're selling off over 30 used kayaks and sea kayaks. Boats with only 12 months use, fully by serviced by the manufacturer last week.

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SUBSIDISED ALPINE COURSES

Subsidised Alpine CoursesA great opportunity to gain some alpine skills training through the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust, based in Argentiere.

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2014 BROCHURE

2014 BrochureOur 2014 brochure is available to read online, download or if you prefer you can request a paper copy and we'll pop one in the post.

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ACCOMMODATION FOR CLUBS AND GROUPS IN SNOWDONIA

Accommodation For Clubs and Groups In SnowdoniaClimbing Clubs, Cycling Clubs, Canoe Clubs DofE groups or even just a gang of mates? Our handy self catering accommodation units make an ideal base for your adventures.

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NEW BEDROOMS

New BedroomsCheck out our lovely newly refurbished bedrooms with comfy beds, ensuite bathroom and tea and coffee facilities.

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READY TO FACE THE MONSTER?

Ready to face The Monster?The Monster, our flagship Road Cycling weekend makes an ideal training platform for a sportif or etape.

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LOOK AFTER YOUR BOOTS

Look After Your BootsOur boots take a hammering so we asked the experts what we could do to look after them

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TOP TIPS FOR WINTER WALKERS AND MOUNTAINEERS

Top Tips For Winter Walkers and MountaineersSenior Instructor Carlo Forte offers some handy tips for mountain goers in winter.

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OUTSTANDING FACILITIES

Outstanding FacilitiesWe make sure everything at the National Mountain Centre is maintained at the highest standard. Check out our facilities page here.

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FREE OUTDOOR TRAINING

Free Outdoor TrainingWe need people to act as 'mock students' for our qualification courses. Find out more here.

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LOOK AFTER YOUR ICE SCREWS!

Look After Your Ice Screws!In our Top Tips section Dave Evans offers some handy tips on ice screw management

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PRE-SEASON KIT CHECK

Pre-Season Kit CheckRun through Dave Brown's check list for a pre season kit inspection

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TOP TIPS ON WINTER MOUNTAINEERING

Top Tips on WInter MountaineeringThe secret to a safe day out in winter is often to think ahead. Here are a few ideas to help you make sensible mountaineering decisions.

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TAKING A MATE CLIMBING?

Taking a mate climbing?read some top tips on taking a friend out rock climbing from instructor Baggy Richards

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Up to 75% Funding For Outoor Training

Volunteer leaders can save up to 75% on training and assessment courses with our Future Leaders Fund. Ideal for Scout Leaders, Girlguiding volunteers, DofE leaders, youth workers and university club volunteers.

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Snowdonia Expedition Assessment Service

Plas y Brenin administers the Expedition Assesment Service for Cadair Idris, Rhinogs, Snowdon, Glyderau, Carneddau, Moelwyns and the Berwyns on behalf of DofE Wales.

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Weather Forecast, Tides and Surf Conditions

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