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Activities        Equipment        Curriculum                     

        Rhos y Gwaliau offers a wide range of activities and can put together a unique program to meet the needs of your group and length of stay.

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                        Experience activities you never thought possible

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Mountain Walking                                                                 Full day

Be it a gentle stroll in the hills around Bala or a scramble up some of the highest peaks in Snowdonia, the possibilities are endless.

Mine Exploration                                                                   Full day               

Slate and metal mining played a big part in North Wales’s history. Spending a day underground gives a insight into the industry of the past. Its also a good way of having an adventure out of the rain if the weather is less than perfect.

Rock Climbing/Rock Scrambling                                 Full/Half day

Older groups generally spend the day climbing and abseiling in the mountains. Many of our younger groups spend a half day scrambling and a half day climbing or even the whole day rock scrambling on the beach.

Canoeing                                                                        Full/Half day

Explore the waters of Llyn Tegid by single or rafted canoes. Our water sports base is only ten minutes from the centre on the shore of the the largest natural lake in Wales. Primary groups generally do a half day combined with gorge walking or river study.

Gorge Walking                                                               Full/Half day

Regularly voted the favourite activity of the week by groups. Our local gorge is only ten minutes from the centre and has sections to offer groups of all ages and abilities a challenging half day. For a full day explore the beautiful Afon Ddu Gorge in the Conwy Valley.

Canyoning                                                                             Full Day

One of the most exhilarating and physically demanding activities we offer. Involves descending a deep Canyon. Slide down slabs, abseil waterfalls and jump into deep crystal clear pools, a day to remember.

Hill Trail                                                                           Full/Half day

After an initial briefing on safety and navigation groups are dropped off and have to walk back to the centre using a map and compass. Groups are remotely supervised but get that real feeling of fending for themselves. An excellent final activity for primary groups bringing together the skills they have learnt over the week .

Expedition                                                        One and a half days

An amazing experience for anyone. Hike out into the mountains and then spend the night wild camping under the stars. Our staff will take you well off the beaten track to some of the more remote areas of the national park. All camping equipment is provided.

Sailing                                                                                   Full day

Be the captain of your own ship as you learn to harness the power of the wind to take you where you want to go. Rhos y gwaliau has boats to suit all ages. Generally the summer term has the best conditions to make sailing sessions possible.

Kayaking                                                                        Full/Half day

The sheltered bay of our water sports centre is a perfect place to get to grips with your kayak before venturing out into the lake.  Kayaks are generally smaller than canoes and you paddle individually with a double bladed paddle.

Field studies and curriculum links                                                                  

Stream and village studies as well as geography and biology field studies are all possible. Go to our curriculum links page for more details.

Ropes course                                                                        Half day

Within the grounds of the centre we have a small ropes course. Not much of a challenge for older groups (see high ropes course below) but works well for primary groups.

Orienteering                                                                           Half day

Running while thinking. Navigate around the woods or moors to find the markers. An excellent way to develop map reading skills. Sometimes done as a whole course activity on the last day.

Group size and staffing                                                                         

Activity groups can contain up to 12 children plus 1 or 2 adults. Each group will work with one of our staff, where possible this will be the same person all week. All of our staff our experienced outdoor professional with backgrounds in working with young people, for more details check out The Team here. The number of activity groups you require will directly affect the cost of your trip.

Please contact us to discuss your course requirements.

Additional cost  activities

White Water Rafting                                                             Half day

We can arrange white water rafting sessions at Canolfan Tryweryn for groups staying at the centre. Rafting is dependent on water release from the dam, which can never be guaranteed.

Cost is based on number of rafts, Max 7 people per raft.

High Ropes Course                                                              Half day

Challenge yourself to complete the highest ropes course in the UK. Ten minutes from the Centre in the Crogen estate. sessions delivered by our staff. Can be an evening activity for small groups in the summer.

Mountain Biking                                                                   Full day

The centre can arrange bike hire for your group and then our staff can guide you on rides around some of the many forests and trails in the area. Rides to suit all abilities.