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Primary Schools

Outdoor education should be about learning how life works outside a classroom environment. Experiencing all the highs and lows; learning to deal with adversity and challenges, overcoming obstacles but in a safe and supportive environment. At Ynys Hywel we believe that a child needs practical applications to put school work into context, we want to keep the world exciting and get kids hungry for knowledge.

Our unique and personalised day and residential trips are guaranteed to inspire and motivate children, instilling a lifelong love of adventure. You can choose from a wide range of fun and inspiring activities and spend one or several days (and nights) at our centre.  All programmes can be tailor-made to your needs.

Why choose Ynys Hywel for your Primary School?

  • Child friendly centre
  • Tailor made programmes to meet your needs and curriculum
  • Highly experienced staff
  • All meals prepared with fresh and local produce, promoting healthy eating
  • Primary school discounts
  • High quality extensive personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • AALA and local council approved centre
  • A range of onsite and offsite activities available from 9am-9pm
  • Ynys Hywel staff management onsite all night
Secondary Schools & Youth Groups

Our unique combination of outdoor adventure and team-building makes Ynys Hywel perfect for secondary schools and youth groups looking to organise an outdoor residential or day trip. We can cater for a wide variety of youth groups. The day can be tailored towards team building, learning new skills or simply run as a fun and challenging taster session. Our team has a wealth of experience working with young people and will always enjoy making your stay a great success and a memorable one.

Our activity centre offers a wide range of onsite and offsite activities that look to engage individuals to develop a range of skills and encourage development.   From action packed adventures in the Brecon beacons to challenging skill and team work tasks right here in the beautiful Sirhowy valley country park. We want every visitor to get the most out of their time at Ynys Hywel. Whether they come for a single day, a residential or multiple times through their programme we aim to give structure and purpose to every visit.

Why choose Ynys Hywel for your Secondary School or Youth Group?

  • Fantastic range of fun and exciting activities for young people to choose from, available from 9am-9pm 
  • Staff experienced with a range of needs (Special, behavioural, emotional)
  • Exclusive use of the centre when booking a residential
  • Staff have a good understanding of the needs of youth and WBL sector
  • Flexible start times to suit your group 
  • Half & full days available 
  • Powerful team building opportunity
  • Highly qualified instructors
  • All meals prepared with fresh and local produce, promoting healthy eating
  • Ynys Hywel staff management onsite all night
  • Safe facilities and environment



Ynys Hywel aims to make team building accessible to everyone. Varied tasks make the most of everyone’s skills and mean that your team is not doing something they’ve done many times before. Our team building days are designed to complement the strengths and weaknesses in your team in a way that challenges everyone as well as rewarding you with a beautiful environment and some delicious home grown food.

Flexibility is one of our strengths and we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor-make corporate group and team activities that provide you with exactly what you need. Choose from a variety of fun, effective team building activity events from a few hours to a few days or longer.

Why choose Ynys Hywel for your company?

  • 5* facilities for your staff
  • Tailor made to meet your team objectives
  • Easy access from the M4
  • Activities to suit the desires and abilities of the whole team
  • Team Involvement
  • All meals prepared with fresh and local produce, promoting healthy eating
  • A range of onsite and offsite activities available from 9am-9pm
  • Ynys Hywel staff management onsite all night

For further information on any of the above or to book your visit, contact us on 01495 201778. We’d love to hear from you!



Whether you visit Ynys Hywel with your family for a couple of hours or a couple of days, you will leave with memories of a life-time.

At Ynys Hywel we specialise in providing fun in a safe, outdoor environment. With us you can experience some of the best locations Wales has to offer as we are lucky to be located within the Sirhowy country park and have many activities to choose from onsite. We can cater for all types of family adventures: from climbing sea cliffs to exploring hidden forests. Do something different and create an amazing experience. All our staff are highly trained in what they deliver and full time outdoor enthusiasts.

After your adventure you can kick back in front of the log fire with a hot drink while your meal is being prepared.



Why not think about using Ynys Hywel activity centre for your next party? We can provide you with exclusive use of our centre including our ski-chalet-style dining room and residential area. There’s nothing better than celebrating an occasion with an amazing activity. You and your friends can tackle the obstacle course, hit gold in archery, and even melt some marshmallows on the campfire to enhance your experience here. We specialise in customer service and will always go above and beyond to make your day special.

Being nestled with in the woods we bring a unique approach and location towards a party. You will have an option of staying with us for a couple of hours or even stay overnight with your guests. Both options gives you full access to all our facilities to socialise and relax.

Our head chef has a vast amount of experience and enjoys catering to everyone’s food requirements. We only use local grown produce and ensure quality in all meals.

Sample Itineraries

Click below for sample itineraries for a 2, 3 or 4 day residential stays.