Why Wales?

You may have wondered about why Hampshire Outdoor Centres operate in Wales. Well, we know better than anyone the numerous benefits of outdoor learning within Hampshire's landscape. But when it comes to Wales, there's something a little bit special.

From majestic mountains to waterfalls, caves and more, the sprawling Welsh landscape is filled with opportunities to experience the outdoors in a way like no other. Argoed Lwyd Outdoor Education Centre provides the chance for students to undertake new challenges in a completely different environment.

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons), visitors can enjoy all the landscape has to offer. Walk through waterfalls, conquer Pen y Fan and explore caves and tunnels under the supervision of our expert instructors.

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Mountain walking at Argoed Lwyd

Winter season extension – further savings available

Book your stay between December and February and enjoy significant savings on your visit. Our winter residentials offer the perfect chance to embrace the wonders of outdoor education at an even more affordable rate. Plus, with the extension into next year, you'll have ample time to experience the magic of stargazing and encounter diverse wildlife. Don't miss out on these extended Winter Season Savings – book your visit now!

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Winter season savings

Make a booking between December - February and save hundreds on your visit. Our winter residentials are a great way to experience the benefits of outdoor education at a lower cost. In fact, the winter months are ideal for stargazing and give you the opportunity to see different wildlife.

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£394 £293 £284 £212 £216 £159 £154 £109

Further savings available

With our Welsh transport offer

We’re making it easier than ever to support schools to visit Argoed Lwyd. Take advantage of our Welsh transport offer to bring down the cost of your visit even more.

We know that residential visits are a great way to experience the world beyond the classroom and enhance outdoor learning, but that the cost of transport can be a barrier for some. That’s why we’re offering new and existing customers additional support towards transport costs if they book a trip to Argoed Lwyd on one of our selected dates. See below to find out which booking dates are eligible for this offer.

Book a visit for one of our selected dates and receive a whopping £1,000 as a contribution towards travel costs for the booking.

Terms and conditions* apply.

Complete our enquiry form to book and redeem this offer.

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Students at Argoed Lwyd

Frequently asked questions

Alongside our winter season savings offer and winter transport fund, you can apply for the Young Person Support Fund. The standard funding covers 10% of the cost per person. You are also able to apply for a higher percentage of funding for a specific number of young people, or for a specific amount of funding towards the visit.

Our instructors will monitor the weather throughout your visit. We’ll make adaptations to your chosen activities where necessary to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.

There are three recommended options: coach, train, or minibus. If you arrive by coach, we’ll meet you with our minibuses in a nearby layby as the road up to the centre is not suitable for coaches. If you arrive by train, we suggest heading to Cardiff or Newport, and from there you can either arrange your own onward travel to the centre, or we can collect you in our minibuses. Minibus charges apply.

If you travel to the centre by minibus, you’ll be able to use the same vehicle to travel to any offsite activities (except for canoeing – we’ll always provide transport for that). Otherwise, we can provide transport to activities for an additional cost.

Yes. You can take our virtual 360° tour or contact us to arrange a visit. We’ll be in contact with you through every step of the planning process. We’ll also provide you with a presentation that you can show parents and pupils what they can expect from a trip to Argoed Lwyd.

Yes, we’ll help you create an experience to suit your needs and budget. You’ll have the opportunity to add on extras such as:

  • Catering
  • Minibus transport to and from activities
  • Bedding
  • Camping
  • Overnight expeditions
  • Duke of Edinburgh training / assessment

Our instructors will meet with your school staff every morning to discuss the day ahead and address any previous or potential issues.

Yes, we’ll work with you to meet any additional needs. We can assign some bedrooms as prayer rooms or quiet spaces. If you choose to have your stay catered, our team will ensure your menu meets all dietary requirements. Our instructors will work with you to ensure all activities are adapted to suit your group. Please add a note of any additional needs to your enquiry form.

Yes, during the planning process we’ll ask you about the aims for your visit. Then, we’ll form your programme around what you tell us.

*Terms and conditions

  • This offer is only available once to customers making a new booking, or existing customers making an additional booking, on the dates chosen by Hampshire Outdoor Centres.
  • Bookings must have a minimum value of £3,000.
  • All rewards will be applied to the final balance invoice. No cash alternative is available.
  • Hampshire Outdoor Centres reserves the right to modify or withdraw this offer at any time.
  • This offer can be used in conjunction with other offers.
  • These terms and conditions apply in conjunction with the terms and conditions applicable for the booking with Hampshire Outdoor Centres.