Region: Wales

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Bryn Du Mountain Centre Ty Du Road Llanberis Gwynedd, , LL55 4HE

Contact: 01286 870 556

Website: http://www.boulderadventures.co.uk

Description

Boulder Adventures is an activity company based in Llanberis, Snowdon’s village. North Wales is deemed the UKs adventure capital with Llanberis as one of the premier destinations. We provide adventures for many types of groups but our core work is week-long school trips staying in our residential centre.

The main attraction for many is climbing Snowdon, Wales and England’s highest mountain of which the summit can be seen from the drive way on a clear day.

We do of course provide many other activities such as: rock climbing, canoeing, gorge scrambling, raft building and coasteering and work with our customers to design an action packed stay.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

If booked in at Boulder Adventures you will be the only group staying in the centre meaning you are provided with a safe and secure place to call home for your stay.

We have large woodland gardens for free time which also provide a feeling of privacy although we are only a 5 minute walk from the centre of Llanberis and its shops.

We can offer many activities during your stay but you could also incorporate many of the other local attractions into your visit. Within walking distance we have: The National Slate Museum, Electric Mountain and the Snowdon Mountain Railway. A course with us will be individually priced to suit your needs, considering the length of stay, whether you require catered or self-catered and your activity choices.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Typically a visit to Boulder Adventures starts with arrival at Monday lunchtime. After a centre induction a quick walk to the water sports centre means we are ready for raft building on LLyn Padarn. After raft building back for dinner to refuel for an evening walk to see some of the sights. After breakfast on Tuesday pick up packed lunches then off for a full day of activities possibly gorge scrambling, rock climbing or coasteering. Your following days will be busy and action packed often including climbing Snowdon.

Plenty of groups use us as a base while taking part in their Duke of Edinburgh expedition normally doing one activity with us at the end. Others come away for just a weekend and some of the closer primary schools may just choose two nights away but we want to discuss what will suit the needs of the group.

Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?

http://www.boulderadventures.co.uk   and   http://www.adventuresinwales.co.uk

Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boulder-Adventures-Llanberis/335454373149347

https://twitter.com/BoulderAd

This venue has the following accreditation:

Boulder Adventures Ltd has an AALA license.  

What size groups do they cater for?

Our centre has bed spaces for 35, typically group sizes that stay with us are up to 30 students and 3-4 staff but often just 10 students plus staff.

Larger groups camp in the summer or use local hostels. We can work with groups of up to 100 on a daily basis.

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

Information important to any course such as programs, bedroom layouts, parental consent forms, risk assessments and kit lists will be provided in advance.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Yes and it would be encouraged for visiting staff to do so. Our staff can carry waterproof cameras when requested to take photos for the activities when it is not normally feasible for others to do so.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

We are happy to provide up to date risk assessments for activities and facilities when requested. Please contact us to arrange site visits if required.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

For details of what we can offer groups please contact: David Crombie Operations Director info@boulderadventures.co.uk 01286 870556

What does it cost?

Quotes are provided on an individual basis and can vary due to group size and season. Typically catered stays start at £33 per person per night and self-catered £18 per person per night. Activities from £30 per person per session or £45 per person per day. Our guide for staff places is a free space for each 10 paid student places.

Is specific clothing required?

We request groups bring plenty of clothes with them but we do provide specialist outdoor clothing and equipment as needed. We have large stocks of wetsuits, water proofs, rucksacks and walking boots etc. that are included in activity bookings if needed.

Do you have first aid on site?

All of our instructors have up to date first aid qualifications and carry first aid kits and other safety equipment while with groups.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

The centre is in a private secluded setting above Llanberis. We have plenty of parking with enough space for minibuses. There are large gardens around the centre.

Within the centre there are seven bedrooms, for up to 35 guests, of varying sizes to suit different group breakdowns and provide separate staff rooms. We have a comfy large, homely dining room, large kitchen, modern shower facilities, and a good drying room for wet kit.

For groups that require it we also have classroom in the grounds of the centre. Additional facilities include our water sports centre within walking distance at the lakeside. It is only a 5 minute walk to the village High Street and local shops for extra supplies.

Are there disabled facilities?

Please be aware that not everything we do is suitable for everyone, if there is anyone in your group with specific needs please discuss these in advance. We will always do our best to be as inclusive as possible but due to working in mountainous environments suitable opportunities for participation can be limited. The centre has some basic facilities but is not fully assessable.

What are your opening days and hours?

Activities and stays need to be pre booked and we operate year round.

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

“I have just returned from a residential weekend with a school group of 22 students and from start to finish the service we received was outstanding! The rooms are comfortable whilst still remaining practical. The food was possibly the best I've tasted on a residential trip. The instructors were great with the kids & catered to our every need. The activities were action packed, adrenaline filled & thoroughly enjoyable. Already planning my next Year 11 trip!!!”

Above review taken from: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boulder-Adventures-Llanberis/335454373149347?sk=reviews

Please also see: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186448-d4773018-Reviews-Boulder_Adventures-Llanberis_Snowdonia_National_Park_North_Wales_Wales.html


Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Bushcraft Climbing Duke of Edinburgh Award Field Studies Green Awareness Historic Buildings Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring Residential School Trips Safety Awareness Sports Walking Tours Water Sports

Curriculum Topics Covered: Citizenship Environmental Studies Geography Leisure & Tourism PE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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