Activities in the Brecon Beacons provided by Sbri Cymru Ltd Wales
Region: WalesDisabled Facilities: Yes
Category: Day Trip Destinations
Address: Heol Callwen, Swansea, SA9 1GR
Contact: 01792 824 119
Sbri Cymru is a school outdoor education specialist in South Wales. We work from our activity centre in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, giving us access to an unrivalled area to run our activities.
We work regularly with school groups from Key Stage 2 upwards, to provide curriculum linked courses and activity packages. Our clients range from large private schools and colleges, down to small village state schools.
Our packages can be tailored to meet your individual needs and are delivered by highly qualified instructors. Our activities include Archery, Bushcraft, Air Rifle Shooting, Caving, Climbing and Abseiling, Gorge Walking, Orienteering, Mountain Walking, Rockhopping and Canoeing.
Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Whether it is developing your navigational skills on our mountain walk, testing your precision at archery or challenging yourself to an adventure underground, we can offer a range of exciting activities that will educate and inspire.
Our main focus within our school outdoor education programme is Adventure Through Learning. So as well as taking on new challenges and having fun, each activity will promote team building, introduce new skills and give students a better understanding of the outdoor environment.
What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?
Our activity centre in the heart of the Brecon Beacons is perfectly situated in order to run field studies from KS2 upwards, such as river studies, coastal studies and geology investigations. Below are sample courses for each age group. We are happy to tailor packages to meet your needs. If you can’t see what you want, please get in touch with us!
Key Stage 2
Monday Night Orienteering
Tuesday Showcave Visit, Mountain Walk and Quarry Visit
Wednesday River Study, Archery and Waterfall Walk
Thursday Rockhopping and Orienteering
Friday Depart and Castle Visit
Key Stage 3
Tuesday Mountain Walk and Shooting/Archery
Wednesday Caving, Climbing and Orienteering
Thursday Gorge Walking
Friday Depart and Attraction Visit
Key Stage 4
Monday Team Tasks and Night Event
Tuesday Mountain Walk and Bushcraft with Camping
Wednesday Gorge Walking and Orienteering
Thursday Caving and Climbing
Friday Depart and Attraction Visit
Through our activities we aim to help students achieve a range of learning outcomes across a number of subject areas, such as geography, science, citizenship and P.E. For most, this is a new and exciting learning environment which offers a variety of character building challenges.
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This venue has the following accreditation:
We hold the coveted AALS licence. Our reference number is R1639.
What size groups do they cater for?
Our residential activity centre will accommodate up to 35 people.
What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?
We are able to provide work sheets linked to specific sections of the curriculum if requested. Our highly qualified instructors are passionate about the outdoors and will give you valuable insight into the various environments our activities take place in.
Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?
We do not have any restrictions regarding photography, video or audio recordings provided all participants consent.
How do you arrange a risk assessment?
We have comprehensive risk assessments in place for all our activities which can be provided upon request.
What are the contact details for their education officer?
Activities and Education Manager
What does it cost?
Key Stage 2: £329pp
Key Stage 3: £349pp
Key Stage 4: £399pp
This price includes accommodation at our 3*activity centre, catering, activity instructors, safety equipment and insurance.
Transport is available from as little as £6pp pd, although many of our groups choose to bring minibuses.
Is specific clothing required?
We provide all safety equipment and protective clothing necessary for the activities. A kit list will also be issued to you before you arrive.
Do you have first aid on site?
All of our instructors are qualified first aiders. Residential staff can be arranged, and they can provide full First Aid Cover if required.
What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?
• 3* accommodation including 5 bunk rooms on the ground floor (4 x 6 beds and 1 x 4 beds) and 3 rooms (1 En Suite x 2 Beds, 1 En Suite x 4 Beds and 1 x Single) on the first floor.
• Dining room where all full board residential groups will receive breakfast and dinner served by our in house chef. Packed lunches will be provided before the days activities. Catering available from £15 pppd based on a minimum of 20 people.
• Tea and coffee facilities available all day.
• Large Teaching with a Plasma Screen TV, DVD Player and Freeview Box, whiteboards and LCD Projector.
• WiFi available.
• Boot storage area.
• Drying room.
Are there disabled facilities?
Please contact us regarding your specific requirements.
What are your opening days and hours?
The centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Activities and educational visits are available all year round. Please contact us to arrange a visit.
Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?
"Thanks again for your help in making this week such good fun for the boys and so hassle free for the staff -we all had a great time!" Holly Etherington, Dulwich College, London.
“Thank you so much for all your input over the last few days. The girls have really benefitted and are much more aware of what they have to do to achieve this award. You have given them the information to increase their confidence. They are also better as a team now. We did have to pack up in the rain, you should have seen the state of the car - well perhaps it was better you didn't! Once again many thanks and will be in touch soon.” Chrissie Nichols, Surrey, Horseback Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition.
Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
Sbri Cymru is a Youth and School Group Specialist. We only work with young people. This means that our staff are all used to working with children from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College
Type of Visit: Bushcraft Caves & Caverns Cycling Climbing Duke of Edinburgh Award Environment Centres Green Awareness Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Paintball & Laser Tag Personal Development-Mentoring Residential School Trips SEN Sports Surfing & Scuba Diving Team Building Walking Tours Water Sports
Curriculum Topics Covered: Citizenship Environmental Studies Geography History Leisure & Tourism PE PSHE Science
Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December