Region: Wales

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Cerrig yr Adar, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 2NQ

Contact: 01407 860469

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

Description

Outdoor Alternative is situated 300m from the coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A family-run business we have been welcoming school, university and youth groups for more than 20 years. Regular customers include primary schools on activity holidays, secondary schools studying sciences and geography, and Colleges and Universities studying Biology, Geology and Sports Science. We are also used as a study retreat in the winter for A Level students.

Our purpose-built, comfortable 3-star bunkhouse style accommodation sleeps 42 people in 9 bedrooms several of which are en-suite. School and youth groups have access to exclusive use of the accommodation.

The accommodation is available on a catered and self-catered basis. Our healthy and hearty meals are all freshly prepared on the premises and all dietary requirements are catered for. We provide packed lunches for groups that are active through the day.

The large common rooms can double as classrooms or even laboratories for science groups. There are also break-out rooms available for smaller groups. Internet facilities can be made available to groups.

The Centre has 7-acres of grounds providing scope for games and team-building activities.

We have established links with local AALA licensed outdoor activities providers and activities such as kayaking, climbing, coasteering and orienteering are all run within walking distance of the Centre.

The main beach in Rhoscolyn, Borthwen, is 5 minutes walk from the centre. It is a sheltered bay with a golden sand crescent beach and is safe for swimming and ideal for beach games and rock-pooling.

 

What size groups do they cater for?

Groups of up to 41 in two purpose built, self-contained bunkhouses.

 

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

There are nine bed rooms sleeping between two and six people in each. Several of the rooms have en-suite shower rooms.

 

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Outdoor Alternative meets all its legal obligations with regard to fire safety. Information is available to group leaders to assist them in undertaking their risk assessments. We recommend that all new groups visit the accommodation in advance to familiarize themselves with the facilities.

 

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?

Booking information is available from Jacqui Short, email: enquiries@outdooralternative.co.uk, Tel: 01407 860469.

 

What is the cost of the accommodation?

In 2011 self catering accommodation will cost £17.40 per person per night (inclusive of VAT @ 20%), fully catered accommodation is £41.60 per person per day.

 

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

Outdoor Alternative does have qualified first aiders however there can be no guarantee that they will be on site art all times. Groups should consider bringing their own first aider should they feel this is necessary.

 

Please list facilities available.

The accommodation is available on a catered and self-catered basis. Our healthy and hearty meals are all freshly prepared on the premises and all dietary requirements are catered for. We provide packed lunches for groups that are active through the day.

The large common rooms can double as classrooms or even laboratories for science groups. There are also break-out rooms available for smaller groups. Internet facilities can be made available to groups.

 

Are there disabled facilities?

We have one bedroom with level access suitable for disabled people. This has an adjacent level access toilet / shower room with grab rails for people with a mobility impairment. The ground floor of the accommodation has level access through to the kitchen and dining room.


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

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

Accommodation Type: Bunkhouses


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