Arete Outdoor Centre, Caernarfon, Gwynedd for Youth and Schools

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Outdoor Centres
Bunkhouses sleeping 100 with flexible catering and outdoor activities for youth and school groups near Snowdonia

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Arete Outdoor Centre, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, sleeps 10-100 in 27 bedrooms.

The Arete Centre is situated in Snowdonia National Park and offers unprecedented access to the coastline, rivers, lakes and mountains of North Wales.

The centre offers bunk-bed style accommodation, with self-catering and fully-catered options, newly fitted showers and toilets, various lounges, drying facilities, on site car parking and the option of buying supervised activities from the Arete Outdoor Education Centre. The bunk rooms allow for flexibility on numbers of boys and girls, with separate toilet and shower facilities.

The main centre can be split into two separate areas, one with 24 beds and the other 54 beds. Each has its own separate kitchen, and lounge for relaxing or for use as a classroom or meeting space. Additional accommodation if available in a separate house sleeping 30.

Activities available are run by friendly and highly qualified outdoor professionals, and include hill walking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, sea level traversing, gorge scrambling, orienteering, rafting, mountaineering, camping and cave and mine exploration.

The Centre can provide all specialist equipment such as helmets, wetsuits, buoyancy aids, climbing equipment and activity specific equipment. In addition every visitor can borrow: a rucksack, waterproofs, fleece top, hat, gloves and boots/wellies for the duration of their visit.

In addition to provision for schools and groups, the Centre runs an extensive programme of specialist outdoor courses such as Mountain Leader, Climbing and Canoeing instructional qualifications and personal skills courses.


Fitted kitchen available for self catering if required. All pots, pans crockery, cutlery, mugs, glasses are provided. Catered options available.
There is space for the whole group to dine.
Large separate communal area in the Main Centre, West Wing and Bryn Eryr
TV via the internet.
There is free broadband WIFI throughout the accommodation.
Pool room and table tennis available.
Central heating throughout.
Large dormitories of various sizes with bunk beds.
Linen can be provided at extra cost.
New shower facilities just fitted.
There are no facilities especially for disabled guests.
The centre is designed for people of all ages.
There is a whole world of things to do outdoors! There is a garden and field which can be shared by groups. NB We do have a large pond on site.
We do not have a pool.
There is ample parking available on site.
Smoking is not permitted.
Pets can be accommodated on request.


Located in Snowdonia National Park, Arete Outdoor Centre offers easy access to the beaches, rivers, lakes and mountains of North Wales. The summit of Snowdon can be seen from the Centre.
Caernarfon or Llanberis are a short drive away. Llanrug is within walking distance.
400 metres.
200 metres.

Booking Information

April to September - £18 pppn self catering; £33 pppn fully catered.
October - March - £15 pppn self catering. £30 pppn fully catered.
Exclusive use of areas when paying for minimum of 30 people in the Main Centre, 20 in Bryn Eryr and 10 in West Wing.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

North Wales
L55 4AP
United Kingdom
Bangor Station or Llanfairpwll Rail Station.
Caernarfon: Penllyn Bus Station.
Anglesey Airport, Manchester, Liverpool

Rental Rates

Per night: £15 per head self catered, £30 per head catered. Please contact us for more details on accommodation and activity prices.

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Arete Outdoor Centre, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Gareth Davies

Joined us: 2011
+44 (0)1286 672 136
+44 (0)7743 336 093
North Wales
L55 4AP
United Kingdom