Glyntawe Outdoor Centre, Penycae, Powys for Youth and Schools

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Large field centre in the Brecon Beacons for groups in Wales

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Glyntawe Outdoor Centre, Penycae, Powys, sleeps 15-36 in 8 bedrooms.

Glyntawe Outdoor Centre has the perfect set up for a residential trip away. With 5 bunkhouse style rooms on the ground floor, accommodating up to 28 students, and En-suite rooms on the first floor for staff to enjoy a bit of respite. We have self catering facilities available or if you would like to take some of the stress out of your trip, our in house chef will be happy to provide a delicious menu for you.

We can offer a whole host of activities and study options for visiting groups.

The location lends itself well to geography and geology groups of all ages, with glaciated valleys, river valleys, limestone pavement, large cave complexes, waterfalls, visible faults, mountains and woodlands all within a short distance.

Aside from its natural beauty, the Brecon Beacons National Park offers a step into its industrial past. South Wales played a leading role in the Industrial Revolution, which shaped the landscape with limestone quarries, coal and silica mines. A number of impressive heritage sites, including Glyn-Neath Gunpowder Works and Blaenavon Ironworks, provide a window into this important era. We can also provide visits to some of the historical features such as castles, Iron-age hill forts, Roman encampments and standing stones.

South Wales offers the perfect environment for young people to learn new skills and try something out of the ordinary. If you are looking to add a bit of adventure to your stay why not check out our range of exciting activities and give your group an unforgettable experience.


Self-catering kitchen available
Dining area to seat up to 36. This area also has whiteboards and can be used as a breakout/classroom area.
A common room is available with TV Equipment (see below for full info), tables & chairs. This room also has 2 x whiteboards for use as a classroom.
52' Television, DVD Player, FreeSat & HDMI Connectivity. LCD Projector is available upon request.
Wireless broadband connection throughout the Centre & public payphone on site.
Common room on First Floor complete with 52' TV, DVD Player, Freeview box. Choose from our shelves of books, movies and games to keep you entertained.
Central heating throughout the Centre.
• 1 Bunkroom x 4 single beds • 4 Bunkrooms x 6 single beds • 1 En Suite x 4 single beds • 1 En Suite x 2 single beds • 1 Twin Room
Bedding all included. Please bring your own towels.
• 6 Wetrooms (shower & toilet) • 1 Bathroom (shower/bath & toilet) • 2 En Suites (shower & toilet)
Disabled access & facilities available. Please contact to discuss.
Children welcome.
Set in its own grounds. Large Car Park that can be used as a playground if desired. Exterior drying room available.
We do not have a pool.
Ample parking for cars and minibuses.
No smoking allowed on site.
Well behaved Pets are welcome. Please call us to discuss.


Situated on the Southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Glyntawe Outdoor Centre is the ideal base for large groups looking to explore the beautiful landscape of South Wales.
Brecon - Approx 18 miles.
5 minute drive.
The Gwyn Arms. Approximately a 5 minute walk from the centre

Booking Information

2017 Prices

Self-Catering and Accommodation: £18 pppn

Full Board Catering and Accommodation: £35 pppd

Activities: £40 Half Day, £60 Full Day (based on 11+ participants)

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

Getting here

Heol Callwen
United Kingdom
Aberdare and Neath Train Stations are a 40 minute drive away
Stage Coach buses between Brecon and Swansea run several times a day. Bus stop is located at the end of the road. Please check local schedules.
Cardiff - 1 hour drive

Rental Rates

Please contact us direct for your group price.

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Glyntawe Outdoor Centre, Penycae, Powys

Chris Butler

Joined us: 2006
+44 (0)1639 730 892
Heol Callwen
United Kingdom