Outdoor Alternative, Anglesey, Wales for Youth and Schools

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Outdoor Centres
Large Group Venue for Outdoor Activities on Anglesey

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Outdoor Alternative, Anglesey, Wales, sleeps 8-42 in 9 bedrooms.

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 an on-site AALA licensed outdoor activities provider and activities such as kayaking, 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.


Fully equipped - commercial-style gas cooker, microwave and large larder fridge
Seating for 42
Three large common rooms
Pay phone; free wi-fi
Full central heating
Nine bedrooms
Seven bathrooms (3 en-suite); continuous hot water
One accessible bedroom and adapted bathroom
Cot available
Seven-acres including sports field; BBQs
Ample parking for vehicles, canoe trailers etc.
By arrangement


Liverpool, 2 hrs; Manchester, 2 hrs; Birmingham, 2.5 hrs. 6 miles from the port of Holyhead, access to Rhoscolyn has been greatly improved by the A55.
Holyhead (6 miles)
Village stores in Valley (3 miles), Supermarket in Holyhead (6 miles)
White Eagle less than a mile across the beach

Booking Information

Minimum charge for exclusive use of a building £365 pn (2015). £20.50 ppn self catering mid-week (2016). Catering prices available on request.

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

Getting here

Cerrig Yr Adar
LL65 2NQ
United Kingdom
Valley (3 miles), Holyhead (6 miles).
None close.

Late Deals

New Year 2018/2019

Cosy bunkhouse accommodation available for groups over New Year.

Rental Rates

From £40.67 (ex VAT) per person per day fully catered. £17.08 (ex VAT) per person self catered Free staff places for new School and College groups booking mid-week bunkhouse accommodation in 2013.

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Outdoor Alternative, Anglesey, Wales

Jacqui Short / Andy Short

Joined us: 2004
+44 (0)1407 860 469
Cerrig Yr Adar
LL65 2NQ
United Kingdom