The Dolygaer Lodge has its own bathrooms, staff quarters for schools, and communal area complete with comfortable seating, making it perfect for schools and large groups. This accommodation is Dog-Friendly.
Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is open all year round, offering high quality outdoor learning experiences in a unique and beautiful 14 acre site within the Brecon Beacons National Park. We specialise in offering exceptional outdoor education and a vast range of outdoor adventurous activities.
Find out more about our school trips below!
Learning About the Outdoors
Here at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer, we recognise the truly powerful role the outdoors can have in providing joined up learning with the National Curriculum.
Our courses and bespoke packages are suitable for both primary and secondary schools and are designed to challenge, stimulate, educate and develop both students and visiting staff. We have a dedicated onsite Learning Centre for classroom based activities, onsite accommodation for 70 students plus visiting staff, camping for 100 and further accommodation choices nearby if required.
We provide full catering for day, short stay or week long residential experiences, with the added benefit of the Centre being self contained if you wish to use it exclusively for your school group. Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer truly can cater for all schools trips and residential experiences.
Our Learning centre is a perfect space for indoor learning as well as parties, courses and games. Whether it be used to have fun, do education or just get out of the rain it’s a great space right next to our cafe.
The learning centre can be hired for sole group use as well as being combined on to residential bookings. The dimensions of the space are 6.5 x 7 m and it can be set out just how you want it.
WANT TO BOOK THE PERFECT TRIP FOR YOUR SCHOOL?
Example Course Elements
Mountain formations, Woodlands, Geology.
River studies, Mountain formations, Limestone formations, Waterfall formations.
Personal Social Health and Economic Education:
Relationship building, Understanding cohesion and the sense of belonging. Developing leadership skills, Residential experiences, Understanding risk and developing pupils’ physical and mental comfort zones.
Welsh industry and environmental history. To include the hidden history of the Pontsticill reservoir under the shore lines.
Physics – Pull and push force effects. Chemistry – Fire triangle. Biology – Human body and how it works.
Our activities are perfect for delivering learning outcomes from all Key Stages of the national curriculum and we also have the ability to deliver additional courses such as BTEC course modules, GCSE PE modules and A and AS level outdoor activities.
We offer specialist courses for those with special needs as well as young people that are not in education, employment or training. Through the means of outdoor activities these young people will personally learn coping strategies, independence, self-belief, self esteem, personal effectiveness and leadership.
Whatever learning outcomes you are looking to achieve our instructors can help. Our expert team will work alongside you throughout the planning process, understanding your educational aims and objectives and then designing a bespoke programme for your school.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES
Providing high quality accommodation for up to 26 guests, our chalet is Dog-Friendly and includes two rooms that are fully accessible to disabled guests with features such as a large wet room, helping the Chalet to comply with all Disability Discrimination Act requirements.
Children’s play area available on site.
Dolygaer Cottage is a stunning retreat that has breath-taking views of Pontsticill reservoir. The newly refurbished cottage has a super location and is perfect for holidays with family or friends, or business breaks. Dog-friendly stays available at an additional £10 per night.
Children’s outdoor play area available on site.