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If you’re a 12-17-year-old who’s already into rock climbing, mountain biking, or kayaking, our courses are like the turbo boost for your skills. We’ve got the experts to show you the ropes, whether it’s climbing epic rocks, dominating mountain biking trails, or making the leap to outdoor rock climbing.

Come join us at Plas y Brenin, where you’ll level up your outdoor game with cool instructors amidst Snowdonia’s jaw-dropping scenery. Let’s take your adventure to a whole new level!

Friendly Team

We've got the experts to show you the ropes, and you'll always have male and female staff members close at hand to sort out any problems or answer any questions.

Evening Activities

Our staff organise a wide range of evening events, including quizzes, competitions, orienteering, paddling, climbing competitions and raft-building experiences.

DBS Checks

All Instructors working with young people have the appropriate DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly CRB) check.
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Station Collection

We can arrange for you to be collected from any local station, including Bangor and Llandudno Junction railway station and dropped off at the station after the course.

Rock Improver

5 Days

Join our week-long climbing camp for young people aged 12-17 and enhance your climbing skills through expert coaching and adventure. We'll explore various rock types and offer exciting climbing-related activities. Our goal is to elevate your climbing abilities.

Great skills to learn
Equipment included

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Mountain Bike Improver

5 Days

If you're aged 12-17 and passionate about mountain biking, our five-day course is designed to help you enhance your skills on the UK's finest trails and bike parks. With experienced instructors, you'll master a wide range of techniques, from drop-offs to riding berms, and put them into practice on thrilling mountain bike journeys.

Master new techniques
Equipment included

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Moving Out

5 Days

If you're a 12-17-year-old with indoor climbing experience and eager to venture onto outdoor rock, our five-day rock climbing course in North Wales is the perfect opportunity. You'll learn essential skills from our expert instructors, gain confidence in outdoor climbing, and explore various rock types. Plus, you'll have a chance to tackle exciting climbing-related activities like sea-level traversing and gorge walking.

Master new techniques
Equipment included

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White Water Kayak Improver

5 Days

This week-long course is for 12-17-year-olds who are confident in the grade 2 environment and want to progress into more challenging environments. The week gives you the experience and skills needed to refine technique, improve tactical decision-making, and improve confidence in the grade 3 environment.

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We’re launching new courses for 2024 very soon.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Expert Tuition

You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Explore Eryri

Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

Explore Eryri

Develop a Passion

Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.


The Main House

Mix of single and twin bedrooms

Moelwyn Bunkhouse

Bunkhouse with kitchen area

Bryn Engan

Farmhouse with bedrooms and flexible spaces

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Bar & Restaurant

The perfect place to relax after a day’s adventuring, our bar boasts the most amazing view as it looks down Llynnau Mymbyr to the Snowdon Horseshoe. Our extensive range of locally brewed beers, wines and spirits offers plenty of choices for refreshment. Our bar menu is packed with tasty high-energy dishes.

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Mon - Sat 12PM - 11:30PM
  • Sun 12PM - 10:30PM

Help Fund a Child Outdoors

Our aim is to give every inner-city child the opportunity to be inspired and motivated by the rugged outdoors and the challenges mountain environments have to offer. With your help, we aim to enable up to 360 kids to attend one of our courses in 2023.

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