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Welcome to a week of unforgettable adventure in the heart of the stunning Snowdonia National Park, tailor-made for young explorers aged 12-17. Plas y Brenin’s Introductory Courses offer a thrilling mix of activities, from bouldering and rock climbing to orienteering, canoeing, kayaking, mountain walking, scrambling, gorge walking, sea-level traversing, coasteering, and even raft-building. No prior experience is necessary—just bring your enthusiasm and a desire to make new friends while having a blast in the mountains and along the coastline.

Whether it’s Adventure Week, where each day is a unique challenge, Rock Climbing to turn novices into confident climbers, Introduction to Mountain Biking to refine your skills and kindle a passion for off-road cycling, or White Water Sea and Surf for the kayaking enthusiasts seeking thrilling water adventures, Plas y Brenin is your gateway to a summer of adventure and self-discovery.

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.

Adventure Week

5 Days

Prepare for an unforgettable five-day adventure in Britain's mountains and coastline, designed for 12-17-year-olds. No prior experience is necessary – just bring your enthusiasm for a week filled with exciting activities and the opportunity to make lasting friendships.

Plenty fun to have
Equipment included

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Intro to Rock Climbing

5 Days

If you're aged 12-17 and eager to try rock climbing, our one-week course is perfect for beginners. Our friendly instructors will guide you from novice to confident climber, exploring various climbing sites, building your skills, and trying exciting climbing-related activities.

Great for Beginners
Equipment included

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Intro to Mountain Biking

5 Days

A five-day mountain biking course for 12-17-year-olds, whether new or novice to the sport. Develop your mountain biking skills with expert guidance, covering essential riding techniques and bike maintenance, all while exploring Snowdonia's stunning trails. A perfect active getaway to boost your biking skills and perhaps discover a lifelong passion.

Great for Beginners
Equipment included

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White Water Sea and Surf

5 Days

If you've developed a passion for kayaking, our exciting course is your gateway to mastering white water and sea kayaking, and even riding the surf with style. Join our enthusiastic coaches, experienced in teaching all levels, to enhance your skills and experience the thrill of British rivers and seas. Small groups ensure individual attention and a supportive environment.

Develop new skills
Equipment included

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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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