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We at PYB are looking for young adventurers aged 12-17 to embark on a thrilling journey. From mastering trail-riding skills amidst wild mountain routes to refining rock climbing techniques on North Wales’ varied terrain, our Performance Mountain Bike and Performance Rock Climbing courses cater to different age groups and skill levels. Expect individualized attention from our highly qualified instructors in small, focused groups.

For paddling enthusiasts aged 12-17, the brand-new Play The River Summer Camp awaits, offering the chance to navigate the river with finesse and control, from tail squirts to soul surfing, under expert guidance. At Plas y Brenin, we’re dedicated to empowering your outdoor journey, whether you’re conquering mountain bike trails, scaling new heights in rock climbing, or making waves on the river. Get ready to ignite your passion for adventure and the great outdoors with our Introductory Courses.

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.

Performance Rock Climbing

5 Days

This course is designed for established young climbers (aged 12-17 years) who aim to climb harder, longer, and safer. We'll focus on improving your climbing skills, technique, and safety with highly qualified instructors.

Enhance your skills
Lots to learn

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Performance Mountain Bike

5 Days

For young mountain bikers aged 14-17, our course takes you to the next level. Ideal for those conquering red graded trails, we focus on advanced skills, flow, speed, and precision. Whether you're into racing or pushing limits, Snowdonia National Park is your playground.

Enhance your skills
Use your own MTB!

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Play the River

5 Days

Welcome to Play The River Summer Camp! Our brand-new addition is all about having a blast on the water. From tail squirts to cartwheels and soul surfing, you'll learn the art of paddling a slicey kayak. Boost your confidence, practice controlled maneuvers, and impress your friends with your kayaking skills.

Enhance your 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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