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Mountains Experience 

The Towers Active Learning Centre is located in the heart of one of the most stunning mountain areas of the UK. Offering a range of challenging offsite outdoor activities, The Towers provides the perfect setting for experiencing the best of what Snowdonia National Park can offer. From rugged, lofty peaks, to wild climbing crags and gorges to both explore and create adventures, we’ll build you an itinerary that will engage your students and inspire.

School Trips
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Active Learning Centre Experiences 

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A new era of outdoor learning 

The Towers is the perfect base for all of its engaging and challenging outdoor activities. Watch the video and take a look for yourself.

The Towers offers flexible accommodation options for up to approximately 80 students and staff. For residential school trips, students will stay in bunk rooms, located within the main building. Having been furnished to a high standard, your students will have a comfortable night’s sleep after busy days.

    The Towers Accommodation 

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    Our bedrooms are made up of bunk bed rooms for 2 – 8 people, with some ensuite rooms. Our building allows us to break down areas of the building to accommodate mixed groups easily. Most of our group leader & teachers rooms are also single bunk rooms and are mainly ensuite, those that aren’t have separate group leader bathrooms.
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    The Towers has a purpose built cloakroom with enough space for everyone’s waterproofs and boots as well as a separate drying room which is heated overnight to dry out any wet clothes and kit from the day’s adventures. We have a number of multi-use room, including a lounge, library, dining area/classroom and a group leader and teachers’ lounge.
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    What do we eat 

    Like every other Active Learning Centre, we take pride in providing our guests the best quality food possible to fuel them for the busy days ahead. Menus at The Towers have been carefully crafted to ensure participants are well nourished for their activities. Using locally sourced foods wherever possible, we can also cater for all dietary requirements.

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      Guest care 

      Our stunning house, perched high above the valley just outside Betws -Y Coed, has been comfortably furnished to provide a great base for your multi-activity residential trip. Active Learning Group and ALC are proud to offer the following at The Towers:

      • Relaxing grounds with picnic areas
      • Conservatory with valley views
      • Fully catered
      • Flexible accommodation options

        Where is it?

        Located just outside Capel Curig in the heart of Snowdonia, The Towers is easily accessible from the Midlands and the North-West.

        The Towers

        Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0DR, UK

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        What makes Wales a good place for ALC outdoor learning centres?

        Wales is an excellent location for ALC outdoor learning centres due to two key factors:

        1. Diverse Landscapes: Wales boasts a variety of landscapes, including mountains, coastlines, forests, and rivers. This diversity allows for a wide range of outdoor activities such as mountain climbing, coasteering, canoeing, and hillwalking. The varied terrain ensures that there are always new and exciting challenges for participants.
        2. Rich Biodiversity: The natural environments in Wales are home to a rich array of plant and animal species. This biodiversity provides ample opportunities for learning about ecosystems, conservation, and the natural world. Exploring these environments helps participants develop a deeper appreciation for nature and the importance of protecting it.

        Overall, Wales’ diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity make it an ideal setting for ALC outdoor learning centres, offering numerous opportunities for adventure, education, and personal development.

        What activities take place at ALC outdoor learning centres in Wales?

        At The Towers outdoor learning centre in Wales, a variety of exciting and educational activities are available, making the most of the country’s diverse landscapes. Some of the key activities include:

        • Mine Exploration: Discover the historical and geological aspects of Wales by exploring its old mines. This activity offers a unique glimpse into the past and an adventurous underground experience.
        • Gorge Scrambling: Navigate through rocky gorges, climbing over boulders and wading through streams. This thrilling activity combines elements of climbing and hiking, providing a fun and challenging way to explore natural watercourses.
        • Mountain Climbing: Take on the rugged peaks of Wales, including renowned mountains like Snowdon. Mountain climbing offers breathtaking views and a sense of accomplishment while developing physical and mental endurance.
        • Hiking: Enjoy the scenic trails that wind through Wales’ diverse landscapes, from coastal paths to forest trails and mountain routes. Hiking is a great way to experience the beauty of the natural environment while engaging in healthy physical activity.

        These activities, along with many others, ensure that our centre provides a comprehensive and enriching experience for all participants.

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        Whether you have a question or want to make a booking, we’re always ready to help.

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