Ynys Hywel

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Ynys Hywel is now operated by Family Life CIC, a not for profit Community Interest Company with its profits going to help families in its local area to enjoy FREE 'full family' rest bites. So when your school books with them you are helping your community also.

So why not make it part of your future plans with regards to residentials and outdoor day trips or staff team building. They will be only too happy to discuss any bespoke plans you might have for your group either for 2019 or when you make your plans for 2020.


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Why book Ynys Hywel for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?

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All our packages are exclusive, meaning your group will have dedicated staff for your visit, so we can guarantee you our undivided attention to ensure that you all have the best time ever. Why not motivate, energise, boost morale or simply reward your staff or pupils with a bespoke day or residential full of activities at Ynys Hywel. We facilitate day trips and residentials for pupils from Key stage 2 up to adults. We can provide day trips for as little as 10 pupils and as many as 40, groups are split for high numbers and a dedicated member of staff looks after each group.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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Obstacle course – pupils can work in teams or individually to make it around our challenging triple layered obstacle course.

Nightline – pupils are given black out goggles, so they are operating purely on trust to work together to make it through and around the obstacles of our nightline.

Mountain walk – for the ultimate challenge in summer pupils are pushed to their limit to walk to the top of the Mountain and are rewarded with lunch and the most spectacular view from England to the Brecon Beacons.

Archery – pupils over 8 years old can learn the skill of archery and work together in teams afterwards with a few archery games.

Puzzle Solving – gives your mind a workout instead of your muscles, where pupils can work out problems together in teams.

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We offer the John Muir award for schools as a day trip or as a residential where each pupil will receive an award for conservation by building big bug hotels, exploring nature in the area and using their creativeness to either write a poem about nature or draw a picture or take pictures.

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Campcraft – where pupils learn lots of survival tips and how to make a fire and a shelter from nature.

What activities are available during group visits?

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Campcraft – where pupils learn lots of survival tips and how to make a fire and a shelter from nature.

Obstacle course – pupils can work in teams or individually to make it around our challenging triple layered obstacle course.

Nightline – pupils are given black out goggles, so they are operating purely on trust to work together to make it through and around the obstacles of our nightline.

Mountain walk – for the ultimate challenge in summer pupils are pushed to their limit to walk to the top of the Mountain and are rewarded with lunch and the most spectacular view from England to the Brecon Beacons.

Archery – pupils over 8 years old can learn the skill of archery and work together in teams afterwards with a few archery games.

Puzzle Solving – using your mind and muscles pupils can work out problems together in teams.

We also have 2 goats and chickens, turkeys and wallabies coming soon that children can help feed and learn about. There is plenty to do in the evenings too – fire pits with roasted marshmallows and starbursts, TV & DVD room, games room (air hockey, foosball, table tennis, pool table, board games and wii console).

What size groups do you cater for?

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For large school bookings we can split the groups up and provide a member of staff for each group of approx 10 pupils, this helps pupils engage in the activities and helps members of staff to relax in the activities and enjoy themselves to.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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Yes, we can sit approx 16 pupils at a time in our classroom, projector and white board and flip chart are available also.

Is there first aid on site?

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All staff are first aid trained

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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We are working towards providing disabled outdoor activities, but at present only a few are disabled friendly, however the whole building is disabled friendly.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Yes, we have often had special needs schools visit for residentials and day trips

Anything else?

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The centre’s website is currently being upgraded, but you can still visit our brief overview now or visit our facebook page ‘Ynys Hywel activity and nature centre’ where we have just started to share posts since September.


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