Govilon Activity Centre

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The centre is ideally located at the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, in the shadow of the Black Mountains, with the Wye Valley and Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal on the doorstep.

Govilon Activity Centre is the perfect base for your school to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. We offer a wealth of exciting and challenging activities, adapted to suit all ages and abilities. Our highly experienced instructors will provide expert tuition and all specialist equipment to ensure a safe, exciting and memorable visit.


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Why book Govilon Activity Centre for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Our aim is to provide the children and adults visiting us with a safe, educational and enjoyable experience. We use a variety of traditional Outdoor Education methods and couple these with the residential experiences of living and working together in close proximity.

Our approach is non-confrontational, friendly and supportive. Participants aren't pushed into any situation with which they are uncomfortable. Each activity or challenge is explained and agreed in advance and anyone may opt out. We aim to encourage young people to challenge themselves and reach goals they could not imagine possible.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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Curriculum topics available: Water cycles, Rivers, Mountains, Environment, Coasts and seaside.

The South Wales area is littered with key examples of interesting geographical features. Our mountains, caves and river systems, offer unique learning opportunities, by means of first-hand exploration, adventure and discussion.

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The South Wales area is littered with key examples of interesting geological features. Our mountains, caves and river systems, offer unique learning opportunities, by means of first-hand exploration, adventure and discussion.

What size groups do you cater for?

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The newly refurbished centre offers warm, comfortable, homely and affordable accommodation, in a charming old Victorian building. The centre can accommodate up to 60 visitors with a variety of sleeping options including twin rooms, 3 rooms of 6 and 3 rooms of 18.

Is there first aid on site?

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Yes, all centre staff are fully first aid qualified.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Yes. Our ground floor bedrooms and the newly-refurbished toilets and shower/washroom facilities at either end of the building are all fully accessible.

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

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Yes, we have run programmes for all manner of children and adults with SEN, for many years.

Anything else?

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Rather than selling a package off the shelf, each course is designed in consultation with the lead teacher, EVC or headteacher allowing us to tailor each course individually.

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