Residential school trips at the River Wye Activity Centre are focussed on making a true difference to every child that visits us. Our goal is to provide quality educational school trips and memories that last a lifetime.


Whatever age group, we work closely with you to tailor all indoor and outdoor learning activities to be age appropriate.


For many children this is the first significant time they’ve spent away from home – a scary prospect! However by the end of their school residential adventure trip we guarantee that their confidence will be significantly improved.


Our instructors are highly experienced in working with young children and helping them overcome fears and challenges, They will often bringing out another side which teachers may not have seen before.




We can arrange a whole host of activities on site, such as archery, team building and games, as well as having our own launch point immediately adjacent to the River Wye, for canoeing and kayaking trips down to Hay on Wye, Whitney and beyond.  


Additional activities can be arranged, either on site or close by, include climbing, abseiling, gorge walking, quad biking, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking and bushcraft, (all with experienced instructors), to name just a few!  Fabulous walking routes are nearby in the spectacular Brecon Beacons. 


Don’t forget we also have seven acres of contained grounds, ideal for team games! Whatever your requirements, we will happily build a quotation designed specifically for your trip.  



Our house and grounds are perfect for school trips and activity days.  We are able to accommodate up to 70 guests across the main house and bunkhouse on site, as well as having ample room to pitch tents. 


Our rooms offer dorm style bunk accommodation, ranging from small two bunk rooms, to large dorms with capacity for up to 12 guests. 


Planning residential school trips for your school? Contact us on the online form or give us a call on 01432 264 807 to discuss your requirements.



Onsite activities we can provide

Stand Up Paddle Boarding / Kayaking / Canoeing / Raft Building (These can all be delivered as taster sessions for 1hr each or half day activities)
Problem Solving Challenge with Raft Building (Half or Full day options)
I’m a young person “Get me out of here” Bushcraft Day with evening activities built into this program
Archery / Axe Throwing (Either individually or as one session)



Offsite activities close by

Climbing / Abseiling & Gorge Walking (Canyoning) day in the Brecon Beacons
Indoor Climbing Centre with high ropes / caving and bordering rooms
Mountain Biking / Mountain Walking Options
Mini Expedition Option including one or two nights camping out with night navigation sessions
Half or Full day canoeing trips



Evening activities we can arrange

Sports Tournaments
Yorkshire Olympics
Tug of War Tournaments
Camp Fires
Night Navigation
Disco / Karaoke
Talent Show



We have recently been awarded a five star food hygiene rating and the feedback on the food we have delivered all season has been fantastic. We cater for any type of dietary requirements and find that themed meal nights work really well.. i.e. BBQ night, Pizza night, Curry Night etc. We recommend at least one hot meal per day with a good continental breakfast including cereal / fruit and pastries with a packed lunch to take with for the days activities.


Cinema Room
TV Lounge
Games Room with Pool Table / Table Tennis
Dining / Common Room (With free drink station set up 24 hours a day)
Paddlers Rest Cafe (Serving hot / cold drinks, ice-cream, snacks & sweets)
Washing / Drying Machines
Drying Rooms