School, Youth & College activity days and residential trips in the Brecon Beacons

Black Mountain Adventure have been providing adventure activities to schools, colleges and youth groups for over 30 years and have a long list of satisfied and repeat customers. We offer both Activity Days Out and Residential Courses and are licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) and are a British Canoeing (formerly BCU) approved centre.

We believe in delivering high quality and safe activities, ensuring that children and young adults get the most from their experience here with us. Each activity session gives students the opportunity to learn an unrivalled variety of new skills and abilities, and to recognise and accept their own personal strengths and limitations.

With over 30 years experience in adventure education we have the knowledge and resources to tailor your adventure activity trip to suit your groups’ needs.

Experienced in working with:

Primary & Secondary Schools
Scouts & DofE
Youth Services

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Outdoor activities is a perfect tool for inspirational learning and with that in mind we have specifically designed courses incorporating a combination of problem solving and team tasks along with adventure activities all of which encourage personal development, with a specific focus on the dynamics of successful teamwork. Our one to five day courses are designed to support Key Stages 2-4 of the National Curriculum using the outdoors as an educational medium.

The aims of our training programs are to:

  • Enhance learning and raise achievement
  • Develop independence
  • Encourage teamwork
  • Extend, enrich and support the curriculum
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Face challenges
  • Question values
  • Raise confidence and self-esteem
  • Develop social skills and environmental awareness
  • Extend personal horizons
  • and overall promote mental wellbeing & improve mental health through the outdoors.

The health and safety of pupils participating in educational trips and visits is of paramount importance. We pride ourselves on our safety management, which is constantly revised. Our instructors are all qualified and hold current National Qualifications in each of the relevant fields they teach, together with a current First Aid Certificate and are CRB checked. In-house training is provided to all our instructors and assistants along with regular site inspections, undertaken by senior instructors, to ensure that our safety standards are maintained. Equipment used at the centre meets with BSI or UIAA standards and is inspected before and after each activity. Periodic maintenance is carried out on all equipment with records kept at the office.

Learning through the outdoors.

Here at Black Mountain Adventure, we offer a wide range of activities that will challenge students whilst, encouraging team work and communication in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Activities available:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Caving
  • Open Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Raft Building
  • Gorge Walking
  • Orienteering
  • Land Carting
  • Archery
  • Hill Walking
  • Mountain Biking
  • High Level Ropes & Zip Wire

Our activities are available for either a Half Day or Full Day Session.

Alternatively, we offer Mix ‘N’ Match Days which, are a great way for students and teachers to experience a couple of activities in just one day.
Choosing two activities that we offer you will do one activity in the morning, have a break for lunch and then continue with your second activity choice in the afternoon.

Examples of the activities we recommend for a Mix ‘N’ Match day are as follows:

  • Gorge Walking & Caving
  • High Level Ropes Course & Climbing Tower
  • Raft Building & Archery
  • Land Carting & Open Canoeing
  • and many more combinations available…

Learning through the Outdoors!

Our residential courses are available from two to five days (mid-week only). Courses are all tailor made for each group, allowing us greater flexibility in designing a residential program suited for each groups requirements. All our residential courses include accommodation, evening meals, packed lunches, activities during the day and evening activity sessions.

You will find us based on the outskirts of the Brecon Beacons National Park, where we are provided with a great adventure playground with its mountains, gorges and rivers, making for the ideal outdoor environment for inspirational learning.

We have a range of accommodation providers located near to our activity centre offering bunk rooms, dining hall and ample grounds for games. Our caterers can prepare meals for a range dietary needs such as vegetarian, celiac etc. All produce is sourced locally where possible and meals prepared fresh each day.

All our courses are designed to encourage personal development, with a specific focus on the dynamics of successful teamwork and above all the positive effects the outdoors has on mental heath of individuals. Our courses are tailored to meet the requirements of the students and the school.

We would be happy to design a residential course for you. All we need is to know is what activities and number of person taking part? We will then put together a program and proposed cost.

Here's just a few of our groups

For more information or to book your youth adventure trip

CALL: 01497 847897


The following links should contain all the necessary information you should need to prepare for your upcoming adventure trip. If you can’t find what you need, just give us a call.

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Guided Canoeing

Paddle down River Wye with an experienced river guide for an enjoyable activity for all the family
5yrs +
All Year


Whether you're looking to kickstart your kayaking journey or develop your skills we have a session to your needs.
12yrs +
All Year

Rock Climbing & Abseiling

Enjoy a rock climbing adventure in the Brecon Beacons and scale new heights you didn't know you could reach.
8yrs +
All Year


Get your team together and navigate your way around this fun hill-side course with just a map & compass.
8yrs +
All Year

Mountain Biking

Follow our qualified guides & tackle some of the most exciting mountain biking terrain the Black Mountains has to offer.
12yrs +
All Year

Land Carting

Feeling competitive? Why not give building & racing your own land kart a go in this fun activity!
8yrs +
All Year
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Hill Walking

Enjoy a guided hike in the Brecon Beacons and take in some of Wales's most stunning scenery.
12yrs +
All Year

High Level Ropes Course

Test your head for heights with this series of fun, high wired challenges.
8yrs +
All Year
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Gorge Adventure

Take an exciting scramble through a deep river gorge where waterfall jumps & a great deal of fun await you!
8yrs +
All Year

Climbing & Abseiling Wall

Learn to scale new heights or fine tune your skills on our outdoor climbing tower.
8yrs +
All Year
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Explore the world beneath your feet in one of South Wales' most exciting cave systems.
8yrs +
All Year
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Enjoy a fun, challenging & competitive sport that can be enjoyed by everyone.
8yrs +
All Year