About us

Plas Pencelli is a Swindon owned Outdoor Education Centre based on the edge of the Brecon Beacons of South Wales. Historically it has had many links with Wiltshire schools which continues and they still represent one of our largest user groups. The Centre specializes in providing residential, outdoor education courses for young people from 9 years up to adulthood. Apart from working with schools we are also regularly involved in the training of youth groups, teachers, management groups, members of the public on recreational courses and those seeking to specialize and gain National Governing Body Awards. The pool of specialist outdoor staff also allows involvement in a range of specialist and advisory ventures including the current role of outdoor educational advisory service for Swindon Borough Council.

Outdoor Education

Plas Pencelli provides programmes of Outdoor Education that make a unique and powerful contribution to each individual’s broad education and development. Using a variety of instructional methods adapted to a range of individual learning styles within a challenging environment each course also focuses on many specific learning objectives within the National Curriculum. In particular the disciplines of Citizenship, Physical Education and Personal, Social and Health Education are particularly well visited. Achievement is centred on 4 main areas: personal development; relationships; social skills and appreciation of the natural environment. Throughout each course a high priority is placed on Health and Safety.

Upcoming Courses 

 Summer Holiday Activity Days

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 Family Adventure Breaks - Summer 2024

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Specialist Courses

Mountain Leader (Summer) Award

Hill and Moorland Leader Award

Lowland Leader Award

Rock Climbing Instructor Award

Canoeing/Kayak Courses

Caving Courses


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Plas Pencelli Outdoor Education Centre, Pencelli, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7LX

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