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Activity centre in Llanddeusant

YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre

Fancy taking on a few challenges at YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre, one of YHA's most remote hostels? Offering unique and exciting groups packages, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of South Wales' stunning countryside views.

Whether you're wanting a family adventure, or you're looking for a challenging getaway with a larger group, our expert team will guide you every step of the way. We can help you plan a packed holiday full of exciting activities, or help you wind down and relax with countryside walks, bike rides and other leisurely experiences.

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Activities

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On Water

Woman Paddleboarding on a lake

Kayaking

Try our sit-on-top kayaks, perfect for a beginner or for a leisurely adventure across the waters. These kayaks are perfect for family adventures too, a little one can join an adult on a kayak.

From £20 for the first hour, £5 for each additional hour. 

Price includes tuition (if required) and safety cover.

Sailing

If you're new to sailing, we offer tuition courses to get you up to speed, tuition can be held in groups with each dingy holding 1 or 2 people.

£50 for a half day.
£100 for a full day 

If you're an experienced sailor and want to get out on the open water, hire out one of our specialist dingys.

Pico hire £25 per hour 
Bahia hire £35 per hour

Raft building

If you have a great team with communication, patience and problem solving skills, put them to the test on the water! 
Your team will have 3 hours to construct, complete and test your raft, that's if it stays together.
Turn it into a challenge with two teams competing against each other.

£20 per person.
(Raft build can be included as part of puzzle park if requested)
 

Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Paddleboarding is the latest watersports craze. Perfect for beginners, the boards are wide and stable giving you confidence to get out and make the most of the water.

Prices are per board and include tuition and safety cover.
£30 per half day
£50 per full day

If you have a group that are good at team work (or don't mind getting wet if they aren't) then get them out on our MEGA SUP! 
This oversized paddleboard gives 5 people a stable and steady craft to cruise around on the water, if you prefer a little more unpredictable a ride, cram up to 12 people on at once and watch the madness unfold!

Prices are per hire not per person and include tuition and safety cover.
£75 per half day
£150 per full day

On Land

Woman rock climbing

Archery

Channel your inner Robin Hood with either 10 or 20 meter targets and a range of bows to suit your groups needs.

Tuition and training are included in the price, once you have learned the technique, you are free to take unlimited shots during your 1 hour period.

£25 per person

Rifle Shooting

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a sharpshooter or want to gain a steady hand, our rifle shooting range provides a safe and fun environment to learn and practice.
You can either shoot for fun or give the session a competitive spin with Olympic standard targets.

Prices include expert tuition and unlimited shots for the hours session.

£25 per person.

Axe Throwing

Try your hand in the current trend in target sports. This sport of skill and coordination will give you a fantastic sense of gratification once you have perfected the technique.

Prices include expert tuition, ensuring that your group will have a fun and thrilling time in a safe environment. You are free to take as many throws as you like within the hours session.

£25 per person

Caving

If you think you've seen all that South Wales has to offer, think again! There's so much more underground.

Get dressed from top to bottom in the best gear and explore the underground network of caves that South Wales has to offer, from wider river systems and passageways to man-made mine shafts and caves.

We have access to many sites so we can tailor the experience to your needs, from open caverns to tight squeezes and small spaces for a little extra challenge.

From £40 per person.

Mountain Biking

Explore the countryside in the fast lane on two wheels, feel the road under your tyres and the mud on your back

Either hire the bikes for a half or full day, then get out and see what you can find. If you prefer to have some expert assistance, guided mountain bike tours are also available. Routes can range from a leisurely group ride to a challenging and bumpy ride for more experienced riders.

Bike hire:
£25 per half day.
£40 per full day.

Guided rides:
Prices vary depending on location and length, please enquire for more info.

Climbing/Abseiling

If you've never been climbing or so far have only had the chance to try an indoor location, we can offer stunning outdoor locations with varying degrees of difficulty depending on experience. If you're new to climbing or are nervous of heights, our expert tutors will guide you every step of the way to overcome fears, give new confidence and reach the top of the climbs.

If your group are already climbing veterans, our guides can give you their expertise to find the best spots and most challenging grades for you all.

Prices from:
£25 per person for half day.
£35 per person for full day.

Blind Mud Trail

This challenges mixes a challenging assault course with teamwork and trust to get you to the end. After having your sight taken away by a mask, you then will be going through the muddy assault course in a game of follow the leader. The course aims to work on communication as well as looking at heightening your other senses.

The course takes about an hour to complete. We recommend bringing an extra change of clothes.

£20 per person.

Adventures and Experiences

Welsh countryside landscape

Puzzle Park

Puzzle Park is an orienteering challenge adventure with a difference. Held across an entire forest, teams are given a map with coordinates and a mountain bike each to find each point across the challenge. Once they get there, they will find tasks and challenges that will test their team work, problem solving and initiative!

Each completed task gives the challengers another set of coordinates, its then up to them to hunt it out!
Puzzle park can easily fill a full day, but can be condensed into half a day.

From £15 per participant

Hiking

South Wales has some of the most stunning views, many of which can be enjoyed best by foot. 
Our guided walks will unlock the full potential of the landscape, from a leisurely stroll to a mountaineering expedition to the top of a welsh summit.

Our guides will give you all the assistance you need in your journey and are knowledgeable not only in the area, but also the history and wildlife turning any hike into an educational trip.

Customised experience prices available on request.

Woodland Wonders

If you have a group of younger adventurers keen to explore the surroundings, woodland wonders gives an opportunity to learn about the nature around them.
The walk encompasses a learning exercise looking deep into the ecosystem, how to identify he trees and flowers around you, how the habitat can change and adapt and what we can do to look after it.

Along the way, the participants are encouraged to collect leaves, twigs, pine cones and anything else they can find along their journey. They will then use these to create stunning natural sculptures for them to take home and have a little bit of eco-art for themselves.

Prices available on request.

Castle Visit

Come along on a tour of Carreg Cennen, an old yet beautiful castle in the Welsh countryside. The views on the outside make it a perfect photo spot as the mostly untouched interior.

The castle also has natural caves running underneath its foundations. These are also open to explore and enjoy.

Prices available on request.

Indoors

Two people fencing

Making Druidic Amulets

Get your groups feeling enchanted with some beautiful self made jewellery that gives you more of an understanding of British heritage. The group will have the choice of wood, copper and precious stones to create their piece. they can then take them home to enjoy and keep safe.

Prices available on request.

Making Monsters

Mythical stories of beasts and dragons are concrete in the heritage of Wales. Using images of real animals and the old stories of mythical ones, groups can come up with their very own mythical monster using real fur, feathers and their broad imaginations.

You will explore the animals surroundings whilst improving dexterity, understanding and team work.

Prices available on request.

Fencing

Fencing is a traditional British sport involving skill, agility and timing. It was used as a way to settle disputes and has been a popular Olympic sport for decades.