Our Approach

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is ideally suited to providing team building activities and corporate days out. 

Our unique and picturesque location in the heart of the Brecon Beacons (easily reachable by motorway), combined with our high standards of health and safety and expert instructors who understand what it takes to build a successful business team, make us the perfect choice for corporate activity days and team building events.

Whether you’re seeking team development with exhilarating outdoor activities or simply a great day out to reward your staff, our team building day and weekend packages will inspire and develop all individuals.

Find out more about our corporate packages below or for a bespoke quotation get in touch.

Team Building Packages

Our team building packages are all designed around letting you and your staff/colleagues experience the very best outdoor adventures in the time you have with us, while also fulfilling your desired learning outcomes. Topics such as leadership, problem solving and teamwork can all be effectively delivered through our exciting range of outdoor activities.

Our day packages challenge your group through a programme of either dry or wet activities and include a buffet lunch, tea/coffee on arrival and all equipment and on site travel. Prices start from as little as £59.50 per person and require a minimum of 8 people.

Undoubtedly one of our most popular team building activities, Gorge Adventure puts you right on the front line of a battle between river and mountain, as we trek down, across and through the river’s path, working as a team to overcome rapids, waterfalls and everything in between! With full waterproof kit provided nothing will stand in your way and no matter the weather this always proves a fantastic day out for all involved.

Suggested Itinerary –  9.15am – 4.30pm

9.15am Arrival at centre with tea/coffee and biscuits

9.45am Welcome, meet the team and day briefing

11.00am Kit up and travel to the Gorge

12.15pm Buffet lunch at the Gorge

1.00pm Gorge Adventure

4.30pm Back at the centre debrief with tea/coffee and biscuits

Our orienteering challenge is the perfect activity for teams of all shapes and sizes to get a real taste of adventure in the beautiful outdoor surroundings of the Brecon Beacons. Participants quickly learn to work in a team as they race to reach the objectives and trek up and down hills and across valleys.

Suggested Itinerary – Dry Team Challenge Day 9.15am – 4.30pm

9.15am Arrival at centre with tea/coffee and biscuits

9.45am Welcome, meet the team and day briefing

11.00am Kit up and Challenge course

1.00pm Buffet lunch

2.00pm Orienteering session

4.30pm Debrief with tea/coffee and biscuits

For those looking for a full team building session our weekend / three day adventure breaks prove very popular. With our fantastic range of on-site accommodation available, allowing you to experience everything from camping under the stars to sleeping in four star luxury cottage, there really is no better way to experience the many adventures and activities on offer at Dolygaer. Our most selected package includes Raft Building, Gorge Adventure and our famous Orienteering Challenge.

Or create your own itinerary from our many activities and build the perfect corporate package for your group!

Book your Group Trip Today

A Safe Experience

At Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer we provide quality activity programmes that meet and exceed national and regulatory health and safety requirements, alongside our own high standards when it comes to providing both staff and facilities. Across everything we do, health and safety is our number one priority and our site is fully AALA accredited.

Our Instructors are the best in the industry, fully qualified, experienced and very enthusiastic! We ensure that each of our Instructors hold all applicable NGB qualifications in each of the fields they teach, along with public and employer's liability insurance, first aid qualifications and that they are all DBS checked. You won't find more qualified or more passionate instructors than ours!

All of our activities are fully risk assessed and we can share these assessments with you prior to your stay with us. We are also more than happy to discuss any specific concerns you may have and accommodate any additional requirements you or your group has. We provide full safety equipment (as applicable) for each activity. Our number one aim is for everyone to fully enjoy the activities they try and we find one of the best ways to acheive this is to ensure that everyone is happy with the safety element before beginning. 

To find out more about our Health and Safety procedures or to speak to one of our experienced instructors, please get in touch.

Goal and Benefit Outcomes

We know that having fun as part of a group isn’t the only thing that makes a good team and we work hard to ensure you achieve your business goals and each task is developed and specialised to meet the specific aims of your business, as well as the following key outcomes:

  • Exciting, new and memorable activity skills
  • Increased confidence and character
  • A better understanding of what it means to work as a team
  • Shared experiences and accomplishments as a team
  • Identify personal strengths and challenges
  • Identify key objectives for the business

Why Choose Us

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is a highly experienced outdoor activity centre, offering high quality corporate activity days and team building events that deliver a unique and memorable experience for all clients.

  • Innovative bespoke packages tailored to fit your group requirements and specific business aims
  • Choose from over 20 outdoor adventurous activities, tasks and challenges, from raft building to gorge adventure, orienteering to canoeing, boot camps and more
  • Activities set in 14 acres of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Transport included for off site activities
  • All Instructors are NGB qualified and very enthusiastic
  • Weekend packages include newly refurbished 3/4 star choice accommodation with full catering or self catering options

Our Accommodation and Facilities

After a fun-filled day's adventuring in the beautiful countryside of the Brecon Beacons you need somewhere comfortable to rest and recuperate before starting again tomorrow and we have a range of options to suit all requirements.

Click on the bullets to find out more about each option and choose the right one for your group.

This 3 star Visit Wales rated bunkhouse is the perfect choice for large corporate groups, and adjoins the café and lounge area providing space to relax in between activities.

  • Sleeps up to 44 visitors in bunk bedded style rooms and includes 2 en-suite rooms.
  • Large dining room, fully equipped kitchen, lounge area and whiteboard projector.

The chalet is the latest edition to Dolygaer and provides high quality accommodation for up to 26 visitors while on site. This newly converted building also has two rooms that are fully accessible to disabled visitors with features such as a large wet room and complies with all Disability Discrimination Act requirements. 

  • Sleeps up to 26 visitors including 2 fully accessible DDA compliant rooms.
  • All rooms are en suite with combo of twin/bunk beds.
  • Lounge area and communal kitchen providing option for self catering or catering from the main lodge.

To find out more about booking the Chalet, please get in touch.

This luxury cottage, newly refurbished and carrying a 4 star Visit Wales rating, provides the ultimate in comfort and is the perfect choice for those that want an upgraded stay.

  • Sleeps up to 6 visitors in 3 rooms, with king sized beds that can be split into twin beds.
  • All rooms are central heated.
  • Separate lounge with TV/DVD player, kitchen area and separate shower room and toilet. Drying area for wet clothes and boots.

For those looking for the ultimate outdoor experience we have plenty of space for tents. Besides the experience of waking up in the beautiful Welsh outdoors there is the opportunity for camp fires and barbeques at our dedicated fire pit. Our campsite can fit up to 100 sleepers at a time. If you are looking to accommodate more please get in touch and we can see if we can help.

In addition to our accommodation options, there are a wide range of facilities available at the site for all visitors to use, including:

  • Flexible space that can be adapted for meeting rooms
  • A large dining area that can seat up to 40 and adjoins the café and lounge area providing space for 20 – 30 to relax in between activities
  • A dedicated learning centre for meetings and course debrief sessions
  • Full laundry facilities, including kit drying room
  • A separate shower block, ensuring visitors are fresh and clean before going back to rooms to relax.

At Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer, we understand the importance of delivering delicious tasting, high energy, healthy meals. Our menu is carefully planned to ensure meal times are a pleasurable and sociable experience for all of our visiting groups. 

We offer imaginative, flexible and nutritious menus and specific dietary requirements can be catered for such as allergies, health conditions or religious requirements.

Book your group adventure today

FAQ

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Our corporate packages are available from as little as £59.50 per person per challenge day and this includes all activities, catering, equipment and onsite transport. For a team building weekend residential stay, prices are from £205.00 per person. All prices are dependant on the number of clients attending.

For further information and prices please contact us directly and we would be happy to discuss our inclusive packages or provide a bespoke quotation based on your numbers and requirements.

Q: Do I need to pay a deposit?

A: Yes, we require a 20% deposit upon booking and full payment 30 days before your visit to us.

Q: Are there any hidden costs?

A: No, everything is included. We like to ensure that booking with us from start to finish is a smooth and hassle free experience. All activities, catering, equipment and onsite transport is included and if you are looking to book an adventure weekend, our onsite newly refurbished 3/4 star accommodation is included too.

Q: Do you cater for special needs?

A: Yes we do, our newly refurbished chalet includes 2 fully accessible DDA compliant rooms. We can also offer specialist courses for those with special needs.

Q: Do you have to be a fit, outdoor enthusiast to take part?

A: Certainly not, whether you are a complete beginner or a keen outdoor enthusiast we pride ourselves on being able to put together the perfect package to suit all ages and abilities. Our instructors are great at challenging every individual to ensure everyone comes away feeling empowered and accomplished.

Q: Do you provide written risk assessments?

A: All activities, transport/accommodation packages have written risk assessments and can be sent to you in advance of your stay.

Q: Can you provide Health and Safety assurances?

A: Health and safety is our number one priority and we are a fully licensed AALA activity centre. All of our instructors hold all applicable NGB qualifications in each of the fields they teach, along with public and employers liability insurance, first aid and they are all DBS checked.

Q: What is the capacity for a residential visit?

A: We have a variety of newly refurbished onsite accommodation choices sleeping up to 76 clients. We also have further accommodation choices nearby and onsite camping for 100+. The Centre is self-contained and can be used exclusively for your corporate event if required.

Q: What additional facilities do you have on site?

A: In addition to our accommodation options, there is also a wide range of facilities available at the site for all clients to use. We have flexible space that can be adapted for meeting rooms, a large dining area that can seat up to 40 and adjoins the café and lounge area providing space for 20 – 30 to relax in between activities. 

There is also a dedicated learning centre for meetings and course debrief sessions and full laundry facilities, including kit drying room. A separate shower block ensures clients are fresh and clean before going back to rooms to relax.

Q: Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

A: Yes, specific dietary requirements can be catered for such as allergies, health conditions or religious requirements. Our menu is carefully created ensuring we deliver delicious tasting, high energy and nutritious meals.

Q: Do you offer any discounts?

A: Of course we do! For large group bookings we are happy to discuss discounts with you directly

Q: How can we find out more about your team building days and adventure weekend packages?

A: We are happy to speak with you at all times but welcome you to visit us, meet the team and sample some of our activities. This will put your mind at ease and enable you to feel confident in recommending us to your business and colleagues.

Still have questions?

Contact us today on: 01685 848 309

Contact Us

Business Hours

Opening Days:

  • Monday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday   09:00 - 17:00

About Us

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is an activity centre based in the south of the Brecon Beacons, just a 15 minute drive from Merthyr Tydfil. We offer a fantastic range of activities suitable for all ages and abilities

Address

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer Pontsticill Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UR