Arete Outdoor Main Centre for Group Accommodation


Catered or Self Catered with Exclusive Use

Arete Centre can accommodate groups from as large as 100+ down to small groups of 10 . The centre is made up of three parts – Main Centre, sleeping 54, the West-Wing, sleeping 20 and Bryn Eryr, sleeping 44.  Each area has separate communal areas and cooking facilities for self catered groups. Your accommodation area can be locked off, to be fully independent, or combined if you’re a part of a larger group. 

Modern accommodation facilities and space for leisure time, make for a comfortable stay. Outside we have parking, an acre of land, BBQ area and a pond. Locally there are many attractions and natural areas to visit.

Choose between our popular catered full board option or self catering. The centre can be booked as accommodation only or as part of an activity course. Bedding can be provided at an extra cost.  

sleeps 50

sleeps 20

sleeps 40

Arete Main Centre Large Group Accommodation

“Our experience at Arete has been totally amazing. The instructors were knowledgeable, patient and supportive. They evaluated the activities and ensured that children are given independence and responsibilities.”

Foley Park Primary, November 2016

Main Centre

Sleeps 54

  • 8 dormitory rooms plus 2 leader rooms with extra showers. comfortably sleeping 50 people.
  • Possibility to add on two extra leader rooms, with showers, to increase capacity by 4 beds.
  • Can be combined with West Wing to have 78 beds.
  • Separate sex toilets and shower blocks.
  • Large central dining room and lounge area.
  • Games room with pool table or table tennis downstairs.
  • Drying room and space to hang kit.
  • Facilities to cater for 70+ people.
  • Screen and speakers in main common room.
  • Wifi.
  • Exclusive use when paying for 30 or more guests.
  • From £17 per person per night self catered or £35 per person per night catered.


sleeps 20

  • 4 dormitories sleeping 20, ideal for smaller groups.
  • Possibility to add on two extra leader rooms, with showers, to increase capacity.
  • Access to a drying room.
  • Fully equipped kitchen if self catering.
  • Dining and lounge area that can also be used as a classroom.
  • Screen installed with soundbar.
  • Wifi.
  • Exclusive use when paying for 10 guests or more.
  • From £17 per person per night self catered or £35 per person per night catered.
West Wing Accommodation Sleeps 20

“It has been such a great week. There have been lots of ‘wow’ moments [with regards to] student achievement.”

Hazeloak, October 2017

Bryn Eryr

sleeps 40

  • 5 dormitory style rooms and 4 leader rooms between the main house and Snowdon view. 46 beds in total comfortably sleeping 40 people.
  • Separate sex toilets and showers.
  • Dining room, lounge and conservatory areas, for communal use.
  • Fully equipped kitchen for self catering.
  • Drying room and space to hang kit.
  • Screen installed in lounge.
  • Wifi.
  • Exclusive use when paying for 20 guests or more.
  • From £17 per person per night self catered or £35 per person per night catered.

Outdoor Space

Facilities around Arete Outdoor Centre

  • Field for open play, one and a half acres in size.
  • Open fire pit and covered BBQ area.
  • Off road parking.
  • Two ponds and garden.
  • Areas for team building and nightline for activity groups.
Garden at Arete Outdoor Centre


Food for catered accommodation

We can cater for groups of 10  to 110 people in size. You can choose to be fully catered or mix between being self catered and choose select meals to be cooked for you. 

Breakfast: Cereals, toast plus a cooked part such as bacon and egg, sausage (pork, halal beef or vegetarian) and hashbrown or beans on toast.

Lunch: We put out a range of ingredients in the morning for you to make sandwiches plus fruit, crisps and cake.

Dinner: Our highly trained cooks can cater for all dietary requirements. Choose from a set meal of homemade pizza and wedges, spaghetti bolognese, chicken / vegetable curry and rice, roast dinner, fish and chips, pasta bake, shepherds pie. The meals come with vegetables or salad. A soup starter can be chosen plus a desert such as chocolate gateaux, banoffee pie, yogurt or cheesecake.

Cost: Fully catered with accommodation cost from £35 per person per night. Please enquire if want costs for a partially catered course.

Booking Accommodation

How to secure your accommodation dates at Arete

To book, please contact us with your group size and preferred dates.  Please use either the form below or For questions we can also be contacted on 01286672136 .

  • When we confirm availability, a simple online booking form will be sent to the main contact.
  • The booking is confirmed once we receive the booking form, you have agreed to our letting agreement and made paid a 30% deposit or the full amount if arriving less than 30 days away.
  • Before arrival you will receive an information pack including a code to access the accommodation. 

Payment Schedule:

For bookings less than 30 days in advance the full amount should be paid to confirm the booking.

For bookings more than 30 days in advance a deposit of 30% of the accommodation fee is paid to confirm the booking. The deposit is non-refundable. A 14 day cooling off period is given upon receipt of a deposit payment made 4 months or more before the start of your stay or activity days.  During this cooling off period it is possible to claim a deposit refund if a cancellation is made. The balance is due 30 days in advance of the arrival date.

The full amount is not refundable if the client makes a cancellation less than 30 days in advance.

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Garden at Arete Outdoor Centre