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School Visits / Residential Visits at Broneirion Mid Wales
Broneirion is perfectly placed to give you some inspiration for your next school day trip or residential break. Broneirion is the head office for Girl Guiding Cymru and, as such, have been running children’s guiding events for many years. In 2014 we opened up our facilities to school and youth groups to allow them to gain the benefit of our experience and resources. After a brilliant start with day trips in 2015 we began offering residential stays. We are ideally set up to offer a safe secure environment for schools to enjoy a range of activities both on site and in the local vicinity.
In a nutshell, why choose Broneirion?
We are proud to offer affordable trips tailored to your schools needs. From £120 pp for a 2 night stay without compromising on quality. We are old enough to be experienced, large enough for you to have confidence and small enough to care. We (Girlguiding) have more than 100 years’ experience of working with children.
We work hard to make sure that your trip fits your requirements and budget and that we deliver great value for money. We can tailor your stay to your needs and can theme activities based around the environment, science, history, geography or more active breaks. All onsite and some external activities are included in the cost and we can organize external activities to fit in with your schedule and budget.
Broneirion house and grounds is child safe. Set in Beautiful Mid Wales our enclosed grounds will give your children a real sense of security and freedom.
Due to the location of Broneirion we have access to a stunning array of activities all of which can be arranged for you. They include trips to Outdoor Activity Centres, Mine exploration, the Centre for Alternative Technology, Elan Valley tours, teaching and much much more.
We are also able to bring instructors from the local area to run various environmental projects and can probably source almost anything else you have in mind.
We hope you’ll like what you see enough to give us a call on 01686 688204, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Campsite Available- Accommodates up to 100 people - £7.50 per person (Group Booking Only)
Some of the schools who have visited Broneirion:
Onsite & Offsite Activities Available
Onsite activities are included in our schools packages.
For more information about the offsite activities Broneirion can provide to schools please see our activity day pack.
The Activity Pack contains detailed information regarding the specific offsite activities, suitable age ranges, costs, curriculum level and facilities which can be provided for special needs.
Curriculum Themed Days
Why not come and cover curriculum areas at Broneirion. We cover;
- A 3 night Stay for £240 pp plus transport. This includes all onsite activities, a day offsite outward bound, a free day which we can help you plan in the local area, a campfire cookout, a disco on your last night, full board and bedding
- A 2 night Stay for £160 pp plus transport without compromising on quality. This includes all onsite activities, a day offsite outward bound, a campfire cookout, full board and bedding
- 1 free teacher place with every 10 children booked
We are old enough to be experienced, large enough for you to have confidence and small enough to care. We (Girlguiding) have more than 100 years’ experience of working with children.
We work hard to make sure that your trip fits your requirements and budget and that we deliver great value for money. We can tailor your stay to your needs and can theme activities based around the environment, science, history, geography or more active breaks. All onsite and some external activities are included in the cost and we can organize activities to fit in with your schedule.
Broneirion house and grounds are child safe. Set in Beautiful Mid Wales our enclosed grounds will give your children a real sense of security and freedom.
Zipwire & Sports Challenge Trail
Inflatable Assault Course (Suitable for children of all ages & adults)
Archery - Suitable for groups. Suitable from 6+ and all abilities
Zorb Balls - (Suitable for children & adults)
Pioneering Poles/Ropes - The only limitation is your imagination
Geocaching GPS Treasure Hunting
Orienteering - Choose from 4 courses of varying difficulties around the grounds
Campfire Building & Outdoor Cookery
Environmental Activities - Den Building, Carbon Foot Printing, River Dipping, Pond Dipping, Bug Hunts & More
Walks - Local sections of the River Severn run past Bronierion. Maps Available
Bouldering Hut - A low level climbing experience; can you find your way along the climbing wall without falling down?
Team Building Games/Nature Trail/Outdoor Bingo/Croquet/Swingball/Jenga/4 in a row
Pirates Ahoy! - Pirate themed stories with Captain Carrie M'load and activities for foundation phase
Teddy Bears Picnics - Teddy themed stories with Goldilocks, Grandma and Bear themed activities for foundation
A Very Victorian Christmas - A day learning about Bronierion, David Davis and life in Victorian times for younger visitors there is story time with Mother Claus and a gift!
Acton Scott Working Farm
Centre of Alternative Technology
Corris Mine Explorers
Gregynog Hall & Gardens
Hafren Forest & Clywedog Dam
King Arthur's Labyrinth
Mid Wales Off Road Centre (10+Years Only)
National Library of Wales
Oriel Davies Art Gallery
Castles (Powi Stokesy & Ludlow)
Red Kites at Bwlch Nant y Arian
Severn Way Hike
Silver Mountain Experience
Staylittle Outdoor Centre
The Judges Lodging
Twn Tour of Llanidloes inc Museum
“We had an absolutely amazing day at Broneirion. The variety of activities on offer was fantastic. The day was action packed from the minute we arrived to the moment we left. I lost count of the number of children who said to me, “This is the best school trip we’ve ever had!” or “This is the greatest day EVER!” I don’t know who enjoyed it more, the pupils or the staff. I could not recommend it highly enough to any schools or families looking to plan an action packed and lively day out”.”
—Emma Grosvenor, Class Teacher - Hafren Junior School, Newtown - Entire school visit
“I would definitely recommend to everyone. Even adults. It was a day I would never forget. Thank you!”
— Oliver - Year 4 - Llanidloes Primary School
"To Lorna and all the staff at Broneirion. Just to say a huge thank you for yesterday we all had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves. It was a very well organised day with interesting activities and all in beautiful surroundings. You made us feel so welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed it all!The children got so much out of it and were buzzing on the bus going home. Thanks again"."
— All at Penygloddfa School - (World War II Trip)
"...Our thanks to you and the team, everything was fantastic - we could not fault it." You never fail to make us feel welcome and we always look forward to coming back."
— St Ives School
“Thank you so, so much again for another wonderful week. The girls and staff have absolutely loved their stay and all have so appreciated the quality, homeliness facilities and beauty of the centre. Broneirion really has become such a special place to St Ives school. We only have to step through the door to feel at home and, as a trip leader, it is so reassuring to know that from day 1 we will be cared for so brilliantly in every way and will have the flexibility and run of the house to make the stay perfect. Thank you too for catering so carefully for our allergy needs and for another week of lovely food. All the staff at the centre work really hard to ensure we have an amazing time and I was most touched by the flexibility for us on Thursday, with so many staff working on site, even late evening, to ensure we could do the activities. Many of the staff we know so well that there is a wonderful sense of coming back to friends and after many residentials there and my connections to Guiding, for me personally, there is a huge sense of homecoming! The day on centre worked really well. The activities were so well organised and fun and the instructor ratio and safety spot on. The magic of Bronerion is something so unique and very special and we feel very privileged to be able to share in it. Thanks again for everything and we are looking forward to the next stay already! Best wishes and all the best to you all. !”
— Nicola - St Ives School May 2017
Bronerion Country House
Broneirion, is an idyllic venue conveniently located near to the A470 between Newtown and Llanidloes in the heart of Mid Wales close to major rail links.
Set in 4 acres of well-maintained grounds with stunning views of the Severn Valley Broneirion was originally built by Wales leading Victorian Industrialist, David Davies, in 1864. Girlguiding Cymru moved into Broneirion in 1947 and have used it as their headquarters providing facilities for Women and Girls across Wales ever since.
To support Girlguiding Cymru, Broneirion is used commercially by many local businesses, charities, individuals, community groups and schools utilising our facilities and expertise. Broneirion now offers a stunning location for meetings, team building, celebrations, children’s birthday parties, school trips, residential stays, afternoon teas, mid-week meals and children’s holiday clubs as well as the 1000’s of Guiders who visit every year. It is also a breathtaking setting for weddings which we hold a full license for.
With 5 flexible meeting rooms, 20 bedrooms, our large Marquee, campsite and brownie house there really is not much that Broneirion cannot do for you. Our experienced catering staff are happy to accommodate your dietary needs and our friendly, professional team will always go the extra step to make your visit the best it can be.
Tel: 01686 688204
Registered Charity No. 521209