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 Call of the Wild



  • Picturesque setting in the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park

  • excellent activities in natural environments

  • high quality instruction with welsh speaking option 

  • Choice of farm bunkhouse or tented accommodation

The Call of the Wild Outdoor Centre is set in 70 acres, in the magnificent Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park which is the nearest wilderness to London.

Based on the southern edge of the National Park, Call of the Wild are well placed to take advantage of the surrounding natural environment for the activities so activities take place on crags, lakes, waterfalls, gorges and hills. If it's a real adventure in the great outdoors that you're looking for, this is the residential for you. 

Activities take place within 20 minutes of the accommodation, making use of Call of the Wild's mini-buses, enabling you to get to and from activities and maximise the surroundings with safety & ease. 

You’ll have sole access to the site and indoor accommodation available. You can book a trip here all year round and the programmes are tailored to suit both primary & secondary schools.

As there are Welsh speaking instructors, it's possible to have sessions in either Welsh or English.



Call of the Wild make full use the magnificent local natural environments for most of the activities, making this a unique and rather special school residential. A sample 4 night programme, showing what is on offer here, is featured below.


Evening activities can also be arranged to entertain the children. This is an example of one itinerary, but we can tailor a programme to suit your requirements. 

sample programme 


Command tasks, ropes course, team challenges and night walk


Climbing and abseiling (on a crag), followed by a gorge walk


Waterfall or hill walk and caving (in a real cave and the biggest passages in Wales)


Canoeing & kayaking (on a lake) and caving (real cave)


Breakfast & Depart

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stay at maes-Y-fron farm

Indoor Bunkhouse Accommodation & Tents at Maes-y-fron Farm

Call of the Wild’s newly available bunkhouse is situated on a farm within the National Park. This stunning location overlooking the Swansea Valley is the ideal setting for a rural residential. Situated a mile from the nearest village, with a gated access, you will have sole use of the bunkhouse facilities. There is 24 hour on-site Call of the Wild presence. Set within 70 acres of wonderful countryside including native ancient woodland, streams and springs, it provides a safe environment. 

The Farm is close to all the activity venues. You can also walk to many directly from the Farm. Rest assured, although there are sheep in the enclosed surrounding fields, there is no major machinery on site. This is a safe and secure setting.

Maes-y-fron has two dormitories, one with 16 beds and the other with 20. There are also 3 staff bedrooms. 

These are at first floor level. The kitchen, dining room, communal area and shower block are on the ground floor. There is also a games area.

Tents - when needed are pitched on the lawn directly in front of the farmhouse, so can use all the internal facilities. Sleeping mats are supplied for the pupils and teachers get a tent each with a camp bed/mattress on request or a standard sleeping mat otherwise. 

Alternative local accommodation is available upon request.

Dormitory accommodation
Camping at sunset
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what makes this trip special? 


magnificent location

Wales is an area abounding with historic treasures, steeped in folklore, myths and legends, it is also unique for its outstanding and spectacular beauty. At its heart are the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons), set within the 519 square mile Bannau Brycheiniog National Park. The closest wilderness National Park to London and the M4 corridor. This makes it accessible and an ideal location for school residentials and outdoor activity programmes.


activities in natural environments

Pretty much all of the activities on offer here make full use of the natural environments. Climbing & abseiling on crags, water sports on the lake, real caving, gorge walking and so much more!


Water sports

We know that pupils really enjoy a trip that includes water sports and here you'll get to experience canoeing and kayaking as well as gorge walking and a waterfall walk. 

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There is an excellent choice of accommodation on offer here, near to all the activities. 


Whether you stay in the farmhouse bunk house, use the tents onsite or stay at nearby local accommodation, your group will be comfortable and well looked after by the Call of the Wild team. 

location, location, location

Studies have shown that individuals are more receptive to learning and development when placed in an unfamiliar environment.


Call of the Wild is fortunate in having such a magnificent backdrop in which to work with schools, with 70 acres in the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons), the closest wilderness National Park to London.


This spectacular natural environment can used as an inspiring ‘classroom’. 

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Great Value for money

An Acorn Adventure has always been great value and we work hard to offer the best quality experience for prices you can afford, with a range of peak and off peak prices, different types of accommodation and the option to stay 2 or 4 nights.


Our prices include full board accommodation, activities each day, evening entertainment, free teacher places (1:10 ratio), kit & equipment and instruction. We can organise your coach transport on request, for an additional charge. 

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