Gwent Outdoor Centres

Education Visits Advisory Service

Based at Hilston Park

Gwent Outdoor Centres - Talybont Outdoor Centre, near Brecon

Service Provision

  • Advice and guidance in writing an establishment policy or operating guidelines.
  • Advice and guidance on the planning and management of visits.
  • Training and revalidation for Educational Visits Co-ordinators in schools and other establishments.
  • Access to the Evolve on-line system as a tool for establishments to plan and monitor visits.  This provides an audit trail of the planning, risk management and authorisation of visits, and reduces the paperwork involved.
  • Support for setting up and using Evolve.
  • Assessment and approval of plans for higher-risk visits, overseas trips and those involving adventure activities.
  • Approval of establishment staff to lead their own adventure activities.

Check out the facilities at Hilston Park

What activities?

Safety first for all

At Gwent Outdoor Centres our experienced staff always put safety first. We are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), which is overseen by the Health and Safety Executive. The AALA was set up to ensure outdoor activity providers follow good safety management practices. These should allow young people to experience exciting and stimulating activities outdoors – without being exposed to avoidable risks.

We continually monitor and update our procedures to ensure the safety of the young people in our care.

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Important info

It was the best 4 days of my life it was epic! Caryl cooked amazing food and we did amazing actives I will never forget those days.
– Jayden
Woodlands Primary School