Local Activities

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Plas Power Adventure

Plas Power Adventure is located in Southsea, near Coedpoeth in Wrexham. They offer indoor climbing, high ropes course, archery, orienteering and kmx karts, plus a cafe.


Crocky Trail

The Crocky Trail is an outdoor adventure trail near Chester one mile in length with loads of activities along the way, such as mazes, swings, slides, bridges, tunnels etc, though there is always a way around the more challenging obstacles.


Northgate Arena

Leisure Centre in Chester with climbing wall and kayaking.


Yr Hafod

ScoutsCymru mountaineering training centre in the heart of Snowdonia.



ScoutsCymru run two sailing weekends in Llyn Brenig and Bala lake.

Llyn Brenig Sailing

Bala Sailing

ScoutsCymru also own a first class sailing gig, based at the Bala Sailing Club, which is capable of carrying up to 10 young people (depending on size) plus one Skipper and Mate. For more information please contact Roger Cragg, 01978 861593 or Carol Smith, 01978 311595

Plas Madoc

Indoor wall with very good instructor! Located in leisure centre in Acrefair, between Wrexham and Llangollen.



DangerPoint is an award winning centre in Talacre providing interactive safety education specifically for children and young people.


Canolfan Tryweryn

The National Whitewater Centre based near Bala, North Wales. They developed the first commercial white water rafting operation in the UK in 1986, and since then have grown to become the largest and most well-respected whitewater rafting organisation in the UK.

The Tryweryn is a dam released river so water is often flowing when other British rivers are dry, thus producing a unique year round white water venue.


JJ’s Canoeing and Rafting

Outdoor Activity Provider situated in the romantic Vale of Llangollen, often called the gateway to North Wales, offers the perfect activity to suit you and your Scouts (suitable for anyone aged 8 or over). Take a look at our site and choose from the many and varied experiences on offer, from White Water Rafting to a 90 foot Abseiling experience. The River Dee is not dependant on Dam releases as other Welsh venues are, which makes us truly the only year round White Water Rafting in Wales.


Runcorn Ski Centre

Runcorn Ski Centre is situated in 800 acres of landscaped park. We are open daily throughout the year, except Christmas day. 3 ski slopes, 25m nursery area, 45m extended nursery slope, 85m main slope, 3 ski lifts, skiing, snowboarding and snowblading, floodlit for evening use, quality instruction.


Planetree Adventure

North Wales based company providing bushcraft & survival skills, navigation training, snow shoeing, Duke of Edinburgh training and assessment expeditions, UK & Worldwide expeditions, UK & worldwide trekking, Eco Tourism projects.


Colwyn Garden Railway

Colwyn Garden Railway is popular with both adults and children,  there is a 5″ gauge ride on railway plus a G scale railway (45mm) with locomotives in electric and steam. There are also two radio controlled locomotives which visitors are allowed to drive.  Visits usually last between one and two hours, the garden is ten minutes walk from the Welsh Mountain Zoo and ten minutes car journey from Llandudno.

If you would like to visit please telephone 01492 532349 or email mail@ghpowell.co.uk



For your bushcraft, climbing and adventure equipment needs come to ProAdventure, 36 Castle Street, Llangollen. LL20 8RT 01978 860605. An AALA licensed activity provider and retailer. BCU tests and coaching awards, first aid and instructor training. Scout discounts available in store – 9% cash 8% card (1% of your spend goes to environmental charities).


Prestatyn Sports Centre

Indoor climbing wall. Prestatyn Sports Centre, 2 Princes Ave, Prestatyn, Clwyd, LL19 8RS, 01745 855 632

Clwyd Campsites

There are lots of activities available at Clwyd Scout campsites. Check their websites for more details.


North Wales Paddlesport Weekend

North Wales Water Weekend – every year, usually 2nd weekend in September. Kayak and canoeing training and assessment.

More details

Wye & Severn Cruises

ScoutsCymru run two canoe cruises down the rivers Wye and Severn.

Wye Cruise

Severn Cruise

Alyn Waters

Wrexham’s biggest Country Park with lots to do at the visitor centre – orienteering, nature trails, especially suitable for Beavers and Cubs.


Actif 24/7


Actif 24/7 is a sport coaching company based in Prestatyn that provides sport coaching and activity days across North Wales, offering services in Welsh and English. They can offer a range of activities suitable for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts…


Healthy Eating Sessions – this would include simple and more direct stuff for Beaver groups/ more hands on – To more in-depth and presentation work with the older groups (Cubs and Scouts) This would include group work, presentation, the effects of food groups in relation to sport and well being.


Sport – At Beaver level we have the ability to provide new sports and opportunities to the children – sports like Basketball, Rugby (Tag), Bench Ball, Speed and Agility Games – this includes hurdles, ladders and jumps.


Cub/Scout level – We would show the Cubs and Scouts different fitness and sports tests – this including how to create session plans and how to follow them. Create programmes of activity. Show the difference of one activity to another on developing different core body aspects.


Drugs and Solvents – We have the ability to do a presentation on show what happens when people smoke, drink take drugs and how this affects your body and within a sporting context


We offer our services at a cut rate for Scout Groups. Normal rate is £30 an hour for 22 = £1.30 a child. But we are willing to do sessions at a £1 a child.




Llandegla Forest



The forest has mountain biking trails suitable for beginners and family groups; more challenging routes for experienced bikers; and a choice of picturesque walking trails. All tracks are completely enclosed within the forest, with no main roads to cross. Within the Visitor Centre there is a cafÈ and a variety of facilities for bikers, all just 7 miles from Wrexham and 14 miles from Chester.




Llandudno Ski & Snowboard Centre



Situated 415ft above sea level, Llandudno Ski & Snowboard Centre boasts spectacular views of Llandudno and the Irish Sea. Latest Perma Snow ™ surface, Training slopes,
750 metre ‘Cresta Ride’ Toboggan Run, Alpine Adventure Golf course, Ski & Snowboard courses, Sno-tubing sessions, Austrian style Alpine Bar & restaurant, Free parking, ‘Combo’ tickets available for certain activites.




NEW Dance



NEW Dance is the dance development organisation for Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham in north east Wales. NEW Dance nurtures the individual, cultural and well-being of communities in north-east Wales through dance, promoting excellence and innovation in its work in community, educational and professional settings.






Aerial Runway



Banana Boating



Bungee Jumping

Bungee Running




Clay Pigeon Shooting



Confidence Course

Crate Climbing

Cycling (Road)

Dinghy Sailing

Doughnutting (Water Based)

Dragon Boating

Fencing (Sword)

Flying (Powered Aircraft)

Gang Shows


Gorge Walking

Grass Sledging

Hang Gliding

High Ropes

Hill Walking

Horse Riding


Ice Climbing

Jet Ski



Karting (Engine Powered)


Land Yachting

Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting

Laser Guns

Marching Bands


Motor Sports

Mountain Biking

Multi-Pitch Climbing

Musical Ensembles

Narrow Boating

Off Road Cycling

Offshore Sailing






Pony Trekking


Power Boating

Private Mobile Radios



Quad Biking

Raft Building




Scuba Diving



Single Pitch Climbing



Snow Boarding




Theatrical Performance

Water Skiing

White Water Rafting

Wind Surfing



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Need an instructor?


Many Leaders in Clwyd hold activity authorisations, but they’ve mostly got them so they can take their own Scouts on activities and it’s not really fair to expect them to continually run activities for others.


However in some cases permit holders may be happy to allow other Leaders to accompany them on activities to build up their own experience, or may have spaces on an activity they are running for other Scouts. In some cases they may even be willing to run an activity for someone elses Section, sometimes just to keep their own log book up to date.


If you’re interested in a certain activity and would like to find out who holds a permit, contact us, and we’ll put you in touch.


Activity Permits Scheme

Roger Cragg is the Manager Activity Permit Scheme or MAPS for Clwyd. Roger’s main role is to manage the availability of permit assessments within the Area, supporting activity Assessors and those applying for permits alike. Contact Roger: activities@clwydscouts.org.uk.



Let us know if you know of any other activity providers, or places to go, things to do, commercial or otherwise, that would be suitable for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers or Network.


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