Woodlands Centre, Vicarage Road, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, LL24 0AD


The Woodlands Centre is a large Victorian property specially adapted into an outdoor centre to provide self catering accommodation for groups of up to 33. There are eight dormitories spread over 3 floors, a common room, large kitchen, drying room, games room and hot showers. The centre is an ideal base for outdoor activities in Snowdonia. The centre is located in Betws-y-Coed, one of North Wales foremost tourist attractions. The area is popular for trekking, canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering and rock climbing and is also convenient for the shops and travelling to the coast approximately 20 miles away. The centre is run by a registered charity called 'The Barn Outdoor Pursuits Association' whose aim is to provide and maintain group accommodation that is an ideal base for outdoor activities in wild country at the lowest possible cost.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    33: 1x10,1x8,1x4,2x3,2x2,1x1
  • Open:

    All year. All day
  • Price per night:

    We are only taking sole use bookings at the moment. Please enquire for prices. (Pre-covid prices were: £18.15 pp. Sole Use: youth groups £216.44. Adult only groups £471.90. Further reductions for members and uniformed organisations.)
  • Booking:

    Please book online or by email.
  • Directions:

    In Betws-y-Coed on the A5 towards Capel Curig take the first turning left after the pelican crossing. At the top of the hill turn left onto Vicarage Road. The centre is located on the right.
  • Public Transport:

    Nearest Train station is 0.1 miles. Nearest bus stop is 0.1 miles.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Snowdonia Slate Trail
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2021


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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News & Offers from Woodlands Centre

Our Website has changed!

August 28th 2020

Please take a look at our new website www.woodlandscentre.com which has been re-designed with you in mind, and aims to provide a better user experience.

Due to Covid-19 we are currently only accepting bookings for the whole centre at £216.44 per night for youth organisations or £471.90 per night for standard bookings. Discounts are also available for members, mid week bookings, youth workers and uniformed organisations.


We’re Good to Go!

August 9th 2020

We are pleased to announce that we are now open and have acquired the Visit Wales ‘Good to Go’ Industry Standard Mark .

We are taking full centre bookings and still have 2 weekends available in September (11th to 14th and 18th to 21st). We also have some weekday availability which works out cheaper than booking weekends. Please email bookings@woodlandscentre.com for more information.

The woodlands centre is good to go

Look no further for accommodation for the Snowdonia Challenge

May 15th 2019

The Woodlands Centre in Betws-y-Coed offers a perfect base for groups wanting to do the Snowdonia Challenge. This 3 day, 100km walking challenge runs from 28-30 June 2019 and starts in Betws-y-Coed, where the Woodlands Centre offers lost cost, friendly, self catering accommodation.

Snowdonia Challenge is a test of mental and physical resilience and team work and will take you on a journey of self discovery. It is inspired by multi-day challenges used as military training events in Europe.The first Snowdonia Challenge was held in Betws-y-Coed, North Wales in 2017. The perfect base to explore some of the less visited parts of Snowdonia with some of the best views the national park has to offer. This is not just about challenge and adventure though.

Come on your own or come as a team; taking part in the Snowdonia Challenge you will be part of an amazing 3 days where you will make new friends and explore parts of Snowdonia you’ve never been before.

Full event – 3 day walking event – 100km over 3 days. Or if you’d like to be a part of it but can’t commit to the full 3 days then just walk for for 1 or 2 days.

Snowdonia Challenge Betws-y-Coed. Accommodation at The Woodland Centre
Woodlands Centre Betws-y-Coed

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