Outdoor learning center is coming to Snowdonia


Active Learning Group (ALG), a company specializing in experiential education that provides young people with immersive shared experiences through activity-based learning, is delighted to announce its third acquisition, the Towers, and its new range of mountain activities and experiences for young people to enjoy.

The Towers will offer days of mountain trekking, kayaking and rock climbing in the internationally recognized adventure sports playground of Snowdonia. To ensure the site is up to the company’s highest standards, a comprehensive, yet sympathetic, refurbishment is currently underway with the aim of opening early next year. This joins Sealyham (ALG’s beautiful coastal site, acquired last year) and Cuffley (a beautiful woodland outdoor center in the heart of Hertfordshire) to become its latest active learning centre. This provides a hat trick of residential mountain, coastal and woodland learning environments for young people.

Active Learning Group’s senior team combines over three decades of quality experience in indoor and outdoor education. He has built a portfolio of businesses that provide young people with a variety of enriching learning experiences outside of the classroom, to help build resilience and confidence and promote well-being, so that they are prepared for the challenges of 21st century. This dedicated and ambitious team recently achieved the highest status (Level Four) of the Skills Builder Partnership and plans to grow, in size and offering, over the next few years.

Managing Director Pat Milston FRGS explains what it takes to be an active learning centre:

“Towers, such as Cuffley and Sealyham, will provide transformational learning experiences and outdoor adventures for young people, engaging in all aspects offered by one of the UK’s most beautiful mountain ranges. In these wonderful environments, our core team of qualified instructors, educational facilitators and management will provide the same high level of learning, customer service and service that our visitors expect and deserve. Active Learning Centers, through our unique use of the forests, the coast and now the mountains, are now able to offer a truly progressive program of experiences, all with a common goal of developing character and skills. essential skills and promote well-being”.

Nigel Miller, CEO of Active Learning Group, added:

“We are delighted to have been able to secure the future of another magnificent site which deserves to be invested in so that it can be preserved for many generations to come. We’re passionate about making outdoor education as accessible to as many children as possible, and we’re excited to expand our offerings. Our active learning centers can now create a journey that takes young people to the enchantment of the woods, the charm of the coast and the wonders of the mountains. While educational, these experiences are important for building confidence, resilience, and character along the way. We are immensely proud of our growing team and portfolio and look forward to seeing what other opportunities develop in the near future.


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