Rhyd-y-Creuau is a historic Georgian country house built in the early 1800s, set in the beautiful landscape of the Snowdonia National Park.
Cascading rivers and wooded hillsides provide a rugged backdrop to the centre, yet it is close to Snowdonia’s glaciated valleys, rocky shores, beaches and traditional seaside resorts. The 2.2 hectare estate includes a football pitch, woodland, biodiversity garden, a stream, campfire area, two ponds including a 10 minute well-being walkway. The centre is popular with those wishing to explore the mountains and adventure activities of the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park which surrounds the centre, including Zip World Fforest which is a short walk away.


  • Bar: We have a licensed bar stocked with local ales and spirits, wines, soft drinks and snacks
  • Capacity: We have 32 rooms, the majority of which are twin or bunk bedded rooms for two.  We do have a selection of three, four, five, eight and ten bedded rooms too.
  • Car Parking: There are limited parking facilities available at the centre. There is space for approximately 25 cars
  • Children's Facilities: We have games and activities on-site for children aged 8+; however, younger children are welcome.
  • Disabled Access: The location has disabled access.
  • Games Room: There is a pool table, football table, and table tennis table
  • Hot and Cold Drinks: We have hot and cold drinks making facilities accessible around the centre.
  • Kitchen: Fully catered services for most dietary needs are available, as well as packed lunch-making services.
  • Library: We have a library which can seat up to 30 people.
  • Linen: All bedding is provided. Please strip your beds on departure.
  • Lounge: We have an adult lounge area with comfy sofas.
  • Outdoor Clothing: You can hire walking boots, wellingtons, small rucksacks, waterproof trousers and coats
  • Outdoor Facilities: Extensive range of on-site and off-site activities.
  • Shop: Our shop sells drinks, snacks and souvenirs of your stay as well as a selection of Field Studies Council publications.
  • Wi-Fi: Free guest Wi-Fi is available throughout the centre.
  • Workrooms: There are four rooms seating from 18 - 30 people which include whiteboards and projectors


We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible. Our residential centres offer a range of room sizes and layouts from single and twin up to larger dormitories. Note: not all centres have single/twin rooms. All rooms are subject to availability. Some rooms are en suite and others have shower and toilet facilities close by. Please contact us if you want to discuss your room requirements.

Each centre also has places to relax during any free time such as a lounge, games room and outdoor space.


For one day visits you are usually asked to bring a packed lunch unless it is specified otherwise.

Residential visits include freshly prepared seasonal meals, with a hot breakfast, packed lunch and choice of evening meal. Food is sourced locally wherever possible and we can cater for most dietary requirements. All of our residential centres have been awarded the Soil Association’s Food for Life Served Here Bronze Award which recognises organisations which go the extra mile to make sure visitors are receiving healthy, nutritious and sustainable meals.

To get a better idea on what food we offer at our centres, please see our sample meals

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Travel to Rhyd-y-Creuau

As part of our environmental commitment we encourage all visitors to travel by coach, train or public transport.

By road – it is a short drive south from the A55 North Wales Expressway, making it easily accessible from most areas.

By train – the nearest railway station is at Betws-y-coed, a simple flat walk of around 1km.

Taxi and bus services are not readily available unless pre-booked. There is a minimal public bus service that runs past the centre.


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