• FSC Rhyd-y-creuau
  • Steps up to FSC Rhyd-y-creuau
  • Entrance at FSC Rhyd-y-creuau
  • Plants at FSC Rhyd-y-creuau
  • Lounge at FSC Rhyd-y-creuau
  • Dining room at FSC Rhyd-y-creuau
  • Display at FSC Rhyd-y-creuau
  • Campfire at FSC Rhyd-y-creuau
  • Courtyard at FSC Rhyd-y-creuau
  • Surroundings of FSC Rhyd-y-creuau

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau is set in the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, yet close to secluded wooded valleys, rocky shores, beaches and traditional seaside resorts. The 2.2 hectare estate includes a football pitch, woodland, biodiversity garden, campfire area, teambuilding challenges, stream and ponds. We are a short drive south from the A55 North Wales Expressway, making us easily accessible throughout the year from most areas. Nearest railway station is at Betws-y-coed, a simple flat walk of around 1km.

“Great planning of lessons and understanding of what is needed for their assessments. Staff engagement with the students was excellent!”

Geography Teacher


  • Bar: We have a licensed bar stocked with local ales and spirits, wines, soft drinks and snacks
  • Capacity: We have 34 rooms, the majority of which are twin or bunk bedded rooms for two; there are also five four-bedded rooms and four dorm rooms.
  • Car Parking: There are limited parking facilities available at the centre.
  • Catering: Self-catering is also considered upon specific request.
  • Children's Facilities: We are an Educational Centre and have games and activities on-site for children aged 8+; however, younger children are welcome.
  • Common Room: We have a large student common room full of comfortable sofas.
  • 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 all dietary needs available, as well as packed lunch making services.
  • Linen: All bedding is provided
  • 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 FSC publications.
  • WIFI: Free guest WIFI is available through-out the centre.

Food at our centres

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 any 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.

FSC Accommodation

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. 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.

Explore the centre and surrounding area

Health and Safety

  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Carbon Trust Standard
  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) licence
  • Food Hygiene rating: 5*
  • Secondary Geography Quality Mark (Geographical Association)
  • John Muir Award
  • Met Office active participant
  • Safety Shield Health and Safety Award (Moorepay) Gold

How to find us

  • 1 mile (1.5 km) from A5/A470 junction at Betws-y-coed
  • 1 mile (1.5 km) from Betws-y-coed station

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