Arthog Outdoor Education Centre £250,000 investment completes
Arthog, the popular residential Outdoor Education Centre owned by Telford & Wrekin Council in the Snowdonia National Park, has completed its summer renovation works following a £250,000 investment from the Council.
The purpose built 100-bed Centre overlooking the Welsh sea and mountains has offered an array of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and learn new, exciting skills for generations.
Following a consultation with schools in 2017, specific improvements to the buildings at Arthog have now been made and new equipment added.
This included refurbishing several existing dorms to make smaller bedrooms suitable for a comfortable stay at any time of the year.
Interactive display screens have been installed at key social areas inside the Centre. These can be used for films, reviewing photos from the day and relaxation time during evenings.
Other improvements include new flooring and curtains in the annexe rooms and a new kitchen with split eating times for larger groups.
A resident Night Attendant is now on duty at the facility, providing onsite care to residents with around the clock help if needed at any point.
Arthog prides itself with the highest qualified staff to guide visitors every single step of the way during excursions and activities.
New outdoor kit will increase the options of activities for guests, including a complete set of 7 canoes and a larger fleet of mini buses to improve guests travel around the Snowdonia National Park.
The Arthog Centre’s improvement means it is now also available for families, community or professional groups to book their Arthog experience; buy ten get an extra place free for all group bookings.
Councillor Lee Carter - Cabinet Member for Finance, Commercial Services & Economic Development said “Arthog has become the hub for so many schools to visit over the last 56 years, with memories made and skills nurtured.
“It’s in a great location with great experience for those wanting a taste of adventure, it’s so important that we continue to improve and develop Arthog, then even more people can enjoy what it has to offer. We’re committed to investing in the Centre to ensure it provides for generations of Telford school children to come – making memories for the school children of the future is important but equally so is making income for the Council to help offset continuing cuts in Government grant that we face.”