Hilston Park is the jewel in the crown of our outdoor education centres. Just six miles from Monmouth, the listed building dates back to the early 19th Century and was built for a local aristocratic family. It's within easy reach of the River Wye and the Black Mountains as well as the Forest of Dean and beyond.
Generations of young people have enjoyed staying in Hilston Park's grand rooms which can accommodate groups of up to 50 people. Of course, the centre has been updated for use by groups from primary and secondary schools, youth and adult groups.
WHAT ACTIVITIES CAN YOU DO AT HILSTON PARK?
Indoors, Hilston Park is well-equipped with excellent on-site facilties and many activities you can do without even leaving the extensive grounds. With the River Wye and Black Mountains on our doorstep there is plenty to do on day trips too:
Get outdoors and try the high-level rope area or archery
Take advantage of our environmental studies areas – meadow, lake, woodland
Stay under canvas – go camping in the grounds
Use our specialist equipment for field studies
Go canoeing on the River Wye
Go hillwalking in the Black Mountains
Activities on-site include archery, high ropes courses, raft-building, problem-solving, orienteering, forest activites and bushcraft