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Nature connection workshops at CAT
Nature connection workshops at CAT
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Free tours run twice daily throughout the summer
Free tours run twice daily throughout the summer
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Arrive in style
Arrive in style
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Sustainability education for all ages
Sustainability education for all ages
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Family activities run every school holiday
Family activities run every school holiday
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Adventure playground - essential ingredient
Adventure playground - essential ingredient
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Organic Gardens
Organic Gardens
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About Centre For Alternative Technology

Nestled in the stunning Dyfi Biosphere in Mid Wales, The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that demonstrates practical solutions for a sustainable future.

Arrive in style - Take one of Europe’s steepest water-balanced cliff railways up to the visitor centre and discover a hidden world, packed full of working examples of renewable energy, beautiful organic gardens, experimental green buildings and sustainably managed woodland habitats.

With plenty to see and do, CAT is a great place for the kids! Run off extra energy in the eco-adventure playground, discover a world of green living on family-friendly trails and scavenger hunts or come during the school holidays for a fun-packed programme of family activities, shows and workshops.
Build a tiny house at CAT
Build a tiny house at CAT
Combining exciting practical skills with immersive wellbeing experiences, CAT truly is the home of sustainability education. Join a tour with one of CAT’s expert guides to dig a little deeper or come along to a day or week long course to explore everything from sustainable woodland management and nature connection to sustainable building practices and renewable energy.

Now a thriving haven for wildlife, the CAT site was once a Welsh slate quarry - signs of which can still be seen today. Weaving your way up through sustainably-managed woodlands with glorious views of the surrounding hills, the Quarry Trail Walk offers glimpses into CAT’s slate heritage and the reservoir that feeds CAT’s off-grid water system.

With a shop full of eco goodies and tasty treats or hearty lunches in CAT’s vegetarian café, CAT has everything you need for a great day out.

New for 2019 - Dogs welcome! All well-behaved four-legged friends are now welcome to come to CAT for free.

Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Coach Parking
  • Disabled Facilities

Tour Details

  • Minimum Number In Tour
  • 2
  • Maximum Number In Tour
  • 20
  • Scheduled Tours
  • Yes
  • Tailored Tours
  • Yes

Visit Information

  • Advanced Booking Required?
  • Yes

Special Rates

  • Special Group Rates
  • Yes

Languages

  • English

Location

52.62305, -3.84062386

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