Clients will be able to join expert tutors at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Mid Wales delving into a range of topics, all with a focus on celebrating the natural world. The new bookable visitor experiences will include gardening for nature, moth nights and more.

A new ‘Gardening for Nature’ day takes visitors on a journey to explore ways of helping nature in even the smallest of outdoor spaces. Expert gardeners will provide top tips and techniques during a day in CAT’s beautiful gardens. 

On-site accommodation, a vegetarian café, free parking for cars or coaches and acres of woodlands and organic gardens provide the ideal setting. Keep an eye out for more day-out experiences being added throughout 2021!

We hope that these new experience days will give nature lovers something special to look forward to – the chance to find out more about the amazing wildlife of Mid Wales and discover new ways to help nature thrive, all while enjoying a memorable day out.”

COVID safety measures are in place throughout the centre and experiences are designed to ensure participants’ safety. Full refunds are available should legal restrictions prevent clients from attending a booked experience, allowing you to plan a visit with confidence.

Visit the website to find out more about days out at CAT.

For bespoke events for groups of any type, get in touch with the CAT team.

A wind turbine set amongst plots of growing vegetables.
Descending upright logs each featuring a pot of growing herbs.
A greenhouse with a wooden path leading through all the growing plants and vines.

Centre for Alternative Technology

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is an internationally renowned environmental education charity and award-winning eco centre based near Machynlleth in the heart of Wales.

It was founded in 1973 on the site of an abandoned quarry. What was once barren slate waste is now home to a rich variety of gardens, woodlands, ponds, award-winning environmental buildings, integrated renewable energy systems, and a wide range of interactive exhibitions and displays. It is a living example of the possibilities for transformation and regeneration, working together to build a sustainable future for all humanity as part of a thriving natural world.


Published 29 January 2021

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