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Group Travel

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

With a wide selection of bookable workshops, talks and tours covering a range of sustainability topics, CAT’s group travel packages are perfect for groups looking for something a little different.

CAT’s beautiful visitor centre near Machynlleth in Mid Wales is home to a rich variety of gardens and ponds, sustainably managed woodland habitats, award-winning sustainable buildings, renewable energy systems, and a wide range of interactive exhibition and displays.

Fully bespoke group visit packages are available. Make an enquiry by contacting our groups team.

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Plan your Visit

CAT is fully equipped with free coach parking facilities, on-site accommodation, catering facilities, a dedicated events team to manage your booking, and a host of workshop leaders and tour guides ready to greet you.

Tours of CAT

Head out with one of CAT's expert ranger team and learn all about CAT's rich history of innovation, how we manage our thriving varied habitats and more.
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Group workshops

CAT offers a wide range of bookable workshops including wellbeing in nature, green wood working, green building, sustainable gardening and more.
Volunteer in the garden

Volunteer in the gardens

Join CAT's expert gardeners and long term volunteers for the day in CAT's beautiful gardens. Develop new skills, meet new people and do some good - all on a day out.
Interim Co-CEO Eileen Kinsman welcoming graduates and guests during the graduation ceremony

Zero Carbon Britain

Dig a little deeper and book a talk from one of CAT's expert tutors or researchers. Find out about how we can reach a zero-carbon future and what we can do to help today.
Double room in the WISE building


CAT has a number of accommodation options on-site. We have two 18-bed Eco-Cabins, the WISE building with 24 twin bedrooms, or the 'Self Build' house right in the heart of the visitor centre.
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Getting food at the CAT Cafe


Whether you’re hosting a corporate event, school visit, group tour or wellbeing retreat, CAT’s fully vegetarian café offers versatile catering options to suit any group.
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