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Talks, tours and team-building – group visits at CAT

Talks, tours and team-building – group visits at CAT

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Inspire your local group, school, college or teammates with a group visit to CAT, and start sharing solutions together.

We have hosted a huge variety of groups here at CAT – from U3A groups and community organisations to groups of artists and poets, as well as playgroups, schools, colleges and universities. What they all have in common is that they’re keen to learn more about environmental issues and to spend time exploring solutions together.

CAT provides the perfect setting to develop new knowledge and skills, and to take time out of the usual routine to really immerse yourself in the possibilities of a more sustainable future.

Birmingham-based community group Civic Square, for example, have returned again and again with different groups of people, and they have even incorporated a weekend at CAT into their festival and event programmes.

Family sitting at a table with pens, paper and post it notes.

Earlier this year, they brought their Retrofit Reimagined event to CAT, and they have also arranged courses and day trips for community groups, including families with young children, to help fire imaginations about what might be possible in their neighbourhoods.

Other trips have seen groups taking part in interactive workshops on wind power, hands-on sessions using natural building materials, talks and workshops from our Zero Carbon Britain team, and a home retrofit surgery. Tours of the centre explore different aspects of sustainability and regeneration, from renewable energy to nature connection.

Lecture in the CAT Shepphard Theatre for Retrofit Reimagined

We also regularly host team away-days, combining professional meeting spaces (including the Sheppard Lecture Theatre, which can seat up to 150 people, as well as smaller meeting rooms) with unique and memorable team-building activities that are as fun and challenging as they are inspiring and educational.

Some groups choose to stay overnight in our four-star twin-room group accommodation, allowing them to experience the starry skies and misty mountains of Mid Wales. It’s a truly immersive experience, sleeping in buildings made with earth, timber, hemp and lime, and enjoying delicious vegetarian and vegan meals from the CAT café.

If you are part of any type of group that would like to spend time together in beautiful surroundings exploring environmental solutions, please get in touch and we’ll work together on a programme that suits your needs.

Contact our group visits team at or call us on 01654 705950 to find out more and start making plans.

Centre for Alternative Technology - Drone photo

Groups and Learning

Whether you’re coming with a school or university, part of a corporate away day or building unique group travel experiences, CAT is the perfect place to visit as a group.

Explore CAT’s themes of sustainability, nature, gardening and more through a huge variety of bespoke bookable workshops and tours.


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