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The Elan Valley Course

The Elan Valley Course at Dunfield House

Birmingham’s main water supply comes from the Elan Valley. For several years now Dunfield House has been hosting groups who have enjoyed its facilities as a base for exploring the Elan Valley Area and its dams, reservoirs and waterworks – all this in the heart of magnificent scenery.

Courses are usually from Monday – Wednesday or Wednesday – Friday (subject to availability) during the months of September to February.

Minimum Group size is thirty students; teachers go free. The agreed price includes all meals, accommodation, an organised programme and all transport costs. Please contact Sue & Paul to discuss your individual programme and they will confirm the cost.


Sample Programme:

  • pick up from school, visit enroute [optional extra]
  • arrival, settle in, fire practice & evening meal
  • getting to know Dunfield and free play
  • workbooks
  • supper & bed
  • breakfast and day out to Elan Valley [to include packed lunch, tour guide, explore around and chance to go inside a dam, [restrictions may apply] museum & gift shop, opportunity to explore art & expressive activities
  • evening meal back at Dunfield & workbooks
  • free play, campfire with hot dogs
  • bed
  • breakfast and free play in the grounds
  • leave for school after lunch [or optional extra to have packed lunch and visit on the way home
  • arrival back

For more information and the opportunity to plan your own programme then please contact us.

Our availability calendar for the Main House – contact us by telephone, email or website enquiry form for more information

The House

Sole Use

The Stables