Summer Holidays at the Centre for Alternative Technology Sunday 23rd July - Saturday 2nd September

Fantastic hands-on FREE activities for the kids, engaging sustainable energy exhibitions and a beautiful green setting with gardens, allotments and woodland adventures – all in one great day out!

  • Details
    Further Details
    This summer, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is celebrating the great outdoors and invites you to come along and get involved. There will be plenty of free craft activities taking place in CAT’s Straw Bale Theatre, including making origami animals and building solar powered. Kids can have a go at survival skills in the CAT woodland area making dens from coppiced wood grown on-site and there will be scavenger hunts taking you on an adventure over the whole 7 acre site.

    The wildlife is going crazy at CAT! Keep your eyes peeled for lizards, rare moths, shrews and dormice, butterflies, dragonflies and array of bird species. Bring your camera or some binoculars and see what you can spot!

    The CAT gardens and woodlands are the perfect place to stop for a picnic. Picnic areas are dotted in various places across our site such as the wild garden area, nestled on their beautiful lawns, next to the cliff railway station and under a huge solar roof.

    Guided tours are on offer daily – find out more about how our woodlands and gardens are sustainably managed, learn about the biodiversity and habitats at CAT and explore how our water systems are all naturally managed from the reservoir up in the hills.
    Keep an eye on our website - – for the latest news, seasonal opening times and prices.

    Pricing Information

    All kids’ activities are free with your entry ticket.

    Opening Times

    Please contact for details


    Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ

  • Facilities
    • Disabled Access
    • Disabled Toilets
    • On Site Parking
  • Reviews