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Open Day at St Donat's Castle

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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

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Open Day at St Donat's Castle

Discover the beautiful grounds of St Donat’s Castle, home to UWC Atlantic in the Vale of Glamorgan. Spanning over 122 acres of woodland, coastline and original Tudor gardens, our beautiful campus is a hidden gem opening its doors for you to explore this Summer.

A perfect day out for the whole family, our unique campus is the 12th century St Donat’s Castle on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, with views overlooking Somerset and the Bristol Channel.

When you are here, why not explore the walking trail through the ancient woodland? Or relax in one of our many pristine terraced gardens? If it is the fresh sea breeze you seek, our coastline is the perfect spot for a picnic al fresco. Enjoying the wonderful landscape is endless and a way for the whole family to get outdoors and relish the beauty of Wales this July.

The UWC Atlantic Experience team will also be offering various activities for you to take part in whilst you are here. Activities must be prebooked and include:

  • St Donat’s Castle Tour

A 1-hour guided tour inside the ground floor of St Donat’s Castle, suitable for ages 10+

10am-11am and 12pm-1pm

£10 per person

  • Archery

A 90-minute experience suited best for 8-16 year olds, but adults are welcome too!

10.30am-12pm or 2pm-3.30pm

£15 per person

  • Climbing Wall

A 90-minute experience suited best for 8-16 year olds, but adults are welcome too!

11am-12.30pm or 2.30pm-4pm

£15 per person

Our open campus days are free to attend. A £5 parking fee per car applies for those parking onsite. Booking in advance is strongly recommended.

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Things to know…

Activities
  • For any booked activities (archery, climbing or castle tour) please arrive at the Sports Hall at least 15-minutes before the start time of the activity
  • All activities are subject to pre-booking and availability.
  • Archery and climbing have a maximum capacity of 12 participants, castle tour has a maximum capacity of 15 participants.
  • Before booking you are required to read the documents provided below
  • If you will not be supervising your child on the activity, you must be at the Sports Hall 15-minutes before the end time of the activity and provide emergency contact details for the parent/guardian on-site
  • Access inside the castle is only available when booking a guided tour and is subject to COVID regulations.
General
  • Last entry to the grounds is 3.30pm
  • Events will go ahead in all but extreme weather conditions. Should UWC Atlantic need to cancel the event or activities, a full refund will be issued.
  • Pre-booking parking is not essential but is limited and may sell out, therefore pre-booking is recommended
  • There is no entrance fee. Therefore, those arriving by foot, bicycle or public transport are not required to pay to enter the campus.
  • A full refund can be issued if cancelling due to COVID reasons. NHS/Track and Trace confirmation email or text are required.
  • The site has direct access to the rocky beach at St Donats. Due to the unpredictable conditions, strong currents and large waves often found at the coast we strongly recommend that you do not enter the water unless you are suitably equipped and experienced to do so. There are no lifeguards on patrol and you enter the water at your own risk.
  • We are a no-smoking campus.
  • Dogs are permitted but must remain on the lead and dog waste taken home.
  • You are welcome to bring your own picnics. Drinks, confectionary will be available to purchase.

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