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Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Powys, Wales

  • Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Centre for Alternative Technology

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Surrounded by 7 acres of beautiful woodlands, Centre for Alternative Technology or Canolfan y Dechnoleg Amgen in Machynlleth, is an educational charity which inspires thousands of families each year to get involved and make a positive impact on environmental change. Offering hands-on displays, adventure play and woodland trails buzzing with wildlife, the Centre for Alternative Technology is a great day out for your whole family.

Kids can learn about renewable energy, recycling and organic growing through a range of interactive displays. You’ll discover something new and exciting every time you visit, as tours, short courses and family-friendly events take place at the Centre all through the year. You can even ride the great cliff railway (Easter to October)!

For nature lovers, the Centre for Alternative Technology offers a woodland Quarry Trail to explore, a woodlands activity area and a Bee Hut where you can learn all about bees. Time to learn about looking after our planet!

  • Learn about saving the planet
  • Interactive displays, woodlands trails & more
  • Great cliff railway (Easter to October)


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Llwyngwern Quarry, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ, Wales


Click here to visit Centre for Alternative Technology's website
01654 705950

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Monday to Sunday 10:00 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £8.50
Kids (4-16): £4.00
Under 4's: Free
Concession: £7.50

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Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome


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