Gwent Outdoor Centres

Hilston Park

Newcastle, near Monmouth

Gwent Outdoor Centres - Hilston Park Monmouth

Hilston Park is the jewel in the crown of our outdoor education centres. Just six miles from Monmouth, the listed building dates back to the early 19th Century and was built for a local aristocratic family. It's within easy reach of the River Wye and the Black Mountains as well as the Forest of Dean and beyond.

Generations of young people have enjoyed staying in Hilston Park's grand rooms which can accommodate groups of up to 60 people. Of course, the centre has been updated for use by groups from primary and secondary schools, youth and adult groups.

Accommodation at a glance

Can house up to 60
29 beds plus 2 staff on one landing
29 beds plus 2 staff on one landing
We also have the flexibility to add beds to either landing
Classroom, library and conference room
TV lounge and recreation room

Hilston Bedroom map .pdf

Bedroom allocation.doc

What activities can you do at Hilston Park?

Indoors, Hilston Park is well-equipped with excellent on-site facilties and many activities you can do without even leaving the extensive grounds. With the River Wye and Black Mountains on our doorstep there is plenty to do on day trips too:

  • Get outdoors and try the high-level rope area or archery
  • Take advantage of our environmental studies areas – meadow, lake, woodland
  • Stay under canvas – go camping in the grounds
  • Use our specialist equipment for field studies
  • Go canoeing on the River Wye
  • Go hillwalking in the Black Mountains
  • Activities on-site include archery, high ropes courses, raft-building, problem-solving, orienteering, forest activites and bushcraft

Check out the weather at Hilston Park

Hilston Park lodge – self-catering accommodation for small groups

The lodge at Hilston Park has been converted into accommodation for small self-catering groups. The lodge is suitable for up to 12 people (bunk bed accommodation) within the grounds of Hilston Park in Monmouthshire.

Accommodation at a glance

Three bedrooms (mostly bunkbeds)
Two bathrooms (two showers)
Kitchen with fridge
Wi fi
Lounge with bed settee
Own grounds, separate from Hilston Park, space for camping, camp fire area

How to find us...

Hilston Park, Newcastle, Monmouth NP25 5NY

What activities?

Safety first for all

At Gwent Outdoor Centres our experienced staff always put safety first. We are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), which is overseen by the Health and Safety Executive. The AALA was set up to ensure outdoor activity providers follow good safety management practices. These should allow young people to experience exciting and stimulating activities outdoors – without being exposed to avoidable risks.

We continually monitor and update our procedures to ensure the safety of the young people in our care.

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Important info

Once again, the children learnt so much on a personal level and also absorbed a lot of subject knowledge, first hand. The staff were, as ever, superb. They were knowledgeable, professional and disciplined at all times and sympathetic to the needs of our learners at every step.
– Mike Gough, headteacher
Deighton Primary School