As a precautionary measure :
the Felin Uchaf Centre is now closed to the public
until further notice
Rhagor o dudalennau yn y Gymraeg ar gael yn fuan
The centre is open year round for visitors and has a network of nature paths to gardens and woodcraft workshop. Were close the volunteering and training programmes in September and recommence in May so there usually just the main thatched workshop operating and open during the weekdays over the winter . During the summer months - and occasionally during the quieter winter months - we host a regular programme of Storytelling and Music Events in our Celtic Roundhouse.
We are currently fundraising to complete New Visitor Facilities which will include an organic cafe, gallery & exhibition space, studios and shop.
We have a beautiful thatched Craft Shop at the centre. " Siop Y Felin" showcases some of the furniture, basketry and woolen products made here at our workshops.
We provide hands-on learning experiences in a range of traditional and eco-building skills. Our varied building projects provide ideal training opportunities for in-depth learning about green-design and the responsible use of natural materials. We aim to nurture people's potential, their skills and creativity - and to create beautiful buildings with integrity and care for our environment.
Boatbuilding is often considered as the pinacle of the woodsman's art and the graceful forms of traditional boats call for an experienced eye and deft hands. Our boatbuilding restoration programme provides a rare opportunity for trainees to experience a craft and with a long tradition on the peninsula.
Being in a hands-on, can-do, cooperative work environment using beautiful natural materials enhances our wellbeing, it gives us a sense of community with others and with our surroundings
Participants gain an impressive portfolio of experiences in a broad range of skills. Our holistic approach to craft learning is widely recognised by practitioners in the heritage industry and in national programmes such as the Prince's Foundation and many centres of higher education. Our students and volunteers find that their experiences at Felin Uchaf provide a valuable springboard to the next step in their lives; many go on to become engineers, architects, designers, ecologists or to work within conservation and heritage organisations such as the National Trust, Wildlife Trusts and the National Parks. Our young people have received presitigious awards for their volunteering achievements such as Wales's Young Volunteer of the Year Award and have gained scholarships for further study at specialist craft skills centres both here in the UK and Scandinavia
Former trainees and volunteers keep a close connection with the centre for many years after they have completed their internship. It is a place which has fostered deep friendships and a close alumini felowship that now extends to over 30 different countries across the world
" I have had one of the best experiences of my life and I don't say that lightly. I decided to volunteer with you to use my creative skills in a different way. I wanted to get in touch with the land, the ground, and work my body hard, learning new skills to create something with others. I also wanted to have some mental space and time to reflect on where I am in my life. Felin Uchaf gave me all of this and more than I could have expected. I feel this experience supported me to make some changes in my life that mean I can grow and move forward, happier " Rose
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Our Registered Charity depends upon your goodwill and support to enable us to provide these life changing opportunities and to develop our public facilities.