Added - Wed - 11 / Mar / 20

About Rock UK Summit Centre wins best activity provider!

Rock UK’s Summit Centre has won the southeast Wales tourism awards ‘Best Regional Activity Provider’. The former coal mine has been turned into a unique destination with over 20 different instructed adventure activities, indoor climbing centre, café, outdoor play area and a 104-bed fully catered accommodation.

Following a £4 M redevelopment in 2018, the centre has grown offering a wide range of activities for organised groups and families all year round. The project at Summit Centre has been supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

Families can enjoy different taster activities every weekend and during school holidays. From climbing to archery and caving to raft building, the taster sessions allow families to try new activities with no experience necessary.

The centre café is open 7 days a week providing a chance to refuel whilst the kids play on the mining themed outdoor play area. Numerous weekly climbing clubs also take place during term-time helping children from age 4+ to develop their climbing and learn new skills in a safe environment.

Organised groups can stay in the new accommodation and enjoy a tailor-made programme of activities and challenges as a group. Summit Centre’s rural location in the beautiful South Wales valleys allows for numerous off site activities including; climbing on local crags, gorge walking through real waterfalls, caving, canoeing and kayaking. This allows groups to experience nature first-hand and get a real sense of adventure and excitement.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Public Protection Cllr Geraint Thomas said: “We’re thrilled with the ongoing success of Rock UK Summit Centre. We are delighted that they are at the forefront of adventure activity experiences and will continue to be for many years to come.”

Rock UK have nearly 100 years’ experience of offering life-changing adventure. The charity was founded in 1922 and today welcomes over 60,000 people to their four nationwide centres from schools, youth groups, uniform groups, faith groups, families and other organisations such as the Prince’s Trust and NCS.

Rock UK’s CEO David Locke says “We are delighted and honoured to win the South East Wales Tourism award for best activity provider.  This has been a team effort and we want to thank Merthyr Council and the local community for their enthusiastic support for Summit Centre.”

Rock UK offers bursary places to children who would otherwise be unable to visit due to financial constraints. All four centres have been awarded the Learning Outside of Classroom quality badge.

With an action packed timetable of activities, there is something for everyone. To find out more, visit or call Summit Centre on 01443 710090.

Last Updated - Wed - 11 / Mar / 20