Visit CAT

Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living.

Explore our seven acres of hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible buildings, renewable energy, organically managed gardens and family holiday activities, there is something for everyone at CAT.

At CAT we believe in a positive future where we have learnt to live harmoniously with nature and tread lightly on the planet while enjoying the highest quality of life. Our Visitor Centre helps you explore that vision for the future and learn about ways to help achieve it.

CAT has been inspiring and informing visitors for over 40 years and is as relevant today as ever!

Harvest Festival

Family harvest time fun at CAT on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September.

Living Wales

NEW EXHBITION! Discover cutting-edge satellite earth observation and see our changing planet in a new way.

Water Balanced Funicular Railway

Enter the CAT visitor centre via one of the world's steepest water balanced cliff railway!

CATkins Parent & Toddler Group

Calling all nature loving children and their parents! Come and be part of a brand new parent and toddler group at CAT.

CAT Tours

Discover a world of green living. Tours run most days at 12.00pm (site tour) and 2.00pm (quarry trail tour).

Family Fun

Discover how we can create a better future and have fun with our interactive displays.

New for 2019 - Dogs Welcome

As a trial for 2019, CAT is now welcoming all well behaved dogs to the centre for free.

Energy

Discover all about renewable technologies through some hands-on displays.
Learn More

Green Building

See buildings built with cutting-edge green techniques and learn more about their construction.
Learn More

Family Activities

Enjoy a jam-packed trip full of informative and fun activities in a glorious setting.
Learn More

Woodlands & Wildlife

Weave your way through sustainably managed woodland and see glorious views.
Learn More

Gardens & Growing

Wander through our gorgeous, sustainable and productive organic gardens.
Learn More

Historic CAT

Founded in an unused slate quarry, CAT has come along way since our humble beginnings.
Learn More

Vegetarian Cafe

Enjoy delicious vegetarian food with fresh seasonal produce.
Learn More

CAT Shop

Check out our great range of green goodies and inspirational books.
Learn More

Cliff Railway

Enter CAT in style in our water powered funicular railway.
Learn More

CAT Tours

Join us on a tour of CAT and explore sustainability, the beautiful surroundings and learn about the history of the site. Tours run most days at 12.00pm (site tour) and 2.00pm (quarry trail tour).

Coming Up

At CAT we have a wide range of events coming up throughout the year. Make sure you follow us on facebook or sign up for our emails to stay informed about what is coming up.

September 2019

October 2019

November 2019

December 2019

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

July 2020

August 2020

September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

CONTACT US

Need more information or some help? Don't hesitate to contact us and a member of our team will get back to you.