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!

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.

Living Wales

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

CAT Tours

Discover a world of green living. Tours run Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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.


Discover all about renewable technologies through some hands-on displays.
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Green Building

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

Enjoy a jam-packed trip full of informative and fun activities in a glorious setting.
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Woodlands & Wildlife

Weave your way through sustainably managed woodland and see glorious views.
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Gardens & Growing

Wander through our gorgeous, sustainable and productive organic gardens.
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Historic CAT

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

Enjoy delicious vegetarian food with fresh seasonal produce.
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CAT Shop

Check out our great range of green goodies and inspirational books.
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Cliff Railway

Enter CAT in style in our water powered funicular railway.
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CAT Tours

Join us on a tour of CAT and explore sustainability, the beautiful surroundings and learn about the history of the site. Tours usually run at 12.00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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.

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