COGO Travel Primary - South Downs Adventure Centre East Sussex
Region: South EastDisabled Facilities: Yes
Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips
Address: Itford Farm, Beddingham, Lewes BN8 6JS
Contact: 01273 020506
Based in Lewes, this recently refurbished Sussex farmhouse and barn buildings offers an enviable base for adventure in a fantastic location with extensive grounds to explore.
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Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?
COGO Travel are committed to helping primary schools offer their pupils high quality residential adventures, full of activities and fun for all.
We aim to do this while keeping prices as low as possible and you pay the same low price whatever dates you choose. Quite simply, we want these trips to be as inclusive as they can be.
Our belief is that all primary school pupils should have the opportunity to enjoy the thrills of being away from home and having the time of their lives, learning valuable life skills along the way.
Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
Based in Lewes, this recently refurbished Sussex farmhouse and barn buildings offers an enviable base for adventure in a fantastic location with extensive grounds to explore. Buildings are packed full of original features offering a selection of comfortable dorm rooms for pupils and twin rooms for teachers.
Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?
LOtC/Adventuremark accreditations are pending.
What does a typical educational visit include?
Behind COGO Travel is a team of people who have many years’ experience of running school trips. Our aim is to provide good quality yet more affordable adventures for primary schools.
We understand the challenges head teachers face in finding affordable trips for the dates when they need to travel without disrupting the curriculum. We also believe that primary school aged pupils in particular should benefit from experienced instructors who have the maturity and skills to ensure their safety, enjoyment and skills development.
What group sizes do you cater for?
We have no minimum group size and can cater for up to 400 guests at one time.
Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
All teachers will receive a teacher’s pack that will assist them in every part of organizing the school trip. We also have a comprehensive list of all activities and learning outcomes, to help them choice the best itinerary for their group.
Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
We have all risk assessment documents for the teachers to assist them through this process.
Does your venue have an education officer?
All teachers should come through our head office, who will assist them in the planning and delivery of their school trip.
What is the cost of the visit?
As part of our on-going support to Schools, Parents and Pupils, we aim to keep prices as low as possible and offer the dates that you want to travel.
Prices are from £224 based on 3 days and include coach travel.
All of our prices are tailor-made based on your needs and curriculum requirements. Please give us a call on 01273 020506 for more information or tailored quote.
Is specific clothing required for the trip?
The party leader will be given a kit list to distribute to all students involved. This forms part of the Party Leader information.
Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
It is advisable to bring your own qualified first aider who can administer any medication that is required or prescribed.
Please list facilities available.
At our South Downs Adventure Centre our facilities include: extensive grounds, dining facilities, sports facilities, teachers’ café, Wi-Fi, £3m refurbishment and 24-hour security.
Do you have disabled facilities?
Yes, however these can be limited, so please contact our Head Office on 01273 020506 to speak to our dedicated team.
What are your opening days and hours?
Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University
Type of Visit: Bowling Bushcraft Climbing Cinemas / Film High Ropes Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring Residential School Trips Safety Awareness School Tour Operators SEN Team Building Walking Tours Water Sports
Curriculum Topics Covered: Citizenship Dance English Environmental Studies Leisure & Tourism PE
Months Open: May June July September October
Accommodation Type: Outdoor Residential Centres