Region: North West

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Longrigg Xperience Residential Centre, Frostrow Lane, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5JT

Contact: 0300 003 1920



We are passionate about the impact that Residentials and Outdoor Learning can have on young people.

Our main focus is on creating the right Residential to help you get the most out of your students.

Longrigg Xperience is Action4Youth’s outdoor centre in the North of England. Standing in its own grounds and overlooking the unspoilt splendour of the Howgill Fells the centre has been running brilliant residential courses since 1988.

Situated within walking distance of Sedbergh, only 10 miles from Kendal and less than 10 minutes from the M6, Longrigg is an ideal location for exploring the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales.

We offer a range of inspiring courses, co-designed with you to help you achieve your residential aims. Working in partnership, we can help with personal outcomes in areas such as:

Confidence and Character

Health and Well Being

Social and Emotional Awareness

Environmental Awareness

Motivation and Engagement

Broadening Horizons

We run courses based around curriculum areas such as Maths, English, Science, Geography and Languages.

We are particularly proud of our work helping to raise GCSE attainment but we believe that our residentials can have a profound impact on people at all stages of their learning.

Our mature staff are very experienced and well qualified in a wide range of activities and used to working with a broad spectrum of client groups.

Their expert task is to select the right challenge for the group giving each individual the level of support they need to succeed. This is followed up by reviewing the activity at appropriate times to help transfer the learning to other situations.

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What group sizes do you cater for?

We offer courses for up to 30 plus staff at our main centre and can offer options for larger groups nearby.

24 is a standard group size for us but we can work with larger or smaller groups as required.

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

The centre has two six bed dorms in the main building and a larger separate building sleeps 20 in dorms of 2,4,6 and 8. There are ample shower and toilet facilities, a drying room and tumble drier. Sleeping bags and pillowcases are required. The large kitchen is equipped for group catering. The lounge has TV, DVD, easy chairs and gives access to the patio area. A separate games room has pool table, TV and table football.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

Accommodation costs £17 per head for a minimum of 12 people. £16 per head for 20 or more. £15 per head for groups of 25 or more.

Rates are reduced from November to March.

Activities are available from £35 per person per day subject to group size and the nature of the activity.

Free leaders places are available as part of a residential course package.

It is best to talk to us about what your requirements are and then we can look at giving you an accurate quote for your course.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

Summary risk assessment is available on our website and more detailed risk assessments are available on request.

Fire checks are carried out weekly when courses are in residence.

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?

Contact Dave Hollingham Head of Centre on 015396 21161 or email

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

All our staff are first aid trained but we also recommend that you bring a first aider with you.

Please list facilities available.

Longrigg is a self-catering centre with all the pots, pans and utensils to cater for large groups. We can make arrangements for catering to be provided if required.

As a guide:

-         self catering costs about £5 per head per day

-         catering costs about £20 per head per day

There is a dining room which seats 30, a lounge with TV, DVD and comfy chairs, a common room with TV DVD, pool table and table football. Large lawn areas outside for games and camping.

What are your disabled facilities?

We cater for a variety of abilities and have some accessible accommodation. Most areas of the centre are fully accessible although some assistance may be required.

What are your opening days and hours?

All year round

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?

 “She was timid and rarely contributed in class. The residential changed her in so many ways! Her confidence increased significantly with every activity she completed successfully. Her relationship with staff developed, she began contributing in the maths sessions, she began to believe in her own abilities, and by the end of the week she was a completely different student.”

GCSE maths teacher and visit leader, The Radcliffe School

“I feel really confident in the classroom now, even if I don’t know the answer it’s something I can overcome, it’s a challenge and now I know I can do any challenge I set my mind to. I might not get it right the first or second time but if I keep trying I will get there.”

Year 10 student, The Radcliffe School

“I was like, I can’t climb that mountain, then when I got to the top, I was like whoa, I did it! That made me feel like I could do anything.”

Year 10 student, The Radcliffe School

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Come and Try It!

We are offering a free staff weekend at Longrigg 7 – 9 October 2016 where teachers and group leaders can see the facilities and try out the activities for themselves. Our staff are on hand to discuss how you might use our services to create the residential you are looking for. If you are interested in coming along to see for yourself then please get in touch:

Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Outdoor Residential Centres