Region: Scotland

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Burnside Road, Largs, Ayrshire KA30 8RW

Contact: 01475 674 666

Website: https://nationalcentreinverclyde.org.uk/

Description

Sportscotland National Sports Training Centre Inverclyde is situated in the beautiful seaside town of Largs on the West Coast of Scotland. 

We are around 40 minutes from Glasgow Airport and there are numerous methods of public transport including a train station and bus service. 

We have recently reopened after having gone through a £12m redevelopment and are now a state of the art, inclusive centre for everyone including high performance athletes all the way through to schools and education groups and members of the community. 

We have 24/7 security on site with CCTV and a member of staff always present at reception. 

All of our lifts and rooms have key card access control and we monitor the centre regularly via our Guest Support team.  The centre has been built with inclusivity in mind and all of our accommodation is beyond current DDA rules. 

We pride ourselves in being the first in the UK of its kind in this respect and we can accommodate wheelchair users in every single one of our 60 bedrooms in the centre.

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What group sizes do you cater for?

We have accommodation for up to 120 people, 60 twin rooms.  We can hold events for up to 200 people.

 Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

We have 60 twin rooms, of which, 8 are adjoining rooms.  Our rooms have two extra long single beds in each with air conditioning and full length windows giving great views of the Firth of Clyde.  The rooms also have TV and are all en-suite with shower rooms.  Hairdryers and irons can be given on request at reception.  Every room also have high speed wifi access.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

Our price per child is £295 for a 5 day (4 night) trip. 

£225 for 4 days

£155 for 3 days

£85 for 2 days

Teachers go free.  These prices include accommodation, the sports activities and all catering.

You can also add a day excursion to our National Watersports Centre Cumbrae at an additional cost of £20 per person.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We can provide risk assessments to all schools and groups before their visit.  We also can have a pre-visit meeting or presentation at the school before the trip for parents.  We also carry out a fire drill within the first hour of arriving for the stay.

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?

Our Schools Programme Officer can be contact on 01475 674 666.

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

We have a qualified first aider at the centre at all times.

Please list facilities available.

All catering is included in the price, this includes breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of the stay.  These will all be eaten in our dining hall.  We also have a café where drinks and snacks can be purchased during centre public opening hours.  We also have vending machines throughout the building.  We also have a viewing gallery where people can relax and we also have a bar on-site for those over 18.  The centre has full wifi access in all areas.

What are your disabled facilities?

We are an inclusive centre and were built with this in mind.  Our accommodation is more than current DDA standard compliant and we have 4 extra large lifts and lip and step free entrances and exits to sports facilities.  We also have numerous disabled toilet facilities with extra wide doors and hoists available for those with further mobility needs.  We are able to tailor our sessions to those with disabilities and we also offer disability sport activities where requested.

Our bedrooms can accommodate 2 wheelchair users at any one time and the bathroom is set up as wet room style for easy access.  We also have 6 rooms with hoists from the bed to the bathroom should there be extra mobility needs with any of the groups.

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open to the public between 6am and 10pm and generally our programmes run from 9.30am until 5.30pm depending on the programme that has been set.  There is also a programme of evening activities.

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

“All the staff were really helpful and friendly and we were really impressed by all the facilities.”  Lorna Jones, Wellington School

“The programme had excellent variety that catered for all and the team were flexible with adapting the programme to any weather conditions!”  Aileen McFeat, St Joseph’s Primary School

“We have had a ball, The children loved the whole experience from start to finish, superb, superb, superb!”  Joan Mitchell, Drongan Primary School

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

 We offer a wide variety of sports within the residential prgrammes such as tennis, football, handball, archery, hockey and judo to name a few. 

We will also run an evening programme which will include a mini disco and quiz night.  We will always work with schools and education group to develop the programme that suits them best. 

With the addition of being able to have a day trip to our sister national centre over on the Isle of Cumbrae we believe we have something unique here to offer.


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 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: Hostels Hotels Outdoor Residential Centres


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