Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Wide Horizons Margaret McMillan House, Gravesend Road, Wrotham , Kent TN15 7JN

Contact: 01732 822651

Website: http://www.widehorizons.org.uk/centre/widehorizons-margaret-mcmillan-house/

Description

Wide Horizons Margaret McMillan House is the Adventure Learning paradise! Archery, climbing, orienteering, leadership, climbing walls, high wire, low ropes, camping, we could go on the list is endless at our largest Adventure Learning Centre.

The Centre welcomes up to 150 people, and there is plenty of room for camping guests, used during the week, at weekends or during holiday times for a whole range of activities either tutor-led, or self-taught. Our Adventure Learning courses and activities provide inspiring, challenging and exciting experiences that help children learn in a whole new way-never forgetting the need for fun!

We deliver a range of activities for all age groups of school children, from both of our day centre nature experiences in Kent, to residential adventures for older children and young people. These activities are cleverly linked to curriculum topics and can be adapted to suit learning objectives and outcomes.

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/widehorizonstrust/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Widehorizons_uk

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any accreditation such as Tourist Board, or AALA?
We have AALA License.

What group sizes do you cater for?
The Centre can accommodate up to 156 children

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?
We can accommodate up to 120 children in 4 dormitories, which are a mixture of bunk beds and single beds, with en-suite or shared bathrooms. A further 36 children and 4 adults can be housed in our camping bell-tents.

What is the cost of the accommodation?
We utilize the Edubase database for schools and have pre-agreed prices dependent upon the percentage of Free School Meals at each school. We also operate a Winter discount of 20% between 1 November and 28 February each financial year.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
We have Risk Assessments available and fire alarms / emergency light tested quarterly.

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?
Kathy Bezant, Schools Relationship Co-Ordinator
kathy.bezant@widehorizons.org.uk

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
Yes, on sessions. All visiting groups are asked to provide one member of staff who is first aid trained. Off sessions groups are expected to deal with their own first aid and first aid kits are provided in all the common rooms

Please list facilities available.
This beautiful centre has group lounges, a football and a rugby pitch, camping areas, gardens, a basketball court and much more

What are your disabled facilities?
We have disabled toilets, disabled shower room on the ground floor of our dormitories, disabled ramps

What are your opening days and hours?
We are open all year round

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
“Excellent organisation of activities, pupils really enjoyed participating and gained a lot from the experience. Staff ensured that all pupils were safe on the activities and had a positive influence on the pupils. Pupils were able to learn how to work as part of a team, particularly in terms of their communication with one another.”

Marlon Miller, Small School Head at Evelyn Grace Academy

‘We love coming here and it fits exactly with what we want to get out of the week. Relaxed environment and friendly, helpful staff. It was nice to have a mix of staff who were all very good with the children, flexible to fit in with what we wanted from the week, and very helpful. We really enjoyed the day on the high ropes/wall and the food is excellent.’

Andrew, Small School Head at Walnut Tree Walk Primary


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: Outdoor Residential Centres


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