Region: North East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Beamish, Stanley, County Durham GH9 0YB

Contact: 01207 233 733 ext 7



Beamish Wild offers a complete range of outdoor activities and we pride ourselves in tailoring every single visit to ensure young people get the most out of the day.

Some of the activities available at the centre range from the 25 element High Ropes Course, Abseil Platforms and Climbing Towers to the equally popular Archery, Shelter Building and Scavenger Hunts.

Every group has a dedicated member of staff allocated for the duration of the visit to ensure the day is enjoyed by students and teachers alike.

Beamish Wild is located on the grounds of Best Western Beamish Hall and easily accessible from Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Beamish Wild is the ideal venue for outdoor learning and teambuilding events. Our activities have an inherent focus on teamwork and communication with an emphasis on reinforcing positive learning experiences.

We strongly believe in experiential learning and pride ourselves in facilitating young people’s access to adventurous activities that will result in a positive and memorable experience.  

We offer a safe and control environment where young people can develop their risk management skills and re-discover the great outdoors!!!

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Typical visits include access to our 25 element High Ropes Course, Archery, Shelter Building and survival sessions to name but a few.

Our wide range of activities are available from KS2 right through to University and all our packages are tailor made to your educational goals and budget.

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This venue has the following accreditation:

Activities offered are exempt from AALA.

What size groups do they cater for?

We welcome groups of 10 to 250 pupils.


What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

Work sheets are provided and include pre and post visit classroom activities.


Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

There are no copy write restrictions and you are more than welcome to take pictures or videos.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Risk assessments and insurance certificate are provided at the time of enquiry. Should you wish to visit us prior to the event and complete your own risk assessment we are more than happy to arrange a visit.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Alex Tocu –     Tel: 01207 233 733 ext 7


What does it cost?

Packages start at just £10 per person and we never charge for accompanying staff/teachers.


Is specific clothing required?

Outdoor clothing and footwear recommended.


Do you have first aid on site?

First aid available on site and you will always have access to trained and qualified staff.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Shop, Café, Pub and Restaurant onsite.
There is also ample seating area for packed lunches.

Are there disabled facilities?

We welcome disabled groups however some activities may be inaccessible so please let us know at the time of enquiry to ensure most suitable activities are included in your day’s schedule.


What are your opening days and hours?

We are open to groups all year around and can be completely flexible with arrival and departure times.


Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

I could not fault the day at all. The activities were well designed and well executed; the staff were friendly and helpful; the surroundings were beautiful and the food was of a very high quality.

All the feedback from colleagues was positive and I can only thank you all for a brilliant day.
Jan Skelton – Ryhope Junior School

Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Bushcraft Climbing Duke of Edinburgh Award High Ropes Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring SEN Sports Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: Citizenship Leisure & Tourism PE PSHE Science

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