Kingswood Dukeshouse Wood Northumberland
Region: North East EnglandDisabled Facilities: Yes
Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips
Address: Fellside, Hexham, Northumberland CH7 5LB
Contact: 0800 655 6564
Set on a beautiful fellside, this 18-acre park has a wonderful rural feel where young people feel instantly at home, enjoying the best of the countryside and the resulting study opportunities on offer. Yet the centre is just minutes from the leafy suburbs of Hexham so it’s easily accessible for schools across Scotland and the north of England.
With stimulating environments, state of the-art facilities and highly qualified instructors, we can work with you to go beyond classroom teaching and textbook theory. Accelerated learning by doing and the ultimate adventure activity experience; a chance to enhance education, put theory into practice and encourage independence, self-awareness and teamwork every day.
Our educationally rich modules and sessions are designed to complement current curricula and exam criteria and provide a stimulating learning opportunity outside the classroom for maximum academic benefit. Young people are equipped with the knowledge, key values and important PLTS skills to encourage them to think for themselves and adapt what they learn; to analyse problems and find solutions at every turn; to embrace challenges with enthusiasm and adopt a positive mental attitude to life and change.
Benefits gained are immense, from the development of a healthy self-awareness and empathy for others and their environment, to an increase in concentration, to a greater level of respect for those – both teachers and peers alike – who have shared the same journey.
With all programmes tailored to help you meet your objectives, and unlimited help and guidance available every step of the way, at Kingswood we can provide that perfect blend of excitement, creative learning and adventure to meet your needs and requirements.
Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
• Beautiful fellside setting – a charming rural feel but close to all amenities.
• Refurbished accommodation and dining facilities to make your stay more comfortable.
• A range of activities in our recently upgraded adventure park, including high ropes and 3G swing for exciting teambuilding sessions.
• 8,000 sq. ft. indoor activity hall including excellent ICT facilities for all-weather study.
• En-suite dorms sleeping 4-10 with separate rooms for boys and girls all patrolled by our night staff.
• 6 disabled access rooms with en-suite wet rooms.
• All teacher rooms are en-suite.
• A secure site with 24/7 CCTV monitoring for student safety and teachers’ peace of mind.
What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?
We tailor make all our programmes to fit with the needs of the group, please visit our website at
http://www.kingswood.co.uk to find out more about the programmes we offer.
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This venue has the following accreditation:
Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
British Activity Providers Association
Association of Language Travel Organizations
British Educational Travel Association
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
Institute for Outdoor Learning
What size groups do they cater for?
What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?
Welcome Guides, Teacher Pre-Visit Packs, Launching to parents and our latest offers are available on our Website.
Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?
Please speak to our team regarding any photographic or AV requirements.
How do you arrange a risk assessment?
For information about booking and risk assessments please view our health and safety page at http://www.kingswood.co.uk/why-kingswood/health-safety
What does it cost?
All our programs are tailor made to suit each schools individual needs. For more information or a personalised quote, please call us on 0800 655 6564.
Is specific clothing required?
All requirements for your trip are explained in the pre-visit packs.
Do you have first aid on site?
There is always a fully qualified first aider on site for any medical emergencies.
What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?
Set in a beautiful fellside setting giving it a charming rural feel but close to all amenities.
Recently refurbished accommodation and dining facilities to make your stay more comfortable.
The Activity Park in the grounds houses many recent additions including a quad bike track, zipwire, outdoor laser, jacob’s ladder, an outdoor climbing and abseiling tower and leap of faith. The high ropes course is one of the best Kingswood operates, with exciting elements like high all aboard, jungle vines and high equilibrium, great for promoting confidence, team work and safely taking risks, whilst our 3G swing adds an exhilarating dimension to the activity park.
These high-adrenaline experiences are contrasted with activities encouraging mental prowess and teambuilding, like team tech, indoor initiatives and mission possible. We also have an 8,000 sq. ft. indoor activity hall great for team building exercises and evening activities. Our excellent ICT facilities mean there are always opportunities to study no matter what the weather.
En-suite dorms sleeping 4-10 with separate rooms for boys and girls all patrolled by our night staff. 6 disabled access rooms with en-suite wet rooms, and all teacher rooms are en-suite.
Are there disabled facilities?
Please get in touch as this is assessed on a case by case basis, please call us on 0800 655 6564.
What are your opening days and hours?
Centres are open 7 days a week all year round.
Key travel times
Key travel times by road: Newcastle: 1hr, Sunderland: 1hr 30min, Carlisle: 1hr 30min, Dumfries: 1hr 30min, Middlesbrough: 2hrs, Kendal: 2hrs, Hawick: 2hrs, Edinburgh: 2hrs 20min, Glasgow: 2hrs 20 min, Leeds: 3hrs
Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?
"The facilities from dorms to dining area were brilliant. Overall this place gets 5 stars from our organisation and we hope to visit again in the future.” - Haldane Youth Services
Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College
Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Bushcraft Green Awareness Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring Picnic Areas Residential School Trips Sports Team Building Water Sports Wildlife and Nature
Curriculum Topics Covered: Citizenship Environmental Studies Geography ICT MFL PE PSHE Science
Months Open: January February March April May June July August September October November December
Accommodation Type: Bunkhouses Outdoor Residential Centres