Region: Wales

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Loggerheads, Flintshire, CH7 5LB

Contact: 0800 655 6564

Website: http://www.kingswood.co.uk/uk-school-trips

Description

With 130 acres of breathtaking habitat for students to explore, surrounded by rolling hills and natural woodland, Colomendy offers vast open spaces stretching into the distance. It’s an amazing environment that enriches the learning experience and helps young people turn classroom theory into hands-on practice.

Kingswood offers a complete educational and adventure activity programme for young people across the UK and around the world; an experience that aids personal development, teaches key life-skills and helps build confidence and self-belief.

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.

Colomendy is the perfect centre for any age group of students, with great facilities for environmental programmes. Geography, Biology and Field Study courses take advantage of the rich local environment available for GCSE and A Level students.

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?

• Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, with woodland and water areas ideal for Environmental Field Studies and plenty of scenic walks.

• Next to the Loggerheads Country Park, offering off-site study opportunities.

• Moel Famou walks – incorporating part of the Offa's Dyke trail with stunning coastal and landscape views.

• Over 40 activities, including a 3G swing and giant zipwire making the most of the stunning location.

• On-site watersports lake, perfect for teamwork activities.

• Dorms sleep 2-12 young people, some en-suite, with separate rooms for teachers.

 

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.

 

Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyuMDITz1d8


Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?

http://www.facebook.com/kingswoodcentres

https://twitter.com/Kingswood_

 

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 mark

Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Institute for Outdoor Learning

 

 

What size groups do they cater for?

10-430

 

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?


Colomendy boasts a £1 million adventure park with three huge climbing and abseiling towers, high and low rope activities, an adrenaline 3G swing, a monster 200 metre Giant zipwire and a major simulated caving system built into a natural rock seam, along with a huge range of activities.


The River Alyn runs through the Northern end of the site, and alongside this we’ve constructed a purpose-built watersports lake offering canoeing, kayaking and raft building.


Accommodation for both teachers and students is either in our cabins, or towers, some with en-suite bathroom facilities, with upgrades of existing buildings providing a new reception, restaurant area and Evening Entertainment Zones. The centre site is fully secure with boundary fencing, security gates and CCTV.


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: Liverpool: 1hr 15min, Manchester: 1hr 30min, Telford: 2hrs, Birmingham: 2hr 30min, Leicester: 2hr 45min, Coventry: 2hr 45min, Gloucester: 3hrs 15min, Cardiff: 3hr 45min

 

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


“Fantastic experience. Everything you could ever need is on site with brilliant friendly staff.” - Dunfermline High


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: Lodges


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