Region: Yorkshire

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Longshaw, Sheffied, South Yorkshire S11 7TW

Contact: 01433 631017



Outdoor pursuits is one of the fastest growth areas in the leisure industry. Thousands of people take to the great outdoors in England, which has countryside ideal for every type of outdoor pursuit, from climbing to caving, and kayaking to mountain biking.

Parson House Outdoor Pursuit Centre is dedicated to providing a safe environment for outdoor activities to take place in.

A charitable centre (517419)2009 sees the centre in its 35th year. 

The centre is set in the beautiful moorland of The Peak District National Park, surrounded by fields and moorland.

Accommodation for 30 people, with kitchen, dining room, games room, tv/coffee bar lounge, drying rooms, good comfortable bedrooms with private bathrooms.

Instructors are fully qualified and have a combined excellence in a number of outdoor activities with a great amount of practical experience in each of them. The outdoors can be dangerous, which is part of the attraction, so safety aspects are always emphasised.  (AALA registered)

So whether you are age 7 years or 77, you can enjoy our courses with confidence and a great deal of enjoyment. Parson House is set in the heart of the Peak District National Park, on Burbage Moor. Surrounded by breath taking views and beautiful countryside the ideal place to participate in outdoor activities.


What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Stay with us from 1 day to a week.


Various rates: from self-catering to all-inclusive, with or without outdoor activities.

All courses are tailor-made to suit your group’s requirements such as:

Caving, Climbing, Abseiling, canoeing, kayaking, Adventure/obstacle course, hill walking, orienteering, weaseling, rock hopping, indoor climbing wall, bouldering, problem solving


What size groups do they cater for?

30 maximum 10 minimum.


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

Please see Website:


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

Yes, No restrictions at all.


How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Please call to pre-arrange a risk assesment.


What are the contact details for their education officer?

Debbie Bell - 01433 631017  (please quote ukst for special offers)


What does it cost?

cost varies depending on what you require and the size of your group, the bigger the group the cheaper it gets.

please call for your specific needs.


Is specific clothing required?

All specialist clothing is provided by the centre, we do advise people to bring their own water proofs if they have them.


Do you have first aid on site?

All staff hold current first aid qualifications.


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

• Tuck shop

• Dining room

• Kitchen

• Coffee bar lounge

• Games room

• Facilities for packed lunch indoors or outdoors

• Drying rooms


Are there disabled facilities?

Yes, Please call for your specific needs.

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

Type of Visit: Bushcraft Caves & Caverns Climbing Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring Residential School Trips Sports Team Building Water Sports

Curriculum Topics Covered: Environmental Studies Geography PE

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