Carey Outdoor Education Centre Dorset
Carey Road Wareham, , Dorset, BH20 7PB
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Citizenship | Environment Centres | Field Studies | Outdoor Education | Outdoor Pursuits | Special Educational Needs (SEN) | Team Building | Walking Tours | Water Sports | Climbing Centres | Residential School Trips | Duke of Edinburgh Award | Climbing, High Ropes & Zipwires | Environmental Studies | Geography | Leisure and Tourism | PE (Physical Education/Sport) | PSHE | Accommodation & Residential | Educational Tours | Bushcraft | Cycling & Mountain Biking | Conservation
What we offer
Carey Outdoor Education Centre is located in the heart of the Dorset countryside providing a fantastic venue for learning and living in the outdoors throughout the year.
The centre is set amongst private woodlands and provides accommodation options both under canvas and indoors, in addition to a range of activities which can be tailored to the needs of the group or curriculum. Groups are welcome residentially and for day visits. Carey can provide full catering facilities, or groups can self cater.
What makes us a great choice?
Activities: visiting groups can benefit from a bespoke programme delivered by our experienced team, a shared delivery using your own staff and Carey staff as required or the group can be entirely self-staffed.
We regularly review our activity provision and have a number of new activities on offer both on and off site.
Mountain biking, on site skills and confidence building sessions or hit the trails and develop technique and fitness.
Rock climbing, either on the climbing wall or venture out onto the Swanage cliffs.
Kayaking and raft building on sheltered lakes or head out onto the harbour, river or sea.
Archery on our woodland range
Team building and problem solving
Natural shelter building, sleep out and cook own meal
Hammocks and Tarps overnight experience with hot drinks made on the Kelly kettles
Orienteering using our on site facilities or in the local forest
Low ropes challenge course
Environmental and wildlife activities
Woodland crafts and art
Practical river studies
Sleeping in heavy weight, light weight and bunk house style accommodation
Camping at Carey Outdoor Education Centre really allows children and young people to connect with their natural environment. They can see and hear birds and animals that they may never have seen or heard before.
Accreditation and Awards
Carey operates under the Dorset Outdoor Education Service AALS Licence
What is typically included?
Visits can be tailored specifically to meet a range of outcomes.
Group Sizes Catered For
Up to 130.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
We can supply teachers? resource packs for a range of self staffed options.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Yes, if agreed by parents/guardians.
Risk Assessment Details
We provide risk assessments for the teachers.
Education Officer Information
Contact: Paul Burrows
Groups tend to stay either three days/two nights at approximately £60 per person or five days/four night £120 full board and accommodation. Teachers are free on a ratio of 1:10
Yes, advice is given.
First Aid Information
All centre staff are First Aid trained.
We have picnic areas and a shop which sells souvenirs.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Carey has disabled access to all classrooms and dining hall and specific shower and toilet facilities.
Opening Hours & Information
24/7 all year round.
A wonderful week, education in the environment - fully practical in all sessions - excellent for those who learn by doing.
The children loved every moment. Safety was paramount.