Carey Outdoor Education Centre Dorset

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South West

Carey Road Wareham, , Dorset, BH20 7PB

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5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

The Centre is located in the heart of the Dorset countryside providing a fantastic venue for learning & living in the outdoors throughout the year. in addition to a range of activities which can be tailored to the needs of the group or curriculum.

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.

New activities:

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

Traversing wall

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

01929 552265


Pricing Information

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

Clothing Requirements

Yes, advice is given.

First Aid Information

All centre staff are First Aid trained.

Available Facilities

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.

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