Pinkery Outdoor Residential Learning Centre Exmoor
Pinkery Centre for Outdoor Learning Simonsbath,, , TA24 7LL
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer
We can put together a programme that suits you. With a focus on activities, outdoor education or a mix of both.
Pinkery is ideally located for you to explore and learn in the unique environment of Exmoor National Park. Whether investigating the Bronze Age, studying our varied habitats, wildlife and conservation projects or data collection and analysis all the way up to Geography or Science GCSE or A Level, our Education team can ensure that you get the most out of a visit and meet your learning objectives.
What makes us a great choice?
We can offer activities on site including our low ropes course, mountain biking and archery, or within a short drive you can participate in rock climbing and coasteering on the dramatic Exmoor Coast, horse riding on the moors or water sports at the well-equipped Wimbleball Lake. We are Europe’s first official Dark Skies reserve, with opportunities for an evening of breath taking star gazing.
John Muir Award
This is an environmental award scheme that encourages people to connect with, enjoy, and care for wild places like Exmoor. It’s non-competitive, inclusive and accessible. You can use this award as the framework for your weeks visit as you discover, explore and conserve the National Park. Students gain a real sense of achievement from working with us to achieve their certificate.
Pinkery is great as a place to bring groups to study and interact away from the distractions of the normal school environment. This could be to develop self-confidence and teamwork, or for revision sessions to drive results improvement in key subjects.
Accreditation and Awards
Yes we have an AALA Licence – number R0093. We are also members of The Institute of Outdoor Learning.
Group Sizes Catered For
We sleep 44 so typically cater for groups of up to 36 pupils plus staff in exclusive accommodation but we are always adaptable to fit in larger groups or adjust prices to reflect numbers.
Risk Assessment Details
We are an endorsed centre with the local authority and as such are insured and licensed for the activities we undertake. We are happy to provide Risk Assessments and any detail needed by the visiting group. Pre-visits are recommended and encouraged
Prices will vary depending on the time of year, special offers and late availability. Typically, accommodation will be £15-20 per pupil per night with catering and activities as extra costs. This means a 2 night residential all-inclusive of catering and activities can be found from as little as £75.00 per pupil or a 4 night from £150.00 per pupil. Staff go free.
First Aid Information
All sessions will be run by a qualified first aider. It is also possible for there to be a qualified first aider on site at all times if needed with prior arrangement.
We try to offer you as much freedom as possible with how you want your residential to look. We have great facilities with 3 large common rooms and ensuite bathrooms and loads of outside space. We can provide activities and catering if needed and programmes to match your needs.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Inclusion is very important to us so we have a disabled bedroom and shower facilities and accessible kitchen and common rooms.
Opening Hours & Information
We are usually available Monday to Friday 9am -4pm all year round.
We are working on this. Keep an eye on our website www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/learning/pinkery-centre for when this appears. We have schools who have been coming to us year after year for 40 years so our reputation is very important to us!
As a centre that has been open since 1969 we have a long history of providing high quality educational experiences. Added to this is a fantastic moorland environment that is a ‘must’ to explore and enjoy.