Kingswood Grosvenor Hall Residential Centre Kent
Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4AJ
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer
A unique learning experience just outside London - young people can debate at length in the courtroom, broadcast from our radio station and pit themselves against some of the UK's most exciting adventure activities, including our unique Sky Climb that can accommodate a whole class. The centre is also easily accessible for international groups, just minutes from the Eurostar terminal.
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.
Our educationally rich modules and sessions are designed to complement current curricula and exam criteria and provide a stimulating learning opportunity outside the classroom for maximum academic benefit. Young people are equipped with the knowledge, key values and important PLTS skills to encourage them to think for themselves and adapt what they learn; to analyse problems and find solutions at every turn; to embrace challenges with enthusiasm and adopt a positive mental attitude to life and change.
Benefits gained are immense, from the development of a healthy self-awareness and empathy for others and their environment, to an increase in concentration and self-awareness, to a greater level of respect for those - both teachers and peers alike - who have shared the same journey.
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.
What makes us a great choice?
Superb 50-acre site that can accommodate large groups giving everyone plenty of room to explore.
25,000 sq. ft. sports hall and indoor pool complex for all-weather activity sessions.
Over 40 activities including triple zipwires, 3G swing and double descender to build teamwork and get students enjoying the outdoors.
Media centre including high-tech ICT lab and radio station, ideal for memorable interactive modules and sessions.
Blu-ray cinema offering the perfect place for young people to wind down.
Dorms sleep 2-8 children with separate teacher accommodation and facilities.
Separate kitchen to allow for multi-faith catering.
Excellent transport links to the rest of the UK, just one hour from London and minutes from the Eurostar terminal.
Accreditation and Awards
Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
British Activity Providers Association
Association of Language Travel Organizations
British Educational Travel Association
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
Institute for Outdoor Learning
British Council for the teaching of English
What is typically included?
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.
Group Sizes Catered For
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
Welcome Guides, Teacher Pre-Visit Packs, Launching to parents and our latest offers are available on our Website.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Please speak to our team regarding any photographic or AV requirements.
Risk Assessment Details
For information about booking and risk assessments please view our health and safety page at http://www.kingswood.co.uk/why-kingswood/health-safety
All requirements for your trip are explained in the pre-visit packs.
First Aid Information
There is always a fully qualified first aider on site for any medical emergencies.
Following a multi-million pound upgrade, this former state of the art Police Training Centre is already being hailed as the best Educational activity centre anywhere within Europe. The new centre is just minutes from J9 of the M20 and consists of almost 200,000 sq ft and 50 acres of educational, adventure, sports and recreational facilities within a fully secure 50 acre site.
Grosvenor Hall represents a new standard in the provision of learning outside the classroom with superb teacher and student accommodation, a 25,000 sq ft sports hall, a 25m swimming pool and a £1m high-adrenaline activity park. The activity park includes some of the most exciting sessions available in the UK including the unique Sky Climb installation which can cater for an entire school group, a double-power fan, Triple Zip Wire, Climbing and Abseiling towers and double 3G swings.
The educational programme features some totally new learning experiences including the Curriculus maze, kid's court, media centre with its own radio station and high tech ICT block. We have a Blu-ray cinema, radio station, indoor and outdoor laser arena and recreation club.
Sleeping accommodation consists of student rooms that sleep between 2 and 8 and high quality mainly single en-suite teacher rooms. For night supervision all student accommodation blocks have fully equipped teacher lounges nearby. The substantial dining facility can cater for multi-faith groups simultaneously through separate dedicated kitchens.
New Teacher bedroom facilities: complete with contemporary furnishings, tea and coffee making facilities and radio-alarm/iPod docking stations.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Please get in touch as this is assessed on a case by case basis, please call us on 0800 655 6564.
Opening Hours & Information
Centres are open 7 days a week all year round.
We had a fantastic time where I was able to watch the resilience of my pupils grow day
to day as well as their understanding of team work. - Northaw Primary
Key travel times by road: Canterbury: 40min,Maidstone: 1h, Bromley: 1hr, Basildon: 1hr 30min, Guildford: 2hrs, Epping: 2hrs, London: 2hrs, Brighton: 2hrs, Slough: 2hrs 10min