Scout Adventures Outdoor Residential Centres School Trips UK

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Areas served:

South East, London, North East, Wales, Northern Ireland, South West


January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


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

Scout Adventures is a natural home for Groups looking for a brilliant residential or shorter experience. Our staff team members are Scouts and outdoor learning is what we do.

Listed under: Accommodation & Residential | Outdoor Residential Centres

What we offer

We understand both the Scout Programme and the National Curriculum and will work with you to help young people develop social and practical skills as well as specific projects. That could be badges and awards in the Scouting Programme or projects that meet your curriculum targets. It's all about learning by doing.

Choose from a range of School packages
Take part in a number of activities from a range of 70
Complete badges and training programmes
Take part in Brilliant Residentials
Work with our staff and volunteer teams who come from across the globe

Scout Adventures is owned and run by the Scouts. For over 100 years, we have delivered opportunities and activities to millions of young people.

We are founded on our famous Scout values and are proud to offer our expertise to a new generation of young people.

When Baden-Powell first took 20 young people to Brownsea Island, Dorset, in 1907 he was delivering one of the first ever residential experiences. Instinctively, he knew that the outdoors would bring out the best in them, giving them opportunities to develop their skills and confidence. Today, outdoor learning is still considered one of the best ways to transform lives and future prospects.

We?ve come a long way since then (they didn?t use GPS, but our values of care, belief, integrity, cooperation remain the same. When you allow a young person to take a risk in a safe environment, they learn and grow.

Scouting is trusted by 40 million members and their families around the world. As the original pioneers of outdoor learning, we believe we offer the broadest range of activities, the best trained experts and the widest pool of skills to draw upon.

Ask a young person what they want out of their experience and chances are, they?ll talk about fun and friends. And this has a powerful effect on their learning. Happier children learn more, achieve more and do more.
That's why we promote a happy, caring environment at all our centres. Time around the campfire, bonding over lunch and relaxing in the freedom of the outdoors is vital to having fun. Like you, we take a tough line on bullying and keep a watchful eye to make sure no one is excluded.

Scout Adventures is a registered Trade Mark and can only be used under licence.

What makes us a great choice?

Our heritage and values
Our choice and flexibility
Our expertise

Scouting heritage
With over 100 years? experience in character education, the Scout movement has helped young people enjoy fun and adventure, learn new skills and become the active citizens of the future. These values run through Scout Adventures.

Flexible packages and bespoke experiences
No two visits to Scout Adventures are the same. We listen to our customers and work with them to achieve their learning outcomes by designing the experience around them.

Trust, safety and expertise
Our ability to deliver safe, high quality outdoor experiences is second to none. We enjoy an international reputation as an authority on outdoor learning and the positive benefits it creates for individuals.

Skills for Life
Here at Scout Adventures we believe that amazing things can happen in the great outdoors. With our expertise in informal learning (leadership, teamwork, resilience, initiative) and world famous Scouting heritage and values, we have inspired generations of young people to reach their potential and learn skills for life.

Accreditation and Awards

Across all our centres we have the following Accreditations:
LOTC, AAIAC, AALA, RYA and Mountain Training

Group Sizes Catered For

Each centre varies. Please see our website for specific details. Across all our centres we can approximately accommodate:
Camping = Between 1 to 2,500+
Tented Villages = Between 34 to 50
Indoor Lodge Accommodation = Between 11 to 56 in a single lodge. More than 1 lodge can be hired at a time for larger groups.

Risk Assessment Details

We provide Risk Assesments for all activities at all Centres and these are available upon request. Fire drills take place with full programme groups. Fire and checks take place once a week.

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. We put young people first and follow The Scout Association's Safety Policy and Child Protection Policy.

Pricing Information

Packages range from between £50pp - £290pp depending on how many nights you choose and what time of year.
All packages include accommodation (indoors or tented village depending on your preference), full catering and a programme of adventure tailored to your needs and designed to meet your learning objectives. Peak season is April to October.

First Aid Information

We have First Aid trained persons at all our centres.

Available Facilities

Depending on which centre you stay at there may be an on-site restaurant where meals can be provided if booked in advance, which is included in the package price. You may also bring or have your own food/shopping delivered to site and self-cater. Our lodges and tented villages have self-catering facilities. There are areas/classrooms/spaces to eat packed lunch, teach and socialize. There is internet access across most of our sites, although some centres have limited access due to being more isolated. Please check with individual centre on the details.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

There is disabled facilities/access within most of the lodge accommodation at the following centres:
Crawfordsburn, Gilwell Park, Hawkhirst, Woodhouse Park and Youlbury.

Opening Hours & Information

Each Centre varies, but mostly they are open Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm, with some centres operating into the evening until 8:30pm.


?The camp was a once in a lifetime opportunity because I don?t ever get to do things like this. We learn to appreciate what we have at home, bonding with people we don?t know so well and how to survive in the middle of nowhere.? Pupil, Year 6 Hanover Primary School.

?The children were so excited and grateful for the adventure. The standard of tuition and tents were great. The care we were shown, the surroundings in the restaurant and quality of food we were given were unsurpassed in my 30 years? experience of teaching and taking children on trips!? Primary Teacher The Daiglen School.

Room Sizes and Facilities

Each lodge varies at each centre. Please see our website for specific details. But across all our centres our indoor lodge accommodations mostly comprise of:

A main hall, kitchen, dining room, ensuite and shared toilet/showers, rooms for between 1 - 10 people (mixture of bunk/twin beds). Available equipment can be internet, video projector, DVD player, free view and sound system.

Booking information

Any of our Customer Support Coordinators at our centres can help on 0208 1813 151

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