Sportscotland National Sports Training Centre Inverclyde Day

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Burnside Road, Largs, KA30 8RW

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

Sportscotland National Sports Training Centre Inverclyde reopened in April 2017 following a £12m redevelopment and now boasts state of the art equipment and accommodation on-site.

Listed under: Citizenship | PE (Physical Education/Sport) | PSHE | Day Trip Destinations | Outdoor Education | Outdoor Pursuits | Personal Development-Mentoring | Special Educational Needs (SEN) | Team Building

What we offer

National Centre Inverclyde has been open for more than 30 years, welcoming world stage athletes alongside our community members and school and education groups.

We also offer residential trips throughout the year, enquire for more details.</p  

What makes us a great choice?

Our facilities are for everyone, the centre was built with inclusivity in mind. Everyone can train together and stay together during your visit. We are the first in the UK to achieve this standard. Our coaching team are always on hand to adapt their sessions and we work together to ensure every group gets a fantastic experience.

Group Sizes Catered For

We can cater for up to 120 children on a trip at any one time

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Generally for day visits we do not provide work sheets but on residential visit all children fill in log books to record their trip and what they have improved on throughout. We always welcome feedback at the end of the day through feedback forms.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes, they are able to do this anywhere in the centre and we have high speed wifi. However we would ask that children are monitored by their teachers and are not using mobile phones throughout sessions. We ask that preferably children do not have technology of this type with them but if they do then it does not prove a problem for us!

Risk Assessment Details

We are able to provide risk assessments to groups that require them, we have these arranged prior to any visit that takes place.

Education Officer Information

Please contact our Sports Programme Manager on 01475 674 666 to book.

There is also more information on our website: www.nationalcentreinverclyde.org.uk

Pricing Information

Our day visits costs £16 per child and teachers go free. This includes 4 hours of coaching and lunch.

Clothing Requirements

We ask that children come prepared to play sport – so PE clothing is fine. We also have outdoor facilities so arrive prepared to be outside (weather permitting).

First Aid Information

We have qualified first-aiders on site at all times.

Available Facilities

We have a cafe and dining hall. Our dining hall is where the group will eat their main meal with us.

Our cafe is payable and we also have vending machines.

We also have merchandise available to purchase.

We would say no more than £10 per child as spending money but we usually allow schools to decide whether or not children are able to bring money with them.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

We are an inclusive centre and were built with this in mind.

Our accommodation is more than current DDA standard compliant and we have 4 extra large lifts and lip and step free entrances and exits to sports facilities.

We also have numerous disabled toilet facilities with extra wide doors and hoists available for those with further mobility needs.

We are able to tailor our sessions to those with disabilities and we also offer disability sport activities where requested.

Opening Hours & Information

We are open 7 days a week. Our opening hours are between 9am and 10pm every day.


All the staff were really helpful and friendly and we were really impressed by all the facilities. Lorna Jones, Wellington School

The programme had excellent variety that catered for all and the team were flexible with adapting the programme to any weather conditions! Aileen McFeat, St Joseph's Primary School

We have had a ball, The children loved the whole experience from start to finish, superb, superb, superb! Joan Mitchell, Drongan Primary School

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