Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre Dorset

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Knightsdale Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0HS

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

Day centre providing land and water-based outdoor & adventurous activities for all key stages of all abilities.  Our bespoke programmes combine learning, challenge, fun and adventure and support you in meeting your learning objectives.  

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What we offer

Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre and Paddlesports Academy (WOEC) is a day centre providing land and water-based outdoor and adventurous activities for all age groups and abilities. Our bespoke programmes combine learning, challenge, fun and adventure and support you in meeting your learning objectives.

Our staff are trained to a high level and have many years of experience.

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Our Paddlesports Academy staff run a range of BCU and RYA coaching courses for activity leaders up to RYA Seamanship and BCU 4 Star Sea, 3 Star White Water, UKCC Level 2 Coach Award, Moderate Water Endorsement and Foundation Modules.

What makes us a great choice?

WOEC has been providing high quality learning in the outdoors for nearly fifty years. All our programmes of activities are created in partnership with you to specifically meet the needs of your group.

The centre is located close to Dorset's World Heritage Jurassic Coast with easy access to a range of exciting venues. Activities can take place in the sheltered waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour, on the cliffs and coastline of Portland or in the surrounding countryside.

For younger or less experienced groups, or for when the weather is poor, we are able to offer numerous on-site activities.

Accreditation and Awards

We have an AALA license and are an RYA training centre. Our instructors are BCU accredited. The Centre is run by Dorset County Council.

What is typically included?

We offer bespoke programmes including activities such as: sailing, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, abseiling, rock hopping, coasteering, orienteering, archery, team challenge and forest adventure.

We can offer half-day taster sessions, a programme spanning as many days as you wish, or regular weekly sessions over weeks or months.

Group Sizes Catered For

Up to approximately 100.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes (but would like to be informed beforehand).

Risk Assessment Details

In line with National Guidance, we would recommend that teachers do not request copies of risk assessments but follow their employer's guidance regarding the need to make suitable checks on our Centre. However, if anyone specifically requests risk assessments, they can be made available.

Education Officer Information

For more information or to make a booking please contact:

Tutor in Charge

01305 784927


Pricing Information

Starting from £149 for a team of eight for a three hour session.

Clothing Requirements

All specialist equipment is provided.

First Aid Information

All our instructional staff are First Aid qualified.

Available Facilities

There is a large reception/social area where groups are able to eat their lunches. Group leaders are able to make use of the staff kitchen for tea and coffee. The centre is recently refurbished with large changing rooms and showers.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

The building is fully accessible with a dedicated changing room for disabled visitors.

Opening Hours & Information

We are open all year round, seven days a week except over the Christmas holiday. We are open all day and can also offer evening sessions.


I can't praise the WOEC enough - this is our third satisfactory year and we have booked up again? seeing the total commitment of the staff which meant that the children really benefited.

Thank you for offering such a great opportunity for the pupils. They thoroughly enjoyed it.

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