Wide Horizons Margaret McMillan House Outdoor Residential Centre Kent
Gravesend Road, Wrotham, Kent, TN15 7JN
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer
The Centre welcomes up to 150 people, and there is plenty of room for camping guests, used during the week, at weekends or during holiday times for a whole range of activities either tutor-led, or self-taught. Our Adventure Learning courses and activities provide inspiring, challenging and exciting experiences that help children learn in a whole new way-never forgetting the need for fun!
We deliver a range of activities for all age groups of school children, from both of our day centre nature experiences in Kent, to residential adventures for older children and young people. These activities are cleverly linked to curriculum topics and can be adapted to suit learning objectives and outcomes.
Accreditation and Awards
We have AALA License.
Group Sizes Catered For
The Centre can accommodate up to 156 children
Risk Assessment Details
We have Risk Assessments available and fire alarms / emergency light tested quarterly.
We utilize the Edubase database for schools and have pre-agreed prices dependent upon the percentage of Free School Meals at each school. We also operate a Winter discount of 20% between 1 November and 28 February each financial year.
First Aid Information
Yes, on sessions. All visiting groups are asked to provide one member of staff who is first aid trained. Off sessions groups are expected to deal with their own first aid and first aid kits are provided in all the common rooms
This beautiful centre has group lounges, a football and a rugby pitch, camping areas, gardens, a basketball court and much more
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
We have disabled toilets, disabled shower room on the ground floor of our dormitories, disabled ramps
Opening Hours & Information
We are open all year round
Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
“Excellent organisation of activities, pupils really enjoyed participating and gained a lot from the experience. Staff ensured that all pupils were safe on the activities and had a positive influence on the pupils. Pupils were able to learn how to work as part of a team, particularly in terms of their communication with one another.”
Marlon Miller, Small School Head at Evelyn Grace Academy
‘We love coming here and it fits exactly with what we want to get out of the week. Relaxed environment and friendly, helpful staff. It was nice to have a mix of staff who were all very good with the children, flexible to fit in with what we wanted from the week, and very helpful. We really enjoyed the day on the high ropes/wall and the food is excellent.’
Room Sizes and Facilities
We can accommodate up to 120 children in 4 dormitories, which are a mixture of bunk beds and single beds, with en-suite or shared bathrooms. A further 36 children and 4 adults can be housed in our camping bell-tents.