School & Youth Group Visits
Kempston Outdoor Centre offers a range of options for visits for both education and recreation, from ages 7 upwards.
The centre holds both an Adventure Activity Licensing Authority (AALA) license, and Learning Outside the Classroom(LOTC) badge. This means we show on paper and in practice to be consistently safe and educational practitioners of outdoor adventurous activities. If you are a teacher, this makes submitting your visit to your school’s EVC an easy process, if you are not it is added piece of mind you are in good hands. We strive for excellence on every course we deliver so you can expect the highest standard of quality instruction available.
We are ideally setup for day visits, where participants can experience up to 4 different activities. When that just isn’t enough we have a dedicated residential centre close by where up to 30 people can stay in a purpose built facility, and extend your adventure over 2 or more days.
Most school groups enjoy our school-day package, a 9:30-3pm programme of three activities for up to 60 people. We design each visit around your group’s learning objectives, and encourage you to choose activities with your classes through discussions about risk management & collaborative working. We call this ‘Challenge by Choice’ and it’s a fantastic way of expanding a young person’s comfort zone, starting the process before you even arrive here. We can include a debrief as part of your day or you could plan your own reflective lesson within school.
We also provide GCSE & BTEC courses to PE exam board specifications- perfect for those students wanting to engage with something different. We run clubs for both climbing and paddlesport after school providing perfect opportunities to practice for their assessment in their own time, at minimal cost.
Contact us to discuss your requirements, or if you’d like to book you can look at our how to book page which guides you through the process. We look forward to hearing from you!
– Activity Benefit comparison (opens PDF)
– Sample Day Experience (opens PDF)
– Structured learning outcomes explained, full & short day formats (opens PDF)