Award Winning Learning & Development Programmes

“So, I heard I was going to Tunbridge Wells. My Parts Director, who’d already attended the leadership module, told me that I’d love it and it’ll all make sense. I was going to be doing weird activities, some with blindfolds & some optional personal challenges. But it totally blows my mind. It all links to the workplace. Everything falls into place, and it makes so much sense. It’s clear what I need to do differently to benefit me and my team members.”

Yvonne , BMW Leadership Participant. 

What do we do? 

Here at Bowles, we have over 30 years’ experience of designing and facilitating L&D programmes for apprentices, graduates, leaders, and teams. Outdoor learning is not just training, and our bespoke programmes include carefully selected outdoor activities that are designed to empower the delegates to discover their own key learning outcomes, all in line with the clients’ aims. 

This experiential approach is proven to embed the learning, bridging the gap between theory and practice. 

Why choose Bowles? 

Any profit generated from our programmes is donated to our charity, The Bowles Rocks Trust, for the provision of adventurous outdoor education programmes for young people. These programmes are key in developing self-belief, confidence, and life skills for young people. 

Our stunning venue is located on a 12-acre site on the Kent/Sussex borders, easily reached by road or rail. We have numerous problem-solving challenges located throughout the site alongside our 135million year old sandstone climbing crag, two ski slopes, multiple ropes courses, a heated swimming pool, archery range, and more! 

Our Programmes

Leadership Development

Team Development

Apprentice Programmes

Graduate Development

Teacher CPD


Our results

“I wanted to extend my thanks to Min, Jonathan, Ewan and the team at Bowles for such a fantastic experience last week. We have been back in the office for 1 week now, and I have noticed such a difference in the team. They are all standing taller, interacting respectfully but also challenging one another. What a fantastic experience and a valuable course for us all.”Sarah – IBM UK Labs 

“Bowles Rocks has made a significant contribution to Legal & General in achieving the standard of excellence required to be recognised by a Princess Royal Training Award 2022.”