Residential courses and day visits at our stunning venue with experienced instructors, a wide range of activities, great outcomes and excellent value for money.
Schools return to Bowles year after year because of the positive impact our courses have on the children which in turn translates back to outcomes at school and at home.
At Bowles, we focus on both activity skills and personal development so pupils get a a well rounded educational experience whilst having fun, trying new activities and feeling great about the challenges they have overcome, the new skills they have learned and the friends they have made along the way.
A course at Bowles benefits from a unique range of challenging outdoor activities, an inspirational setting, well designed facilities and most important of all, our dedicated, experienced and caring staff team. Activities include rock climbing on our sandstone crag, skiing and sledging on our two slopes, kayaking in our indoor heated pool, and local rivers and lakes as well as team and high activities on and offsite. All of this is supported by healthy, homecooked food
Outdoor learning in a beautiful venue
So much of life is now virtual or synthetic that children can miss out on many things of real importance – real experiences, real activities, real relationships and real food, but not at Bowles!
A child’s development at Bowles arises not just through the adventurous activities, but through learning to work as part of a team, communicating with others, assessing risks, challenging themselves and making decisions. Our low staff ratios, small group sizes, and staff continuity mean that we can focus on bringing out the best in every young person.
Learning outside the classroom for both pupils and for teachers
Bowles champions high quality learning outside of school for all young people. We also work with school staff and management and leadership teams to help create the best staff teams possible. Inset days are excellent opportunities to inspire your team at Bowles, fuelled by our home cooked food.