residential school activity trips

Outdoor Education for Schools & Colleges

Day courses and Residential courses in a stunning venue with experienced instructors, a wide range of activities, great outcomes and excellent value for money.

Schools and colleges return to Bowles year after year because of the positive impact our courses have on the children which translates back to school.

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 and the new skills they have learned.

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.

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!

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Kayak games at an outdoor venue

Children’s development

A child’s development at Bowles comes not just through the adventurous activities, but through learning to work as part of a team, communicating with others, assessing risks and making decisions for themselves. 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

Bowles champions high quality learning outside of school for all young people. We also work with school staff and their management and leadership teams to help them create the best staff teams possible. Inset days are excellent opportunities to inspire your team at Bowles, fuelled by our home cooked food.

Day visits

The outdoors is the perfect place for a fun, educational, safe and socially distanced course. With so many people across the country having missed out on education, the outdoors, school trips and social bonding, we are pleased that we are now able to offer our courses for schools. This will give the students the respite, education, fun and social development they deserve.

A day or activity session at Bowles is an unbeatable way to inject energy and enthusiasm for learning into your group.

GCSEand BTEC outdoor activities

GCSE & BTEC courses

A number of secondary schools visit Bowles as part of their ongoing studies. There are many practical activities on the syllabus that can be completed at Bowles. We are able to offer training and assessments in many adventurous sports for both GCSE and BTEC.

teacher training in outdoors

Teacher training

Over the years Bowles has worked closely with many local Universities and SCITTs. These have been individually designed to meet the learning objectives of each of the organisations.  Below are just some of the support modules we can offer.

Outdoor activites

Why Bowles?

Bowles prides itself on being more than the typical outdoor centre, we believe in using outdoor environments and activities to educate as well as having fun. Click on the links below to find out how Bowles differs from other outdoor centres.