Scout Adventures Downe

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Scout Adventures is all about the big moments. Whether it’s leaping off a high ropes course, chatting about the day’s activities in a bunk bed after lights out, or roasting marshmallows over glowing embers, these are memories being made.

But something else is happening too. Young people are learning the character skills they need to succeed: leadership, teamwork, resilience and initiative. To them it feels like fun, but these are the experiences that help them grow as people.

We know that the residential is often the highlight of your year. That’s why it’s important that you have the information and support you need to make the right decision.

We’ll provide you with the information and resources you need to share with your team before you decide. We want you to feel comfortable with every aspect of the journey, from enquiry and booking to arrival and post visit.

Once you’ve made the decision to book with Scout Adventures, we’ll look after you every step of the way.

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Why book Scout Adventures for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Just 16 miles from London, Downe in rural Kent offers 86 acres of adventurous and traditional outdoor activities.

Near the historic home of Charles Darwin, there’s no better place to get close to nature. And with both modern lodges and a choice selection camping we can welcome visitors all the year round.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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Our centres are largely run by international volunteers. We welcome about 120 across our 12 sites per year. So as well as delivering amazing, upbeat sessions, they'll also include a little of their own language and culture as they get to know your group.

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Deer, rabbits and badgers are all regularly seen on a quiet spot of our site.

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We can offer sessions such as shelter building, backwoods cooking and fire lighting. We even have a package called "Original Outdoor Experience" that's tailored to Bushcraft. After all... we are the Scouts!

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Downe is home to the historic home of Charles Darwin, which we can help you arrange a trip to.

What activities are available during group visits?

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Aerial trek, Zip wire and Bouldering are just some of the activities offered at this Centre. Our packages include 'Original Outdoor Experience', 'Outdoor Adventure' and 'Adventure 50:50'. They help young people learn resilience, respect, responsibility, trust, confidence, co-ordination, motivation, practical skills and much much more.

What size groups do you cater for?

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We have camping areas for any size group.
3 x Tented Village which sleep 30, 50, 50.
Indoor accommodation is 3 lodges that sleep: 28, 38, 38.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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Our lodges all come with large halls.

Is there first aid on site?

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All staff and instructors are First Aid trained.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Disabled accommodation is available in most of our buildings. All staff and instructors will do their best to accommodate people with any disabilities. Please speak to us in advance to ensure we can tailor your activities in which ever way possible.

Reviews from Schools visiting Scout Adventures!

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Special rates for schools
outside of peak season

Off peak (1st Oct - 31st March)

Prices are from:
£45 for 1 night.
£85 for 2 nights.
£130 for 3 nights.
£165 for 4 nights.

Teachers free on a 1:10 ratio.
All meals included, as well as accommodation, and 3, 5, 8 or 10 activity sessions.

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