Residential Stay at Chellington

School Trips @ The Chellington Centre

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We are a small dedicated team, specialising in helping schools have worthwhile, productive and fun trips away. We seek out new activity partners who deliver at the Centre offering the latest in outdoor and indoor education activities.

The accommodation is within the converted church each room being built into the 12th century building making it a truly unique stay. There are 30 beds available across 7 bunk room style bedrooms and a further 6 beds available using sofa bed style beds. We have 2 classroom spaces using the mainhall and our panoramic glass room overlooking the river Ouse, a camp fire, BBQ, and playing field.

We are proud to work with Green Tourism to a Silver Award standard. Our heating and hot water is powered from air source heat-pump, we have 100% renewable electric and use eco-cleaning products and onsite recycling points.

We run a Chellington Bursary scheme which schools can apply for to help support up to 40% of the costs of the stay, please calls us for further information.


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Current School Trip Offer

Teachers go free with every booking - up to 4 members of staff accommodation is completely free with every booking.

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Why book The Chellington Centre for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Our accommodation is always sole use, this gives each school the freedom to make the flexible space just how they want it. We're perfect for a Primary Schools first trip away, being unique and fun, but small and manageable. Chellington is also great for study groups who are focused on Key Stages & specific topics. The peace and tranquillity in this rural landscape helps avoid everyday distractions and students can reach their full potential given the space and time.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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Curriculum topics available: Team building, Personal development and resilience.

Our partners can deliver a number of activities looking at Team Building through activities like boot camp and forest skills.

For personal development we have an incredible activity partner in Spirit Forge, they're team focus on individuals development, and use a variety of techniques to help students work on self development, these include martial arts, rap and philosophy.

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Curriculum topics available: Logic and Problem Solving.

We are located close to Bletchley Park who were awarded best Maths provider in 2018, tickets can be purchased and booked through Bletchley Park direct and learning continued at Chellington just a short coach journey away.

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We have a variety of art workshops available, clay modelling, willow weaving, felt making, textiles and painting, using the outside resources around the Centre to create new pieces. All art workshops are taught by professional artist skilled in taking school groups and they can develop workshops to suit the needs of the school.

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Our Forest Skills partner teaches a number of bushcraft skillls including, fire building, shelter building, tool creating, nettle weaving, and fairy spirit workshops.

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Curriculum topics available: Rivers, Map and atlas.

We are located on a hill looking over the Great River Ouse, the river is a dominate physical feature of the local area, we can study the impact of the river flooding, its historical use in the past, the impact of human activity on the river ecosystem and animals it supports.

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Curriculum topics available: Settlement and land use, Natural resources.

We have an excellent Map Making partner who can offer 3 different workshops looking at human geography and the local environment.

What activities are available during group visits?

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Bootcamp, archery, forest skills, creative art workshops, map making, guided walks, Tai Chi, and animal encounters.

What size groups do you cater for?

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We are suited for a class of 30 some of our activities are best taught in smaller groups and we look to spilt the group across 2 activities.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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Yes, we have the main hall which can be set-up as a classroom or the Ibbett room which can be set-up as a classroom also.

Is there first aid on site?

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Each of our activity partners is first aid trained, however the Centre is not manned overnight, there is a manager on-call who is first aid trained.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Yes the centre has been designed to be accessible throughout, it is all on one level, doors are accessible to wheelchair users we have accessible shower and toilet.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Yes we have partners who specialise in running activities for children with special needs and our centre is designed to be accessible and has braille signage.

Anything else?

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We run a Chellington Bursary scheme please call for further details on how to apply to help with up to 40% of the accommodation costs of your stay.


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