Ford Castle Outdoor Activity Residential Centre
School Trips @ Ford Castle
We are a family run business with over 20 years experience of creating the perfect residential trips for primary and secondary aged children.
Why book Ford Castle for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?
Our unique setting allows children to stay in this magnificent castle, play in the grounds and learn outside the classroom. Our dedicated staff will help tailor a programme designed especially for you. If you're looking for an enriching residential with lots of character, look no further. Have a unique trip planned especially for you. Call us today!
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
Work together to build a structure in which you could spend the night. Explore, find materials and build a suitable and sturdy shelter, while gaining a better understanding of how to respect the environment.
Paddle the river in open topped canoes, learning a new skill in a safe environment. Good team work skills are required throughout, from carrying the canoes to negotiating the harder parts of the river.
A great opportunity to explore the beautiful Northumberland countryside that lies outside our castle walls. Choose from our coastal, woodland or field routes and discover local flora, fauna, geology and the issues that affect our environment.
What activities are available during group visits?
We offer a wide range of activities including:
High Rope Activities
Ford Castle is a great base for excursions to local visitor attractions like Holy Island, Bamburgh and Seahouses
What size groups do you cater for?
We can cater for most group sizes.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
We offer rooms that can be used for teacher led classroom sessions.
Is there first aid on site?
All our staff are first aid trained.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
We have adapted part of the Castle Annex so that we are able to cater for wheelchair users. Party leaders are encouraged to come and visit the castle to discuss their requirements and provisions that are needed.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
We welcome young people with additional needs.
We can offer accommodation for up to 150 pupils.
We'll build you the perfect itinerary for residential packages during the week, weekend or an activity day
Parent Guides, Brochures and Payment Cards available
Need more inspiration?
We are bursting with ideas on places that deliver first class teaching both outside the classroom and as in-school workshops. Below are a few similar suggestions to Ford Castle , or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!