Established in 1961, NAYC knows youth work, this is the foundational approach behind the welcome experienced at our three Midlands based residential outdoor education and adventure centres.
There's a centre to suit you and your students nearby.
Pioneer Activity Centre, adjacent to the Wyre Forest near Cleobury Mortimer in North Worcestershire set the standard for school residential provision and was the model for our sister centre in Staffordshire. With its all-under-one-roof flexible en-suite accommodation and imaginative adventure provision this Canadian themed centre has schools returning year after year.
• Private and secure accommodation whether you are a class of 12 or a year group 200+ pupils.
• Accommodation that is self contained or immediately adjacent to your class mates with a meeting room large enough for everyone to meet together.
• Private activity sessions where only your class or school work together enjoying themselves, thereby encouraging self-esteem and promoting community within your school.
• Modern accommodation that achieves the highest of safety standards ensuring teachers can relax, secure in the knowledge their children are safe and secure (no ground floor windows to escape through).
• Your own dedicated tables at each meal ensuring your group benefit from the experience of sitting down and eating together.
High Ropes Course
Aerial Trek Course
Night / Guided Walk (Max 36 participants)
Low Ropes Course
Raft Building (designated water area)
Camp Fire (Max 120 Participants)
Disco (Max 120 Participants)
Inflatable Challenge Course
12 up to 240 for Activities.
Our Guest accommodation can sleep up to 316 persons within 78 en-suite bedrooms
Yes, we have flexible and spacious meeting rooms of various sizes.
Yes, although your local education authority will have their own requirements on the first aid cover you as leaders will need to provide for your group. Please check this before travelling.
Yes - most of our accommodation is situated on the ground floor. Some of our lodges have wet-room style for wheelchair accessible en-suite shower rooms. Please talk to us about your specific needs so that we can recommend the best programme for you.
Yes of course! We have invested heavily in training our staff to approach activity sessions in a way that makes them accessible to all. Talk to us about the needs of the individuals you care for.
Most schools attend Pioneer Centre for a two night or four night residential (subject to availability) ~ our ‘Action Plus’ fully inclusive program ~ we offer you all en-suite bedrooms within your own private lodge, with a lounge area, kitchenette (for drink making facilities) television and DVD player.
We ask you to arrive with a packed lunch, we then provide all hot meals from then until your last meal, which will be a packed lunch that you can either eat at the centre, or take with you on your return journey.
We can also, subject to availability, offer a tailored activity package for your School from 1 or more nights or if you wish to we welcome day groups too. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any availability options.
"This was the second time we've taken a class to the Pioneer Centre and it never fails to please us. The place is very well organised, has lots of activities to choose from and the price is very reasonable too.
One thing I can say for sure is that we will be going here again."
Mr. Anderson Highfields
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