The key steps Kingswood are taking to ensure everybody visits us safely are;
- Respecting existing group bubbles
- All team members are tested for covid twice weekly
- Ensuring social distancing is adhered to, with reminders throughout our centres
- Deep cleaning cycles and sanitiser stations. All equipment will be regularly sanitised according to the government’s regulations
- PPE will be worn by our team when carrying out safety checks. We will always respect your wishes if you would like to wear your own face covering
The five Kingswood centres in the south of England each have something unique to offer:
West Runton on the North Norfolk coast offers sweeping clifftop views over sandy beaches and pine-fringed grounds. This 30 acre site positioned within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is perfect for geography and science trips with its adjacent coastline designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a diverse range of natural outdoor environments. The indoor and outdoor climbing apparatus, archery ranges, caving system and swimming pools offer a range of confidence and team building activities and there are multipurpose indoor spaces available for teaching.
Overstrand Hall, also on the North Norfolk coast is a spectacular Lutyens manor house, beside the beach a stretch of coastline designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As well as offering a range of specialist outdoor adventure activities, this is a specialist Environmental Field Study centre for Geography, Biology and Environmental Science, with dedicated and passionate tutors.
Kingswood’s Isle of Wight’s clifftop setting offers stunning views over Whitecliff Bay and direct beach access. The centre caters for a wealth of outdoor activities including a challenging ropes park, bushcraft and orienteering in the natural woodland and an array of sea-based watersports from raft building to kayaking.
Grosvenor Hall in Ashford is a complete indoor and outdoor education centre with some of the best activity facilities in Europe, just an hour outside of London. This impressive 50 acre site has an extensive ropes park, indoor swimming pool, 25,000 square ft sports hall and spacious and well equipped sports hall.
Kingswood are thrilled to welcome Green Park as the latest addition to the Inspiring Learning family. Green Park boasts 80-acres of rolling parkland and mature woodland, as well as having a rich history with it being a former Rothschild estate. The luxury woodland also benefits from being set up by the Rothschild as an Arboretum and has various unique specimens of trees. This beautiful setting has the advantage of offering a quiet, natural environment in the heart of the Chilterns and close to a number of major motorway networks and mainline train stations.
We are one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor education for young people at all stages of their development and education. We offer a fun, challenging and safe environment in which young people can enjoy a wide range of exciting indoor and outdoor activities. Indoors, there's a large sports hall and outdoors you'll find high ropes courses, a climbing tower, zip wire, archery, mountain bikes and a wonderful array of team building, problem solving and low rope activities.
The new school year has started and so have residentials! To celebrate we are launching our best ever back to school offer by giving every school the chance to come to Kingswood for free! 1 in every 25 bookings is free!
When you enquire by the 31st October and quote ‘FREEADVENTURE’ your school trip will be entered into a prize draw to enjoy your residential for FREE! We are so excited to present this never before seen offer at Kingswood and cannot wait to welcome your school group to our adventure centres in 2021/2022.
Terms and conditions: All bookings are subject to availability. Valid for new bookings made between 15 August and 31 October only and ‘FREEADVENTURE’ must be quoted on enquiry/booking. One entry per school. Winners will be contacted by email by 30th November 2021. Prices do not include VAT. Not available at Le Chateau de Chanteriene.
Whether you would like to create your own activity program, or let the experts do it for you, both Adventure and Adventure Plus are designed to ensure that you achieve your desired learning outcomes, whilst offering each child an opportunity to increase their resilience, grow their confidence and develop their character.
Our most versatile program, Adventure is the perfect choice if you are looking for a diverse and pre-built activity program that covers all aspects of the curriculum. Our Adventure activity program features a mix of daily activities, evening educational entertainment and dedicated time with the Course Director for each child to engage in all aspects of the curriculum and reflect on their learning.
Alternatively, Adventure Plus allows you to tailor-make your own activity program to achieve your specific learning outcomes. So, if you would like to create your own program of activities, then our Adventure Plus program is the one for you. Simply let us know your desired outcome and we will work with you to create the perfect activity program for your needs.
Here at Kingswood, we do things differently. To enable you to deliver high-quality, educational outcomes and effectively evaluate and evidence these in accordance with Ofsted Inspection Criteria, we have partnered with a range of innovative industry-leading educational providers – including Quidditch UK!
So not only do you get to experience a little bit of Hogwarts magic here at Kingswood, but we will also teach you how to take part in the delivery of educational outcomes during the visit and give you the answers to any questions your OEA or EVC may have - before they even ask.
Over 40 activities including:
Any group size can be catered for. There is no minimum group size and providing there is availability, the maximum is the full centre capacity, splitting into smaller groups for activities. Groups can sleep in rooms with capacity as follows:
West Runton: 6 to 16 bed dorms
Overstrand Hall: 4 to 16 bed dorms
Grosvenor Hall: 2 to 8 bed dorms
Isle of Wight: 4 to 12 bed dorms
Green Park: 4 to 12 bed dorms
Classrooms are available to use throughout your residential. Please contact us directly to find out more about our computer labs.
All Kingswood staff go through health and safety training and there are first aiders on site at all times.
Kingswood endeavour to make centres accessible to as many young people as possible. Experience has taught us that the best way to understand the extent, and limitations, of the provision centres offer, is for party leaders to visit the centre itself and discuss the requirements with the management team on site.
Kingswood’s provisions for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities including learning difficulties, hearing, visual or mobility impairment and behavioural issues can be found on the SEND page of their website along with risk assessments for SEND. However, Kingswood encourage party leaders to contact the management team to arrange SEND provisions.
• Our pre and post-visit toolkit will help you link your trip to tangible learning outcomes
• We’ve taken care of a lot of the paperwork already
• Our experience experts will support you from start to finish
• Programmes link to the curriculum from character education to revision and Environmental Field
• Launch trips with a whole host of digital resources
• Save on places with one free party leader place for every ten young people
• Risk assessments and safeguarding materials are easily accessible
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