Dukeshouse Wood – Kingswood School Trips
Set on a stunning fell side, just minutes away from the leafy suburbs of Hexham, this picturesque centre offers a ‘home away from home’ environment. Fly through the air on our 3G swing or get closer to nature and build a shelter in the woods.
Dukeshouse Wood is one of the country’s leading residential activity centres with a huge variety of activities. The 18 acre adventure park is equipped with a host of exciting and challenging activities, including high ropes, zipwire, 3G swing and leap of faith. The activity barn is a great place for indoor climbing, problem solving and team building activities and is a flexible space to use for sports training and PE trips. It's rural setting makes this centre perfect for nature walks, orienteering and bushcraft and our Geography programmes can be tailored to your curriculum.
Why are Kingswood great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Every Kingswood centre offers a range of residential programmes and day trips. Your programme will be tailored to suit your needs; begin by choosing a programme such as discovering nature or personal development, which will act as a theme for your visit, then choose your desired learning outcomes and activity categories and Kingswood will design a programme for you.
Kingswood is one of the leading providers of the residential phase of the NCS (National Citizen Service) Programme, welcoming around 15,000 young people every year to complete the residential element of the programme. The NCS programme helps 15-17 year olds build skills for work and life through a series of exhilarating challenges.
What activities are available during group visits?
Over 40 activities including:
What size groups do you cater for?
Kingswood cater for small, medium and large groups and even offer full site hire. There is no minimum group size. Groups can stay in 4-16 bed dorms with accessible accommodation available.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
Classrooms and computer labs available
Is there first aid on site?
All Kingswood staff go through health and safety training and there are first aiders on site at all times.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
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.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
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.
- Programme tailored to suit your learning outcomes
- Online programme builder tool to help you plan a custom visit
- Free ‘Making the most of your residential’ guide
- Online trip planner to easily manage bookings
- First aiders and NSPCC trained Child Safety Officer on site
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