At Craggan Outdoors we know and understand the valuable contribution that outdoor activities can make as part of a child’s education. Craggan Outdoors is licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), and in addition hold both the Learning Outside the Classroom and Adventuremark accreditations, demonstrating our ability in and commitment to delivering the very best in outdoor education. We are knowledgeable in regard to the Curriculum for Excellence, particularly the four capacities that are it’s cornerstones, and work with each individual school to ensure that we deliver tangible results in line with their specific objectives.
Our approach is to tailor each programme to the specific requirements, educational objectives & budget of each individual group, so there's no 'off the shelf' packages, but rather exactly what you want & need to suit your group & pupils.
Over the years we have established an exceptional reputation for providing a safe, fun, challenging and inspiring environment to which schools can bring children for anything from a morning or afternoon of activities, to a full day or single overnight, through to a full week Monday-to-Friday residential. We regularly host school groups with pupils ranging from P6 & P7 age, & occassionally younger, through to secondary school groups usually within the S1 to S3 range, but again sometimes older. Visiting schools come from across the Highlands & Islands region, Aberdeen and Moray, down into Perthshire and the Central Belt, with more distant visiting schools coming from the Borders region, England, & even overseas. And if you can’t travel to us, then there are a number of activities that we potentially can bring to you!
Why book Craggan Outdoors for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?
You can be in no doubt about the very high quality of the business / provider with which you will be booking & working. As well as our AALA, Learning Outside the Classroom & Adventuremark accreditations, the general high quality of what we offer at Craggan Outdoors has been recognised with our 'Best Outdoor Activity & Learning Centre' award in the Scottish Hospitality Awards 2018, being a three-time finalist as 'Best Outdoor Venue' in the Scottish Hospitality Awards 2016, '17 & '18, 'Best Visitor Attraction' finalist in the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2009, '10, '14 & '16, & winning that award in 2012. And after 10 years on TripAdvisor, we are rated 94%
What activities are available during group visits?
We offer 24 activities from archery to zip wire. Please see our website for details of our full range.
What size groups do you cater for?
Up to 60 people residential, & can accommodate 100+ for day visits
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
No formal classroom facilities, but indoor space available in the accommodation & at our Clubhouse Cafe
Is there first aid on site?
Yes, all instructors are First Aid qualified
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Please see the Accessibility Statement on our website
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Yes, regularly.....please see the Additional & Special Needs page on our website
Please visit the Outdoor Education page of our website for further information, images, & a cracking video which gives a great feel for what we offer at Craggan Outdoors, & includes testimonies from a school teacher & pupils. There is also a blog entry on our website which specifically covers school group visits.
Special rates for schools
staying with us outside of peak season
Up to 25% off
Book three nights midweek in January*, February,* March*, April*, September*, October*, November* or December* & get a fourth night FREE. Applies to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights only. *Does not apply to Easter, Christmas, New Year & any school holiday periods.
Book three activities midweek (MON / TUES / WED / THURS) in January*, February*, March*, April*, September*, October*, November* or December* & get a fourth HALF PRICE*. Book four activities & get a fifth FREE*. *Offer does not apply for Easter, Christmas, New Year & any school holiday periods. Half price & free offers apply to lowest priced activity chosen. All activities must be pre-booked & pre-paid. Offers cannot be used in conjunction with each other, or any other offer.
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 Craggan Outdoors , or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!