Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre

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We have been delivering exciting programmes of adventure activities to children and young people since 1964. The centre is situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, only 25 miles from the M50.

The centre specialises in delivering multi-activity outdoor education courses that aim to promote resilience, self-confidence, consideration for others, caring for the environment and the benefits of an active outdoor lifestyle. This comes from enjoying the successes achieved through personal endeavour and working together, in wild and beautiful landscapes.

We are fully equipped for a broad range of Adventure Activities and have been licensed by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority for the following activities: Abseiling, Caving, Coasteering, Gorge Scrambling , Hill Walking & Mountaineering, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Open Canoeing and Rock Climbing.

In addition we have 16 acres of on-site activities including a woodland with bivouac shelters and campfire, a training pool for Stand Up Paddle boards and kayaks, a rock climbing tower and a variety of exciting ropes courses.

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Why book Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?

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The centre provides an amazing, memorable base for your multi activity residential. The centre's license provides Visit Leaders with assurance they need that a comprehensive Risk Management system is in place and that instructor qualifications, equipment, procedures and training meet nationally agreed standards.

Waterproof clothing, footwear and rucksacks can be provided for all our visitors as part of the all-inclusive cost. The centre has excellent equipment stores and drying facilities so that all necessary personal and technical clothing can be dried and re-used on site.

We take a pride in the warmth of our welcome. From the cleanliness of the bedrooms to the quality and quantity of the meals to sustain your adventures, we truly care.

A unique programme will be developed for each group to meet your own requirements. Most groups have sole occupancy of the centre. Smaller groups can also be accommodated and will have their own dedicated facilities and meals.

What activities are available during group visits?

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The centre can provide everything from multi activity packages for schools that focus on the Primary / Secondary transition years (Personal and group development for Y5, 6 and 7 through challenging activities)to specific field studies programmes (e.g. A River Study) and GCSE PE Adventurous Activities (typically Rock Climbing or Canoeing).

What size groups do you cater for?

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Out maximum group size is 60 children + staff.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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We have an on-site classroom, 3 common rooms and a training room that can all be used for class or small group work.

Is there first aid on site?

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All members of centre staff are First Aid trained. All instructors carry First Aid kits in all activities.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Yes we have accessible bedrooms and bathroom in the Monnow Wing.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Yes, all our programmes can be adapted to meet the needs of children with SEN. We currently run 3 specialist programmes a year and have wide experience of meeting specific needs within integrated groups.

Reviews from Schools visiting Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre!

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Special rates for schools
outside of peak season

£15 Per day

School day trips from £15 per child. Includes a range of Onsite Activities.


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