School Trips at Galloway Activity Centre

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There's a range of exciting and challenging activities available at Galloway Activity Centre, all set in the heart of Scotland and only a short drive from the M74. We're an AALA licenced centre and are committed to providing safe, fun and engaging activities.

As well as exciting activities we also offer national governing body certificated tuition in sailing, windsurfing and paddle sports. Many schools opt to incorporate this in a residential week so pupils can not only enjoy an exciting adventure week but leave having learned a new sport.

We have a large selection of eclectic accommodation including a bunkhouse, loch side cabins, Mongolian yurts and a large camping ground for Scouting groups. Meals are provided from our Waterfront Café overlooking Loch Ken.

Whether you're looking for a short team building visit, an exciting activity day or a full week of residential adventure then we're sure to have a package that suits your needs.

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school trip at Galloway Activity Centre
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Why are Galloway Activity Centre great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Whatever the activity the focus at the Galloway Activity Centre is always on learning new skills, working together and having as much fun as possible along the way. We choose our staff based on their personal qualities and enthusiasm and all are qualified outdoor professionals. Their aim is to inspire young people, help them develop confidence and give them some great memories.

Activities available during group visits

• Climbing
• Zip Wire
• Sailing
• Canoeing
• Kayaking
• Crate Climbing
• Jacob's Ladder
• Giant Swing
• Leap of Faith
• Team building challenges
• Mountain Biking
• Archery
• Windsurfing
• Raft Building
• John Muir Trust awards
• Outdoor Laser Tag
• Wobbly Waterpark
• Giant Water Slide
• Wobble boarding
• Stand up Paddle Boarding
• Giant 3G Swing

What size groups do you cater for?


Is there first aid on site?

Yes, all our staff hold valid first aid certificates and there is a first aider on stand by 24/7.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

As well as disabled amenities we have a range of disabled access boats allowing everyone to take part in activities on the water. All our activities have been enjoyed by people with disabilities and alongside our disabled sailing club we hold a disability activity day every year. Our staff are experienced in making sure that everyone gets the most out of the outdoors as possible regardless of ability.

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


Anything else?

We're proud to be one of the first centres in Scotland to run the John Muir Trust award programme which encourages participants to engage with the unspoiled Scottish landscape we operate in. Pupils experience an action filled adventure week while discovering the natural world by paddle, sail and on land.

Winter activity Deals

Current School Trip Offer

We have a great discount on our 4/5 day residential activity week and short visits for this February, March and April.

Residential Option:
4 Day's of outdoor activities and 4 night's stay inc. all meals and accommodation. The 4 days can be spread over 5 to suit travel times.
Cost - £180pp (plus vat, min 30 participants)

Short Visits:
We're open all winter for short visits. Prices start from £20pp + vat for half a day (2 activities) and include all our land based activities.
Cost - £20pp half day, £30pp full day (both plus vat)

Dates - Any visit in February, March or April

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Teacher Checklist

- Risk Assessments
- Inspection Visits
- Free Places for Teachers
- AALA Licence
- RYA Centre
- BCU Centre

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