NCS Activity Centres

Phase 1 Outdoor Adventure Residentials

ncs logoThe National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government funded initiative designed to get young adults in England, aged 16-17, involved in a series of challenges, that will help them develop a range of new skills, establish new friendships, and make a contribution to their local communities.

Phase One of the NCS experience is all about bonding as a group, so participants get together to experience a range of outdoor activities during a short residential activity break. If your NCS group is looking for the perfect location for your team building adventure, we can help! We work with a large number of residential centres throughout the UK and Europe, and can provide you with a great range of places to choose from.

Popular NCS Centre Trip August 2018

YMCA Fairthorne Manor
YMCA Fairthorne Manor
YMCA Fairthorne Manor
YMCA Fairthorne Manor

There are many reasons to choose Fairthorne Manor: 1. Our values - welcoming, active, listening, inspiring, caring, exciting. 2. Course flexibility – day and residential visits 3. Our staff - fully qualified, welcoming, approachable, versatile 4. Our activities – wide range of options to d...

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BF Adventure

BF Adventure

BF Adventure has over 25 years experience of delivering multi activity days and residential packages for schools and groups. Set within 60 acres and 3 beautiful water filled quarries we provide exciting, fun activities and unforgettable experiences ...
BF Adventure

Dearne Valley - Kingswood

Dearne Valley - Kingswood

Dearne Valley, set in the stunning surroundings of the former Earth Centre is South Yorkshire offers a unique blend of nature and adventurous activities. ...
Dearne Valley - Kingswood

YMCA Winchester House

YMCA Winchester House

Flexible residential group accommodation in a stunning cliff-top location in Shanklin. The rich history & geology of the beautiful Isle of Wight make it the perfect venue for your educational school trip. Discounted ferry fares for our guests. ...
YMCA Winchester House

Lockerbie Manor

Lockerbie Manor

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Lockerbie Manor offer outdoor residential school trips during term time, and all inclusive family activity holidays during the summer holidays. Activities take place in the extensive Manor house grounds or at ...
Lockerbie Manor


Oaker Wood Leisure

Oaker Wood Leisure

Woodland Outdoor Activity centre with 2 Glamping Villages which can be booked by schools for exclusive use. Sleeps up to 60 in each village. Wooden Glamping Pods sleeping up to 8. Catered or self catered. High Ropes, Low Ropes, Team Building, Rafting...
Oaker Wood Leisure

Bramhope Scout Centre

Bramhope Scout Centre

Bramhope Scout Campsite is set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales less than 10 miles from Leeds City Centre. Set in 13.5 acres Bramhope Campsite offers a variety of accommodation and activities for all ages, abilities and different sized groups. ...
Bramhope Scout Centre

Grosvenor Hall - Kingswood

Grosvenor Hall - Kingswood

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. ...
Grosvenor Hall - Kingswood

Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre

Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre

Schools can enjoy a range of watersports and outdoor pursuits in our new activity centre, 11 miles from Norwich in East Anglia. As well as 37 acres of water, large indoor facilities provide a range of activities such as climbing, abseiling and more....
Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre


Abernant Lake

Abernant Lake

Abernant Lake is an outdoor pursuits activity centre on the edge of the Breacon Beacons National Park. Our self contained 55 acre site gives schools the opportunity to experience a range of activities in a safe and caring environment. ...
Abernant Lake

Dukeshouse Wood – Kingswood

Dukeshouse Wood – Kingswood

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 – Kingswood

Woodrow High House

Woodrow High House

At Woodrow, we offer your school a bespoke programme of exciting activities, focusing on self-development and learning whilst having fun. This charming 17th century manor is situated within 24 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of the Chilterns. ...
Woodrow High House

YMCA Fairthorne Manor

YMCA Fairthorne Manor

YMCA Fairthorne Manor has been providing memorable experiences for children and young people for over 50 years in a welcoming and inspiring environment deep in 111 acres of Hampshire countryside, nestled beside the River Hamble. ...
YMCA Fairthorne Manor


Marwell Activity Centre

Marwell Activity Centre

Marwell Activity Centre specialises in providing great value, exciting and adventurous residential experiences and day trips. With a package that includes flexible accommodation options and a wide range of fun and challenging activities. ...
Marwell Activity Centre

Kingswood

Kingswood

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Successful outdoor residential experiences provide challenge, build confidence and increase pupil engagement and attainment back in class. We offer a wide range of activities at our nine outdoor activity centres in the UK and one in France. ...
Kingswood

Culmington Manor

Culmington Manor

Culmington Manor is Manor Adventure's flagship outdoor pursuits centre, based in the heart of the South Shropshire countryside. Experience and enjoy more than 35 adventurous activities on our 100 acre estate. Click to find out why we are so popular...
Culmington Manor

Isle of Wight - Kingswood

Isle of Wight - Kingswood

Kingswood’s Isle of Wight’s clifftop setting offers stunning views over Whitecliff Bay and direct beach access. ...
Isle of Wight - Kingswood


Skern Lodge

Skern Lodge

North Devon\\\'s premier outdoor centre. Fantastic friendly staff, exciting activities in wonderful locations and tasty, wholesome food in great surroundings. Makes Skern Lodge the ideal destination for your next residential or day trip. ...
Skern Lodge

Stone Age School Trip

Stone Age School Trip

Back in time, learn about Stone Age man, Try lighting a fire if you think you can, Building your own shelter..in LOPC wood, Fire-pit charcoal, draw caveman good. Test your skill with an Archers sight. Go home with knowledge from our StoneAge s...
Stone Age School Trip

Choosing an NCS Activity Centre

Although a nationally conceived scheme, the actual providers are local youth groups such as YMCA centres, English Football League clubs, and a range of county councils. The activity centres on this page all have previous experience in operating the NCS scheme and can deliver a safe, fun and challenging outdoor residential experience for your NCS youth group. The activities available will vary from centre to centre, but whether you end up trying archery, rock climbing, or dinghy sailing, professional qualified instructors will be able to adapt each activity to encourage skills such as teamwork, cooperation, leadership and more.

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Usually taking place in the Summer holidays, dates will vary by provider, but as most residential centres are quiet during the school holidays, availability is not usually too much of a problem. We would recommend that NCS groups make sure they secure their booking at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment. Certainly make sure you are researching which activity centres would be suitable for your group well in advance of the summer. Schools generally book up to a year in advance, and although you may not have to compete as much for availability, it is still advisable to get booked early. If you cannot find anything local to you, please use the short enquiry form above or check out our main residential activity centre page, which has many more centres the length and breadth of the country!



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