“When planned and implemented well, learning outside the classroom contributed significantly to raising standards and improving pupils’ personal, social and emotional development.”

Ofsted, LOtC: how far should you go?

Week and weekend dates available throughout the year - give us a call to check availability or complete our check availability form and we will get back in touch.  Would you like to do a visit to the centre before you decide?  Just let us know your dates and we can arrange an overnight stay if required.

Accommodation at Skern

Catering at skern

Additional opportunities:

With residential trips on hold why not let our team come to you providing an inspirational day:

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Land based:

  • Abseiling 

  • Archery 

  • Assault Course

  • Climbing 

  • Coastal Traversing

  • Coastal Walking

  • Crabbing 

  • Crate Stacking

  • Hartland Day 

  • High Ropes 

  • Off Road Biking

  • Orienteering

  • Overnight Bivi 

  • Seashore Trail 

  • Team Challenge

  • Rockets & Riddles 

  • Tunnels 

  • Zip Wire


  • Bridge/Quay Jump

  • Camp Fire

  • Dark Skies

  • Grounds Map Quiz

  • Indoor Team Challenge 

  • Night Walk 

  • Overnight Bivi 

  • Pool Olympics

  • Scavenger Hunt

  • Shelter Build & Camp Craft 

  • Skern Lodge Olympics

  • Swimming Pool

  • Team Games 

  • Team Quiz 

  • Visit to Lifeboat Station 

  • Wide Games

Activity options available for secondary schools:

Morning sessions run from 9am - 12.30pm, Afternoon sessions run from 1.30 - 5pm

Evening sessions run for 2 hrs from 7 - 9pm

Water based:

  • Bridge/Quay Jump 

  • Pool Kayak

  • Power Boating

  • Rafting

  • Raft Building

  • River Kayaking 

  • Surfing & Body Boarding 

  • Surf Skiing 

  • Swimming Pool

What next?


Call today

01237 475992

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Team Games

A mix of fun and teamwork in this evening of games and activities. The usual football, uni-hoc and rounders, plus a host of fun and silly team games.