Outdoor learning service

Find out about our Educational Visits Advisory Service, as well as the outdoor learning and training courses at East Barnby and Bewerley Park for children and young people, families, adults and business groups.

We provide challenge, adventure and educational activities for a wide range of groups. Our Outdoor Learning Service can offer:

  • courses for primary, secondary or higher education, including outdoor and adventurous activities, environmental studies, GCSE or A Level fieldwork
  • corporate training - all our centres can host corporate events, training or team building days
  • day use of the centres, allowing you to focus on a specific activity while making use of our facilities and expert teaching staff
  • an outreach service to take activities to your base, or another venue - almost all activities available at the centres are also available through the outreach service
  • weekends and school holiday sessions are available for any group, allowing a catered residential-only or full or part-taught course
  • specialist courses and nationally recognised qualifications in a wide range of outdoor activities
  • advice and approval for educational school visits
  • courses for special needs groups - we have experience in designing courses for groups with specific physical and educational needs

We can adapt courses to customers' needs - whether that's on a residential or non-residential basis, over any period of time and in a variety of locations. Our courses include full board and lodgings as well as tuition, loan of specialist equipment and transport while at the centre. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Specialised courses

We are approved by many outdoor and adventurous activities organisations to deliver skills based courses. These include the Royal Yachting Association for sailing, windsurfing and powerboating; British Canoeing; the British Orienteering Federation; the Mountain Leader Training; the British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership; the British Caving Association; and WorkSafe First Aid training. 

Find more information about the activities and courses available on the outdoor education service website or contact us on 01609 797777.

Educational visits

The Educational Visits Advisory Service provides guidance, advice, support, training and monitoring for educational visits, outdoor learning and adventurous activities including:

  • advice, support, training and guidance in fulfilling responsibilities for the health and safety of children and young people, employees and volunteers for all off-site educational visits and all adventurous activities
  • advice from a team of competent, qualified advisers
  • advice to enable high quality learning beyond the classroom to take place with due regard to current practice
  • appropriate policies, procedures and guidance based on current national practice
  • access to the council's Evolve planning and management system
  • a range of training courses in managing and leading educational visits

Our outdoor education centres

Contacting East Barnby outdoor education centre

East Barnaby outdoor education centre

Located on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, close to Yorkshire's Heritage Coast, East Barnby is ideally situated to provide a wide range of land, fresh water and coastal programmes.

East Barnby
North Yorkshire
YO21 3SA

Contact us on 01609 797777

With a wide range of activities to choose from, our adventure and field study activities encourage teamwork, problem solving and effective communication, offering real adventurous experiences.

Our excellent resources and experienced teachers are crucial to the way in which we work. We aim to provide a differentiated course, planned before your visit, which will provide active and inspirational learning opportunities for all who attend. 

Our aim is to provide you with a first class experience, whether it's your first outdoor residential experience, a day visit, field studies or expedition training. We endeavour to provide opportunities that are full of learning, adventure and challenge.

Facilities include:

  • a games room 
  • a dining room
  • a students' common room
  • lounges
  • classroom facilities with projectors 
  • tuck shop
  • large outdoor spaces

Visit our East Barnaby web page for further information.

Contacting Bewerley Park outdoor education centre

Bewerley Park outdoor education centre

Surrounded by hills, rivers and forests, Bewerley Park is located in the beautiful Nidderdale Valley in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. A perfect place to use the natural environment for adventures above and below ground, whether these are water or land based.

Pateley Bridge
North Yorkshire

Contact us on 01609 797777

Our experienced teachers will provide a course that meets the needs of your students, planned before your visit, full of opportunities for adventure, challenge and learning. We want you to have a first-class experience with us whether it's your first outdoor residential experience, a day visit, field studies or expedition training.

Facilities include:

  • a games room
  • a dining room 
  • a students' common room
  • an assembly hall with stage and large screen
  • classroom facilities with projectors and screens
  • tuck shop
  • high ropes course
  • mountain bike skills course
  • large outdoor spaces

For more information visit our Bewerley Park web page.