Inspiring Learning

Kingswood

We are one of the most experienced providers of outdoor education in the UK. Founded over 35 years ago, we run over 1.2 million activity sessions each year. We now welcome over 165,000 young people from more than 35 countries around the world annually.

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Play Kingswood

By taking pupils out of a formal classroom environment and into fun and exhilarating experiences focused on challenge and adventure, we encourage whole classes to bond and be captivated, the shyest to shine as leaders and the unmotivated to become the most enthusiastic about developing a new skill. Using the outdoors and a selection of adventurous, challenging and high-adrenaline activities, we support young people throughout their learning journey.

An adventure to remember, a taste of independence, a rush of adrenaline, a breath of fresh air, a sense of achievement and making memories that last a lifetime. That’s what we’re here for. We are raising the bar to provide the very best outdoor learning experiences. A Kingswood adventure utilises experiential education and non-academic ways of learning to provide a taste of independence, the chance to make lifelong memories and gain a sense of achievement. The experience equips pupils with skills for their future and broadens their horizons to the opportunities available to them

Who we work with

Primary schools

We work in partnership with teachers to tailor an outdoor education and adventure programme, with action-packed day time activities and an array of exciting evening sessions.

Secondary schools

Our range of life skills and specific curriculum linked programmes are combined with learning objectives to create a truly unique learning opportunity for secondary schools.

Youth and uniform groups

We welcome a variety of non-school groups all year round, for day visits, great value weekend breaks and longer adventures. All young groups are welcome to enjoy an adventure.

NCS

Each year we welcome around 15,000 young people from to our centres to complete the residential element of their NCS programme.

International visitors

Much more than a language school, a Kingswood experience is a chance to build confidence and learn new skills while making new friends and improving English language.

Apprenticeship development

We are an award-winning apprenticeship provider and we have recently designed a new apprentice development programme, providing the skills for apprenticeship success.

Locations

With nine inspiring centres across the UK, plus a Château in France, we provide unbeatable learning experiences outside the classroom. Some of our locations have a friendly campus feel, with spacious buildings sprawling a large area, while others are smaller with all facilities close by, ideal for younger groups. From Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to nearby Sites of Special Scientific Interest, an array of learning environments are available at Kingswood.

Programmes

Every Kingswood visit is unique. But one thing is for sure: fun, excitement and an exhilarating activity packed programmes come as standard. On top of that, we’ll work with you to tailor your adventure and design your personalised programme around your objectives and desired learning outcomes.

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Learning Outcomes

We strive to make our experiences as impactful as possible and continually improve every aspect of our adventures and add new activity sessions. We are always looking for new ways to develop and are supported by an advisory group including experts from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and Learning Away amongst others.

We have linked what we do to a simple model that communicates how we work – we call it ‘inspiring learning outcomes’. Using this model we can provide a framework to help teachers and students make the most of their experience.

Find out more about our Inspiring Learning Outcomes