Bewerley Park aims to provide ‘Motivational Learning in Inspirational Environments’. It is located in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and run by North Yorkshire County Council’s Children and Young People’s Services. Priority use during term time is for North Yorkshire school children. However the Centre is open to all users and is available midweek, at weekends and during school holidays.
We deliver high quality outdoor education using the ‘real’ outdoor environment delivered by very experienced staff, most of whom are qualified teachers as well highly qualified leaders in a wide range of outdoor activities. We have the highest standards of safety and risk management and a strong educational emphasis in everything we do.
Bewerley Park easily accommodates up to 130 residents at one time, mainly in dormitories, with some smaller units. The 15 acre grounds can accommodate camping groups.
Most users do 5 day midweek or 2 day weekend residentials for primary and secondary age pupils undertaking a variety of outdoor activities, environmental education and team building exercises. Each programme is tailor made to meet the aims and objectives of the user group, and can be adapted for those with special educational needs. Activities include climbing, sailing, gorge exploration, kayaking, canoeing, raft building, high ropes, orienteering, hillwalking, bushcraft and camping. They are linked to learning about the natural environment and how to look after it and ourselves as we enjoy it.
We also provide activities for groups on one day visits and go into schools to deliver outdoor programmes as part of the school curriculum. The Centre runs specialist skills courses, expeditions and leadership qualification courses in sailing, climbing, hillwalking, and paddlesports. We run training days for adult corporate groups and the centre can be hired as a training or residential venue for groups running their own programmes.