Wade's Lane, East Barnby, Nr. Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3SA
England Lakes/North
AHOEC Centre, GOLD Standard Centres
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Motivational Learning in Inspirational Environments.


North Yorkshire County Council’s Outdoor Learning Service is dedicated to developing outdoor learning for all children and young people. We aim to provide inspiring outdoor learning that helps every child and young person we work with become a successful learner, confident individual and a responsible citizen. We provide challenge, adventure and education based activities, helping learners develop personal and outdoor skills, value and respect others and appreciate the natural world.

Your Programme

We work with children and young people of all ages and abilities to support a broad range of curriculum outcomes within the latest curriculum developments and approaches. Our staff expertise, extensive range of environmental and adventure activities and surrounding environment provide exceptional opportunities that will enrich your curriculum.

We Offer

adventure and environmental learning that will challenge and inspire;
real life experience in the outdoor environment;
residential courses available during term time, weekends and school holidays;
a programme of activities tailored to your students’ needs;
access to fantastic locations for all activities, both on and off-site;
highly qualified and experienced teachers and tutors;
the highest standards of safety and risk management;
comfortable and secure accommodation;
outreach activities at your school or day activities from our sites;
accessible accommodation, equipment and transport to ensure all children and young people can participate;
healthy, locally sourced food cooked in our own kitchens;
quality outdoor clothing and equipment;
transport for activities provided off-site;

We Can Also Provide

extension holiday courses for children and young people who want to learn more;
accommodation only options for groups who want to run their own programme;
leader training and adult outdoor skills courses;
management and performance improvement programmes;
meeting and conference venues;


Get Direction

GOLD Standard
LOtC Quality Badge
Mountain Biking