Nottinghamshire County Council provides a wide range of centres and resources to support outdoor and environmental education for young people across Nottinghamshire. The facilities and opportunities are also available for groups and individuals from outside of the county.
The provision includes two residential outdoor and environmental centres in the Peak District and environmental education day centres Perlethorpe, Brackenhurst, Sherwood and The Mill Adventure Base. They offer unique, accessible and affordable opportunities, covering the broad spectrum of outdoor adventures and environmental education. All of the centres are staffed by qualified and experienced specialists and are operated to rigorous health and safety standards.
Outdoor and Environmental Education can offer quality facilities, programmes and support for a diverse range of groups and individuals, from schools wanting a day or residential programme, youth, church and other groups needing accommodation, or families planning a celebration or weekend away. In addition highly qualified and experienced staff can provide support for Duke of Edinburgh groups across Nottinghamshire and national training courses in outdoor leadership qualifications. Specialist groups will find the residential centres are ideally located for a few days climbing, mountain biking or walking in the Peak District National Park.
We offer a wide variety of adventure activities to suit all abilities and requirements that support the National Curriculum. Choose from a mixture of land, water and off-site activities.
We work closely with schools and groups to provide a wide variety of training and individually tailored courses for young people and adults to experience quality outdoor learning experiences. Programmes aim to enrich the curriculum and help learners reach their potential through positive engagement with the education process, increasing confidence, group awareness, healthy activity and fun.
Our six venues offer unique, accessible and affordable opportunities, covering the broad spectrum of outdoor adventures and environmental education. All of the centres are staffed by qualified and experienced specialists and are operated to rigorous health and safety standards.
Brackenhurst Environmental Education Centre is run in partnership with Nottingham Trent University and located on the Brackenhurst campus near Southwell.Read about Brackenhurst Education Centre
Hagg Farm Outdoor Education Centre is a well regarded and high quality residential facility in the beautiful and inspiring Peak District National Park.Read about Hagg Farm Outdoor Education Centre
Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre is an educational facility set in the history-laden north Nottinghamshire countryside.Read about Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre
Sherwood Forest Education Centre is an educational facility set in the history-laden north Nottinghamshire countryside.Read about Sherwood Forest Education Centre
St Michael's Environmental Education Centre provides high quality accommodation and facilities in a historic building in the centre of Hathersage village. Surrounded by the inspiring countryside, hills and gritstone edges of the Peak District National Park.Read about St Michael's Environmental Education Centre
The Mill Adventure Base is a purpose built, urban adventure centre situated at Kings Mill Reservoir, Sutton in Ashfield. The base offers a multitude of adventure activities to suit all abilities and requirements.Read about The Mill Adventure Base
If you’d like to find out more about what we offer, require more information about a course or would like to make a booking, please get in touch.
Employers are responsible for the provision and implementation of health and safety procedures, guidance and specific advice. All Local Authority maintained schools must operate to guidance, standards and approval requirements issued by the Outdoor Education Advisor.