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Outdoor Education

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.


Groups

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 DofE 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.

Key Stage 3/4 and AS/A Level Fieldwork

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Specialist sports/outdoor groups

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Group accommodation and activities

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award

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Inclusion and access for all

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Activities

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.

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Popular activities

Climbing Tower / Jacob's Ladder

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Robin Hood and Medieval Life

Robin Hood and Medieval Life Read about Robin Hood and Medieval Life

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Training

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.

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Popular training

Bringing your school grounds to life

Bringing your school grounds to life Read about Bringing your school grounds to life

Cave Instructor Certificate (CIC)

Cave Instructor Certificate (CIC) Read about Cave Instructor Certificate (CIC)

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Emergency First Aid at Work Course Read about Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Mountain Leader Award

Mountain Leader Award Read about Mountain Leader Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)

The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) Read about The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)

Rock Climbing Single Pitch Award

Rock Climbing Single Pitch Award Read about Rock Climbing Single Pitch Award

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Venues

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 Education Centre

Brackenhurst Education Centre

Brackenhurst Environmental Education Centre is run in partnership with Nottingham Trent University and located on the Brackenhurst campus near Southwell.

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Hagg Farm Outdoor Education Centre

Hagg Farm Outdoor 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.

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Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre

Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre

Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre is an educational facility set in the history-laden north Nottinghamshire countryside.

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Sherwood Forest Education Centre

Sherwood Forest Education Centre

Sherwood Forest Education Centre is an educational facility set in the history-laden north Nottinghamshire countryside.

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St Michael's Environmental Education Centre

St Michael's Environmental 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.

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The Mill Adventure Base

The Mill Adventure Base

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.

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Enquiries & Bookings

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.

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About

Our six venues offer unique, accessible and affordable opportunities, covering a 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.

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Visits & Guidance

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.

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