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.
- Check out our videos of children and groups taking part in some of the many activities we offer at our centres.
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
Brackenhurst Environmental Education Centre is run in partnership with Nottingham Trent University and located on the Brackenhurst campus near Southwell.Read about Brackenhurst Environmental Education Centre
Camp Redwood is a wilderness camping residential experience set in the heart of Sherwood Forest on the private Thoresby Estate.Read about Camp Redwood
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.Read about Hagg Farm Outdoor Education Centre
Perlethorpe Environmental 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
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
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
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
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.
Key Stage 1 & 2Read about Key Stage 1 & 2
Key Stage 3/4 and AS/A Level FieldworkRead about Key Stage 3/4 and AS/A Level Fieldwork
Specialist sports/outdoor groupsRead about Specialist sports/outdoor groups
Group accommodation and activitiesRead about Group accommodation and activities
Activities and clubs
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.
Looking for holiday clubs with a difference? Our holiday clubs are the perfect chance to try out lots of new things. We provide all safety equipment and participants will be supervised throughout. Our qualified instructors will keep everyone safe, active and having fun.
CanoeingRead about Canoeing
Climbing Tower / Jacob's LadderRead about Climbing Tower / Jacob's Ladder
Problem Solving and Team BuildingRead about Problem Solving and Team Building
Robin Hood and Medieval LifeRead about Robin Hood and Medieval Life
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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.
Bringing your school grounds to lifeRead about Bringing your school grounds to life
ITC Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)Read about ITC Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
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Enquiries and 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.
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.