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The Lake District National Park is a great environment for children and young people to develop their personal and social skills through team building challenges and adventurous activities. We are recognised as a Royal Yachting Association Dinghy Training Centre and Mountain Leadership Centre as well as being Duke of Edinburgh accredited. If you are looking to develop confidence, learn new skills, or simply need time out to reflect and focus on studies, our team will help plan a programme that’s personal to you.

Outdoor Education at Ghyll Head

Outdoor Education session child on ropesGhyll Head is an outdoor adventurous education centre based in the heart of the Lake District National Park, with lake-front access to Windermere.

This is a fantastic location and environment and a great way to experience the great outdoors.

Our team of qualified professionals offers a warm friendly welcome, support and encouragement and works with you to ensure your experience is fun, engaging and full of action-packed education and adventure.

Choose the experience you need

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Schools, Academies And Youth Group Visits

Join us for residential or day visits and we will use your learning objectives to plan a programme suited to your needs; giving you the opportunity to enrich your curriculum and link outdoor experiences to key stage learning and pupil development. Courses are fully accessible offering an exciting and valuable learning experience for all students.

Experience the full outdoor education experience and join us for the full week (four nights or more). That way groups form good relationships and there are plenty of opportunities for pupils to develop and refine strategies and skills to improve performance. If a full week isn’t what you’re looking for, a split week might be; this means your organisation is with us for the whole week but during that time you escort two groups for either two or three nights each, a great option for any school group and suitable for younger pupils or those with additional needs.

Weekend stays suit a range of client groups from schools, youth clubs, community groups and even staff groups and your stay can be extended to Monday morning.

Accredited Courses

Your students' outdoor activity skills can be developed to a high standard and students can attain accreditation. With us you can cover the GCSE PE curriculum through a range of activities including sailing, rock climbing, caving and canoeing. You can also work with us to provide field study courses and benefit from venues to complement biology, geography, geology and history. Bringing a subject to life through collaborative teaching and learning with our qualified teachers and instructors is what we do.

Accessible For All Students

You will benefit from accessible accommodation and activities meaning you experience the great outdoors without limitations. Our experienced professionals work with you to create adventure experiences through supported activities. Your students have the opportunity to get into the water and learn to sail using specialist hoists for access onto watercraft and specialist ‘access’ dinghies. Students can abseil and zip wire with adapted equipment; and we have wheelchair-friendly trails around the grounds and provide three-wheeler rough riders and power chairs.

Jonathan Powers Head Teacher Chapel Street Primary School

Many, many thanks to you and your wonderful staff for another fantastic learning experience for our children and staff last week. We feel privileged to be able to visit such a superb Centre; all credit to you and your team.

Family Breaks

Fancy hanging around with us this Easter? We are once again offering family rooms at Ghyll Head over the Easter holidays. The two-night course includes all food, activities and accommodation for four people at a great value price. An opportunity to spend some quality time with your family in a fabulous location.

Not Just For Kids

Team building really does challenge thinking and bring people together, building trust and improving team outcomes and performance. We work with adult groups using creative and challenging activities to support group development. Working together you will learn new skills, challenge behaviours, build friendships and explore alternative approaches. 

Team-building is an important part of any staff development programme and engaging in interactive, fun and inclusive experiences is a great way to bring your team together. Informal and more formal classroom spaces are available, allowing you to make the most of your time with us between fun activities on land or lake.

Ruth Billson Withington Girls' School

Ghyll Head was great, I loved getting wet! Hills all around. Good scenery? You bet! You were all so friendly which helped us have fun, Letting us do the nightline, which many had never done Launching onto the zip wire was my favourite bit. Heading onto the lake, we were working as a team, Even the Dead Shed was fantastic, even though we weren’t so keen. And so I’m saying thank you to all of you back there, Didn’t we just love the fresh air.

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