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Groups bookings at the Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre (WOEC)

Information on the booking and programme options for groups including schools, colleges, organisations, families and friends.

Anyone can make a group booking, including schools, youth groups, friends or family. We can work with children, young people or adults. You select the activities and we can provide you with taster sessions or a course.

Where do group sessions take place?

We can deliver activities at our Centre, at your school or site, at:

  • Portland Harbour
  • Weymouth Bay
  • the Isle of Portland
  • further afield

Schools, colleges and youth projects

There are a range of outdoor activities and programmes for children and young people from reception to Year 13.

We can provide activities and design programmes which:

  • enhance and support your curriculum
  • enable you to achieve your aims
  • providing an enjoyable and memorable visit

Contact the WOEC centre to discuss your proposed learning outcomes.

Team building

We offer team building courses for young people and businesses with use specially designed games and challenges. We design them to achieve your identified learning outcomes and to meet your teams needs.

Team building at your school

We can arrange team building at your school by setting up in a sports hall or large classroom. We can accommodate for 120 pupils at one time.

Team building at the centre

Our programmes include one off sessions, a day with morning and afternoon sessions and a series of regular weekly sessions.

What kit to bring

You will need to wear clothes that you do not mind getting a little dirty and lace up shoes. You will also need a packed lunch if you are here all day.

Programme options

See the programmes we have available in the table.


Programme options

TasterAn introductory session for those with little experience.
Improver/advanced session (s)A one off session or sessions for those with some experience to challenge and further develop their skills.
After school clubA series of sessions, either tasters or a course.
CourseA series of sessions on consecutive days or weeks in sailing, kayaking or climbing, leading to a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) or British Canoeing (BC) awards.
Multi activity programmeA multi activity programme runs over a number of sessions. 

Size of groups and teams

We divide groups into teams with one instructor per team. Team sizes vary depending on the activities chosen. If you choose the multi-activity option we recommend teams of 8. We can discuss your specific requirements if you contact us.

Session times

We run:

  • morning sessions from 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • afternoon sessions from 1.30pm to 4.30pm
  • after school sessions from 3.30pm to 6.30pm
  • evening sessions from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

We can change these times to suit your needs.

Cost calculator

Prices start from £159 per half day, per group (size dependent on activity) and £159 per term per session.

You can work out the cost of the session by calculating: the number of teams X number of sessions X cost per team.

Book a programme

To book, contact the WOEC centre with your requirements and we will check our availability.

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