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Outdoor Education Service

We provide tailor-made learning experiences across our four Outdoor Education centres.

We offer experiences at all of our centres, or at your own venue with our mobile team. There are a range of day visits and residential courses at each centre. They are available to groups and individuals of all ages, in or out of education. These include:

  • primary school children
  • GCSE and A level students
  • university students
  • adult groups

All or our experiences can be tailor made to meet your needs. Our experiences include:

  • kayaking along the Jurassic Coast
  • sailing in the 2012 Olympic waters
  • camping in beautiful woodland
  • spending the night in a Grade II listed manor house

For more information please contact the Outdoor Education Administrator.

Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre

Read more about Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre
Come for an adventure on Dorset's Jurassic Coast: sailing, kayaking, climbing, coasteering and abseiling.

Carey Outdoor Education Centre

Read more about Carey Outdoor Education Centre
Carey Outdoor Education Centre provides a fantastic venue for learning and living in the outdoors throughout the year. Educational groups, organisations and groups of friends are all welcome.

Leeson House Field Studies Centre

Read more about Leeson House Field Studies Centre
Leeson House is a secluded and comfortable residential centre set within 7 acres of inspiring and diverse grounds in Swanage.

The Ancient Technology Centre

Read more about The Ancient Technology Centre
Learn ancient skills in an authentic landscape. Such as building ancient structures, blacksmithing and fire-making.

Offsite events guidance, forms and risk assessments

Read more about Offsite events guidance, forms and risk assessments
This includes guidance on the safe provision of trips, adventurous activities, outdoor learning and Ten Tors, planning forms, and risk assessments.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE)

Read more about The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE)
There are many routes to access the DofE in Dorset.


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