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Outdoor Education Service

Dorset County Council's Outdoor Education Service offers a range of tailor-made learning experiences at four diverse centres.

Further opportunities can also be provided at your venue through a visit from the mobile team. The centres offer day visits and residential courses to groups and individuals of all ages from Reception to GCSE and A-level fieldwork, universities and adult groups.

Kayak along the Jurassic Coast, sail in the 2012 Olympic waters, camp in beautiful woodland, spend the night in a Grade II listed manor house or experience life from the past in a Viking Longhouse. 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, the ideal venue for Primary to A Level fieldtrips, is a secluded and comfortable residential centre situated near Swanage, Dorset on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

The Ancient Technology Centre

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

Offsite events guidance and forms

Read more about Offsite events guidance and forms
Guidance relating to the safe provision of trips, adventurous activities and outdoor learning including planning forms.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE)

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


View a map of the Outdoor Education Centres in Dorset

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