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Give your pupils an experience to remember

At Crowden they will reach new heights, explore underground and enjoy the thrills and spills of the water activities, giving them opportunities to gain new skills, build resilience and have fun.

At the Centre your pupils will improve their leadership and communication skills in a relaxed, friendly environment where learning outside the classroom seems more like a game than a lesson.

Kids performing Archery


Our experienced team will ensure each activity is tailored to meet the aims of your visit. Every student is considered to ensure they have an sense of achievement.

  • Activities include:
  • Rock climbing
  • Cave exploration
  • Kayaking
  • Open water canoeing
  • Raft building
  • Stream scrambling
  • Zip wire
  • Archery

Building your trip

Our instructors will liaise with you to ensure the activities meet the requirements of the national curriculum, providing fun and educational outdoor activities appropriate to key stage 2, 3 and 4.

Based in the Peak District, it is easy for us to tailor the course to fit in subjects such as PE where we can look at climbing skills, balance and co-ordination, water sports and navigation.

We can also build in numeracy, literacy, problem solving and topic work such as water and the environment as the Centre borders a Site of Special Scientific Interest at Upper Longdendale, Special Protection Area and Brockholes Wood Nature Reserve.

Courses can be linked to outcomes such as The Duke of Edinburgh's Award or DfE Activity Passport.

Tailored to meet your needs

The Centre offers full or part week residential outdoor activity programmes or a daily activity programme.

The programme can include evening activities however, you may wish to use this time to undertake your own activities or reflections to support cross curriculum activity.

Why choose Crowden for your pupils?

  • It is an ideal chance for children to gain the personal, social and health benefits of a residential experience
  • It is a chance for them to learn “lifeskills” outside the boundaries of a classroom
  • It is an opportunity for them to broaden their horizons and take part in activities that they may not ordinarily do
  • Staying away from home allows children to get away from their immediate environment and opens up a variety of new experiences and learning opportunities
  • It enables children to return to the classroom with a new found sense of confidence, self awareness and an increased willingness to try something new

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