We work in partnership with schools, youth and adult groups and other organisations to assist their aims and bring outdoor education into their offer. The first place to start is making a call to come see us, walk round the centre and talk about the possibilities and the costs. Don’t worry if there is nothing that sounds exactly like ‘you’ – give us a call and I’m sure we will be able to be creative and either tailor something we have or even better, design something new just for you.
We are a multi-user site and will have several groups using us at the same time. Letting us know as much as possible about what you would like to achieve during your stay will help us allocate time resources and space to your group.
The following are downloads to help leaders and staff with course planning:
FCC Offer – All of our activites with ideas, times, places and ages they are best suited.
Checklist for a Successful Visit – Course timeline for planning and preparation
Restricted Mobility Information:
Additonal information required for pupils with restricted mobility and additional needs.
Please return all forms to the Centre at least 2 weeks before your residential visit
MAIN CENTRE: The information below is required to ensure effective preparation ahead of your residential visit to the centre, please return all forms at least 2 weeks before your residential visit – many thanks.
DS: The following forms/information is specifically for groups that will be using the Orchard Camping Pods
Activity Group List_Orchard Village – We will allocate the dining room tables from the activity group list
Some info to help make your residential the best it can be….
Please note that FCC is a shared site. During activity sessions you may see other groups on site. Other groups may be occupying the separate accommodation buildings on site whilst you are in in residence; groups also attend for day visits. You will have sole occupancy of your residence at all times but the communal areas, dining room and toilet blocks will be shared.
Programmes of activity are individual and separate but some facilities are designed for multiple group use such as climbing wall and high ropes. During free time, groups will have designated free time areas. Through cooperation we do welcome sharing these if this is appropriate. We will aim to advise you of which groups will be on site at liaison and go through the spaces during pre-visits.
learningaway.org.uk – Peter Hamlyn Foundation have done research into what makes a brilliant residential
English Outdoor Council publications
High Quality Outdoor Education – what does it look like?
National Guidance for the Visit Leader – safety advice