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Kingswood Dukeshouse Wood


Inspiring learning through outdoor education and adventure

Description

A trip to Kingswood is a life changing adventure. For over 35 years, our transformative school trips have encouraged primary and secondary school pupils to build confidence and resilience by taking on fun challenges.

Dukeshouse Wood is one of the country’s leading residential activity centres with a huge variety of activities. Set on a stunning fell side, just minutes away from the leafy suburbs of Hexham, this picturesque residential centre centre offers a ‘home away from home’ environment.

The 18 acre adventure park is equipped with a host of exciting and challenging activities, including high ropes, zipwire, 3G swing and leap of faith. The activity barn is a great place for indoor climbing, problem solving and team building activities and is a flexible space to use for sports training and PE trips. The centre's rural setting makes it an ideal residential location for nature walks, orienteering and bushcraft and our Geography programmes can be tailored to your curriculum.

Facilities
- Outdoors: 18 acre adventure park equipped with a host of exciting and high-adrenaline activities, including high ropes, zipwire, abseiling, 3G swing and leap of faith, plus motorsports
- Indoors: The activity barn provides a perfect environment for indoor climbing and problem solving initiatives, plus a laser zone
- Other facilities: Diner, shop, chill out areas, party leader lounges, indoor classroom spaces

Accommodation
Dukeshouse Wood has standard dormitory style accommodation. Groups can stay in 4-16 bed dorms with accessible accommodation available. Kingswood cater for small, medium and large groups and even offer full site hire and there is no minimum group size.





Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.3
25 reviews


Excellent
 
52%

Very Good
 
40%

Average
 
8%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

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(November 2019 - Primary)




Facilities were very good. Sleeping accommodation was appropriate and comfortable. Food could have been a bit better. (November 2019 - Secondary)




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(October 2019 - Primary)




The cuts made to the number of staff managing the activities meant that there was a lot of waiting for turns and school staff ended up responsible for sorting and securing children in and out of harnesses etc. At some activities, there were not enough harnesses and hard hats, so there was a lot of wasted time swapping equipment in between turns. In the past, there has always been at least 2 centre staff on each activity. On 4 occasions, staff turned up late to the start of the activity. (October 2019 - Primary)




Great staff and activities, food was not fantastic. (October 2019 - Primary)




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(March 2018 - Secondary)




Excellent throughout the visit and happy to accommodate changes as needed (February 2018 - Secondary)




Contact

Kingswood Dukeshouse Wood
Fellside
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 1TP
LOtC

Pricing

Please contact us for a bespoke quote

Opening Times

Kingswood operate from January to November, 7 days a week.

Inspiring learning through outdoor education and adventure

Description

A trip to Kingswood is a life changing adventure. For over 35 years, our transformative school trips have encouraged primary and secondary school pupils to build confidence and resilience by taking on fun challenges.

Dukeshouse Wood is one of the country’s leading residential activity centres with a huge variety of activities. Set on a stunning fell side, just minutes away from the leafy suburbs of Hexham, this picturesque residential centre centre offers a ‘home away from home’ environment.

The 18 acre adventure park is equipped with a host of exciting and challenging activities, including high ropes, zipwire, 3G swing and leap of faith. The activity barn is a great place for indoor climbing, problem solving and team building activities and is a flexible space to use for sports training and PE trips. The centre's rural setting makes it an ideal residential location for nature walks, orienteering and bushcraft and our Geography programmes can be tailored to your curriculum.

Facilities
- Outdoors: 18 acre adventure park equipped with a host of exciting and high-adrenaline activities, including high ropes, zipwire, abseiling, 3G swing and leap of faith, plus motorsports
- Indoors: The activity barn provides a perfect environment for indoor climbing and problem solving initiatives, plus a laser zone
- Other facilities: Diner, shop, chill out areas, party leader lounges, indoor classroom spaces

Accommodation
Dukeshouse Wood has standard dormitory style accommodation. Groups can stay in 4-16 bed dorms with accessible accommodation available. Kingswood cater for small, medium and large groups and even offer full site hire and there is no minimum group size.