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Danbury Centre for Outdoor Learning


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Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.8
76 reviews


Excellent
 
80%

Very Good
 
17%

Average
 
1%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
1%

Excellent trip. Enabled our children to learn a lot about themselves developing confidence, problem solving skills and cooperation. (July 2021 - Secondary School)




Staff were extremely helpful, great site for DofE camping with good routes (July 2021 - Secondary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School)




Great staff and excellent activities. (July 2021 - Primary School)




The children had an amazing time and the staff made the experience stress free. (July 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021)




Staff, activities, organisation and catering were all good. Everything was covid safe. (July 2021 - Primary School)




Very well run and beneficial for all. (June 2021 - Primary School)




The children have had an amazing time. The staff are brilliant at encouraging the children to try their best and make the activities interesting, whilst complying by all safety guidelines and measures. (June 2021 - Primary School)




(June 2021 - Primary School)




Students ....... (June 2021 - Primary School)




The day was very well organised and facilities were excellent. All staff were patient, kind and fun with the children, meaning they had a fantastic day - thank you. (June 2021 - Primary School)




A fantastic oppertunity for pupils to develop team building but also overcome their fears such as heights. The pupils supported one another and learnt a vareity of new skills. The trip was well organised by staff and the centre themselves and was such a shame children didn't get the oppertunity to stay longer. Can't wait to go back again next year! (June 2021 - Primary School)




We had a super two days. The activities were varied and challenging, enabling the children to push themselves, especially in climbing/high ropes activities. The instructors were well prepared and supportive. Even with miserable weather, we had a great time. Thank you. (May 2021 - Primary School)




excellent activities and staff (December 2020)




(February 2020 - Secondary School)




excellent (January 2020 - Primary School)




excellent location and brilliant for DofE (January 2020)




(December 2019 - Secondary School)




Well organised with clean and safe facilities, helpful staff (November 2019 - Secondary School)




(October 2019 - Secondary School)




A fantastic venue for outdoor and adventurous activities. Lovely food too! (October 2019 - Primary School)




food let the centre down it was just fried and very poor quality (October 2019 - Secondary School)




(September 2019)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(August 2019 - Secondary School)




pupils had a fantastic time, all targets plus many more met. Increase in confidence and self esteem. (July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




Essex Outdoors is an excellent provider for Outdoor activities and the staff at Danbury are always amazing and nothing is ever too much trouble. (July 2019 - Secondary School)




Clean and tidy facilities and friendly and knowledgeable instructors. (July 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




The team support and run things so well that as young carer keyworkers we can focus on encouraging our young people and supporting social skills. (June 2019 - Secondary School)




Definitely a 5 star experience for everyone involved. The staff could not do more to ensure that our stay was successful, they were all accommodating and adapted to any change in plans or circumstances. The instructors supported all of our pupils - encouraging those who were apprehensive, extending those who needed it, excellent discipline, setting a fabulous example. (June 2019 - Primary School)




Accommodation would be improved with showers in each cabin, having 21 boys trying to shower with the 2 showers in the shared block took a very long time. (June 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent facilities, professional and friendly staff. (June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Secondary School)




N/A as visit didn't happen (May 2019 - Secondary School)




Well organised and staffed. (May 2019 - Primary School)




Very good day. One problem was concerning canoeing activity. We went to a different part of the river than usual to access the canoes. We had to walk down some narrow, steep concrete steps. This was a dangerous way to get down considering we have some very uncoordinated children with us, two of whom have cerebral palsy. (May 2019 - Secondary School)




Excellent venue and third party staff. (May 2019 - Secondary School)




The facilities were fantastic and the staff were friendly, welcoming and supportive at all times. I would happily return to this centre. (May 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




Obstacle Course needs some TLC (May 2019 - Primary School)




(March 2019 - Secondary School)




(February 2019 - Secondary School)




Very good trainers (February 2019 - Secondary School)




10/10 for everything (January 2019 - Secondary School)




Amazing venue and staff are so enthusiastic and helpful. (January 2019 - Secondary School)




staff are super helpful and really supportive of the the students. (January 2019 - Secondary School)




Cannot fault the professionalism for the (December 2018 - Secondary School)




Staff are friendly and engaging the students enjoy the activities as they are challenged through them. (December 2018 - Secondary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




gre (October 2018 - Secondary School)




Excellent experience. Excellent staff and great activities. (October 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent experience. Excellent staff and great activities. (October 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent facilities and very easy to book. (October 2018 - Secondary School)




(September 2018 - Secondary School)




(September 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018)




(July 2018 - Secondary School)




A very valuable learning experience for the children. Encouraging and dedicated staff. The only small criticism I would mention was lack of provision if a child falls into the river whilst canoeing. We had 3 children fall in and there was no dry clothing available- we had to ask for dry clothing to be delivered from school. It was a good thing it was a warm day. Next year we will all bring spares. (June 2018 - Secondary School)




Fantastic venue (June 2018 - Secondary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




Very well organised. (June 2018 - Primary School)




Great accommodation. Great food. Friendly staff. (June 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Secondary School)




(March 2018 - Secondary School)




The centre was very organised. The instructors were great and were very knowledgeable. Accommodation and food was great. (March 2018 - Primary School)




Children had a fantastic time. Staff were all very helpful and friendly, particularly the kitchen staff. (March 2018 - Primary School)




Helpful as usual (February 2018 - Primary School & Secondary School)




(January 2018 - Secondary School)




(December 2017 - Secondary School)




Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.8
76 reviews


Excellent
 
80%

Very Good
 
17%

Average
 
1%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
1%

July 2021 - Secondary School
Excellent trip. Enabled our children to learn a lot about themselves developing confidence, problem solving skills and cooperation.



July 2021 - Secondary School
Staff were extremely helpful, great site for DofE camping with good routes



July 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Primary School
Great staff and excellent activities.



July 2021 - Primary School
The children had an amazing time and the staff made the experience stress free.



July 2021




July 2021 - Primary School
Staff, activities, organisation and catering were all good. Everything was covid safe.



June 2021 - Primary School
Very well run and beneficial for all.



June 2021 - Primary School
The children have had an amazing time. The staff are brilliant at encouraging the children to try their best and make the activities interesting, whilst complying by all safety guidelines and measures.



June 2021 - Primary School




June 2021 - Primary School
Students .......



June 2021 - Primary School
The day was very well organised and facilities were excellent. All staff were patient, kind and fun with the children, meaning they had a fantastic day - thank you.



June 2021 - Primary School
A fantastic oppertunity for pupils to develop team building but also overcome their fears such as heights. The pupils supported one another and learnt a vareity of new skills. The trip was well organised by staff and the centre themselves and was such a shame children didn't get the oppertunity to stay longer. Can't wait to go back again next year!



May 2021 - Primary School
We had a super two days. The activities were varied and challenging, enabling the children to push themselves, especially in climbing/high ropes activities. The instructors were well prepared and supportive. Even with miserable weather, we had a great time. Thank you.



December 2020
excellent activities and staff



February 2020 - Secondary School




January 2020 - Primary School
excellent



January 2020
excellent location and brilliant for DofE



December 2019 - Secondary School




November 2019 - Secondary School
Well organised with clean and safe facilities, helpful staff



October 2019 - Secondary School




October 2019 - Primary School
A fantastic venue for outdoor and adventurous activities. Lovely food too!



October 2019 - Secondary School
food let the centre down it was just fried and very poor quality



September 2019




September 2019 - Primary School




August 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Secondary School
pupils had a fantastic time, all targets plus many more met. Increase in confidence and self esteem.



July 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Secondary School
Essex Outdoors is an excellent provider for Outdoor activities and the staff at Danbury are always amazing and nothing is ever too much trouble.



July 2019 - Primary School
Clean and tidy facilities and friendly and knowledgeable instructors.



July 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Secondary School
The team support and run things so well that as young carer keyworkers we can focus on encouraging our young people and supporting social skills.



June 2019 - Primary School
Definitely a 5 star experience for everyone involved. The staff could not do more to ensure that our stay was successful, they were all accommodating and adapted to any change in plans or circumstances. The instructors supported all of our pupils - encouraging those who were apprehensive, extending those who needed it, excellent discipline, setting a fabulous example.



June 2019 - Primary School
Accommodation would be improved with showers in each cabin, having 21 boys trying to shower with the 2 showers in the shared block took a very long time.



June 2019 - Primary School
Excellent facilities, professional and friendly staff.



June 2019 - Secondary School




May 2019 - Secondary School
N/A as visit didn't happen



May 2019 - Primary School
Well organised and staffed.



May 2019 - Secondary School
Very good day. One problem was concerning canoeing activity. We went to a different part of the river than usual to access the canoes. We had to walk down some narrow, steep concrete steps. This was a dangerous way to get down considering we have some very uncoordinated children with us, two of whom have cerebral palsy.



May 2019 - Secondary School
Excellent venue and third party staff.



May 2019 - Primary School
The facilities were fantastic and the staff were friendly, welcoming and supportive at all times. I would happily return to this centre.



May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School
Obstacle Course needs some TLC



March 2019 - Secondary School




February 2019 - Secondary School




February 2019 - Secondary School
Very good trainers



January 2019 - Secondary School
10/10 for everything



January 2019 - Secondary School
Amazing venue and staff are so enthusiastic and helpful.



January 2019 - Secondary School
staff are super helpful and really supportive of the the students.



December 2018 - Secondary School
Cannot fault the professionalism for the



December 2018 - Secondary School
Staff are friendly and engaging the students enjoy the activities as they are challenged through them.



November 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Secondary School
gre



October 2018 - Primary School
Excellent experience. Excellent staff and great activities.



October 2018 - Primary School
Excellent experience. Excellent staff and great activities.



October 2018 - Secondary School
Excellent facilities and very easy to book.



September 2018 - Secondary School




September 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Primary School




September 2018




July 2018 - Secondary School




June 2018 - Secondary School
A very valuable learning experience for the children. Encouraging and dedicated staff. The only small criticism I would mention was lack of provision if a child falls into the river whilst canoeing. We had 3 children fall in and there was no dry clothing available- we had to ask for dry clothing to be delivered from school. It was a good thing it was a warm day. Next year we will all bring spares.



June 2018 - Secondary School
Fantastic venue



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School
Very well organised.



June 2018 - Primary School
Great accommodation. Great food. Friendly staff.



May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Secondary School




March 2018 - Secondary School




March 2018 - Primary School
The centre was very organised. The instructors were great and were very knowledgeable. Accommodation and food was great.



March 2018 - Primary School
Children had a fantastic time. Staff were all very helpful and friendly, particularly the kitchen staff.



February 2018 - Primary School & Secondary School
Helpful as usual



January 2018 - Secondary School




December 2017 - Secondary School