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Whitlingham Adventure


Outdoor Adventures Start Here

Description

Whitlingham Adventure provides high quality programmes for children, young people and the wider community.

Delivering a range of land and water based outdoor and adventurous activities, with an educational programme for 8 to 19 years.

The site and centre offer:
• Learning outside the classroom quality badge award
• National governing body approved centre status (RYA, BCU)
• Over a mile of placid open water
• 280 acres of water, woodland and meadow
• Easy access from any route
• Modern purpose built centre
• Qualified experienced staff team.

Transition & Challenge
Helping and challenging young people as they prepare for changes in their learning and development. Activities have a strong focus on teamwork, problem solving and building friendships. Programmes can also be used to develop leadership and communication skills.

Adventure & Curriculum enhancement
Bespoke programmes with a range of adventurous activities to help young people develop and grow. Activities introduce new skills, team building, promote physical exercise and are an excellent way to boost confidence and self-esteem.

After school activities
Choose from our list of activities for individual sessions or a nationally accredited course. Available throughout the week in term time from April to October.
School Games
Providing more opportunities for young people to engage in competitive sport and to achieve their potential through a range of adventurous activities. Choose from archery, canoeing, cycling, orienteering, sailing and windsurfing.

Safety Education
Practical activity programmes on either water or land to help young people to develop outdoor awareness and activity skills, whilst also learning how to be active safely and respond to emergencies.

PE and outdoor adventure
Take part in a range of outdoor and adventurous challenges as an individual and as part of a team. With a strong focus on team building and problem solving which can be carried out in both water and land environments.

Geography
Learn new navigation skills or develop map and compass work using orienteering and explore the country park with Ordnance Survey maps.

Science
With a range of habitats in a small area, the country park is ideal to explore and identify all living things in woodland, meadow and lake environments.
Environmental & Outdoor Learning
Cross curricular activities are available that combine a variety of environments and learning activities, which enable young people to personally develop whilst increasing outdoor awareness.

Children’s University Learning Destination
Whitlingham Adventure is a Learning Destination for Norfolk’s Children’s University which offers 8 - 14 year olds exciting and innovative activities and experiences outside normal school hours.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Providing opportunities for young people to complete the sections for Volunteering, Physical and Skills across all levels of the award. Camp site is available within the Country Park for school expedition training.

Free teacher twilight taster sessions
Never been to Whitlingham Adventure before? Come along to one of our free twilight tasters and enjoy a tour of the centre and country park, find out what we can deliver and have a go at the activities.

Limited spaces – book now.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
47 reviews


Excellent
 
79%

Very Good
 
17%

Average
 
4%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

Staff were very friendly and professional. The children enjoyed all activities and were confident in asking questions. Good organisation - all activities felt safe. (September 2021 - Primary School)




Great time bonding. (September 2021 - Secondary School)




Well organised activity Young people showed team work and leadership skills Encouraged each other ! young person who was fearful off the water completed the task (August 2021 - Secondary School)




We had a fantastic couple of hours canoeing on the lake. The Covid measures put in place meant that we felt the equipment had been cleaned and due to the activity being outside and pupils were only in a canoe with their own bubble, it could not have been more reassuring. The activities were led well and lots of fun after a tricky year - would thoroughly recommend. (July 2021 - Primary School)




Excellent day out, objectives were achieved and the children absolutely loved it! (July 2021 - Primary School)




Excellent day out, objectives were achieved and the children absolutely loved it! (July 2021 - Primary School)




A great day out with great staff who were able to deal with all situations. (July 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School)




(June 2021 - Secondary School)




(June 2020)




(June 2020 - Secondary School)




(March 2020 - Primary School)




(January 2020 - Secondary School)




Excellent provider and facilities. 100% positive feedback from students. (January 2020 - Secondary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Secondary School)




They were very flexible in accommodating our needs. The instructors were excellent with our pupils and staff. The activities were a perfect level of challenge for our age group. (October 2019 - Primary School)




We had a fantastic time at Whitlingham. All the staff were amazing and the organisation from start to finish was impressive. Thankyou (October 2019 - Secondary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




Fantastic two days at Whitlingham Adventure, the instructors were very friendly and knowledgeable about the activities that they were delivering. The activities were very good fun and encouraged the students to take risks in a safe environment. (August 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




Fantastic day of water sports (July 2019 - Primary School)




Well organsied and well staffed. They were all patient and willing to go the extra mile with our students. (July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Secondary School)




Great morning here. Katakanus provide a great introduction. (January 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2018 - Secondary School)




(September 2018 - Secondary School)




(August 2018 - Secondary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




Staff at times did not engage with pupils in a positive way, stopped some of them from enjoying the activity. (July 2018 - Secondary School)




Water based activities led by Whitlingham staff were excellent. (June 2018 - Primary School)




Good experience for first timers (June 2018 - Primary School)




Fantastic treat for our leavers (June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




Good quality experience. (February 2018 - Secondary School)




Contact

Whitlingham Adventure
Trowse
Norwich
Norfolk
NR14 8TR
LOtC

Pricing

Our competitive pricing structure offers great value whether booking as an individual or as a group. For full details contact the centre.

Opening Times

The centre is open all year but with restricted activity December - March.

Outdoor Adventures Start Here

Description

Whitlingham Adventure provides high quality programmes for children, young people and the wider community.

Delivering a range of land and water based outdoor and adventurous activities, with an educational programme for 8 to 19 years.

The site and centre offer:
• Learning outside the classroom quality badge award
• National governing body approved centre status (RYA, BCU)
• Over a mile of placid open water
• 280 acres of water, woodland and meadow
• Easy access from any route
• Modern purpose built centre
• Qualified experienced staff team.

Transition & Challenge
Helping and challenging young people as they prepare for changes in their learning and development. Activities have a strong focus on teamwork, problem solving and building friendships. Programmes can also be used to develop leadership and communication skills.

Adventure & Curriculum enhancement
Bespoke programmes with a range of adventurous activities to help young people develop and grow. Activities introduce new skills, team building, promote physical exercise and are an excellent way to boost confidence and self-esteem.

After school activities
Choose from our list of activities for individual sessions or a nationally accredited course. Available throughout the week in term time from April to October.
School Games
Providing more opportunities for young people to engage in competitive sport and to achieve their potential through a range of adventurous activities. Choose from archery, canoeing, cycling, orienteering, sailing and windsurfing.

Safety Education
Practical activity programmes on either water or land to help young people to develop outdoor awareness and activity skills, whilst also learning how to be active safely and respond to emergencies.

PE and outdoor adventure
Take part in a range of outdoor and adventurous challenges as an individual and as part of a team. With a strong focus on team building and problem solving which can be carried out in both water and land environments.

Geography
Learn new navigation skills or develop map and compass work using orienteering and explore the country park with Ordnance Survey maps.

Science
With a range of habitats in a small area, the country park is ideal to explore and identify all living things in woodland, meadow and lake environments.
Environmental & Outdoor Learning
Cross curricular activities are available that combine a variety of environments and learning activities, which enable young people to personally develop whilst increasing outdoor awareness.

Children’s University Learning Destination
Whitlingham Adventure is a Learning Destination for Norfolk’s Children’s University which offers 8 - 14 year olds exciting and innovative activities and experiences outside normal school hours.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Providing opportunities for young people to complete the sections for Volunteering, Physical and Skills across all levels of the award. Camp site is available within the Country Park for school expedition training.

Free teacher twilight taster sessions
Never been to Whitlingham Adventure before? Come along to one of our free twilight tasters and enjoy a tour of the centre and country park, find out what we can deliver and have a go at the activities.

Limited spaces – book now.

Pricing

Our competitive pricing structure offers great value whether booking as an individual or as a group. For full details contact the centre.

Opening Times

The centre is open all year but with restricted activity December - March.

Contact

Whitlingham Adventure
Trowse
Norwich
Norfolk
NR14 8TR
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
47 reviews


Excellent
 
79%

Very Good
 
17%

Average
 
4%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

September 2021 - Primary School
Staff were very friendly and professional. The children enjoyed all activities and were confident in asking questions. Good organisation - all activities felt safe.



September 2021 - Secondary School
Great time bonding.



August 2021 - Secondary School
Well organised activity Young people showed team work and leadership skills Encouraged each other ! young person who was fearful off the water completed the task



July 2021 - Primary School
We had a fantastic couple of hours canoeing on the lake. The Covid measures put in place meant that we felt the equipment had been cleaned and due to the activity being outside and pupils were only in a canoe with their own bubble, it could not have been more reassuring. The activities were led well and lots of fun after a tricky year - would thoroughly recommend.



July 2021 - Primary School
Excellent day out, objectives were achieved and the children absolutely loved it!



July 2021 - Primary School
Excellent day out, objectives were achieved and the children absolutely loved it!



July 2021 - Primary School
A great day out with great staff who were able to deal with all situations.



July 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Primary School




June 2021 - Secondary School




June 2020




June 2020 - Secondary School




March 2020 - Primary School




January 2020 - Secondary School




January 2020 - Secondary School
Excellent provider and facilities. 100% positive feedback from students.



November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Secondary School




October 2019 - Primary School
They were very flexible in accommodating our needs. The instructors were excellent with our pupils and staff. The activities were a perfect level of challenge for our age group.



October 2019 - Secondary School
We had a fantastic time at Whitlingham. All the staff were amazing and the organisation from start to finish was impressive. Thankyou



September 2019 - Primary School




August 2019 - Secondary School
Fantastic two days at Whitlingham Adventure, the instructors were very friendly and knowledgeable about the activities that they were delivering. The activities were very good fun and encouraged the students to take risks in a safe environment.



July 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School
Fantastic day of water sports



July 2019 - Secondary School
Well organsied and well staffed. They were all patient and willing to go the extra mile with our students.



July 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Secondary School




January 2019 - Primary School
Great morning here. Katakanus provide a great introduction.



September 2018 - Secondary School




September 2018 - Secondary School




August 2018 - Secondary School




July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Secondary School
Staff at times did not engage with pupils in a positive way, stopped some of them from enjoying the activity.



June 2018 - Primary School
Water based activities led by Whitlingham staff were excellent.



June 2018 - Primary School
Good experience for first timers



June 2018 - Primary School
Fantastic treat for our leavers



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School




February 2018 - Secondary School
Good quality experience.