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Kingswood Bembridge


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.

Our Isle of Wight residential activity centre covers 100 acres of beautiful fields and woodlands in a superb cliff top location, overlooking Whitecliff Bay, with direct beach access. At its heart, the Isle of Wight centre’s five residential buildings – including an all-weather activity zone – border a tree-lined lane.

Surrounded by “Jurassic” coastline designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, this is the most important area of Europe for dinosaur fossils, making the Isle of Wight perfect for Environmental Field Studies.

Facilities
- Outdoors: Challenging on-land activities including a high-adrenaline ropes park, 3G swing, archery and side-by-side driving in our new buggies, plus bushcraft and orienteering
- Indoors: From climbing to fencing and a whole host of problem solving initiatives, plus an indoor swimming pool
- Watersports: An array of sea-based pursuits, from raft building to body boarding and kayaking
- Gift shop: Our on-site shops sell snacks and drinks, as well as postcards, souvenirs, games and mementos
- Other facilities: Diner, cinema room, social hubs, party leader lounges, indoor classroom spaces
- Security: boundary fencing, CCTV and coded security gates

Accommodation
The Isle of Wight has standard dormitory style accommodation. Rooms range from 4 to 12 bed dormitories, with gender-separated bathroom and shower facilities and party leader rooms close by. Adventure Lodges are also available for the ultimate adventure experience. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guests.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.0
21 reviews


Excellent
 
48%

Very Good
 
29%

Average
 
14%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
10%

(September 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School & Secondary School)




(October 2019 - Primary School)




All activities were carried out in a safe way. The staff were friendly, polite and coached the children in each activity. The children gained so much self-confidence and learnt to work together as a team. (September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




A wonderful experience for the children. There was a slight problem with the booking but this was rectified immediately. Children got to push themselves out of their comfort zone and feel what it might be like as a mountaineer. Good team buiding and problem solving activities too. Helpful, patient staff. (July 2019 - Primary School)




It has been better in the past. (June 2019 - Primary School)




The centre was poorly staffed and resourced, the centre was a disappointment with a number of things going wrong. (June 2019 - Primary School)




Very full the week we were there. Evening activity space was stretched and some venues not really comfortable for group size/activity. (April 2019 - Primary School)




Good site. Some problems with heating but this was sorted quickly. Food was reasonable, lack of fruit though which was disappointing. Activities led by instructors were great! (April 2019 - Secondary School)




There was a lack of hot water and a lack of response from the staff about this situation. There was poor communication between the staff and the school staff leading to issues with the food, e.g. children being given non-halal food when they had asked of it. They had an insufficient understanding of the children's needs and the training of staff were poor with in appropriate behaviour towards some of the school children. (January 2019 - Primary School)




Children had a great time. Accommodation clean and functional Adventure activities well run Facilities for evening sessions could do with reviewing - especially for the months when it is dark in the evenings (November 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent facilities and excellent support throughout our stay. (October 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018 - Secondary School)




(August 2018 - Secondary School)




Although children had a great time, adults on the trip felt that the standards of activities have dropped over the past few years. (June 2018 - Primary School)




(March 2018 - Secondary School)




(March 2018 - Primary School)




Organisation is fantastic. (March 2018 - Primary School)




Love it here! (January 2018 - Secondary School)




Contact

Kingswood Bembridge
Bembridge
Isle of Wight
PO35 5SF
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.

Our Isle of Wight residential activity centre covers 100 acres of beautiful fields and woodlands in a superb cliff top location, overlooking Whitecliff Bay, with direct beach access. At its heart, the Isle of Wight centre’s five residential buildings – including an all-weather activity zone – border a tree-lined lane.

Surrounded by “Jurassic” coastline designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, this is the most important area of Europe for dinosaur fossils, making the Isle of Wight perfect for Environmental Field Studies.

Facilities
- Outdoors: Challenging on-land activities including a high-adrenaline ropes park, 3G swing, archery and side-by-side driving in our new buggies, plus bushcraft and orienteering
- Indoors: From climbing to fencing and a whole host of problem solving initiatives, plus an indoor swimming pool
- Watersports: An array of sea-based pursuits, from raft building to body boarding and kayaking
- Gift shop: Our on-site shops sell snacks and drinks, as well as postcards, souvenirs, games and mementos
- Other facilities: Diner, cinema room, social hubs, party leader lounges, indoor classroom spaces
- Security: boundary fencing, CCTV and coded security gates

Accommodation
The Isle of Wight has standard dormitory style accommodation. Rooms range from 4 to 12 bed dormitories, with gender-separated bathroom and shower facilities and party leader rooms close by. Adventure Lodges are also available for the ultimate adventure experience. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guests.

Pricing

Please contact us for a bespoke quote

Opening Times

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

Contact

Kingswood Bembridge
Bembridge
Isle of Wight
PO35 5SF
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.0
21 reviews


Excellent
 
48%

Very Good
 
29%

Average
 
14%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
10%

September 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Primary School & Secondary School




October 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School
All activities were carried out in a safe way. The staff were friendly, polite and coached the children in each activity. The children gained so much self-confidence and learnt to work together as a team.



September 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School
A wonderful experience for the children. There was a slight problem with the booking but this was rectified immediately. Children got to push themselves out of their comfort zone and feel what it might be like as a mountaineer. Good team buiding and problem solving activities too. Helpful, patient staff.



June 2019 - Primary School
It has been better in the past.



June 2019 - Primary School
The centre was poorly staffed and resourced, the centre was a disappointment with a number of things going wrong.



April 2019 - Primary School
Very full the week we were there. Evening activity space was stretched and some venues not really comfortable for group size/activity.



April 2019 - Secondary School
Good site. Some problems with heating but this was sorted quickly. Food was reasonable, lack of fruit though which was disappointing. Activities led by instructors were great!



January 2019 - Primary School
There was a lack of hot water and a lack of response from the staff about this situation. There was poor communication between the staff and the school staff leading to issues with the food, e.g. children being given non-halal food when they had asked of it. They had an insufficient understanding of the children's needs and the training of staff were poor with in appropriate behaviour towards some of the school children.



November 2018 - Primary School
Children had a great time. Accommodation clean and functional Adventure activities well run Facilities for evening sessions could do with reviewing - especially for the months when it is dark in the evenings



October 2018 - Primary School
Excellent facilities and excellent support throughout our stay.



October 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Secondary School




August 2018 - Secondary School




June 2018 - Primary School
Although children had a great time, adults on the trip felt that the standards of activities have dropped over the past few years.



March 2018 - Secondary School




March 2018 - Primary School




March 2018 - Primary School
Organisation is fantastic.



January 2018 - Secondary School
Love it here!