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  17 October 2012

Groups of all ages can book any of our Centres, subject to availibility. We have a variety of rooms for groups to meet in and are also able to offer a range of adventurous and academic activities for those that would like them.  Some Centres are also available for hire on a self-catering basis.

Please see below for further details or contact our office.


Booking a Centre
All four Centres (Kilve Court, The Outdoor Centre, Great Wood and Charterhouse) are very popular.  To enquire about availability, please contact our central office and staff will be happy to discuss any options we have. Details about each Centre are available from the 'Our 4 Centres' link in the menu bar on the right of the page.

Activities Available

The activities on offer at Kilve Court Education Centres are governed by the Somerset County Council LEA’s “Play Safe” document and, where appropriate, licensed by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority. Appropriately trained or qualified instructors are provided for all activities.

Each group’s activity requirements are different. Please look through the wide range of opportunities available and then contact us to discuss how best these could be offered to you and the costs involved.

On-Site Activities at Kilve Court/The Outdoor Centre:
  • Abseil Tower
  • Archery
  • Archery Clout Shooting
  • Climbing Wall
  • Fantasy Trail/Night Line
  • Grass Sledging
  • High Ropes Course
  • Low Ropes Course
  • On-site Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Pond Dipping
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Problem Solving
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Shelter Building
  • Stream Walk
  • Team Building

Evening Activities:
  • Night Walks
  • Team Challenges
  • Jumblies/Night Eyes
  • Disco
  • Games – Beetle Drive/Bingo etc
  • Beach Visit
  • Quiz

The activity sessions last from 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours and most of the activities can accommodate a maximum of 12 individuals during a session.

Art activities and a variety of walks (both coasts and hills) are also available. Each normally take up two sessions. Walks can take more than 12 individuals at a time and are often used as ‘whole group’ activities.

Off-Site Activities:
  • Caving
  • Canoeing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Field Studies, including A level and GCSE Biology and Geography

Activities Available At Charterhouse Centre:

  • Low Ropes Course
  • Orienteering
  • Pond Dipping
  • Shelter Building
  • Gorge Walk
  • Team Building
  • Caving
  • Rock Climbing
  • Hill Walking
  • Abseiling
  • Bushcraft

Evening Activities:

  • Night Walk
  • Team Games
  • Camp fire
  • Astronomy

Scale of Charges
For groups not needing any activities, please contact our main office to discuss availability and cost. Any group also requiring activities, please see those listed above and choose which activities you would most like to do before contacting our main office. We will then discuss all your group’s needs with you and give a variety of costs depending on different itineraries.

Charges include all accommodation, food and tuition (where appropriate).

  • Where appropriate staff and other adults accompanying the group will be free of charge in the ratio 1 free to every complete 10 paying students. Additional persons will be calculated at the ‘accompanying staff rate’ and this charge will include all meals.
  • Groups usually need to bring a sleeping bag or duvet, bottom sheet, pillowcase and towel(s). However, beds can be made up for an additional charge. Group leaders will have their beds prepared by Kilve Court.
  • All booking forms must be returned by the due date in order to retain the booking offer.
  • A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of £250 will be invoiced upon receipt of a signed booking form. Please note that deposits are no longer retained for any shortfall in numbers, however, it is important that you are as accurate as possible with your student estimates as this effects the activity programme, and possibly other groups who may be sharing the centre.
  • A cancellation charge of 25% of the total estimated cost of your booking will be applied if you cancel less than 6 months before your course.  A 50% cancellation charge applies to cancellations made less than 3 months before your course.

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