School Residentials

One of the best activity centres in the UK and a perfect choice for your school activity trip!

We have kept our Centre small to provide a real alternative to the large adventure centres, ensuring the maximum personal development and teambuilding opportunities for each pupil as well as plenty of fun! We are also one of the few residential centres that can offer sole occupancy for your school or college trips which brings huge benefits for everyone.

Our provision for residential school trips includes tailored curriculum based programmes for BTEC Sport/Public Services, GCSE PE and Geography Fieldwork.

  • Cornwall / Devon border – spectacular and inspiring activity locations
  • Small, personal, Residential Centre – tailored, flexible programs; sole-occupancy
  • Activity Weeks & Weekends – Year Group Bonding, BTEC, GCSE PE
  • Activities in their natural environment – all within 10 minutes of Centre
  • Calm, Un-rushed sessions – enjoy a quality experience alongside your pupils
  • Highly qualified, experienced instructors – brings the best out of each individual


Outdoor Adventure is situated on the unspoilt, rugged north Cornwall coast. It is easy to get to and only 1 hour from the M5 junction at Exeter

  • "Your staff were friendly, welcoming, confidence-inspiring, knowledgeable and keen to ensure that all involved both enjoyed the activities and learnt something from them. There was an excellent balance on all activities between fun and education and a reassuring emphasis on safety. I would have no hesitation at all in recommending OA for a challenging and enjoyable educational experience." Bruce Paton 

    Whitstone Head School

  • "The instructors’ understanding of the children was exemplary and they pitched the instruction level perfectly. The target setting and reinforcement at the beginning and end of each activity left the children in no doubt what they had achieved. In short, we achieved so much more than we have at other Centres." M.S Ridley

    Beechwood Park School

  • "You will be highly recommended as a result of this trip. Not only were the members of your team highly qualified and very experienced, their interpersonal skills were excellent and the teaching was always of a high standard." Cathy Gower, PGCE Physical Education Co-ordinator

    Brunel University

  • "I have been to many activity centres in the UK during my career and Outdoor Adventure has been the best by far. The staff, food, accommodation and activities were outstanding. " Lisa Boag

    St Chadds School, Essex

World Class centre and Activity Locations

The centre’s setting is incredible. As soon as you arrive you will find yourself surrounded by a magnificent, naturally wild, coastal environment. The activity centre is perched on the cliff top overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and is set within it’s own 10 acres of beautiful grounds which have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest by English Nature and is now a European Area of Conservation. We even have our own private beach and cliff top fire area.

The North Coast of Cornwall makes for a superb natural play ground for all of our activities. There are dramatic sea cliffs to climb and 80ft abseils to rappel down onto sandy beaches below. The Atlantic Ocean is known for offering some of the best surfing in the world and you will be a 2 minute drive away from Widemouth Bay beach. All locations are perfectly suited for learning but also offers conditions for those able to progress onto advanced manoeuvres. You will get to enjoy the best scenery the area has to offer whilst participating in your own personalised programme.

All of the sessions are close to the centre and we provide the transport in one of our minibuses for the sessions that need a lift. Most activity locations are no more than a 10 minute journey so this means that you will get to spend the majority of each 3 hr session fully involved rather than waiting around or having limited time to enjoy it. All of the specialist equipment is provided and our highly qualified and experienced staff team will provide all of the instruction you need to enjoy and succeed.


Activity holiday in North Cornwall

highly qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic team

We pride ourself on our recruitment policy, employing a team of focused and professional people who are committed to making your stay with us comfortable and rewarding. All are in the industry as a career path – rather than a stop gap before choosing what they want to do. All our instructors are highly qualified in a range of activities, they have the ability to adapt their coaching styles to suit the individuals learning requirements. This means that everyone will have the chance to succeed and celebrate in their achievements.