Kingswood – The Right Choice
Welcome to Kingswood Outdoor Education & Adventure Centres. For over 30 years as one of the UK’s leading providers of residential educational school trips, we have been supporting teachers to ‘bring textbooks to life’. As holders of the ‘Learning Outside the Classroom’ Quality Badge, we assist teachers to get children out into the outdoors to centres of excellence, instilling self-confidence and a sense of achievement, through a positive experience which is educational, enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. Kingswood is now part of Education Travel Group, and our mission of ‘learning in action’ remains as we continue to delight 130,000 guests every year at our 9 UK and 1 French activity centres.
“A broad and balanced curriculum, with learning outside the classroom as a powerful element, supports higher achievement”
Ofsted’s ‘Learning Outside The Classroom – How Far Should You Go’ report, October 2008
Teachers tell us that they consider Kingswood’s education outside the classroom to be highly valuable, delivering areas of the Curriculum which are more difficult in a class environment. Trips follow on from and support classroom studies and children benefit enormously from the learning experiences at Kingswood. Young people explore and fulfil their own personal potential & learn about themselves, experiencing new things in new environments.
Travelling with an established organisation like Kingswood ensures you have peace of mind that the safety of our guests and staff is of utmost priority. Over the last 30 years we have ensured that robust and reliable Health & Safety policies, systems and procedures have been developed and implemented. We are founder members of the British Activity Holiday Association (BAHA) who regulate our industry and are accredited by other agencies such as Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS), Institute of Outdoor Learning (IOL), Adventuremark and activity National Governing Bodies.
We Are Experts
It is our 30 years of experience listening to and meeting teachers’ needs, combined with our ability to deliver leading educational programmes which meet Curriculum standards and teachers’ objectives which make us an expert provider bringing schools back year after year.
Easy To Organise
Since we first began in the early eighties, we have been developing systems to aid and support teachers organising their Kingswood trip. We take care of a lot of the organisation, assisting you in completing all the necessary paperwork that you need, like pre-prepared risk assessments, coach transport through our trusted providers, a launch pack of useful information, and even attending your Parents’ Meeting to present Kingswood.
Value For Money
We believe in the value and benefits of learning outside the classroom for all. This is why we work hard to provide quality educational courses with affordable options to suit all schools. We offer a selection of trip durations, such as weekends and day trips as well as our well-liked week long trips and some schools find it suits them to travel off-peak, during the less popular months.
Education Travel Group
Kingswood is now part of Education Travel Group, the UK’s leading supplier of educational group tours, school ski courses and educationally rich UK activity centre breaks for schools. This brings a wealth of experience and further choice for you to experience other types of trips with a company that schools trust and know. Education Travel Group is a collection of specialist organisations who are experts in their field, like School Travel Service (STS), SkiPlan, Equity School Travel and STS Pavilion Tours. For more information click on www.educationtravelgroup.com.