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A contemporary blend of nature, adventure activity, and sector leading, quality accommodation located near to the beautiful city of York
Unique environmental facilities including giant solar panels, wind power and a natural water treatment plant
Spread across 50 acres, making for one large outdoor classroom with opportunities for interactive learning across grassland, woodland and wetland
About Dearne Valley
Formerly the Earth Centre, one of the millennium commission projects, Dearne Valley opened its doors as the new Kingswood centre in 2012. Following a multi-million pound investment programme, Dearne Valley is our most environmentally sustainable centre, complete with one of Europe’s largest solar panels and an on-site water treatment plant.
With newly designed ropes courses, an indoor climbing wall, zipwires, a fantastic 105 m2 indoor sports hall and outdoor sports complex with more than 35 exciting activities, this centre offers adventure at every turn. New for 2014, we are introducing watersports activities to Dearne Valley.
Accommodation and catering
Dearne Valley can accommodate up to 480 young people. All dormitories have en-suite bathrooms and 4-8 beds.
Students sleep in warm purpose-built dormitory-style accommodation. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guests. Teacher rooms are at the end of each corridor. All student and teacher rooms are en-suite.
To fuel young guests during a long day of thrilling adventure activities, we serve three hot meals per day, with lots of choice and seasonal variations. Each day there is a carefully balanced nutritional meal plan, recently updated to meet and exceed the latest Government standards on children’s meals.
Our recently refreshed teacher bedrooms are complete with contemporary furnishings, tea and coffee making facilities and a radio-alarm.
Your programme will be tailored to suit your needs; begin by choosing one of our special interest programmes, this will act as a theme for your visit; then customise the programme by selecting your learning outcomes and activity preferences.
Our online programme builder will give you a good idea of how we design your adventure. By telling us a bit about your group, your objectives and your preferences we will give you a sample idea of what you can expect on your Kingswood experience.
As watersports activities are hugely popular and very busy, we recommend booking a watersports upgrade to include this in your programme. Please note that the weather may affect which watersports activities are available at certain times.Start building your programme
Location and travel
Kingswood - Dearne Valley,
South Yorkshire, DN12 4EA
Easy distance from the Midlands and the North of England
Key travel times by road: Doncaster: 20min, Sheffield: 25min, Leeds: 50min, York: 1hr, Nottingham: 1hr, Hull: 1hr 15min, Manchester: 1hr 20mins, Leicester: 1hr 40min.