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 waste recycling 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 300 young people. All dormitories have en-suite bathrooms and 4-10 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 radio-alarm/iPod docking stations.
Planning your visit
Our programme planner provides a great range of exciting activities and themed modules which are designed to provide the optimum mix of learning outcomes, challenges and fun; whether you are looking for environmental skills, watersports challenges or even a mix of lots of different experiences. Use our programme planner to help decide what's best for your group.Plan your visit
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.