Dearne Valley

Denaby Main, Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, DN12 4EA


Spread across 50 acres, this centre has opportunities for interactive activities across grassland, woodland and wetland.

Located in the beautiful rolling hills and countryside of the South Yorkshire valley, just 20 minutes from Doncaster.

Unique environmental facilities including giant solar panels, wind power and a natural water treatment plant.


A unique blend of nature, adventurous activities, and contemporary purpose built accommodation and high quality learning facilities.

Formerly the Earth Centre, one of the millennium commission projects, Dearne Valley was transformed into a state-of-the-art activity centre in 2012. 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 fantastic indoor and outdoor activity facilities surrounded by the beautiful countryside of South Yorkshire, a purpose built watersports lake and access to the adjacent River Don for watersports, Dearne Valley offers something for everyone.


  • Outdoors: State of the art activity park with challenging apparatus including high and low ropes, zipwire and climbing

  • Indoors: Giant indoor sports hall for climbing, fencing, archery, sport and team building activities, plus a laser zone

  • Watersports: Purpose built watersports lake and adjacent River Don for raft building, kayaking and canoeing

  • Other facilities: Diner, shop, chill out areas, party leader lounges, indoor and outdoor classroom spaces, natural water treatment plant, outdoor amphitheatre


Dearne Valley can accommodate up to 406 young people in our standard dormitory style accommodation. Rooms range from4 to 16 bed dormitories, some en-suite with party leader rooms close by.  Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guests.

DV accommodation
DV accommodation

Adventure lodges

Our Adventure Lodges are the highest quality safari tents, providing a comfortable and secure base for your group throughout your stay. The lodges sites offer a close community feel with campfire areas, perfect for team bonding in the evening.

  • Bespoke branded timber furniture

  • The same high quality bedding that we have in our residential accommodation, complete with pillows and duvets

  • Lockable storage for valuables

  • A solid timber floor base, plus an undercover veranda area outside the entrance

  • Safe and convenient lighting around the Lodge area, plus inside the Lodge

  • A central space for downtime

  • Mains power supplied to each Lodge for charging phones and electrical accessories, etc.

  • Lodges for Party Leaders include kitchenettes with tea and coffee making facilities and small fridge for refreshments and storing medicines

Dedicated toilets and shower areas at a ratio of one shower per 10 young people, plus separate facilities for Party Leaders.


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 and nutritional meal plan, recently updated to meet and exceed the latest Government standards on young people's meals.

Click here to see a sample menu

DV food
DV food

Party leader facilities

Our recently refreshed party leader bedrooms are complete with contemporary furnishings, tea and coffee making facilities and a radio-alarm.
All teacher rooms are close to student dormitories and contain en-suite bathrooms.

DEARNE partyleader room

Party leader room

DEARNE partyleader room

Location & Travel

Located in the beautiful rolling hills and countryside of the South Yorkshire valley, just 20 minutes from Doncaster and within easy reach of the Midlands and the North of England.


Kingswood - Dearne Valley,
Denaby Main,
South Yorkshire, DN12 4EA


Key travel times by road:
Doncaster: 20 min
Sheffield: 40 min
Leeds: 50 min
York: 1h
Manchester: 1h 45min
Liverpool: 2h 15min

Location & Travel