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Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

A unique blend of nature, adventurous activities, and contemporary purpose built accommodation.

About

Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire

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 water sports lake and access to the adjacent River Don, Dearne Valley offers something for everyone.

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Residential trip

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Facilities at

Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire

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

Water sports: Purpose-built water sports lake and adjacent River Don for raft building, kayaking and canoeing

Gift shop: Our on-site shops sell snacks and drinks, as well as postcards, souvenirs, games and mementoes

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

Team &
Management

Meet the team who bring Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire to life!

Brian Kitson
General Manager at Dearne Valley
Awards &
Accreditations

Inspirational
Programmes

Explore our programmes that help primary
students build confidence and resilience.

A perfectly pre-built activity programme delivering confidence, resilience and life-skills

Adventure Plus

A perfectly pre-built activity programme delivering confidence, resilience and life-skills

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A programme of inspiring, challenging and confidence building activities based on fresh starts and friendships.

Transition

A programme of inspiring, challenging and confidence building activities based on fresh starts and friendships.

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A range of sport and adventure opportunites to build confidence and team skills.

Sports Experiences

A range of sport and adventure opportunites to build confidence and team skills.

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The Château provides a perfect base from which to explore the many historic and cultural highlights of northern France.

French Discovery

The Château provides a perfect base from which to explore the many historic and cultural highlights of northern France.

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Give your students an outstanding field work experience at Kingswood.

Environmental Field Studies

Give your students an outstanding field work experience at Kingswood.

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Students build in confidence and skill with our immersive English language and adventure experiences

English in Action

Students build in confidence and skill with our immersive English language and adventure experiences

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A unique experience to develop as a team, get out of the office and boost company wellbeing

Corporate Packages

A unique experience to develop as a team, get out of the office and boost company wellbeing

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Immersive language programme with breath-taking acitivities.

Adventure for International Students

Immersive language programme with breath-taking acitivities.

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A perfectly pre-built activity programme delivering confidence, resilience and life-skills

Adventure

A perfectly pre-built activity programme delivering confidence, resilience and life-skills

Find out more
A perfectly pre-built activity programme delivering confidence, resilience and life-skills

Adventure Plus

If you're looking for a programme that ticks all the boxes, look no further than our amazing Adventure programme

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A programme of inspiring, challenging and confidence building activities based on fresh starts and friendships.

Transition

This outdoor education programme is specifically developed with the start of a new school year in mind

Find out more
A range of sport and adventure opportunites to build confidence and team skills.

Sports Experiences

Our adventure centres are the perfect base for any team embarking on a pre-season tour

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The Château provides a perfect base from which to explore the many historic and cultural highlights of northern France.

French Discovery

The Château provides a perfect base from which to explore the many historic and cultural highlights of northern France.

Find out more
Give your students an outstanding field work experience at Kingswood.

Environmental Field Studies

Give your students an outstanding field work experience at Kingswood.

Find out more
Students build in confidence and skill with our immersive English language and adventure experiences

English in Action

Students build in confidence and skill with our immersive English language and adventure experiences

Find out more
A unique experience to develop as a team, get out of the office and boost company wellbeing

Corporate Packages

A unique experience to develop as a team, get out of the office and boost company wellbeing

Find out more
Immersive language programme with breath-taking acitivities.

Adventure for International Students

Immersive language programme with breath-taking acitivities.

Find out more
A perfectly pre-built activity programme delivering confidence, resilience and life-skills

Adventure

A perfectly pre-built activity programme delivering confidence, resilience and life-skills

Find out more

Exciting
Extras

A selection of additional extras, that may be available depending on the centre you visit. Get in touch to find out more!

Offsite caving
Watersports
Giant Zip
Offsite Gorge Walking

Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire

Food & Drink

Each day there is a carefully balanced and nutritional meal plan, offering three meals, desserts and snacks. We are able to accommodate dietary requirements, just let us know.

Accomodation at

Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire

Dearne Valley has standard dormitory-style accommodation. Rooms range from 4 to 16-bed dormitories, some en-suite, with gender-separated bathroom and shower facilities and party leader rooms close by.

Adventure Lodges are also available for the ultimate adventure experience, or you could try our brand new Eco Pods! Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guests.

Facilities for
Party Leaders

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.

Getting to

Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire

Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire

Dearne Valley

Denaby Main, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 4EA

53.49135273546239
-1.2330529302028703
Travel times by road

Doncaster: 20 min

Sheffield: 40 min

Leeds: 50 min

York: 1h

Manchester: 1h 45min

Liverpool: 2h 15min

Frequently asked questions

How much money do they need to bring?

All activities and meals are included in the cost of the trip, however guests may which to purchase snacks and souvenirs from the shop. We would recommend bringing spending money of £10. Card machines are available at Colomendy, Dearne Valley, Grosvenor Hall, Isle of Wight, Overstrand Hall and West Runton.

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Book your
Residential trip

Our Experience Experts will be on-hand throughout your experience. Get in touch today!