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Book your next trip to Kingswood

Join our priority booking scheme and let us arrange your trip for you! Please let us know what you would like to book and we will give you a call back to complete your booking.


I’m a student get me out of here!

Win an exhilarating Wild Adventurer programme for your group at a choice of Kingswood activity centres across the UK. From foraging and raft building to learning about natural camouflage and navigation, this programme is designed to challenge their perceptions of the natural world. The adventure culminates in an exciting survival challenge to put newly learnt skills to the test!


We won Best Residential Experience at the School Travel Awards

We are absolutely thrilled to have won the School Travel Awards’ ‘Best Residential Experience’ award for the second year running at a ceremony held at the Royal Garden Hotel in...

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Learn how to survive in the wild with a weekend or midweek stay between February and May 2018!


NEW Kingswood’s Got Talent at May Fest

Adventure, live music, campfires, new friends, discos, a talent show and lots of prizes are just some of what you can expect from our exciting new festival at Kingswood, May Fest.

Grosvenor Hall, Kent, 25th – 27th May
Dearne Valley, Doncaster, 11th – 13th May


Introducing our new CEO...

Our parent company, Inspiring Learning, has appointed a new CEO and expanded its senior leadership team, making for an exciting time over at Kingswood.  


Kingswood Foundation Newsletter Issue .2 November 2017

With Kingswood being part of the Bridgepoint (BDC) portfolio of companies we are focused on instilling good environment, social and governance (ESG) principles. Our Kingswood Foundation Strategy does just that by aiming to have a positive impact on the ‘Society and Community’, ‘Environment’ and ‘Young People’ through our operations, products and services and our interaction with key stakeholders such as employees, investors, customers, communities and suppliers. Our initiatives are also created to improve employee satisfaction by investing in working environments and encouraging our team to take advantage of their free volunteering day.


Challenge your students this academic year

We believe that learning is easier when it’s fun. There are so many benefits to challenging your students early on in the year which include improving academic attainment, team bonding and better teacher pupil relationships. Residential trips later in the year are also beneficial in bringing subjects to life which in turn increase exam success, and as a way of rewarding students for a job well done.


Kingswood Inset days

We are excited to launch Kingswood Inset Days! Our super fun training and bonding experiences days are ideal for teachers who need time out of the classroom to regroup and take a breath ahead of the start of term, or to celebrate the end of the school year. Plus, we have a variety of meeting room spaces available and refreshments are included from just £35pp + VAT.


YoungMinds Awareness Day – 10th October

YoungMinds Awareness Day – 10th October In support of the important work YoungMinds do and to show young people with mental health issues that they’re not alone, we’ve created a happiness...


Cycling for YoungMinds

We interviewed Richard Lowe, our Guest Services Manager at Kingswood Staffordshire, to find out about his recent London to Brighton cycling challenge in aid of our charity partners, YoungMinds. Here’s what he had to say…


Halloween competition

We’re giving away two free Halloween adventure weekends for groups of 15 (maximum). Enter our prize draw to WIN. The competition closing date is 30th September and we will announce our winner on 1st October.


Join us for a spooky Halloween

Tomb it may concern, join us for a spooky Halloween weekend this October at Kingswood.


Visit us at the Victorious Festival

If you love a festival and are looking for some family fun, then Victorious Festival is the perfect event for you. The festival takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend from 25th to 27th August in Portsmouth. Alongside the main stage with Rita Ora, Sterophonics and Madness headlining, plus loads of other artists, there will be an exciting Kids Arena running on the Saturday and Sunday.


Charity Family Fun Day - Sunday 20th August 2017

Join our family day on the 20th August 2017 for a fun-filled day out! Look no further and come along to our family fun day at Kingswood Staffordshire - our...


Flashback Kingswood Colomendy: the early years

Join us on a trip back down memory lane to discover the heritage of our popular adventure centre, Kingswood Colomendy.


NCS summer residentials at the Isle of Wight - late availability!

Spend your summer at Kingswood completing your Phase 1: Adventure and Phase 2: Discovery of your NCS programme.

The big Cubs and Scouts summer takeover

Join in the adventure this August!


Design your own hoodies

You can now design your own hoodies to help your pupils or group remember their adventure forever. £15 per hoodie Buy 10 hoodies and get a adult's hoodie for free!


We’ve been investing in our centres to make your experience better than ever!

We've been busy so far this year improving our facilities and adding new accommodation and activities and we're working on lots more.

Non-school groups competition - win a trip to France!

Win an all-inclusive four night trip to our centre in France for your group – including a day trip to Disneyland® Paris!


We did it! Our London Marathon runners' story

We were thrilled to see our four London Marathon runners complete this ultimate challenge last Sunday, and all with incredible times! Our runners would like to thank everyone who got involved...

Meet our Marathon runners...Steve Anderson

It's Marathon week and this Sunday, Kingswood are entering four runners in the London Marathon to raise funds and awareness for our amazing chosen charity, YoungMinds, and our partners, The...


Claim your free GCSE 9–1 Revision Guide from Scholastic worth £8.99

Our friends at Scholastic are offering Kingswood free revision tools to help your students revise ahead of their English and Maths exams this summer!

Meet our Marathon runners...Rob Ashley

It's Marathon week and this Sunday, Kingswood are entering four runners in the London Marathon to raise funds and awareness for our amazing chosen charity, YoungMinds, and our partners, The Scout...

Win free driving lessons for your best NCS tweets and posts!

Share your best moments from your Kingswood NCS residential to win 10 free driving lessons with AA driving school - just use *#KingswoodNCS* on Twitter or Instagram

Meet our Marathon runners...Steve Goodwin

This year Kingswood are entering four runners in the London Marathon to raise funds and awareness for our amazing chosen charity, YoungMinds, and our partners, The Scout Association.

Special offer on family weekends and kids only camps exclusively for Kingswood customers!

We really enjoy welcoming schools and groups to Kingswood and would love our young visitors, group leaders and their families to continue their experience at our outdoor adventure centres by returning...

Win a week at Kingswood and train with Premier League superstar, Kevin De Bruyne!

We're partnering with Match Attax in their next Club Together competition for the third year running! Youth football teams around the country can be in with a chance to win...

International Day of Happiness

*20th March 2017 is International Day of Happiness!* A day dedicated to celebrating happiness and recognising the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world though the UN's...

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Gold Standard Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for Peak Venture

Our Peak Venture[[sitetree_link,id=158]] centre in South Yorkshire is the first Kingswood centre to be awarded the Gold Standard Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.  

Reward your sports team and start the new season on a high

Overnight stays from £35 per person per night Day visits from £25 per person

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Developing Positive Mindsets using the Mental Toughness Framework and Realise Your Potential

At Kingswood we are dedicated to providing meaningful learning experiences for young people outside the classroom which focus on developing life skills.

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Exclusive uniform groups event!

Enjoy an action packed weekend of education and adventure at one of our award winning outdoor activity centres, and take advantage of our exclusive group discounts before anyone else! Available at...

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Meet our Marathon runners...Holly Harvey

This year Kingswood are entering four runners in the London Marathon to raise funds and awareness for our amazing chosen charity, YoungMinds, and our partners, The Scout Association.

Highlights from our guests on social media…

We’ve had a brilliant time so far this year welcoming young people from lots of different schools and groups around the country.

Kingswood awarded Gold in Apprenticeship Employer Awards

We are delighted to announce that Kingswood has been awarded Gold at the Apprenticeship Employer Awards 2017.

Celebrate bonfire night with your group at Kingswood

2 nights from just £65 per person +VAT 


Halloween weekends for non-school groups

From just £65 per person +VAT

April adventures for non-school groups - from £25pppn!

HURRY! Book a last minute trip now from just £25 per person per night!


Half term and holiday breaks by the sea for non-school groups!

Midweek or weekend stays from £35 per person per night plus VAT

Priority invite for Cubs and Scouts...

As official badge partners for the Cub and Scout Adventure Challenge Awards, we’re delighted to offer Cub and Scout groups the first opportunity to book our exclusive group weekends.

Last minute availability for schools

Hurry, book by 31st March 2017

Save £100 on your next trip for every group you refer!

If you want to share your experience with a friend, why not spread the word.

Over £500 raised for our Marathon runners in Kingswood bake off

This Valentine’s Day, Kingswood held a company-wide bake off and bake sale across all our centres and offices.

Exclusive offers for youth groups - book now, pay later!

Book now, pay later One night £40 per person plus VAT Two nights £65 per person plus VAT Take your pick of our exciting programmes from Adventure Choice...


Interfaith week at Kingswood

We are proud to be celebrating interfaith week at Kingswood 12th-19th November 2017

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Easter adventures from £26pppn+VAT for non-school groups

Ideal for uniform groups, young people will be able to enjoy all of the usual activities that come with our popular Adventure Choice programme - including climbing, zipwire and abseiling...

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We're celebrating our new website launch with two fantastic offers

We hope you are enjoying browsing our new website. We have listened to your feedback to make the experience even better for you.


Recommend an academy

We hope you had a fantastic time on your trip to Kingswood! We believe as many young people as possible should enjoy a residential adventure, so we’d love you to...

Kingsley has chosen his favourite stories of kindness

Thank you so much to everyone who entered Kingwood's nice list. Kingsley enjoyed reading about everyone's acts of kindness and hopes that 2017 will be just as nice!

Kingswood win Best Educational Product at the British Youth Travel Awards!

We were absolutely thrilled to win Best Educational Product at the British Educational Travel Association's awards' event.

Meet Kingswood's Employee of the Year 2016!

Myke Obasuyi! Myke has been working at Kingswood for 8 years now, since graduating from the University of Manchester where he studied Philosophy and English.

We're running the London Marathon 2017!

Through our amazing chosen charity, YoungMinds, and our brand new partnership with The Scouting Association, Kingswood have been offered a fantastic opportunity to run the London Marathon 2017!  We've chosen four...

Significant new investment secured to support Kingswood

Bridgepoint Development Capital ("BDC"), a London based investor in small and medium sized growth companies, has announced a significant investment in Kingswood's parent company, Inspiring Learning, to accelerate the company's...