Kingswood

New programme structure for 2019!

We've changed the way a typical day at Kingswood looks for a more immersive experience

We are constantly listening to feedback from the teachers and group leaders who visit us to continuously improve the experience we offer our guests. In response to your feedback, for 2019 we’ve updated the way our programmes are structured to give your groups more time on each activity and give you more opportunities to review and feedback on your programme throughout your visit.

Longer activity sessions

We’ve extended our standard activity sessions to 90 minutes, instead of 70 minutes allowing groups to really immerse themselves in the activity and make sure that even in bigger groups, everyone gets a turn on activities such as zipwire with no need to rush.

This will also allow us to schedule two shorter activities in one session at 45 minutes each when the group will benefit from a faster paced session for maximum engagement.

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zipwire

Activity options at meal times

Our lunch and dinner sessions will now be 130 minutes long allowing for a less formal activity option before or after the meal delivered by the group leader. These activities are designed for team building and are based around the whole group interacting with each other. These could be ‘just for fun’ events and tournaments or an opportunity to review and further explore the group’s learning outcomes.

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Your choice of arrival times

Whilst our activity sessions are now fewer and longer, if you want to get even more out of your stay you can opt for one of our early arrival options and add an extra activity.

  • Standard Arrival
    Arrive at 13:30 to meet your group leader. Room allocations from 14:30 followed by ice breakers. First activity scheduled at 16:05.
  • Early arrival with 1 extra activity (lunch not included)
    Arrive at 12:30 (bring own packed lunch) and meet group leader. Room allocations from 14:00 followed by ice breakers. First activity scheduled at 14:30.
  • Early with 1 extra activity (lunch included)
    Arrive at 12:30, hot lunch included and meet group leader. Room allocations from 14:00 followed by ice breakers. First activity schedules at 14:30.
  • Self-Led Early Arrival
    Arrive after 12:30, self-led time until standard arrival time 13:30 to meet group leader. Room allocations from 14:30 followed by ice breakers. First activity scheduled at 16:05.

 

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Group leader briefings

Our activity leaders are now taking on a Course Director role where they spend more time with the group and teacher gathering feedback. Each day will start with a group briefing where any issues or queries can be discussed and passed on to the customer services team if necessary to be dealt with promptly.

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Our new programme was trialled at Dearne Valley last month with Course Director, Jim leading the group. Jim said:

‘I feel honoured and proud to have delivered this new course! Seeing the feedback has made me feel incredible as I've owned their journey. I can't wait till I'm Course Director next time. The relationship I managed to create with the group due to the change allowed me to build an incredible bond and I feel like I did a great job. It felt personal to the guests which for us was the biggest change.’

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