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Cornwall Outdoors

Cornwall Outdoors operate as part of Cornwall Learning, Cornwall Council and offer a wide range of opportunities for outdoor education and development.


Please visit our new website www.cornwalloutdoors.org.

2 Day Art Residential

 2 Day Art Residential

New Residential Booking Costings for 2013

We have introduced a new structure for residential bookings.  To encourage out of season bookings, costings have been divided into three different stands:

  • High Season - May, June and July
  • Medium Season - March and April; August, September and October
  • Low Season - January and February; November and December

This structure is applied across all the Centres and for each Option.  The 2013 online booking service is now live.

Safeguarding on off site visits with 'Visit Adviser’

An exciting and innovative opportunity for those of you and your colleagues who own an iphone.  Cornwall Learning has developed an app called Visit Adviser which creates a planner customised to your upcoming visit. 

The app takes a few minutes to lead you through a series of questions related to your visit. It then creates a PDF which is an aide-memoire to your planning.  This is then available on your phone and can also be emailed to you, or air printed if you have that facility.

It also generates a final week set of checks pushed daily to your calendar to make sure the essential safety elements are covered.  If you work with trainees or New Teachers, please direct them to this app to help them plan their first school trips safely.

As far as we know this is the first app of this kind developed in the UK.  It is available to download from the Apple app store free of charge on your iphone.  Just search for ‘Visit Adviser’

We hope you will find it useful, ensuring visits are safe:  if you do, please leave a review at the app store.

Explorer Project at Carnyorth Educational Centre

The Explorer Project is well under way at two schools in West Cornwall, St Madderns and St Mary’s RC school. We are doing the activity in both schools with years 3, 4, 5 and 6 which is an extra challenge for the centre staff but it seems to be working well with the younger children being helped by the older.  Both schools have had a fun day of team building, finding out about 4 British explorers and designing their own willow classroom, with the children helping to plant the willow structure. They were excited to see how it had developed from willow sticks to a woven structure with tunnels and pods. 

Teresa Rowe, Head at St Madderns, wanted more than a willow classroom, so the team spent another day creating a large apple orchard with a variety of apple trees including some Cornish varieties; an edible hedge made of autumn raspberries, white currant and black currant bushes; and a new wild flower border sown with 3 different seed mixes to attract bees, butterflies and ladybirds.  Teresa said she had always envisaged a group of children sitting in the shade of an apple tree reading their books, hopefully this could happen now.  We would like to work with the children to make some mosaic stepping stones to place in the border so that the children can walk through the flowers and observe the wildlife which hopefully will be more than snails and slugs!

St Mary’s RC had the biggest willow structure that the Carnyorth staff has ever made but it needed to be big to fit 30 plus children. It has a church like feel to it with a large arch entrance and top edging that looks like it should have stained glass in it.  Anne Tryhorn, Deputy Head, said it had been great fun making it in spite of the rain all day, which was actually perfect conditions for the willow plants.

Instructor Courses

Land Based Courses

Holiday activities for Children, Young People and Families including corporate team building

Cornwall Outdoors offers a wide range of activities for children, young people and families as well as parties, corporate team building and can tailor an adventure day for any group or organisation.

Outdoor Education Centres

Cornwall Outdoors operates seven residential centres, three of which are all under canvas. Each of the centres and camps offer their own unique approach to outdoor activities.

The Mobile Team

The mobile team operates throughout Cornwall taking outdoor activities to a location which is suited to you. The team can offer a wide range of activities tailored to your group requirements with expert instruction from fully qualified staff.

Teddy Bear's Picnic - (Key stage 1)

Created as a day's Earth Education experience for infant classes.

Cornwall learning outdoors

Oceans House
Truro Business Park

01872 326360