Students on skills courses may be awarded proficiency awards of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the British Canoe Union (BCU), where appropriate. RYA logbooks and handbooks and BCU log cards are available for purchase from the centre if required.
We would ask that participants do not wear ‘designer gear’. The older the clothes, the better!
Safety All of the staff and instructors at Upton Warren Outdoor Education Centre treat safety as a number one priority. All of our instructors are appropriately trained in the activities that they are teaching. The Centre is recognised by the RYA and BCU and holds an Adventure Activities Licensing Authority license and public liability insurance. However, applicants are reminded that all activities can carry some degree of risk. Personal accident insurance can be arranged through the centre, at a cost of £0.55 for the duration of the course. If this is required, please indicate on the booking form and include the cost with the course fee.
Cancellation If you cancel a course within four weeks of its start date, and we cannot fill the space, you will remain liable for the full course fee. If the cancellation is due to illness, a full refund will be made on receipt of a doctor’s certificate. If you cancel a course within six weeks of its start date, we reserve the right to retain 10% of the total course fee to cover administration costs.
Find out more online: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/outdoors
Visitors taking part in activities will need to bring the following on each day they attend: • Waterproof jacket (cagoule) • Tracksuit bottom and/or shorts (not jeans) • Sweatshirt/fleece/old jumper • T-shirt • Old trainers/wetsuit boots • Swimming costume/trunks • Gloves (weather dependant) • Towel • One complete change of clothes – just in case!
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Photography Please note that digital photography may take place during your child’s visit. These images may be used for printed and online* publicity purposes, but no personal details will be made available unless prior consent has been given. Please contact the centre if you object to photos being taken of your child. *Please note that due to the nature of the internet, once images have been made available online we will not be able to remove them in future apart from channels over which we have direct control ie our webpages and facebook page
Find out more online: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/outdoors
Led by experienced, qualified staff, Upton Warren Outdoor Education Centre offers a range of opportunities to keep active youngsters entertained all summer long. All courses start at 9.30am and finish at 4.00pm, but we also offer early bird breakfast and after-hours clubs* for working parents that need a bit of extra time at each end of the day!
Activity Courses for 11 - 15 year olds One Day Adventurous Activities Course Spend a day in the great outdoors on a real adventure! Activities vary, but could include kayaking, high poles, sailing and our breathtaking king swing
Activities for 6 - 8 year olds
Activity Courses for 8 - 10 year olds
Two Day Water Activities Course
Activities and games weeks
One Day Multi-Activity Course
Two Day Land Activities Course
Keep your little ones stimulated this summer with a choice of three hour morning or afternoon sessions that include a variety of activities and games - similar to some of the things on offer for their older siblings.
Have a go at a mixture of land activities and watersports. Activities vary, but could include canoeing, archery, sailing, climbing and bushcraft and survival skills
Two Day Water Activities Course Who needs the seaside when you can try four different watersport activities here at Upton Warren? Try bellboating, kayaking, canoeing and sailing on our two day course
Two Day Land Activities Course A packed programme of activities including archery, tunnels, orienteering, low level ropes course, climbing and our ever-popular swamp swing
*The early bird breakfast club starts at 8.00am and costs an additional £2.00 per day including toast and TV. Our afterhours club from 4.00-6.00pm costs an additional £5.00 per day – youngsters will be able to wind down after a busy day of activities or take part in supervised games. Refreshments will be provided.
Multi-Activities Week Our multi-activity weeks are perfect for active youngsters who want to try a bit of everything – activities vary, but could include sailing, canoeing, archery, kayaking, tunnels, low-level ropes course, climbing, bellboating, problem-solving, raft building and orienteering
Find out what floats your boat by trying four different watersport activities - windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing and sailing
For those who prefer to stay on solid ground, our two day course is an opportunity to try a host of land-based activities including archery, tunnels, orienteering, low and mid-level ropes courses, climbing, poles & swamp swing
Skills Courses The summer break is the perfect time to learn a new skill outside of the classroom – impress your friends by trying...
Beginners’ Sailing – two days Let our Royal Yachting Association (RYA) qualified instructors introduce you to some sailing basics
Adventurous Activities Week
Intermediate Sailing – three days
For the most adventurous - why not spend a week making the most of all of our facilities? This course mixes up water and land based activities and could include sailing, canoeing, kayaking, bushcraft, raft building, climbing, big swing, poles course and windsurfing
For sailors with some previous experience, our intermediate course offers practical help to develop your skills
Bushcraft and Activities Week (includes one overnight camp) Do you fancy yourself as the next Bear Grylls? This week is perfect for budding explorers with a sense of adventure! The first three days are divided into outdoor activity and bushcraft sessions and then from Thursday evening until Friday afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to put your skills into action by camping overnight on our campsite. The course cost includes Thursday’s evening meal and breakfast on Friday.
Advanced Sailing Week This course requires significant previous experience - participants should already be sailing at Stage Two standard or above
Paddlesports Three Day Canoe and Kayak Course This course offers an opportunity to learn some paddle skills from our accredited British Canoe Union (BCU) instructors
Two Day Windsurf Skills Course This course is open to all abilities: from absolute beginners to more experienced windsurfers - sail around our 20 acre lake in style!