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Activity programmes


All programmes are bespoke to meet your educational needs and costs, and tailored to your curriculum.

Activities may be carried out either by Carey staff, the school (or group) or a mix of both. This will be decided on when designing your programme. For all Carey led activities, school or group staff will be asked to provide support. 


We have the capacity to sleep up to 150 people in our bell tent accommodation.

See the tables for a sample programme for a 3 day, 2 night residential for children. This programme is based on 32 school children.




Arrival day


Introduction, tour of site, allocation of tents and staff briefing


Packed lunch (bring their own on the first day)


Bespoke activity programme which could include low ropes and blindfold trail/traverse wall


Evening meal

6:30pm onwards

Evening activities (self staffing using Carey resources such as North Carey walk/film night), hot chocolate and preparation for bed


Campsite quiet

Day Time Activity
Second day 8am Breakfast
9:30am to 11am

Bespoke activity programme which could include archery and orienteering

12:30pm Packed lunch
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Bespoke activity programme which could include shelter building and fire lighting

5:30pm Evening meal
6:30pm onwards Evening activities including campfire and story sticks, hot chocolate and preparation for bed
10pm Campsite quiet




Final day


Breakfast, carry out duties and tidy


Pack bags and tent inspection


Team building and problem solving activities


Packed lunch and visit shop


Leave the site

Day visits

See the table for a sample programme of a day visit for schools. We can create sessions similar to this for any group of children or young people.



Welcome and group team task.

10:15am to 12:15pm

Activities (children are divided into 2 groups)

Group A

Group B

Orienteering and low ropes

Low Ropes and orienteering

12:15am to 1pm

Lunch at Top Wood. Children bring their own packed lunch.

1pm to 2:20pm

Shelter building


Leave Carey


Find about more about school visits

Contact the centre

Email -
Call - 01929 552265

Find the centre

Carey Outdoor Education Centre
Carey Road
BH20 7PB

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