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Dorset Outdoor Education Service

Bespoke day and residential courses and experiences for children, young people and adults.

Our 4 centres located across Dorset provide a range of indoor and outdoor activities for people of all ages and abilities. We can tailor activities and courses to groups and individuals. From water sports, orienteering, sleeping under the stars, to rock climbing, historical activities and environmental field studies, we've got it covered!

We also administer the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and provide forms and guidance for all school offsite activities and events.

We are open to families, friends and individuals for sessions. 

Contact the centre for more details

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Children on climbing wall

Carey Outdoor Education Centre

Residentials and adventurous outdoor activities for children and young people, as well as woodland…

Young women doing a head stand on a stand up paddleboard in Portland

Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre

A range of fun and exciting water sport and land activities for children, young people and adults

The Ancient Technology Centre

The Ancient Technology Centre

Step back in time and enjoy activities, crafts and events at our historical centre

Student exploring rock pools during a field study trip

Leeson House Field Studies Centre

Geography, geology and biology field study trips for schools and groups of any ages

Students taking part in a Duke of Edinburgh expedition

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award for Dorset

Information, training and guidance for DofE award leaders and those involved in the award in Dorset

School kayaking group (UI)

Offsite activities and events guidance

Information and guidance, including safety information, risk assessments and planning forms

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Courses and qualifications

A range of training for those involved in the outdoors, including leader training and First Aid

Map of the Dorset Outdoor Education Centres

View a map of the centres

Find and get directions to our centres


Contact the Dorset Outdoor Education Service

Call: 01305 224517
Fax: 01305 224348

Dorset Council
Colliton Park

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