Learning at Stackpole

Children taking part in coasteering at Stackpole

Children love our environmental and activities programme for schools! There are loads of different exciting activities to tempt you and we provide experienced staff to make sure you get the most out of your stay.

An activities programme to suit your school

We aim to inspire our visitors (of all ages!) in the natural environment here at Stackpole with exciting and interesting activities. Week-long residential programmes are tailored to each school's requirements and can be focused on a specific theme or topic - this could be something like a 'coastal adventure' or 'eco challenge'.

Activities cover everything from cycling and pond-dipping to coasteering and kayaking, and are run by our dedicated team of education officers, so you're in good hands.

We run the John Muir Award as part of each programme - the environmental award focuses on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment in a spirit of fun and adventure. You and your students can discover, explore and conserve at Stackpole and share with others why wild places are important.

Information pack

Download our information pack for school visits (PDF / 0.3828125MB) download

Children cycling near Stackpole
Children cycling near Stackpole

Are there classroom facilities available?

Yes, we have the Shearwater classroom which is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and the latest audio visual equipment. It offers a flexible space to hold meetings, seminars, workshops, courses or simply as a classroom for schools and universities. We can provide refreshments and buffet lunches for you from our in-house catering team.

Why should our school choose the centre?

We’ve been hosting and leading residential visits since 1983. Our aim is that all visitors to Stackpole Outdoor Learning will be inspired by the great outdoors whilst learning lots about our wonderful coastline too.

What do other schools think?

" Thank you for all the wonderful programming that you develop for our students. They LOVE going to Stackpole and return to London full of stories, a sense of excitement and wonder, and a new appreciation for the British countryside and coast. Thank you for all you do. It is just wonderful."
- Judy Kisor, American School of London