Plan your visit

 

​​Every visit to Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre is unique, and we will tailor your visit to match your desired outcomes and objectives. Let us know what you hope to achieve from your programme and we will work with you to plan a visit that is perfect for your needs.

Accommodation
Costs
Financial help
Kit list
Timetable
Make a booking

​Accommodation​

Residential accommodation

We pride ourselves on providing a good residential experience. Sharing a room and considering others, living and working as part of a community, and looking after your own personal space are all essential and transferable skills.

The centre can accommodate up to 70 people in the house. Bedrooms (single and twin) typically have single beds and bunk beds and sleep groups of 3, 4 and 5. Our largest bedroom can sleep up to 7 people.

We do ask our residential participants to bring a sleeping bag or duvet c​over and a pillowcase.​​ 

Residential facilities

The dormitories have both shared and en-suite showers (external showers are available). There is also a small kitchen and a living room area with a television.
 
We have a number of comfortable common rooms (The Den, The Snug and The Sett), for meetings, briefings and reviews (and an evening hot drink). There is a warm fire and a TV screen in each room – ideal for having a look at photos of your day.

Self-catering accommodation

Our two-floor self-catering accommodation can sleep up to 35 people in shared bedrooms. These rooms typically have bunk beds and single beds, sleeping groups of 2, 3 and 4.
 

There are two different options for self-catering accommodation:

  • Premium - rooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • Economy - rooms without ensuite bathrooms

Self-catering facilities

5 bedrooms on the first floor have en-suite showers, and on the ground floor there is a shared shower. There are also two communal areas – a small kitchen and a living room area with a television.

Accessible facilities

The newest part of our accommodation has ground floor accessibility for those who may have restricted mobility. On the ground floor, we have a walk-in shower room, and there is a small kitchen and common room on this floor.

If you have any questions about our accommodation, please get in touch:

Accommodation-Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre 

Accommodation-Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre 

Accommodation-Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre 

​Costs

   If you have any additional requirements that aren't listed in the costs below, please contact us.

Package ​Type Price (per person)
​Residential high season (March to October) ​ ​ ​Weekend package ​£159
​3 days, full board and activities ​£179
​4 days, full board and activities ​£239
​5 days, full board and activities ​£299
Residential low season (November to February) ​Weekend package ​£129
​3 days, full board and activities ​£129
​4 days, full board and activities ​£179
​​5 days, full board and activities​ ​£219
​Camping ​Weekend ​£119
​2 nights, full board and activties ​£129
​3 nights, full board and activties ​£179
​4 nights, full board and activities ​£219
​Day activity bookings ​ ​ ​Onsite ​£22
​Offsite ​£25
​School holiday activity days ​£25
​Self catering accommodation Economy Standard
Min 8 people (no ensuite) per person per night
​£20.40
​Premium Standard 
Min 8 people (+ ensuite) per person per night
​£25
​Economy Standard ​
Max 20 people in shared rooms (no ensuite)  2 nights
​£450 (total for all people)
​Premium Standard
Max 35 people in shared rooms (+ ensuite) 2 nights
​£800 (total for all people)
Extras ​Bed and breakfast ​£25​

   Financial help​ for chi​ldren​ and young people

The Wilson Bursary​​​​ for Northamptonshire

Bursaries are on offer from the Wilson Foundation and are for young people from the c​​ounty. Awards of up to 40% of the Longtown course fee (excluding any additional costs such as coach t​ransport) may be given to young people in financial need. 

How do I apply for the Wilson Bursary?​​​

  1. ​Discuss the bursary criteria with the school's Visit Leader. They will be able to inform you whether your child meets the criteria or not.
  2. If you meet the criteria, complete the Wilson Bursary application form (PDF 68KB) and submit it to your school.
  3. Your application form will be sent to us for consideration. 
  4. We will inform your child's​ school of the outcome.​​

The L​​ongtown Bursary for other counties

The centre has a limited fund to help children who come to the centre from outside of Northamptonshire. This fund is for residential courses, and the maximum award that can be​​ made is 30% of the Longtown Course fee.

How do I apply for the Longtown Bursary?​​​​

  1. Discuss the bursary criteria with the school's Visit Leader. They will be able to inform you whether your child meets the criteria or not
  2. If you meet the criteria, complete the Longtown Bursary application form (PDF 68KB) and submit it to your school.
  3. Your application form will be sent to the centre for consideration.
  4. We will inform your child's​ school of the outcome.​​

​Kit list

Find out exactly what kit you need to pack for your residential stay at Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre.

Kit list - Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre 

Kit list - Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre 

"A superb experience for the children who were given every opportunity to broaden their skills and overcome their fears.​"

- Pitsford School​​
 

A typical day at Longtown

Breakfast time

​​Enjoy your breakfast in our dining room with a choice of a traditional english breakfast or a variety of cereals.

Meet the instructors

​Meet your instructor for the day. Want to find out who the different instructors are? View our about us page and meet the team.

Grab your kit

Get measured up and collect your kit ready for your activities.

Don't forget to view our kit list so that you know exactly what you need to bring.

Daytime activities

​Spend the day participating in our challenging outdoor activities.

Gain new skills whilst taking part.

Return your kit

​Return your kit so that it can be cleaned and prepared for the next day.

Dinner time

​​Have a sit down meal in our dining room with your friends and enjoy a freshly made dinner from our chef.

Evening activities

​Enjoy an evening activity in the dark such as orienteering.

Relax

​Once your day is finished, relax in the snug and enjoy a hot drink before you head to bed.

Make a booking

Get in touch and we can help to plan your visit and tailor your visit to your needs.​

Complete our online form​

Let us know what your requirements are and we will get back to you:

Make an enquiry​​​​​​​​​​​


Other ways of contacting us

Email us

01873 860225​​

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