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Adventure, Learning, Growth

What will your child do at East Barnby or Bewerley Park?

A trip to Bewerley Park or East Barnby will create life-long memories for your child, build their confidence and improve their mental well-being. All of this whilst taking part in fun, challenging and exciting outdoor activities in the natural environment. While here, they will be sleeping in warm, cosy dormitories with good food and round-the-clock supervision.

Safety and Learning

We are the North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning Service, owned by North Yorkshire County Council and are part of North Yorkshire Education and Skills. We are required to be independently inspected by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority; a standard we meet with ease. Furthermore we hold top awards in a range of other quality marks too.

The real reason to use us though is our exceptionally talented, nationally qualified and highly experienced staff. They will ensure that your child has the chance to grow and succeed whilst taking part in real outdoor activities in real environments. Their judgement and skill as teachers and leaders is what sets the North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning Service apart.

What will your child get out of it?

We promote personal and social development, a positive growth mindset and the resilience necessary to face challenges and solve problems. They will develop their ability to learn though improving their emotional intelligence, strength of character, creativity and communication skills. In addition to this we will develop their environmental awareness, appreciation for the natural world and ability to keep themselves safe in it.

In this section of our site you will find information about our activities, and advice on preparation for your child’s trip here (including a kit list!). If you have any further questions or then please get in touch with either us or the trip leader from your child’s school.

Scroll down and you will find links to our social media accounts. During your child’s trip (where permission has been given) we will be posting content so you can keep up with their adventures.