At Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre, thousands of children and young people have had the opportunity to discover that they can achieve much more than they thought. From finding the courage to abseil from steep cliffs to learning how to steer a canoe through the (not so high) waves of Loch Long, such challenges and new things to learn make a visit at our centre an unforgettable experience.
Developed specifically to meet the needs of schools looking for quality outdoor education, we offer residential visits combined with a wide range of outdoor activities and opportunities to learn, develop and grow. And of course, to have fun!
And while we specialise in residential outdoor education for primary and secondary schools, we also offer our service to any other group that wants to enjoy and experience the benefits of being outside and challenging their own limits.
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From day trips to four-night residential courses, find out what we can offer to make your trip a life-changing experience.Read More
Ardentinny has provided the children of St Kenneth's with an excellent opportunity to develop their social and personal skills as well as experiencing outdoor activities that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to try. This is all delivered to a very high standard of instruction within a safe and secure environment. We would highly recommend the centre to other schools and groups. Our children's comments have been "best week ever!"
Geraldine O'Hanlon, St Kenneths Primary, February 2018
Fantastic few days! Children had an amazing time and experienced many activities etc that they probably would never get the opportunity to do again. All staff were very attentive, welcoming and formed good relationships with the children very quickly. Thank you!
Susan Thompson, St Francis Primary, February 2018
“An opportunity to REALLY get to know our children. To see children who face challenges at school every day find success. Being part of the residential visit is an important part of our children's education. The experience and activities cannot be replicated in a school. Ardentinny has developed skills, and memories, that will stay with our children throughout their lives.”
Rachel Binnie, Wallacewell PS, October 2016
“Hillhead P7s have visited Ardentinny for the last 2 years (2014 & 2015) and we have thoroughly enjoyed our trip. There is a clear and well established working model that has been honed over many years and the opportunities provided for our pupils to develop themselves as individuals in an environment that both supports and challenges in equal measure was fantastic.”
Andrew Robson, Hillhead PS, May 2015
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Children faced challenges and overcame fears. Instructors were very tuned into needs of individual children. We found all staff very enthusiastic and accommodating. Thank you so much!”
King’s Oak Primary, February 2014