Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

South Cerney Outdoor combines learning, exploring the great outdoors and encouraging an active lifestyle. Perfect for school trips and youth groups, the centre is on a 52 acres site in Cotswold Water Park in Gloucestershire. It has a large lake for water sports; open spaces and woods for land based activities and onsite changing rooms, classrooms and stores.

South Cerney Outdoor has a range of activities and events for young people of all abilities, from taster sessions to full courses. Activities available include archery, catapult building, kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing, which help young people improve their confidence and team building skills. All activities are overseen by qualified, experienced and enthusiastic instructors, and all equipment is of a high-quality ensuring visitors’ time is fun, safe and challenging.

We use a combination of the following activity tools:

  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Catapult building
  • Environmental
  • Kayaking
  • Orienteering
  • Paddleboarding
  • Raft-Building
  • Residential Experiences
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Team Challenges
  • Tunnels
  • Windsurfing

To achieve the following outcomes:

  • Collaboration
  • Commitment
  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Contribution
  • Creative Thinking




Who to contact

For further information:

South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre

[T] 01285 860388

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What people say

“South Cerney Outdoor has been the key watersports training provider for Hartpury College for almost 20 years, and has been instrumental in the development of our students. From delivering national governing body qualifications to bespoke trips and work placement opportunities, South Cerney has proved to be an invaluable partner organisation, and we have students working across the world who hold the training and support they received here in the highest esteem.”

Hartpury College