The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is the national voice for learning outside the classroom. It believes that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances. Kibblestone first gained LOTC accreditation in 2016 and offers schools facilities to broaden their LOTC provision.

Kibblestone is committed to supporting schools in delivering their learning outside the classroom strategies. Our activities and facilities enable us to deliver high-quality residential educational experiences that encourage young people to develop self-confidence and good citizenship and life skills.

Our activities are connected to the following areas set out in the national curriculum framework:

  • Science
  • Numeracy & mathematics
  • Geography
  • Physical Education
  • Design & technology
  • Personal, social & health education

Get the programme that you want

With over 90 years’ experience of delivering outdoor activity breaks, we are able to tailor our Schools Package to fit a wide range of age groups, group sizes and abilities.

We have a variety of accommodation buildings, sleeping from four to forty-two. For the really adventurous we can provide a tented village. The 98-acre site gives young people a safe environment to learn new skills in a beautiful outdoor setting.

We can offer fully catered packages suitable for most dietary needs.

Day visits are available if these would be more suitable for your school.

A visit to Kibblestone provides an opportunity for your students to broaden their horizons, challenge themselves and raise their aspirations.

Key activities:

  • Caving
  • Climbing & tree climbing
  • High & low ropes
  • Orienteering
  • Rafting
  • Hawk walk
  • Rifle shooting
  • Archery
  • Coracle building
  • Pioneering
  • Pond dipping

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Oulton First School is incredibly lucky to be right on the doorstep of Kibblestone International Scout Camp.

The school has a great relationship with the Camp team and has enjoyed visiting and taking part in a number of superbly organised and staffed activities, including crate stacking, archery, indoor caving, bouldering and cooking over and singing around the fire circle, tracking and shelter building in the beautiful woods.

More recently the children have been lucky enough to have Introduction to Forest School sessions (run by the school’s Forest School Leader) in the woodland at Kibblestone. The children absolutely love them and learn so much from the experience.

“I really enjoy my time at Forest School in the Kibblestone woods and am always excited on Wednesdays when it is my year group’s turn to go” (Year 3 pupil at Oulton First School)