Plan a school trip

Sep 29 2020

Get a COVID-19 guarantee with your Hampshire Outdoor Centres booking

As the coronavirus forced schools to abandon educational trips – for which many weren’t reimbursed – at Hampshire Outdoor Centres we knew our customers needed support. That’s why we’ve introduced a blanket policy to reschedule visits or give a full refund for any cancellation due to the virus. We call this our Covid-19 guarantee.

Protecting schools and families

The pandemic has meant that we’ve had to reschedule or cancel all our bookings and write this season off. It’s been tough. However, it was the right thing to do, so parents could get a refund or take comfort that their money would be used for a future booking.

How we’ve adapted

The impact of the lockdown is putting all businesses under pressure. But we’re not going anywhere soon. As restrictions have eased, we’ve been offering outdoor residentials and activities to families (within social distancing guidelines, of course). These mini ‘staycations’ get families outside their homes and are a chance to make some positive memories in 2020. For us, it’s a way to keep our business strong - so we’re here and ready for when our school customers return.

Open for day trips

While long-stay residentials might be difficult to arrange, it doesn’t mean students can’t get a taste of outdoor learning. We’re offering special day-long activities, either at our centres or we can come to your school. These themed days focus of key areas such as; teamwork and communication, nature and eco-studies, wellbeing trips as well as some good old fashioned fun and adventure days. We would never put students and staff at risk, so we’re constantly reviewing and risk assessing our activities to make sure they meet the government guidelines. And we have adapted many of our sessions to achieve the same learning outcome while reducing the risk of any coronavirus transmission.

Why us?

We have four centres in total, with three in Hampshire and one in South Wales. We’re blessed to have such awe-inspiring settings and even more blessed to have such passionate instructors to guide your students through their visit and help them reach the ultimate goal – to leave our centres feeling confident and capable.

Book with confidence

Give us a shout on 02380 884930 or email bookings.hoc@hants.gov.uk if you’d like to discuss what we can offer your students. And rest assured, we’ve got your covered! All bookings are covered by our COVID-19 guarantee offering you a re-schedule or refund if your visit can’t go ahead because of COVID-19. This has been our approach since the start of the pandemic and one that we’re proud to be continuing!