Trip planning

We know that the planning and logistics for a visit to our centre can be a big task. That’s why we’ve created this handy page to give you all the information you need in one place.

Health and safety

Safety of your students and staff is our number one priority

To uphold our commitment to safety:

  • all instructors have a first aid qualification
  • all staff have an enhanced DBS certificate and we regularly check the records
  • our equipment undergoes regular and rigorous safety checks and maintenance
  • all minibus drivers are trained and assessed through the MIDAS scheme.
  • all staff complete a full induction programme to maintain high and consistent standards
  • many of our staff hold high level National Governing Body qualifications

Find out more about health and safety at our sites

Kit lists

We provide all necessary safety equipment and protective clothing during your stay, including harnesses, helmets, wetsuits and buoyancy aids.
Our kit lists are a guide to what we would recommend you bring but please consider the time of year and weather forecast!

Children building a raft

Special educational needs and accessibility

Hampshire Outdoor Centres deliver inclusive outdoor education programmes. We have adapted most activities so they meet the needs of people with physical or other needs. All our centres have accessible bedroom and bathroom facilities. Please contact us to discuss your requirements in advance, or to ask any questions. We will plan the best experience possible for students with special educational needs.

We invite you to visit any of our centres in advance, to see the facilities and discuss options.

Dinghy sailing

Medical forms and consent

Group Leader’s must ensure that they have obtained fully informed (parental for under 18s) consent for the group members to attend Hampshire Outdoor Centres before arrival. Parents/guardians and visiting staff should accept that, by their nature, adventure activities may involve some level of risk which cannot be fully eliminated.

Find out more about medical forms and consent

Financial assistance

A small fund is available to provide financial assistance to children to help fund a visit to our outdoor centres. Funding can cover: 

  • residential and non-residential visits
  • costs directly charged by the centre
  • tuition, activities, and excursions provided by the centre

Find out more and apply for financial assistance