Liven up your Saturday mornings with Adventure Club – School Years 3 to 6!

Get your child outside and energised with a range of exciting outdoor activities.



Saturday Adventure Club will run on on: 29th April, 13th May, 10th June, 24th June, 8th July and 22nd July


All activities are run in accordance with the Centre’s Risk Management procedures and Adventurous Activities License.


Club sessions will go ahead whatever the weather providing it is safe to do so although a substitute activity or venue may be used.  Please note that the weather can be very changeable and all kit list items are mandatory.


Children should be delivered to the Centre Courtyard for 9.30am and collected at 12 midday  from the car park or courtyard.  

Kit List

  • Warm trousers e.g. tracksuit bottoms (not jeans)
  • T-shirt / Long sleeved top
  • Warm fleece / Hoody and a spare
  • A waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof over-trousers (These can be provided if you don’t have them)
  • Hat and gloves
  • Walking boots (These can be provided if you don’t have them)
  • Comfortable socks
  • Bottle of water
  • Any medication e.g. asthma inhaler
  • Small rucksack (a larger school bag is ideal)

£12 Per Session or £10 per session if booking as a block of 6 – Use discount coupon code SummerBlock during the check out process!

Grow Strong Spring 2023

Grow Strong Spring 2023

an adventure based youth group for school years 6 & above

Saturday 4th February 10am-2pm
Grow Strong’s New Year begins!
Indoor & Outdoor Games and a chance to have your say about the choice of activities and topics for the rest of the year.

Hot lunch provided.

Price: £12


Saturday 4th March 10am-2pm
Caving Adventure
We’ll travel by mini bus to explore local caves, all equipment provided, for all levels of experience. Hot lunch provided back at the Centre.

Price: £15


Saturday 1st April 9.30am – 4.30pm
Hill Expedition
A day’s expedition in and around our local hills and learn some navigation skills. Bring a packed lunch for this one. Price:


Meet at Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre for all sessions.  Pre-booking essential.  Contact: Anne Lloyd or 01981 620145.  Bursaries available to reduce cost. 10% discount for 3 sessions* 

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Planning Application submitted for new building!

We need your support to enable this exciting new building to happen!

Following considerable design work and a public consultation, Longtown Outdoor Learning Trust  in partnership with The Wilson Foundation, has submitted a planning application for the erection of a multi-purpose building and associated works to enhance the existing facilities at Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre.


Please may we ask you to spare a moment to go online to the Herefordshire Council’s planning portal and submit a short comment of support.


Link here to submit your support


The planning application number is P223349/F.  The deadline for comments is Thursday 24th November.

Currently we do not have a dining space to seat all our residential guests in one sitting. The new building will provide a purpose-built multi-use dining room that will seat all our residential guests in one sitting. It will also provide a meeting space and base for day sessions and be a flexible multipurpose indoor space for activities and games in all weathers.


Our kitchen facilities require updating to make them fit for the future and the new building will provide a new purpose-built catering kitchen. This will greatly improve our current cooking facilities and, for example, avoid us having to move hot meals and crockery across the courtyard to other buildings.


The building will also provide toilets and showers for our existing camp ground. This will reduce demand on our current facilities and will mean we will no longer need to rent costly temporary shower and toilet units during each summer period. These new facilities will also be used for our local after school adventure clubs, scouts and holiday time activity days.


We currently don’t have a fully accessible dining room or meeting space, and the new building will provide an accessible venue and facilities for all to use during day visits and residentials.


In summary, the new building development is about making the Centre fit for the future and to enable us to improve the experience of our guests. It will ensure that our programmes of outdoor learning and residential adventures continue to meet health and safety standards and will add value to what we currently offer to our guests and local community.


Thank you in advance for your support! 

Spring 2023 Offer

Spring 2023 Residential Offer

As the longer days emerge, Spring is a great time for schools to reap the rewards of learning outside the classroom with a residential break. 


Our planned programmes for the Spring Term are specifically intended to motivate children part way through the school year with adventurous activity courses designed to build resilience and develop character whilst encouraging children to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle all year round!

Aside from the associated social advantages of a residential trip, a mid-year adventure contributes towards a positive impact on engagement in learning, improved behaviour and attendance post-residential.

As we are fully booked during the Summer Term 2023 we are offering a fantastic discount for the remaining available dates in the Spring term of 2023! – See dates below!

Available Spring dates 2023 . . .

13 Feb to 17 February  2023 

Max of 60 pupils

£139 for 3 days

£175 for 4 days

£255 for 5 days  

27 Feb to 03 March 2023 

Max of 40 pupils 

£139 for 3 days 

£175 for 4 days 

£233 for 5 days 

6 March to 8 March 2023 

Max of 60 pupils 

£165 for 3 days

13  to 17 March 2023 

Max of 35 pupils

£165 for 3 days 

£222 for 4 days

£280 for 5 days

20 March to 22 March 2023 

Max of 60 pupils 

3 days for £165

27 March to 31 March 2023

Max of 40 pupils 

£165 for 3 days 

£222 for 4 days 

£280 for 5 days 


To enquire about any available dates shown here please email; 

(Strikethrough dates have been filled) 

View our full residential brochure here

The offer above includes dormitory accommodation, activities, catering (from dinner on your arrival day to lunch on the departure day), all specialist kit and equipment plus instructional staff.   Families seeking additional financial support can apply for our Longtown bursary to help with up to 30% of the applicable course fee. One free teacher/leader place is included with every 10 children and additional staff thereafter are charged at 50%. 

About Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre

Since 1964 Longtown Outdoor Centre has been providing schools and youth groups with adventurous activity breaks from our 16 acre site on the Herefordshire and Monmouthshire border.  Off-site activities including Caving, Hill Walking, Rock Climbing and Gorge walking take place in the nearby Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. Our 16 acre site is made up of gardens, farmland and woodland with spectacular views over surrounding hills and mountains.  Our range of onsite activities include Archery, Rock Climbing Tower, Kayak training pool, Stand up Paddleboarding, Raft building, Low Ropes Course, High Ropes Course plus an internal traverse wall. 

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LOLT Impact Report 2021

Impact Report 2021

Our impact report showcases the breadth and depth of the work achieved throughout 2021 and the pandemic.  It demonstrates our positive impact on children, young people, and adult groups who used the Centre during this period.    We have measured and evaluated our impact through feedback, online surveys, and internal monitoring. Our visitors continue to benefit from a skilled, knowledgeable, and motivated team who take pride in their service and continue to deliver quality outdoor education programmes. 

Read full Impact report here

Longtown Outdoor Centre Quality Badge
Longtown Outdoor Centre AA award

Refurbished Climbing Tower

Our Climbing Tower is now back in action!

School’s staying with us this Autumn have been the first to use our newly refurbished tower…. 

The project was kindly funded by the Wilson Foundation and after months of planning, preparation and hard work we are so pleased to have the Tower back in action and available for schools to incorporate into their activity programmes. 

The 12 metre high climbing tower is a fantastic resource and the sense of achievement experienced on reaching the top has been sorely missed during the refurbishment!  


Residential school groups, day visitors and after school clubs will all be able to incorporate the tower into activity programmes from Sep 2022.