Grow Confidence, Inspire or Reward your Students

Our school activity days are designed to make your educational visits a success. How Stean Gorge has been increasingly used by thousands of students from schools and colleges across the UK. This unique Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) offers an inspiring day out for schools and colleges.

School Activity Days

School Activity Days can include a variety of activities which conveniently take place on-site at How Stean:

Offsite activities are just minutes away via our site minibus and include:

  • Canoeing
  • Offsite caving.

Please take a look at our Schools Brochure  for example schedules, sample prices, testimonials and further information. If you are coming along for a half or full-day session, meals can be provided by arrangement.

How Stean Gorge’s team of outdoor instructors are professional, friendly and have a great amount of experience with groups of all ages and abilities. All of the team hold numerous National Governing Body awards, Outdoor First aid qualifications, and some are qualified teachers themselves!

Risk Assessments

How Stean Gorge will not allow commercial pressures to override the safety of our staff, clients or others. Only high-quality safety equipment is provided and included in the packages, including 5mm wet suits, over suits, harnesses and helmets (just to name a few). We pride ourselves on attention to safety, all of our teamwork closely with accredited professional organisations and our technical consultants who oversee procedures of our outdoor activities which include gorge scrambling, caving, canoeing, climbing, abseiling and the via ferrata course. Risk assessments are available for all activities, however, if you wish to complete your own risk assessments please contact us to arrange a visit. We are a member of the Institute for Outdoor Learning (No. 8856) and hold an AALA licence* which is the Health and Safety Executive Standard for providing outdoor activities to those under the age of 18.

School activity days are a great way to challenge your pupils through:

  • Conquering fears
  • Building teamworking skills
  • Developing confidence

If there are more activities you’d like to discover, why not come back for a residential visit?

Still got questions? Please contact us we're happy to help!

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