Fun School Residential and Outdoor Learning Ideas

How Stean Gorge offers an exciting mix of activities for school residential trips, helping pupils get the most of the curriculum in a fun, action-packed way in the great outdoors.

The majority of outdoor activities take place on site where we have the very best facilities and equipment. This means that there’s minimal transport needed once here, maximising the value that staff and pupils can get at How Stean Gorge.

Please take a look at our New 2019 Schools Brochure for example schedules, sample prices, testimonials and further information.


There’s accommodation in the form of our campsite with pre-erected tents, or in the Scar House Bunk Barn just up the road. We have on-site showers, changing facilities, a cafe and much more. See the main facilities page for more information.

Our minibuses are also available for transport to and from the campsite, as well as any other trips that you may need during your time with us.

We had a fantastic time at How Stean in July. The activities were fun, challenging and in a natural setting which we all thoroughly enjoyed. The staff were organised, very well trained and extremely helpful / accommodating. They recorded amazing footage of our trip which the pupils loved watching back and parents enjoyed seeing the challenges their children overcame and the fun they had! We look forward to our next visit to How Stean! Thank you!!
Rachel Hall – Seaham School

Further Information

Risk assessments are available for all activities. If you’d prefer to complete your own risk assessments, please contact us.

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