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Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Activities and Experiential Learning with one of the UK’s leading outdoor education charities

Bowles is an inspirational residential development centre in a stunning location on the Sussex-Kent border near Tunbridge Wells. We work with schools, youth and community groups, businesses and families.

The Bowles Rocks Trust

The Bowles Rocks Trust is an educational charity providing personal development through outdoor and adventurous experiences for young people from all backgrounds including schools, youth groups and colleges. Set up in 1964, the charity supports over 4,000 young people through residential activity courses each year.

Bowles Outdoor Centre

Bowles Outdoor Centre is a beautiful venue, developed along a spectacular 135 million year old sandstone rockface which boast over 230 rock climbs. With activity facilities including two outdoor floodlit ski slopes, numerous ropes courses, an indoor heated swimming pool and two accommodation blocks, one ensuite, this outdoor centre takes your breath away with both its beauty and the learning outcomes that visitors achieve.

Bowles L&D.

Experiential Learning, Leadership & Team Development in the UK’s SouthEast

Bowles L&D focuses on team and leadership development for businesses and organisations across the Southeast. We are committed to innovative and experiential approaches to learning and we work with companies to improve business performance and achieve real changes in behaviours when back at work. All profits from our L&D courses go to support our work with young people through the Bowles Rocks Trust.

Outdoor Activities

Bowles Activity Centre is the perfect place to take up a new outdoor activity. Our courses and lessons introduce thousands of adults and children to new activities each year. We have a programme of outdoor activities every school holiday and in the winter we have a full programme of skiing and snowboarding on our two ski slopes. For a special birthday experience with friends we offer sledging, skiing, climbing, ropes courses, raftbuilding and archery.

Bowles Rocks, the Sandstone Crag

Facing south and quick drying, Bowles is one of the best sandstone crags to learn to rock climb in the South East.

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