Residential Courses for Clubs & Youth Groups at Bowles

A residential experience with challenging activities and positive experiences away from home and away from school is often just what a child needs to take their development to the next level.

Have a look in the ‘Group Leader Zone’ for some resources to help you plan your residential visit to Bowles.

The benefits of a residential trip

Living and working closely with each other in a residential situation helps to develop understanding and awareness of other people, whilst adventurous outdoor activities help young people to become more aware of their own strengths and abilities. Learning to manage their own safety in real situations through problem solving and challenging outdoor activities helps to develop responsibility and maturity.  All this frequently leads to increased self-confidence with lasting results – translating into more rounded young people who are better prepared for their lives ahead.


Bowles provides the right accommodation, catering, staff, activities and facilities

Supporting the activities our purpose built accommodation will ensure that at Bowles everyone gets the rest they need. Our friendly and efficient admin team will make the booking process smooth and simple, and our delicious, home cooked food will ensure that everyone is healthy and happy during their visit.

Group Leaders are welcomed as part of our wider staff team, sharing our staff room and working with us to achieve their aims. Adults rooms are comfortable and well positioned, helping to supervise children whilst also giving you space to sleep. Bowles has a dedicated course coordinator whose role is to monitor and help you achieve your aims.  At night time we have an on-site duty instructor who is on call in the event of an emergency.

Combine this with our unique and beautiful activity site boasting two ski slopes, a natural sandstone rock face and an indoor heated pool, and Bowles truly becomes a memorable place for young people to have life changing experiences away from home, experiences that will help prepare them for their lives ahead and that they will treasure for the rest of their lives.

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