Bowles Outdoor Centre for outdoor and experiential learning

Bowles Outdoor Centre is a centre of excellence for outdoor and experiential learning in the South East of England. Set in stunning countryside on the Kent and Sussex borders, Bowles provides a unique and inspirational setting for any day out, team development or school trip.  Set along a spectacular natural sandstone crag, it combines a high quality residential centre with excellent outdoor adventurous activity facilities including an outdoor floodlit dry ski slope, ropes courses and indoor heated swimming pool.

Outdoor Learning for Schools and Groups:

Nationally-renowned for its life-changing residential courses for schools, Bowles works closely with the aims of the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto and ensures all activities fit within the curriculum framework for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities.

Learning and Development for organisations/professionals:

Apprentice & Graduate programmes, Leadership & Team Development at our residential Centre in the South East of England.

In February 2016 our Work Ready programme won the Bronze award at the Voice of Apprenticeship event. This award recognises our success in supporting the apprentice sector. We would like to thank our clients for their testimonials which helped support our nomination.

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The Bowles L&D team are committed to innovative and experiential approaches to learning. We work closely with companies to improve business performance and achieve measurable results back in the work place.

Companies working with Bowles deliver on their CSR goals because the profit made by the L&D Department is donated to the Bowles Rocks Trust, an educational youth charity that helps develop young people.

Outdoor Activities:

Bowles is the perfect place to try out exciting new outdoor activities – At Bowles you can learn to ski, snowboard, sledge, canoe or rock climb. Outdoor Activities are also a great way to celebrate a birthday or for children to make the most of their school holidays with one of our activity courses.

Bowles is located just south of Tunbridge Wells, Kent with excellent train links and easy access from the M25.