For Parents

Of course the first night away from home can be traumatic - for both parent and child. We recognise this and work with school staff to make it as easy as possible. We know that the unfamiliar is often the issue so we offer pre-visits for teachers, and nervous pupils (and parents!). Please contact us if you would like to arrange this.


Our site is securely fenced with locked gates on the perimeter. All visitors have to sign in at reception and wear visitor ID whilst on site. All our staff have enhanced DBS checks and are fully trained in safeguarding.

Preparing for the first night away

To help you to pack your loved ones off, we have compiled a list of essentials to make their stay comfortable, but avoid overloading them with unnecessary belongings. Whilst our dorms and tents are comfortable, they do not offer storage, so your child will be living out of their bag for a night or two. We supply all our catered groups with our menu options well in advance of their visit, so you can help your child to select their food for the duration of their stay. We can offer alternatives for those with specific dietary requirements as long as we are aware from their group leaders ahead of the visit.

Sleeping bag
Pillow case
Change of clothes - preferably old ones - you may get dirty!
Sturdy shoes, trainers or wellies
Coat, hat, gloves or sun cream depending on the weather forecast!
PJs, slippers & cuddly toy
Water bottle
Packed lunch for first day