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Land & Wave school trips are perfect for teachers looking for a quality school trip experience for their children. Our ethos is to deliver REAL outdoor experiences within the natural landscape. We climb on limestone cliffs, we swim in the salty sea, we embrace the smell of wood smoke from the campfire. No artificial climbing walls here.
Low stress, high quality
Teachers we applaud you. It's miraculous you've even found the time to research this school trip. We know how valuable your time, so we work hard to make the organisation process as smooth as possible. We've even built bespoke school trip software to make your paperwork and planning a breeze. We're also listed on the Evolve recomended suppliers list and are accredited by LOTC and AALA.
Arrive at midday and bring a packed lunch. After a quick tour of camp, we launch straight into activities
We kick off your trip with a hands-on team building session to get students working together. It sets the benchmark for the week
After a hearty breakfast, let's hit the beach! A full day of watersports and beach games
Students must construct a raft good enough to sail at sea or face a soggy bottom! Teamwork, leadership and communication is key.
Time to work on personal skills; balance, power and direction. We use lots of games to help students progress on the board.
Today we swap the salty sea air for a secret woodland wonderland. Survival skills and bushcraft
Learn to build the perfect campfire; create flame with a flint and steel, bake bread on the campfire, culminating in the obligatory toasting of marshmallows.
Time for your Robin Hood moment; draw your bow and shoot your arrow in this amazing woodland setting. Next up - can you build a water-tight shelter?
Now time for the kids to see their teachers step outside of their comfort zone
Students love exploring this friendly seaside town. Armed with maps and checkpoints, it's a great navigation exercise that promotes independence.
Now ramp up the adrenalin with an afternoon of scrambling, swimming, jumping and playing in the sea. Coasteering is brilliant.
Time for one final adventure. You'll be heading home with amazing tales, weary bodies and incredible achievement
Buddy up and paddle a sit-on-top kayak around beautiful Swanage Bay. Jam-packed with fun and games, it's a perfect way to spend your last day.
Rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted
The Swanage Centre is the perfect comfy base for a school trip. Spacious rooms, excellent shower facilities and top-notch food are all reasons why we love it and know you will too. The Swanage Centre shares a site with Harrow House’s International Academic Semester Programme which has been awarded Ofsted outstanding. Security is paramount; keycode entry systems for bedrooms, building lockdown at 10pm, CCTV and 24-hour staff on duty.
Premium sports facilities
As if a full adventure programme isn't enough, you'll have full access to all the sports facilities at The Swanage Centre too. There's an indoor heated swimming pool, movie theatre, table tennis, sports dome with astro pitches, basketball court, tennis courts, aeroball, pool tables and more. We can block book areas for your group to use in your downtime. Each school is also given a box of sports equipment to use for the week.
How to find us
The Swanage Centre
The Swanage Centre is located in the heart of the town, just moments from the beach.
Travel and parking
Swanage can be reached two ways; either take the A351 from Wareham OR travel across the chain ferry at Sandbanks and head to Swanage via Studland. Upon arrival, coaches should follow the driveway to the end, where there is room to turn and drop off bags. If you bring your own minibuses, we'll pay you £150 per bus if you are happy to use them during your week. Otherwise we provide all transport once you arrive.