At Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre, we understand and value the complete experience of a school residential.
Whilst our activities are deservedly the stand-out attraction for any visiting school, we also know how important it is for children to have a good night’s sleep in comfortable surroundings. For that reason, we place huge importance on our accommodation.
We offer the choice two forms of accommodation, Canvas Camping and Timber Camping, with each school being allocated their own accommodation village. Each individual accommodation village includes a timber camping pod and bell tent for teaching staff plus a dedicated marquee for group meetings and wet weather entertainment.
We are stoked to introduce a new level of canvas accommodation for traditional school camps. Gone are the small scout-style tents. Say hello to our Canvas Camping with our fantastically spacious bunkhouse-style tented accommodation featuring raised beds, soft flooring, and lots of room to stand and move around! No need for crawling in and out of wet tents here!
Sleeping up to 12 children, our bunkhouses offer a huge 30m2 of light and airy space to move around in. Each bed is off the ground, meaning a warmer and dryer sleeping experience for all guests, with mattresses covered with a hygienic wipe clean material. Unlike most traditional tents, you’ll find lots of space for kit storage and cushioned rubber flooring, ensuring a soft and comfortable underfoot experience.
Additional features include:
Low level lighting, headspace to sit on the beds and chill, larger bed than standard camp bed, shoe rack (to keep the floor nice and clean!), the experience of sleeping under the stars… in a little luxury!
Our Timber Camping provides overnight accommodation surrounded by the natural warmth and charm of beautiful Scandinavian pine. Supremely solid, our camping pods offer beds for up to 5 children, with double glazing and a comfy mattress for a sound night’s sleep.
Additional features include:
Mains LED lighting, power point, hygienic PVC covered mattresses, laminate flooring, lockable door
Each school group staying at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre is allocated a camping pod for teaching staff, sleeping up to 3 people. A camping pod adjoins all of our accommodation village, whether your school is booking a Canvas Camping or Timber Camping experience. If needed, we can also supply teaching staff members with a bell tent in addition to the camping pod, again positioned next to your group.
All accommodation is provided without bedding. Teaching staff will also be required to bring a pillow and sleeping bag on their camping adventure. Full details of what to bring on your school residential can be found on our Kit List, available to download on the Teacher Zone.
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