Tollymore National Outdoor Centre has a long history in providing skills and leadership based courses for schools and youth groups which introduces participants to one or more adventure sports. Courses and programmes range from one day, non-residential courses through to programmes over a week long.
Schools and groups can choose from a range of skills based programmes and activities which can include:
If you would like to read what Stephen McDowell, a teacher with Portadown College had to say about his experience at Tollymore while completing their GCSE Mountaineering then read more here.
If you would like to read what Jacinta Doyle, a teacher with Shimna Integrated College had to say about her experience at Tollymore while completing their GCSE Orienteering then read more here.
All of our schools and youth skills courses will lead to certification in selected adventure sport(s) and we will provide advice and recommendations for further ongoing participation in these sports.
We have a range of facilities in and around the Centre, including meeting rooms, social areas, catering facilities, kayak rolling pool, indoor and outdoor climbing walls, mountain bike skills trail, drying rooms and extensive equipment stores which lends itself to servicing groups who are keen to progress with skills and leadership based courses. Our accommodation is in large, comfortable ensuite bedrooms, which can sleep either two or three people.
All of our courses include the use of specialist equipment and high quality catering, ranging from lunch on a one day course, through to all meals on residential programmes.
Still not sure?? Check out a video which Kells & Connor PS very kindly put together after a visit to the Centre. Kells & Connor PS have been regular visitors to the Centre over the years and really value the benefits of outdoor learning. To help you understand why Kells & Connor PS continue to come back to the Centre, please read a letter Roy McClelland, (Principal) is his staff very kindly sent into the Centre following one of their visits. Kells & Connor PS
For further information please contact us on (0044) (28) 4372 2158 or email us at email@example.com
Please click here to view a Sample programme for school groups .
Pricing for Youth Skills Based Programmes (per youth) Prices correct as at 31st Dec 2021
If however, you are interested in pursuing a multi-activities programme we would advise you to use an Adventuremark accredited provider. Full details of these providers can be found at OutdoorNI.com
If you would like to gain some new skills or further develop existing skills then we will be offering a range of skills based courses during the summer months. Places are limited so you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.