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Calvert Kielder and Calvert Trust Kielder - Educational institutions

Calvert Kielder. Educational Institutions.


Calvert Kielder is uniquely positioned to understand children, young people and challenge in the outdoors.


This understanding comes from having developed our purpose designed and built multi-million pound infrastructure over 30 years, plus the direct influence, support and enviable reputation of our internationally recognised sister organisation, The Calvert Trust. Our Trust has helped disabled people to explore and overcome challenge for over 30 years giving us a deep understanding of the relationship between challenge, learning and living – for anyone.


Calvert Kielder provides seriously standout and life-changing experiences in a safe and magical space for any School, College or University that has a 100% specialist remit or that has any mix whatsoever of both disabled and non-disabled students.



For your total peace of mind, we are licensed by AALS (Adventure Activities Licensing Service), a Royal Yachting Association Training and Sailability Accredited centre and British Canoeing Quality Mark and Paddle-Ability centre.


All activities are instructor-led by experienced and qualified staff who have undertaken specialist training in running safe activities for multi-ability groups. Many team members hold National Governing Body Qualifications and all staff are enhanced DBS checked. 


We welcome pre-stay visits to inspire you, reassure you and help with planning your experience.



Schools, colleges and universities can organise single days, multiple days and residential experiences of any duration.


Accommodation and Catering

Our 3 Executive Chalets, Straker (Sleeps up to 6), Bradbury and McArdle (Sleep up to 4). Five Calvert Chalets sleep up to 6, five Calvert Chalets sleep up to 7, and our 12 rooms (9 en-suite) in our Main Building sleep between 1 and 8 people. Self-catering is an option for the Chalets or you are welcome to breakfast, lunch and/or dine in our dining room on-the-day or as part of a bespoke package that we create together. 


Example Experiences for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Example Day Visit. 8 entirely bespoke challenge-packed hours.


9 am Gather, meet the team and prepare
9.30am High Ropes Experience
Laser Clay Shooting 
12.30pm Lunch in the Calvert Kielder Dining Room
1.30pm Archery Challenge
Indoor Climbing Wall Experience 
4.30pm  Debrief and relax before departure
5 pm Departure


Example Residential Visit. Start any day you like, set any amount of days and any agenda.


Day 01
4.00pm Welcome, meet the team and scan the site
5.00pm Geocaching Adventure
6.00pm Dinner in the Calvert Kielder Dining Room
7.00pm Giant Indoor Connect 4, Scrabble and more
Day 02
8.00am Breakfast in the Calvert Kielder Dining Room
9.00am Low and High Ropes Experiences
Outdoor Crate Stacking Challenges
12.30pm Packed Lunch in the Kielder Forest
1.30pm Zip Wire Experience
Bush Craft Skills
Archery Challenge
5.00pm Shower and Change
6.00pm Dinner in the Calvert Kielder Dining Room
7.00pm The Calvert Evening Quiz
Day 03
8.00am Breakfast in the Calvert Kielder Dining Room
9.00am Sailing on Kielder Water
Kayaking on Kielder Water
12.30pm Packed Lunch on the banks of Kielder Water


An overview of all activities and experiences can be seen here.


What Things Cost

Most groups that book with Calvert Kielder contain 10 or more people, so that’s the group size we are quoting for here. If your group is smaller or much bigger, please talk to us and we will let you know exact prices.


Children and young adults can cost from £60 per young person per day.

Children and young adults can cost from £150 per young person per 3-day residential (2 nights, 1 full day and 2 half days as in the example above).

There are sometimes free places available for staff, so please ask about that.


How to Find Out More or Book

We really want to get to know you so please call our Sales Team on +44 (0)1434 250 232 or email We can chat and/or meet to create exactly the right solution for your school, college or university – together. 


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