Learning outside the classroom experiences, designed specifically to be reinforced back in the classroom and supporting your pupils educational requirements. Many children find that learning outside the classroom increases their desire to learn which, in turn, can lead to increased confidence and improved outcomes and a willingness to adopt a more healthy lifestyle. To find out more contact our Outdoor Education Development Manager.
Check out our guide for the Group Introduction to Cobnor Activities Centre Trust. 

Duke of Edinburgh 

Cobnor offers Duke of Edinburgh Bronze & Silver Expeditions as well as Gold Residientials 
We provide Bronze and Silver expeditions, Sailing or Canoeing in Chichester Harbour and surrounding areas. Walking options are also available in multiple locations throughout Hampshire and West Sussex.
Fully qualified instructors under our Approved Activity Provider license. If the team choose to canoe or sail, they will be coached before the expeditions, to an appropriate skill level in the mode of transport they would be using.
All Kit provided, including tents, roll mats, rucksacks/dry bags and barrels and cooking equipment.
Area of outstanding natural beauty and scientific interest in which to enjoy their D of E expedition, with plenty of options for which to give your expedition a good aim.
Bronze expeditions will include expedition training, craft specific coaching days and qualifying expedition
Silver expeditions will include expedition training, practice expedition, craft specific coaching days and qualifying expedition

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Residential - £390.00 - 5 days 

  • 18th-22nd July 2022
  • 24th - 28th October 2022
We offer Gold Duke of Edinburgh residentials with great opportunities to gain a qualification and new skills.
The 5 day residential trip would offer the participants the chance to take part in activities such as raft building, climbing and low ropes as well as gaining a first aid qualification and a personal sailing award.
The chance to enjoy your residential and make new friends all whilst in an area of outstanding natural beauty and scientific interest.
Onsite indoor accommodation included along with great food and evening activities.
Fully qualified and friendly instructors under our Approved Activity Provider license.
for more information, please call us on
01243 572 791 or email 

You can also book a school residential all year round;

  • Monday-Wednesday (2 nights) 
  • Wednesday-Friday (2 nights) 
  • Monday-Friday (4 nights)
  • Friday-Sunday (2 nights) 


Schools will have their own accommodation building or camping facilities and will not share the accommodation area with other schools. We are situated in a rural private property area, accessed at the end of a private drive.
  • Our Log cabin sleeps 40 : 5 cabins of 4 bunks; 2 dormitories of 8 bunks; Mess hall; drying room; professional kitchen - Log Cabin Layout Download 
  • Jubilee Cabin sleeps 20 : Cabins of 2 bunks; 4 bunks; 6 bunks and 8 bunks Outside terrace, fully equipped kitchen - Jubilee Cabin Layout Download 
  • Camping sleeps 50: Bell Tents, sleeps 7- 8 to a tent 


Our professional kitchen provides fresh, tasty & nutritious meals, cooked from scratch on site for a healthy, active lifestyle Special dietary requirements catered for Top 5 Rating from Food Standards Agency. Please see the Sample Menu Download. We require all dietary information to be with us 2 weeks before your group arrives to us. 


We can design activity program that is bespoke to your schools learning outcomes.
A popular outcome is for students to have the opportunity to work towards their sailing RYA Youth Stage 1 during their Monday-Friday residential.
Please see an Example Program Download for 60 Children. 
  • We can create a program of activity that is bespoke to your schools requirements. The activities that we can offer are listed below; 
  • Keelboat Sailing 
  • Dinghy Sailing 
  • Canoeing & Kayaking 
  • Raft Building & Raft Racing 
  • Archery
  • Cycling skills 
  • Low ropes
  • Problem Solving 
  • Initiative exercises  
  • Orienteering 
  • Pioneering 
  • Bushcraft 
  • Areoball 
  • Beach Combing 
  • Crabbing 
  • Climbing 
  • Accredited Sailing Courses (e,g RYA Youth Stage 1) 

Out of the classroom days 

Our Out of the Classroom Team Building Days for Schools encourage group work that helps improve communication, creativity, teamwork, and determination skills. If your school can’t come to us, we can come to you! 
Our qualified instructors can offer activities such as archery, low ropes, problem solving and initiative exercises, but we can design a program to best suit your learning outcomes.
Email or call 01243 572791