What will students see and do?

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre is located on a 15-acre site next to the River Soar in the heart of Leicester, making it the perfect place for a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities.

These activities are available for all abilities and experience levels, and are designed to stimulate, educate and motivate young people in a challenging and safe environment.

Visitors can take part in abseiling, aerial trekking, air rifle shooting, archery, balance beams, bell boating, bushcraft, canoeing, climbing, crate stacking, high all aboard, high ropes, katakanuing, kayaking, sit on top kayaking, liquid challenges, problem-solving challenges, leaps of faith, paddlesports, paddle trips, power fans, raft building, paddleboarding, stand up mega boards and tandem abseiling.

If that’s not enough, the site offers environmental studies where students can investigate the insects, birds, animals and plants that call the grounds their home. During the summer, you’ll see big dragonflies, tadpoles and other critters around the pond and picnic areas. There are herons, kingfishers and many other water birds around the river. Lizards and grass snakes aren’t an uncommon sight around the site, either.

The site is also committed to being as accessible as possible, accommodating anyone from any background, so long as they have an interest in outdoor pursuits. There is a hoist to enable people with reduced mobility to take part in water activities, and most of the sessions can be differentiated to meet the needs of all abilities. The team will work with you to ensure that nobody is excluded from coming.

Teaching resources provided

Get in contact to discuss your curriculum objectives and the sorts of learning resources Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre may be able to provide.

Minimum and maximum group size

The maximum group size ranges from 6-12 students depending on the activity, so larger groups will be split up.

Details of risk assessment

Risk assessments for all activities are available to download from the website.


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Facilities on-site

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre encompasses 15 acres with a variety of indoor and outdoor facilities. These include hireable classroom/meeting rooms that come with interactive whiteboards, laptops, projectors, Wi-Fi and refreshments; an indoor sports and fitness hall; and plenty of outdoor space to camp or host your own activities.

Opening times

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday (March-November only): 10.30am-4pm



Varies depending on trip type and activities – get in touch for a quote.

Travel arrangements

Detailed directions to Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre from the city centre and from every direction outside the city are available on the website.

There is plenty of free parking available on site, and two bus services stop just 100 metres outside the centre.


Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Loughborough Road, Leicester

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