Lower Grange Farm
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What will students see and do?
Lower Grange Farm is located in Maidstone, Kent, on 30 acres of fields. The farm offers a variety of outdoor learning activities. Some of the activities are self-led, while others are lead by an instructor.
Lower Grange Farm upholds the belief that every young person is deserving of adventurous experiences. It offers activities and experiences designed for both schools and colleges, from Key Stage 1 to FE.
Lower Grange Farms offers some of the best climbing trips in the Kent area, with bouldering, top-rope climbing, lead climbing, and abseiling available.
In addition to climbing, Lower Grange Farm has a wide variety of activities and experiences to choose from, including:
Geocaching and orienteering
Lower Grange Farm also offers a range of school residential trips. These experiences include multi-activity enrichment in addition to revision days.
Residential experiences are an excellent combination of classroom study and fun physical activity.
Lower Grange Farm’s adventure packages help young students to develop team-building and problem-solving skills. They’ll also experience new activities that benefit their wellbeing and boost confidence.
How does the trip link to the curriculum?
A visit to Lower Grange Farm will provide varied and inspiring outdoor learning activities that promote healthy physical development. The activities and experiences offered at Lower Grange Farm link to the PE curriculum, from Key Stage 1 to further education.
Students will have opportunities to build confidence in their physical abilities. They will work in teams as well as individually to complete activities and solve problems.
Teaching resources provided
Contact the team to discuss the teaching resources you require for your trip.
Minimum and maximum group size
Lower Grange Farm can accommodate groups of as few as six people and as large as 150 people.
Climbing group sizes range from 10 to 24 participants.
Lower Grange Farm also runs an outreach programme that brings some adventurous activities and experienced staff to school settings.
Details of risk assessment
Every Lower Grange Farm instructor is qualified and DBS-reviewed. Lower Grange Farm is accredited with the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge and Adventuremark.
Kent Scouts operate Lower Grange Farm, and the venue follows the association’s safeguarding policy.
Anyone visiting Lower Grange Farm as part of a youth organisation should know that all adults over 18 are required to undergo the relevant checks and training, including DBS checks.
Don't miss our downloadable A-Z guide on completing a risk assessment
The facilities at Lower Grange Farm include a climbing centre, a modern conference room, and a barn for large indoor activities and events. In addition, there are 30 acres of fields for camping and various activities.
On-site facilities include:
Toilets and showers
Fridge and freezer
Tables and benches
Activity equipment available to hire
Wi-Fi internet access available near buildings
Lower Grange Farm offers its 18th-century barn to large groups. Smaller groups are welcome to use the conference room with its heated floors.
Camping is available for group residential trips at Lower Grange Farm. Students can pitch their own tent, or Lower Grange Farm can provide camping equipment for you, including the kitchen mess tent; all your students need to bring are their sleeping kits.
Two bunkrooms for group residential trips are also available, sleeping four and eight people. Both have underfloor heating, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Lower Grange Farm is open 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Their opening hours are 9am to 5pm.
Climbing group prices start at £8 per person, including all safety equipment.
For other pricing, including enrichment and PE sessions, contact Lower Grange Farm to discuss your requirements.
Lower Grange Farm is set on more than 30 acres of countryside and is conveniently located near Junction 6 of the M20.
Right in the heart of Kent, Lower Grange Farm is approximately 40 miles from both Central London and the Port of Dover.
There is ample car and coach parking available on the Lower Grange Farm premises.
Kent Scouts Activity Centre, Lower Grange Farm, Grange Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent
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