Learning outside the classroom offers an invaluable teaching resource whether it’s for early years, or key stages 1 to 4.

Your visit can be used to illustrate many curriculum targets including literacy and mathematics, geography, science, citizenship, art and design, history and PE through learning about the environment and the countryside.

Our goal is to enhance the understanding and opportunity for adventure and learning by offering a broad range of challenging activities in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Our enthusiastic and experienced staff follow the belief that by developing skills such as resourcefulness, resilience and adaptability in young people, they can act with confidence in problem solving and succeed in life.

For further details of our activities and facilities for schools please request our teachers pack, which outlines typical day trips to Stanborough Park. We are always willing to tailor visits to meet your individual needs and requirements.



There is a great range of activities for all ages, groups and abilities.
Your specific requirements will be discussed during the simple booking process, but here is a summary of some of the things you can do.







Raft Building




Team Challenge




Bell Boating




Disability Cycling


Don’t forget to consider any relevant or associated factors when choosing an activity such as any special needs, behavioural issues or even if some of your group might have had a previous experience at that activity.

The Centre is inspected by a number of regulating and licensing authorities including the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority & Royal Yachting Association.

The Centre has a Child Protection policy which is overseen by Welwyn & Hatfield Borough Council and all staff and instructors are checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All staff will either hold a relevant National Governing Body (NGB) qualification, or a statement of competence signed by an appropriately experienced and qualified person. This is a requirement of the Licensing Regulations. Copies are available for inspection on site.

The Centre has Risk & Benefit Assessments and Operating Procedures which are reviewed annually and inspected by the various licensing authorities.

The Centre also reviews the weather each day to ensure that activities are suitable and appropriate for the conditions and the group.

Visiting School staff or leaders act in Loco Parentis for the duration of the visit. There is always a qualified First Aider based on site at all times.

All specialist equipment is provided.

All equipment will be fit for purpose and is inspected as part of our AALA license. Records of equipment checks are available for inspection on site.

We believe that adventurous activity and exploration should be available to all abilities.

The Park and Activity Centre have been designed with wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility in mind. All facilities are accessible.

We work in partnership with teachers, leaders, parents and support staff to provide realistic challenges in our outdoor setting.

Through great communication and feedback we are proud to offer activities such as Sailing, Bell Boating and Cycling to most abilities, and to regularly host disability group sessions within the park.

Stanborough Activity Centre is located minutes from the A1M and caters for individuals and groups wanting new experiences and challenges.

The Centre is licensed under the Adventure Activity Licencing Authority and is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Centre and RYA Sailability Foundation Level approved. This means that the Centre conforms to rigorous safety, quality and operational standards that are confirmed annually by AALA and RYA site inspections.

Download schools and teacher information pack