Howtown Outdoor Centre is on Ullswater in the Lake District. The visits are enormously successful, enjoyed greatly by the children and talked about much on return. The children get so much out of this kind of week. The centre is owned by Outward Bound, a national firm, and the accommodation is state of the art. The outdoor activities run by the centre include canoeing, rock-climbing, abseiling, fell-walking and team-work problems. The centre has its own qualified staff who lead these activities.
The children get to do many different things, often activities they have not had the chance to pursue before. It is the chance for them to gain more independence, develop their confidence and challenge themselves – as well as having a great time!