Carey Outdoor Education Centre (Dorset)

Carey Outdoor Education Centre is a woodland venue in Wareham Forset, providing a range of activities and courses to groups (including schools).




About Carey Outdoor Education Centre (Dorset)

The Centre provides a range of activities and courses to groups, which can include schools and organisations. These can be tailored to the needs of the group or the curriculum.

Activities include:

  • tree climbing
  • mountain biking learning on site skills and confidence building sessions. You can also hit the trails and develop technique and fitness
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking and raft building on sheltered lakes, harbour, river or sea
  • archery on our woodland range
  • team building and problem solving
  • natural shelter building, sleeping out and cooking your own meal
  • shovel fire-lighting
  • a hammock and tarp overnight experience with hot drinks made on the Kelly kettles
  • orienteering using our onsite facilities or in the local forest
  • a low ropes challenge course
  • a traversing wall
  • environmental and wildlife activities
  • woodland crafts and art
  • practical river studies
  • sleeping in heavyweight, lightweight and bunkhouse style accommodation


SEND Facilities

Free pre-visit

Key Information

Age suitability

5-7 yr olds, 7-11 yr olds, 11-14 yr olds,

Key Stages

  • Key Stage 1,

  • Key Stage 2,

  • Key Stage 3,


  • Rivers and coasts,

Risk Assessment Category


Annual opening times

All year

Residential Courses


Suitable for disabled/SEND needs


Group Size

10 - 60

Group Rates

Contact Centre for details


Rivers and coasts

Curriculum Subjects

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

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