Outdoor Education Centres

Outdoor Education Centres

Buckden House and Ingleborough Hall Outdoor Education Centres are run as part of Bradford Council's Children's Services and provide a varied range of Outdoor Learning opportunities for Bradford Schools. Buckden House is based in Buckden village in Upper Wharfedale. Ingleborough Hall is in the village of Clapham just off the A65 between Settle and Ingleton. Both about an hour and a half from the centre of Bradford.

The centres are fully open and available to all.

Our usual range of activities are on offer. These inlcude, caving, gorge/gill scrambling, high ropes, archery, tree climbing, abseiling, orienteering, bushcraft, local and hill walks amongst many others.

Buckden House is now offering self-catering residentials only. Groups have full use of the centre's kitchen and servery to prepare their own meals. We can assist you in meal ideas and choices and what works best witihin the kitchen. This gives a greater choice for those schools that would like a reduced price residential. Prices start from just £40 per person night. This price is available until the end of the summer term 2023. We are currently having a biomass boiler installed at the centre which will improve the centre's carbon footprint and heating and hot water efficiency.

Buckden House is also available for groups of families and friends to book for their own advertures over wekends and school holidays. Contact us to discuss dates and prices.


Inglebrough Hall can only offer fully catered residentials. Visitors will need to provide their own packed lunch on their arrival day and the centre will provide their first night evening meal through to departure day's lunch. Prices start from £57 per person per night.

If you would like to discuss dates for a day visit, please contact each centre at your earliest convenience.


Contact Buckden House (e-mail or 01756 760254), and Ingleborough Hall (e-mail or 015242 51265) to discuss your requirements.

Available dates, from 1 jan 2023 onwards, at the outdoor centres:

Buckden House

24 - 26 April

8 - 12 May

5 - 7 June

3 - 7 July

17 - 19 July

Plenty weekend availability

Fully available for summer holiday bookings


Ingleborough Hall

4 - 6 January (30 pupils)

9 - 13 January (30 pupils)

30 January - 3 February (30 pupils)

2 - 5 May (limited availability - please check)

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