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 and 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 £50 per person night from January 2024. The upgrading of the heating and hot water system is now complete along with the centre's outdoor kitchen which hosts a gas-fired pizza oven and electric hot plate.

Buckden House is also available for groups of families and friends to book for their own advertures over wekends and school holidays. We have availability over the Chirstmas and New Year period 2023/2024. There are 24 beds, in 7 rooms, available across the first floor. Friday 22 - Wednesday 27 December 2023 is £2,850. Friday 29 December 2023 - Monday 1 January 2024 is £1,800. This is for a self-catered stay. All bedding is provided.


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 packed lunch. Prices start from £75 per person per night from January 2024. We have recently developed archery as an activity and now have some fixed location problem solving tasks located throughout the grounds.


Day and residential trip

Alternatively to a resdiential trip we are able to offer day visits to the centres too. These can include specific curricular sessions, such as compare and contrast Village Studies and Yorkshire Dales locations. If you would like to discuss any dates for a visit or haven't been to the centres recently, please contact each centre at your earliest convenience. and we would be happy to talk you through a potential trip or talk you through the opportunities available.


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

There is availability at the centres during the autumn term, 2023 and spring term, 2024.

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