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Galloway Activity Centre

Loch Ken, Shirmers Bridge, Castle Douglas, DG7 3NQ. Scotland

Galloway Activity Centre occupies a stunning location on the banks of Loch Ken in the heart of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere. We provide a range of adventurous activities for schools in a safe environment. Whether residential or day trips, our school programmes focus on fun activities that develop new skills and provide team based outdoor learning experiences.
Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 7-11 ZIP 12.2MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 11-14 ZIP 12.2MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details

Contact

www.lochken.co.uk/

Address

Loch Ken, Shirmers Bridge, Castle Douglas
DG7 3NQ. Scotland

Opening Hours

8am - 4:.0pm (times for resedentials and day trips will vary).