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Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre, Bruton, Somerset
Welcome to our Outdoor Classroom!
Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre has been opening its doors to schools and unaccompanied children since 1982. We have been using the outdoors to help children develop a wide range of skills, including problem solving, communication and resilience. Outdoor learning has a huge range of benefits which has now been widely evidenced, acknowledged and accepted.
Situated in beautiful Somerset in a river valley of 25 acres of fields and woods. Goups can stay in our Victorian farmhouse or our reconverted Clubhouse. For May 2020 we are opening a separate building called Rivermead which will sleep 34 students and four staff members. Open all year for residential or day trips, accommodating 120 students, plus a campsite in the summer for 60 with large canvas tents which we provide, on wooden floors. There are barns for wet weather, a campfire area and even a solar drying room.
With over 40 activities, tasks and challenges which are all linked to the National Curriculum. Activities range from team building to high excitement, problem solving to purely fun. Each programme is individually written for the group focussing on what the Party Leader would like to concentrate on.
We can offer; canoeing, Super Zip Wires, assault courses, archery, rafting, high ropes, grass toboggans, tunnelling to name but a few.
Our experienced and qualified instructors stay with the group for the whole trip which is very rewarding for both the teachers and the students.
Food is something that we believe is essential at our centre. We grow our own vegetables and fruit organically we try to ensure that there is very little waste and create menus depending on what the season is. If your group have any specific dietary requirements it is not a problem at all. The Catering Team have a wide range of experience cooking for different diets such as specific food allergies, health conditions or religious requirements. None of the food cooked in the kitchen contains nuts.
There is a strong environmental emphasis at the centre which holds the Gold Business Sustainable Tourism Award. We encourage children to learn more about the countryside and about caring for the environment, alternative energy and sustainable energy throughout their stay.
Coming to Mill on the Brue will help children understand about healthy living and essential life skills.