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Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre, Bruton, Somerset
Welcome to our Outdoor Classroom Mill on the Brue has been receiving school groups since 1982.
Our family run centre is situated in a beautiful river valley, with woods and fields. We offer over 40 activities, tasks and games, ranging from team building and challenging outdoor pursuits or just purely fun, many linked to the National Curriculum.
Each programme is written in consultation with the Party Leader and the activities are carefully chosen for each group, focussing on the outcomes. Depending on choice there can be as many as six activities a day.
Our experienced and qualified instructors will stay with the group for the whole trip which is exceptionally rewarding for both the teachers and the students as they build up a rapport and understanding. Mill on the Brue is open all year for residential or day trips, accommodating up to 124 students; there are three separate buildings on site, we have a large Victorian house which sleeps 40, the Clubhouse 50 and Rivermead 34. All plus teachers’ rooms.
There is a fully equipped campsite which is open from May – September sleeping up to 60 + with large canvas tents, which we provide, on wooden floors. There are barns for wet weather, a campfire area, even a solar drying room! Healthy Living has always been key to us and we have found that often the biggest challenge for children is the food not the activities. We grow our own vegetables organically which the children will walk past in the morning and then see on their plate at lunchtime!
We encourage the children to understand about food waste by running a Food Waste competition with each child receiving a prize if they attain 0 heroes.
Since Mill on the Brue was founded, we have strived to teach children about healthy and sustainable living, caring for the environment and passing on vital life skills.