FORD CASTLE ADVENTURE

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FORD CASTLE ADVENTURE
Join us for an authentic
Medieval experience
About Us
Ford is a Medieval English Castle in the
beautiful Northumberland countryside.
Children have been visiting us on school
trips for 50 years and now you have the
chance to join them.
We have acres of private grounds with
on-site adventure activities as well as
fantastic local excursions.
From Roman Forts to the Farne Islands with
it’s thousands of Puffins, there’s something
for everyone!
Safety First
Safety is one of our top priorities. Our
instructors hold qualifications in:
GNAS, BUC, BFA and First Aid
Equipment is checked before and after
every use, and records kept. We have
an excellent health and safety track
record
Activity appropriate equipment is
provided for every student,
including harnesses and helmets,
and boots and buoyancy aids where
necessary
Adventure Activities
Our group holds the quality badge for
Learning Outside the Classroom
We are a full member of BAPA (British
Activity Providers Association)
We strongly believe in learning and
development through exciting and
memorable experiences
With a range of adventure activities on
site, we encourage students to try
something new every day
What’s on offer?
Our on site and off site activities
include:
Zip wire
High Ropes
Archery
Fencing
Nightline
Canoeing
Team Games
Assault Course
Low Ropes
Knight’s Quest
School Packages
Bringing the curriculum to life
We have a variety of Castle courses
for Key Stages 2 and 3:
Young Explorers – Geology,
Geography and Biology
Time Travellers – Study either the
Romans, Tudors, Saxons, Vikings or
Victorians with a relevant excursion,
or two
The Sword at Ford – A blend of
activities covering Romans, Vikings,
the Battle of Flodden and Castles.
With Archery and Fencing thrown in
Biology – A study of habitats around
Ford and the relationship between
animals, plants and their
environment
Nature Rangers – Study the area
surrounding Ford (you may even
sneak a peep at a Red Squirrel)
Historical Study – Choose from
Romans, Vikings, Saxons, Battles,
Castles, Victorians or Modern
History.
Human Geography – Examine how
the landscape has shaped man and
vice versa e.g. the impact of tourism
or the relationship between
agriculture and industry
Thrills spills and Hills - A
combination of our exciting
activities plus environmentally
driven subjects e.g. History, Science
or Geography
Where students
stay?
Students sleep inside the
castle, in dorms with private
bathrooms
Rooms are traditional in lay
out, with modern furniture
and cosy beds
Students are free to explore
the castle, learn its history
and make it their home
Food
Food is freshly prepared
daily by our experienced
kitchen team
For excursions, snacks and
packed lunches are provided
There is always a vegetarian
option available, and our
cooks love to make
dessert….
Excursions
We provide a wide variety of excursions
for your trip:
• Step back in time at Vindolanda
Roman Fort
• Heatherslaw Watermill (the only
working mill in Northumberland)
• Cragside House
• Cheviot Hills
• Lindsifarne Island
• Berwick Upon Tweed
• Etal Village/Etal Castle
Free time
Our gated grounds are completely
private and safe. We take pride in
allowing our students to make the
Castle their home, and spend free
time exploring and having fun
During free time, there are acres of
space and lots of equipment for
indoor and outdoor sports
Our group leaders will set up games
and activities, or lead the way to the
secret library, hidden behind a wall
panel
In the lounge, we have films and TV, a
music system and craft materials
Evening Entertainment
On offer:
Talent show – when the pupils get
to show off ( and sometimes their
teacher’s)
Disco – They can ‘bust a few
moves’
Grail Hunt – Get to know the
Castle grounds whilst working out
our puzzles…
Medieval Night – Say no more.
Our Halloween inspired disco
TO BOOK OR FOR MORE INFORMATION,
PLEASE CALL
01388 529 548
www.ford-castle.co.uk
Find us on Facebook (Ford Castle Adventure)
And
Twitter @FordCastleFun

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