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About Outdoor Connexions Hertfordshire

Outdoor Connexions Hertfordshire offers a wide range of exciting fieldwork activities designed and developed to support the National Curriculum.

Ropes Outdoor Connexions Hertfordshire is committed to providing achievement for all through adventurous outdoor and environmental activities. As well as providing an excellent location for habitat investigation the Centres offer considerable learning opportunities in all aspects of the curriculum. There are two outdoor education centres at Cuffley Camp and Hudnall Park, plus Herts Young Mariners Base.

Offering a variety of both day and residential courses in safe and secure environments, each centre has something unique to offer, from specialised activities to a wide range of natural habitats. Outdoor Connexions Hertfordshire has established an excellent reputation both locally and nationally.

TyresThe natural surroundings of our centres provide a comfortable and relaxed setting ideally suited for both professional and personal development.

The stimulating and challenging team building events help attendees build confidence and self-awareness, whilst developing leadership techniques and learning how to get the best from the colleagues they work with. Our experienced trainers and facilitators look to meet the individual needs of course members through confirming and reinforcing best practice relevant to the work place.

We also offer a range of family and adult development courses throughout the year with qualified tutors offering theoretical and practical guidance.

PupilOutdoor Connexions Hertfordshire invites students of all ages to use our extensive facilities and welcomes organisations, special interest groups and businesses to also take advantage of our excellent resources. At the end of their stay all guests will feel a sense of personal and group achievement as a result of their visit.

Outdoor Education Provision in Hertfordshire

Youth Connexions Hertfordshire and Standards and School Effectiveness (part of Children, Schools and Families) are working together to develop a more integrated and coherent approach to the provision of outdoor education and activities for children and young people in Hertfordshire. As a result, Hertfordshire's outdoor education centres at Cuffley Camp and Hudnall Park have transferred to Youth Connexions. Together with the Herts Young Mariners Base, which was already managed by Youth Connexions Hertfordshire, the centres form 'Outdoor Connexions Hertfordshire'.

Together this outdoor education provision and activities provide a  comprehensive and responsive range of services for children and young people in our county. Additionally, Outdoor Connexions Hertfordshire offers a residential outdoor experience facility in Snowdonia.

A leaflet describing the three centres and what they offer is available below:

Herts Outdoors Flyer (YC Hertfordshire)
Herts Young Mariners Base
The Team

Whichever Centre you visit you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome. The professional approach of our staff will ensure activities are tailored to suit individual abilities and needs. Our staff are fully qualified and very experienced, each with their own area of specific expertise to ensure that you get the most out of your visit. Every effort is made to ensure the safety and welfare of all our visitors.

Group Sizes

The maximum number of visitors that may be accommodated at our outdoor education centres on day visits and residential courses is shown below:

Centre

Day visits

Residential Courses

Cuffley

up to 120

350

Hudnall Park

60

60

Special needs groups can be accommodated at both of our Centres. Please contact the relevant Centre for further information.