Harlow Centre for Outdoor Learning provides an amazing amount of activities!

It is a non-residential site situated on the River Stort just a minute’s walk from Harlow Town Railway station.

A number of land and water based activities are provided.

Harlow Centre for Outdoor Learning
Burnt Mill Lane
Essex CM20 2QS
Tel: 01279 620270
Email: harlow@essexoutdoors.com

A number of land and water based activities and facilities are provided at the centre as well as the school Holiday activity days.

  • School Holiday Activity Days
  • 2* Canoe/Kayak
  • Things to do for adults at Harlow
  • Birthday Parties
  • Corporate Days
  • Canoe and Kayak Courses
  • DofE Silver Canoe Expedition
  • DofE Gold Canoeing Expedition
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Alternative and Complementary Education Programmes

Essex Outdoors’ action-packed activity day experiences run during the school holidays and are the ideal way for young people aged 8-16 to try exciting new experiences in the outdoors!

Working in groups of around 10 young people, your child will have the opportunity to take part in up to four fun and challenging activities each day, ranging from archery, canoeing and climbing to mountain biking, high ropes and zip wire. The activities vary from day to day. Please also note that on each day there are also different ‘sets’ of activities to choose from. You can visit as many times as you like, subject to availability.

Constant supervision during the day by professional instructors will give parents peace of mind and ensure kids have a memorable day!

All technical equipment is provided – participants just need to bring, comfortable (and waterproof!) clothing and footwear as well as a packed lunch and a drink.

For further information and to register (please register early) please contact the office on 01279 620270.

Activities include:

  • Low ropes
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Orienteering
  • Climbing
  • Raft Building
  • Archery
  • Bumble
  • Scramble net
  • High Ropes
  • Canoeing
  • All day Canoe Trip

Aiming High for Disabled Children

Essex Outdoors are committed to ensuring that children and young people with disabilities achieve as much as possible from their chosen short break opportunities.

Through the Essex Aiming High for Disabled Children programme they are offering:

Activity Days
Sailing Days
One Night Activity Break
Family Open Day
Canoe Days on the Chelmer and Blackwater Canal
Mersea Island Festival

For a full list of the opportunities available please see the AHDC calendar

Most opportunities are free for individual children with carers as well as groups of disabled children from clubs and organisations in Essex, with carers participating in these exciting opportunities whilst continuing to provide the usual high levels of care and support. Additional places are available at the prices shown on the calendar.