Here at Holbrook Primary School we give your children the opportunity to take part in two residentials.  Year 4 visit Fairthorne Manor in Botley and Year 6 visit The Hampshire Mountain Centre in Wales.



Fairthorne Manor

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For over 50 years, YMCA Fairthorne Manor school and group trips have provided opportunities for children and young people to learn in a safe and rewarding environment.

They use a wide variety of activity programmes to help develop life skills, stimulate learning and improve confidence.  Every year, they welcome, encourage and help develop over 12,000 children and young people at their beautiful 111 acre park and woodland site bordered by the River Hamble in Hampshire.


The Hampshire Mountain Centre

Wales Trip Parent Booklet 2017

The Hampshire Mountain Centre occupies two sites, situated at in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.  Argoed Lwyd is an outdoor activity centre that has been converted from a traditional 19th Century farmhouse.  The centre is set in almost an acre of ground and this offers many opportunities for problem solving activities and small-scale studies in the IT equipped study room.

The main aims of the residential are:

  • To enable the children to spend time in a different environment

  • To encourage the development of social skills and responsibility through living and working together

  • To encourage children to develop geographical and problem solving skills

  • To promote an interest in outdoor adventurous activity

Alton College students taking a break during their mountain expedition in the Brecon Beacons