Longridge is our activity centre in a stunning location on the banks of the Thames near Marlow.
Set in a unique riverside location near Marlow, Buckinghamshire, Longridge provides a range of exciting water sports and land-based activities aimed at young people of all abilities.
Our environment is perfect for Schools, providing a fun, challenging and safe environment for pupils and schools to visit from across the UK and enjoy our unique blend of water and land-based adventurous activities. Longridge is equipped to offer both residential and day visits. We have schools that come and stay with us for two weeks and bring entire year groups, and schools that just come for a day of Team Building in September so that their new Year Sevens can get to know each other. Some local schools have also chosen to run after school clubs at Longridge to give their students a chance to try out some different activities or even use them for their PE GCSE. We can work together to create the visit that suits your needs, all you have to do is get in touch.
Longridge has been in operation for over 50 years and our world-class facilities are now used by 85,000 young people each year. Longridge is set in a fantastic Thames riverside location, boasting 12 acres of beautiful water meadows near Marlow, Buckinghamshire. We have our very own private island perched in the Thames, which is ideal for kick-starting the ultimate Swallows and Amazons experience. Taylor Island also provides us with a sheltered backwater in which young people can experience the river with confidence.
Our well-equipped bunkhouses accommodate up to 87 young people with separate staff rooms and facilities, or why not pitch up under canvas on our secure campsite, where we have camping for up to 500.
We are approved by British Canoe, the Royal Yacht Association (RYA) and British Rowing and provide vocational training courses that can lead to an accredited qualification. You can build a recognised course into your residential stay with us or for those schools close to the centre we can create a bespoke course running over a half-term. We are also able to support your Y11 pupils with their GCSE PE qualification sport modules.
All of our activities and training courses are fully risk-assessed and are reviewed annually.