Osmington Bay

for primary schools

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About Osmington Bay

Located at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, Osmington Bay adventure centre has direct access to the beach and stunning views across the sea. Any budding Olympians will be thrilled to discover that our watersports take place at the Portland Bay Olympic venue nearby.

From dragon boating to Jacob’s ladder, all our adventure activities at Osmington Bay are designed to bring out the best in your pupils, as they work together, learn new skills and have lots of fun in the process. After an action-packed day, relax in our comfortable en suite accommodation.

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  • Pupils - En suite rooms sleep 4-6
  • Teachers - Single or twin en suite rooms

Two-storey accommodation blocks

  • Pupils - En suite rooms sleep 4
  • Teachers - Twin en suite rooms


  • Sports hall
  • Indoor Activity Zone
  • Classrooms
  • ICT facilities
  • Bar
  • Leaders’ lounge
  • Shop

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Activities available

There are a fantastic range of land-based activities available at Osmington Bay and watersports take place at the nearby Portland Bay Olympic venue. Please note: watersports are available from 1 May to 31 October

Amazing views across the bay enhance the adventure. The full list of activities is featured below. Lively evening activity sessions ensure the fun continues into the evenings.

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Enjoyable mealtimes with nutritious and tasty food.
Our meals are freshly prepared, balanced and will give your pupils plenty of energy to keep them going throughout the day.

  • A mix of hot and cold meals with vegetarian options
  • Self-service salad bar
  • Fresh fruit with every meal
  • Allergies, intolerances and special diets catered for - see our Teacher Guide
  • Support for fussy eaters - see our Parent Guide

Sample Day

Schedule Activities
07.00 - 08.50 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead with a hearty breakfast.
08.50 - 12.00 Morning activities - 2 sessions with a 10 minute break in-between.
12.00 - 13.50 Enjoy a fresh and tasty two-course hot lunch and some free time.
13.50 - 17.00 Afternoon activities - 2 sessions with a 10 minute break in-between.
17.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different dinner menu each day.
19.00 - 21.00 1 hour of activities - discos, campfires, quizzes and more - our evening activity programme keeps everyone engaged until bedtime.
21.00 / 21.30 Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's ready to do it all again tomorrow!

Excursions for Primary Schools

  • Abbotsbury Swannery
  • Brownsea Island
  • Corfe Castle
  • Dinosaur Museum
  • Kents Cavern
  • Lulworth Cove
  • Portland Castle
  • Sea Life Park
  • Timewalk
  • Tutankhamun Exhibition

Centre address

PGL Osmington Bay
Shortlake Lane

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FREE Teacher Preview Weekends

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