School groups

Bring your school group to The Castle for a three day activity programme

School groups can enjoy time away together, learn and have fun all at the same time. Stay in a real castle in the middle of a forest, surrounded by some of the best scenery. We can help you plan the programme that’s just right for your group.

‘The CASTLE is always so WELCOMING. Our CHILDREN have said that it FEELS like a HOME from HOME.’
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Why come to us?

Hi, I’m Zoe Lowry, Schools Co-ordinator at The Castle. I can help you plan an event that’s just right for your group, with a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. We want everyone who comes to the centre – young people and teachers alike – to feel a really warm welcome. And we can help you deliver a programme that will support the curriculum and enhance your pupils’ learning.

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Ideal location

With Castllewellan Forest park and a lake on our doorstep, and the Mourne Mountains nearby, the outdoor opportunities are all there for the taking!

Through a mix of personal achievement and team challenges pupils can develop their independence and sense of responsibility – both toward themselves and others. Our fully catered three day breaks are ideal for upper primary and secondary pupils. We offer:

  • Support to plan your event
  • Safe, tranquil environment
  • Dormitory rooms for young people
  • Ensuite facilities for teachers
  • Great rates for school groups

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Activities

Choose from a wide range of activities including:

  • archery
  • canoeing
  • orienteering
  • scavenger hunt: indoor / outdoor (picture hunt)
  • maze runner/pac-man maze
  • barn dancing
  • camp fire
  • party games
  • team challenges
  • environmental warriors
  • Slievenaslat hike
  • Lake and Forest walks

On site facilities include games room, field for football / rounders, shop with ice-cream, souvenirs etc.