Harbour Challenge the Premier Home of Outdoor Education Adventure and Residential Visits in Dorset

Basic Expedition Leader Course

Basic Expedition Leader Course Level 3 £450 Harbour Challenge are running this course on over 6 days for the training and a weekend in October for the assessment. June Camping (09:00am start) Mon 9th   Tue 10th July Camping( 18:00hrs Start) Fri 11th Sat 12th Sun 13th Sept 1st All day The Basic Expedition Leadership Award (BEL) has been established to … Continue reading

Activity Clubs

Our Weekly Activity and Holiday Clubs are aimed at young people aged 8-18years old and our located at our new centre in Hamworthy Park Poole; our clubs are run on a number of evenings and all day Saturday and Sunday as well as all school holidays. Our charges start at … Continue reading

Harbour Challenge OEC Ltd to take over Hamworthy Outdoor Education Centre.

Harbour Challenge OEC Ltd. is delighted to announce today that the Borough of Poole has awarded it a 25 year lease on Hamworthy Outdoor Education Centre based in Hamworthy Park, Poole. The change in Tenancy follows the Council’s open invitation to tender for the site and the new lease will … Continue reading

Sports Leader Awards

Harbour Challenge are pleased to announce that we have been granted Approved Assessment Centre status by Sports Leaders. We can now train and a assess Day Walk Leader, BEL Level 2 and BELA Level 3 for further information on these course please contact the office.

Holiday Adventure Club secures further funding for 2014

Special Offer 2014 We are pleased to announce that we have secured funding for this summer’s Adventure School Holiday Club We are able to offer this action packed adventure club for just £15.00 per day per person. Membership fee of £10 required to access this offer. Harbour Challenge is a leading … Continue reading

Coming Soon

What better way to celebrate a birthday than being in the outdoors learning and practicing bushcraft and survival skills with friends and loved ones? Harbour Challenge Bushcraft has extensive experience designing and organising bespoke bushcraft, survival, creative craft and nature awareness parties and events for both children and adults alike. … Continue reading

DofE Open Multi Activity Gold Residential

We are running a DofE Open Multi Activity Gold Residential on the 21st Oct 2013 Cost £270 pp Join other award participants for this DofE  multi activity  gold residential. This exhilarating 5 day residential will see you trying coasteering, climbing, abseiling, kayaking archery and hiking over the Purbeck. Whatever your current … Continue reading

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Welcome to Harbour Challenge Outdoor Education Centre, the premier home of outdoor activities, adventure and extreme sports in Dorset Our highly experienced instructors are qualified to provide a wide range of activities from climbing to coasteering, mountain biking to kayaking and

AAP for the D of E

Harbour Challenge is an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) licensed by DofE to provide opportunities for Residential and Expedition sections of the award. These have been proven to meet their conditions and so count towards the Achievement of the Award. We were the first outdoor education centre

Water Sports

You can choose from dinghy sailing, power boating, windsurfing and kayaking with both short sessions and longer courses suitable for all levels and abilities whether: you are a first timer; or you wish to enhance your skills and qualifications; build up your team; you simply want a fun experience whilst

Land Sports

Here at Harbour Challenge we are well placed to provide a variety of Land Based activities. We are currently running survival skills days as well as rock climbing and abseiling together with orienteering in the New Forest and on the Purbeck’s as well as corporate team building days.