Some comments from our visitors...
Here is a selection of some recent comments from our visitors. If you have been to Govilon and would like to leave us a comment or share a memory, just click here. We'd really appreciate what you have to say!
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“ As a small school we couldn't have wished for anything more for our Year 6 camp. The centre was well equipped and our every need was catered for. The instructors were good fun and incredibly professional - nothing was too much trouble, even trying to squash me through a cave!! Having previously taken a mixed Year 4/5 group we were amazed at the wide variety of activities on offer and were thrilled that all children, regardless of ability were encouraged to try a wide range of things. The food was amazing and all of the children were well catered for. We will be back next year for even more fun! ”
“ This was our very first trip to Govilon, and I have to say what a truly fantastic time we had! The location, accommodation and facilities are first-rate, everything planned and organised to perfection. Their biggest strength however is the staff, from Nick the manager, all of the superb and knowledgeable instructors, Jon in the office, to the fantastically warm and welcoming ladies in the kitchen. They made us all feel right at home from the first minute, putting all of the pupils (and staff!) instantly at ease, enabling them to enjoy every second of the experience. The food was delicious and filling, and the ladies could not do enough to make sure everyone was happy and well fed. We will definitely be back first chance we get. I would thoroughly recommend it for any school looking for a engaging, adventurous, exciting, yet completely stress-free residential trip. ”
“ This was our first time to Govilon and we had a fantastic time. The staff were brilliant and very knowledgeable about all the activities and the environment. The food was superb with friendly and helpful staff. The children loved all of the outdoor activities; particularly the waterfall walks, caving and canoeing, the children loved being outdoors with real activities as opposed to man made activity centres. Quotes from the children were that it had been the best trip they had done. I would highly recommend it to others due to the enjoyment my Year 5 and 6 had. ”
“ Our school has been bringing children to the centre for years but this was my first experience of going. I was truly amazed by how good for the children (and staff) the trip was. The children moved on so much in just the four days we were there, gaining confidence and independence, the like of which couldn't be emulated in a class room. The school staff who attended felt that the children were safe and in very capable hands at all times. The Centre facilities are great, clean, tidy and in a beautiful area. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and now strongly believe that every child should have this opportunity. ”
“ I am the Headteacher of Loddington Primary School; we have been visiting Govilon for the past ten years since I became Head. I cannot recommend the centre highly enough - the staff are very professional and highly skilled. They encourage the children, of all abilities, to participate in every activity and we see children really blossom on our week's stay. The staff are enthusiastic and patient and have really given us lots of help when we have taken children with severe disabilities. We have a lot of high needs children and they support them excellently. The accommodation is clean and comfortable and nothing is ever too much for the ladies in the kitchen. Food is wonderful and the children have a choice at breakfast and lunch - for some children (and staff) the food is the highlight of their week! As we take a mixed year group Nick tailors the visit so that we do not repeat activities and we spend a lot of time preparing for the visit with Nick. Highly professional staff and I can thoroughly recommend the centre. ”
“ Govilon Activity Centre is an excellent venue for our OOA week. We took 26 BTEC Students with us, who were in year 10, aged 13/14. The very experienced Centre staff were caring, friendly and welcoming to us all. The kitchen staff were lovely, the instructors were excellent and the centre was clean and tidy. They worked tirelessly to ensure we had a truly memorable and enjoyable time. The ethos of the centre encourages participation without pressure and promotes a collaborative approach to achieving goals. The Centre Manager, Nick, was absolutely brilliant. We discussed changing our plan during the week, and Nick and his staff could not do enough for us, catering to our needs. I cannot recommend Govilon highly enough. We will certainly be visiting again. ”