High quality residential and day visit outdoor learning courses
The Dean Field Studies Centre (DFSC) is a residential outdoor learning centre, situated in the village of Parkend in the Forest of Dean, less than an hour away from Bristol. DFSC has been owned and operated by Bristol City Council for 44 years.
The centre’s main area of expertise is the design and delivery of general outdoor learning courses blending a mix of outdoor pursuits and team building exercises alongside developing environmental awareness. Other more specialist courses can be arranged.
DFSC has 80 beds for residential courses, with bedrooms mostly arranged for three to four students each. Accommodation is on three floors with staff bedrooms on each floor. There is en-suite disabled accommodation for a small group with staff supervision.
The centre also runs day visits and events for up to 108 additional students at a time. It caters for all ages of student as well as providing INSET training for teachers and some corporate development courses. The service provides conferencing facilities for