Osmington Bay

for primary schools


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About Osmington Bay

Beside the seaside. It’s where we do like to be - and so will you and your group! 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.

We have some great facilities and purpose-built en suite accommodation so you and your group can relax after an action-packed day.



  • 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 entertainment sessions ensure the fun continues into the evenings as the PGL team keep everyone busy until bedtime!

See the evening entertainment available at Osmington Bay.

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

Our little extras
In addition to our fantastic range of hot meals, (which are freshly prepared and include vegetarian options), we offer tasty, healthy, homemade soup every day. There’s also a wide variety of fresh fruit and salad options at our salad bar – it’s great when they want to try something new!

Fussy Eaters?
We know some of your pupils may be particular about what they eat. Don’t worry though, whether it’s because of special dietary needs or simply someone who’s really particular, we will always find something to suit any special requests you may have. And if they’re still hungry, we can offer alternatives and extra food.

Looking after you
Good meals in an efficient and clean environment is always a given with us, but we like to do much more. We go all-out to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in pleasant, attractive surroundings to help you to enjoy dining with us.

Sample Day

Sample day for Primary Schools at Osmington Bay
Schedule Activities
07.00 - 09.00 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead
09.15 - 12.30 Morning activities - usually 2 sessions with a 15 minute break in-between

12.30 - 14.00 Dry off & clean up. Time for a fresh & tasty two-course hot lunch
14.15 - 17.30 Afternoon activities - 2 exciting sessions with a 15 minute break in-between

18.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different menu each day
19.00 - 21.00 Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and more. The evening entertainment programme keeps you laughing until bedtime.
21.00 / 21.30 Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's and prepare to do it all over 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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