Fun at Culmington

Culmington Manor Information

Clothing List

  • 2 pairs of old trainers
  • 3 pairs of old tracksuit bottoms
  • 3 (at least) long sleeve tops/sweatshirts
  • 1 fleece or 2 woollen jumpers
  • 1 waterproof /splash proof jacket (ideally waterproof/splash proof trousers)
  • 2 towels
  • woollen socks
  • swimming trunks/costume
  • woolly/fleece hat & gloves
  • hair ties for pupils with long hair
  • a carrier for any medication
  • 2 drinks bottles

Sun Protection

Please ensure that children have sun protection and a peaked cap/hat.


All children taking part will need a pair of trainers (open toe shoes are not allowed for safety reasons). For water activities and old pair of trainers are advised to wear on the lake (children without suitable footwear will not be able to take part in the activities).


Please note that all children require a swimming costume or trunks for water activities i.e. canoeing, raft building, along with a towel and a carrier bag.


The children may find this useful.


The children require a sleeping bag and pillowcase.


All children require their own towels (2) for personal use.

Other useful items

  • 2 water bottles to use during activities.
  • Pens and pencils
  • Bin liner for dirty clothes

What to take to Culmington Manor...


Please restrict this to one case plus one piece of hand luggage. Metal framed rucksacks should be avoided as they are difficult to fit into the coach.

Spending Money

This is not essential but children may wish to have some money to spend on sweets or drinks from the vending machine on site. We would suggest no kore than £5 (small change only)


Please ensure that all clothes, shoes and bags are named so that if they do get lost, we can forward them to the owner. Please make sure they have old clothing to wear in some of the activities. The children will require long sleeve tops and long trousers for a number of the activities even in the summer months. If they do not have these they will not be allowed to take part in certain activities. On an activity day the children will require a number of outfits. Clothing that dries quickly would be helpful.

Woollen or fleece fabrics are more suitable for the water sports activities as when they get wet they hold in warmth far better than cotton/denim fabrics.


Other Information

Children are allowed to take MP3 / games consoles but must be responsible for them at all times. Neither the centre nor St John’s CE Primary School will accept responsibility for any loss, breakage or misuse.

Under no circumstances are mobile phones allowed on this trip.

The school will send updates via Class Dojo, ParentMail and the school website.

Address and Directions to Culmington Manor...

Follow Satnav using postcode below:

Culmington Manor,


Craven Arms


Tel: 01584 861333


Culmington Manor offers exceptional facilities within a 100 acre estate in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the South Shropshire countryside. Our superb estate is located close to the Welsh borders and nine miles from the historical town of Ludlow. The grounds consist of woodlands, fields, and gardens inhabited by an abundance of wildlife.

Hidden away in the Corvedale Valley, our estate provides a safe and secure environment for schools to enjoy outdoor pursuits. The centre operates within a very compact central area with the majority of activities taking place within 15 acres surrounded by the various accommodation options.


A Typical Day