Awards and Quality Marks

Patterdale Hall is licensed with the Adventurous Activities Licensing Service (AALS) to provide adventurous activities to under 18’s all year round. Our ideal location means that there is no need to spend any time travelling in minibuses to get to the activities. Our activity programmes are developed with your group in mind, so please approach us with any ideas and suggestions that you may want to incorporate. All specialist equipment is provided for each activity within the cost charged.

Patterdale Hall has been awarded the Quality Badge by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) for the standard of activity provision delivered to School groups.

The LOtC Quality Badge is intended to assist schools in identifying external LOtC providers who deliver good quality teaching and learning experiences and manage risk effectively.

We have also been awarded the AHOEC Gold Standard which requires holders to “reach an ‘Excellent’ standard of provision. This award encompasses not just safety but also the best quality of provision. You can be assured that we will provide a safe and high quality outdoor experience. The award is issued by the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC).

Alongside the LOtC Quality Badge and AHOEC Gold Standard we also hold the AdventureMark. This certification is a safety scheme which “allows providers to demonstrate to their customers or users that the provider’s arrangements for managing the potential risks of adventure activities have been inspected and found to meet the necessary standards of good practice in the adventure activity industry.”