Residential Trips for Schools and Youth Groups
SHARE Discovery Village is the largest residential activity centre in Northern Ireland. SHARE offers a wide range of group residential trips programmes to suit all ages, abilities and budgets. With the capacity to accommodate groups varying in size from 6 – 220 people in cosy 3-star hostel style (4 bunk beds) en suite rooms and chalets.
Flexibility really is our strength! When you make a booking with us, during your stay you will have a dedicated coordinator who will ensure your programme is designed to your specifications and is fantastic for all your members.
We have over 35 years of experience providing residential and day bookings for groups up to 500 people strong, so let our bookings team take the stress out of organising your groups holiday away!
School’s, sports teams and families who book residential trips at Share Discovery Village tend to book with us year-upon-year. We strive to create an experience that encourages repeat custom and that has worked for us since we first opened our doors.
We are open all year round meaning you can book a residential in winter at a lower cost than our busy summer months!
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Below are some examples of day and residential programmes for groups. Please don’t hesitate in contacting us with a query about staying.
School Activity Holidays and Youth Adventure Programmes can be organised ALL YEAR ROUND!
Residential Trips for Primary Schools
Click here to see our Complete Guide for Primary Schools Trips.
Primary School Season runs throughout the school term usually for Year 5 to Year 7 pupils. Programmes can be arranged for two, three and four-night stays. Demand is especially high between March and June so early booking is advised.
A sample programme can be provided that is designed for residential trips for primary schools, who relish in the opportunity to stay away from home and experience a wide range of activities.
SHARE also has an extensive outdoor environmental programme which more and more primary schools are demanding. This programme enables children to learn about the natural environment and explore the stunning natural heritage of Upper Lough Erne.
Programmes can be adapted to suit your groups’ demands and some activities are weather dependent and therefore subject to change.
Prices for Primary School residentials start from £80 per person for two days and includes all meals, accommodation, activities, instruction and equipment.
|Monday||Arrive @ 12 p.m.||Ice Breakers + Team Building Tasks||Pool 7.30 p.m. – 8.15 p.m.|
|Tuesday||Climbing||Trip to Marble Arch Caves or Ulster American Folk Park||Fussball Tournament|
|Thursday||Windsurfing||Banana Skiing||Share Olympics|
Check out How to Pack for a School Trip before you arrive so that you know you have everything that you need.
Residential Trips for Youth Groups
SHARE has a wealth of experience in providing Residential Trips for Youth Groups & community groups (e.g. Scouts, Guides and Boys Brigade, church organisations, family groups, community associations etc).
A tailor-made programme can be put together to best suit your groups’ needs. SHARE is open throughout the year and can be used at weekends or for 2, 3 and 5 night stays during the week. Programmes can combine both outdoor and arts activities, or work towards qualifications.
SHARE can also provide room hire and conference facilities for groups to complete their own workshops.
Residential Trips for Secondary Schools
For Secondary Schools, SHARE can provide team building or conference days to develop communication, decision making and leadership skills or environmental workshop programmes which are suitable for GCSE and A-Level students who are required to undertake data collection.
SHARE can also facilitate Duke of Edinburgh Awards and Gasice Awards.
Prices for weekend residentials start from £60 per person and for mid-week stays £90 per person for tonights. All meals, accommodation, activities, equipment, instruction and hire of a meeting room is included!
REMEMBER FOR EVERY 10 PARTICIPANT THAT ATTEND A GROUP LEADER GOES FREE
“Our P7 trip to SHARE was excellent – the staff were really great and dealt with everything so well. The children had the best time and didn’t want to leave.” Oakwood Integrated Primary School
“There’s nothing better than SHARE.” Harding Memorial
“Torbank School has used the SHARE Centre for Residential Trips for over a decade and we cannot express how much we love it. The facilities, activities and staff are outstanding. Our pupils are safe, content and challenged to experience new things, learn new skills and they all have a fantastic holiday!” Torbank
We offer both weekend and week Group Camping Packages
Camp at Share Discovery Village and take advantage of the range of activities on offer onsite, use of a communal room, swimming pool session and meal options.
Weekend camping package (April – September)
Friday evening – Sunday afternoon
- Use of communal room
- 3 x 1/2 day activity sessions
- 1 swimming pool session
For only £59 per person – meals can be included to the package for an additional cost
Week packages (July & August)
5 days: Day 1 afternoon – Day 5 Morning
- Use of common room
- 5 x 1/2 day activity sessions
- Overnight camp in Trannish Island Bothy
- 2 swimming pool sessions
Groups can choose from any of the activities that we offer onsite including some activities that may help scouts & guides work towards badges.
Sample Programme – Designed for a group of 15 Scouts
|Monday||Arrive @ 12 p.m.||Banana Skiing|
|Tuesday||Archery||Swimming pool session|
|Thursday||Water Park||Swimming Pool Session|
|Friday||T-shirt Printing||Depart after lunch.|
Programmes can be adapted to suit your groups demands and some activities are weather dependent and therefore subject to change.
SHARE has a wealth of experience in working with Youth & Community Groups (e.g. Scouts, Guides and Boys Brigade, church organisations, family groups, community associations etc). A tailor made programme can be put together to best suit your groups needs. SHARE is open throughout the year and can be used at weekends or for 2, 3 and 5 night stays during the week. Programmes can combine both outdoor and arts activities, or work towards qualifications.
SHARE can also provide additional room hire and conference facilities for groups to complete their own workshops.
Did you know that SHARE can also facilitate Duke of Edinburgh Awards and Gasice Awards!
REMEMBER FOR EVERY 10 PARTICIPANT THAT ATTEND A GROUP LEADER GOES FREE
Share offer a wide range of activity programmes for University, College and Transition Year students specifically tailored and designed according to your needs focusing on teamwork, motivation and personal and skills development.
Choose from our huge range of outdoor pursuits, skills courses and outdoor qualifications, environmental education or team building and development programmes. Our lakeside location and island retreat provides the ideal backdrop for residential trips in an easy to get to yet quiet location.
Choose from over 30 different arts, land and water activities. Create your own programme or choose one of our samples below. Our Strength is our flexibility.
Multi Activity Programme
Choose which activities your group prefers and we will create a programme accordingly.
|Multi Activity programme||Morning||Afternoon||Evening|
|Monday||Arrive @ 12 p.m.||Ice Breakers + Team Building Tasks||Pool 7.30 p.m. – 8.15 p.m.|
|Tuesday||Climbing/Low Ropes||Trip to Marble Arch Caves or Ulster American Folk Park||Fussball Tournament|
|Wednesday||Film Making||Sailing||Premiere of Film + Pool Session|
|Thursday||Windsurfing||Banana Skiing||BBQ + DVD / BAR|
Induction & Team Building Programme
The programme focuses on increasing self confidence, initiative, communication and team co-ordination, using a range of team games, challenges and initiative tasks each designed to enhance the development of team skills. Students are encouraged to plan, build trust and communicate with each other in order to overcome obstacles.
|Monday||Arrive @ 12 p.m.||Ice Breakers + Team Games||Team ChallengeChariot Racing|
|Tuesday||Film Making||Canoe Trip and Overnight Expedition||Overnight Canoe Expedition|
|Wednesday||Sailing||Trip to Marble Arch Caves or Ulster American Folk Park||Pool SessionVideo and Premiere of Film|
|Thursday||Banana Skiing||Climbing/Low Ropes||BBQ + DVD / BAR|
As a centre that focuses on sustainable development as part of its core ethos, we also offer environmental awareness programmes that look at the ethics of ‘leave no trace’ whilst participating in outdoor activities. If you would like to make an adventure of it, why not stay in our newly refurbished bothy on Trannish Island on the award winning Lough Erne Canoe Trail whilst learning new paddling, bushcraft and survival skills.
|Monday||Arrive @ 12 p.m.||Environmental Tour + Team Games||Team ChallengeBoat Making|
|Tuesday||Film Making||Kingfisher Wildlife Paddle||Overnight Canoeing expedition with Bushcraft and Survival Skills|
|Wednesday||Sailing||Trip to Marble Arch Caves||Pool SessionVideo and Premiere of Film|
|Thursday||Carbon Workshop||Banana Skiing||BBQ + DVD / BAR|
Why not gain a qualification as part of your programme. Share offer RYA, BCU Skills courses in Sailing, Windsurfing and Canoeing. Progress in one discipline and improve your skills.
|Monday||Arrive @ 12 p.m.||Ice Breakers & Team Games||Team ChallengeBoat Making|
|Tuesday||Sailing / Canoeing / Windusrfing||Climbing/Archery||Fussball Tournament|
|Wednesday||Sailing / Canoeing / Windusrfing||Trip to Marble Arch Caves or Ulster American Folk Park||Pool Session|
|Thursday||Sailing / Canoeing / Windusrfing||Banana Skiing||BBQ + DVD / BAR|
|Friday||Sailing / Canoeing / Windusrfing||Depart|
A weeklong programme with workshops in dance & drama, film editing, script writing, animation and editing. Produce your own DVD with a copy for each student which will be viewed at the premier on your final day.
|Film Making programme||Morning||Afternoon||Evening|
|Monday||Arrive @ 12 p.m.||Ice Breakers& Team Games||Team ChallengeShow Time|
|Tuesday||Script Writing + Story Boarding||Archery/Climbing||Fussball Tournament|
|Wednesday||Filming + Animation||Trip to Marble Arch Caves or Ulster American Folk Park||Pool Session|
|Thursday||Filming + Editing||Banana Skiing||Film Premiere BBQ + DVD / BAR|
Share English Language School and Adventure Centre offers Quality Teaching, Culture, Activities, Accommodation, Meals and Fun all in the one location!
Our aim is to provide a unique opportunity for students to practice and improve their English in relevant situations, experience adventure sports and interact with other Irish children and Irish instructors.
Our British Council Approved language programmes are suitable for individuals or for closed group sizes of 10 or more and for ages 12 – 16 years and up. All teachers are Celta qualified with experience of teaching international students.
Only 2 hours from Dublin and 1.5 hours from Belfast, our Centre is located just outside Lisnaskea on a 65 acre site in County Fermanagh on the edge of Upper Lough Erne, one of the most beautiful inland waterways in Europe.
SHARE – Northern Ireland’s largest residential adventure centre, is very busy during the summer months with international students from various different nationalities and local groups creating a great way to socialise with other children and adults in an English immersion course.
Lisnaskea is a safe and friendly Northern Irish village near Enniskillen which is very close to the border of Northern Ireland and Ireland. With its rich cultural history, Fermanagh is steeped in myth and legend making it a unique Irish cultural experience. Students, staff and instructors form a close bond throughout their stay leaving students with a lasting memory and learning experience that will stay with them forever. Many students return to volunteer and work at Share in future years.
Upper Lough Erne
Skills Language Programme
Share offers a unique, total immersion activity-based course for young learners. Local and international students are mixed together on an environmentally friendly adventure programme which adheres to the ethics of leave no trace, and includes activities such as Canoeing, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Sailing, Film Making and overnight Canoe and Camping trips with Bushcraft and Survival Skills.
These activities form the basis of the programme which means a large proportion of the language learning component takes place outdoors. During these residential trips, students have the opportunity to gain internationally recognised qualifications in a variety of outdoor sports.
Qualified English language teachers accompany professional instructors on all activities to ensure an authentic, immersion experience and guarantee language learning support. Teachers give ongoing, dynamic tutorials throughout the day and students get the chance to apply their existing knowledge of English in a real context. More importantly, they learn language needed to communicate in an everyday situation, to clarify meaning, to ask questions, to explain, to greet, to interact and everything else that arises when interacting with local speakers of the target language. Each day ends with a 2-hour classroom session to review the language that has been practised and ensure learning objectives have been achieved.
The course includes full-board accommodation, evening and weekend activities and excursions, and airport transfers on arrival and departure from either Belfast or Dublin airports.
SHARE Adventure is a 2 week programme.
Age range: 12 – 16 (groups and individuals). 8-11 (groups only).
Dates of our 2019 Language Camp
Sunday 30th June – Saturday 13th July
Sunday 14th July – Saturday 27th July
Did you know you could earn the following Scout, Guide and Brownie badges at SHARE?
Prices for Camping Troops start from:
– Weekend Packages Fri to Sun £59 per person includes activities, camping fees, use of communal room and lesuire suite. Meals available
– Mid Week Packages Day 1 PM to Day 5 AM £110 per person includes activities, camping fees, use of communal room and lesuire suite. Meals available
SHARE can help Troops to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Troops can also utilise our Bothy on Trannish Island!
SHARE is a fully accessible outdoor activity centre specialising in activities and adventure holidays for disabled persons. Share is a state of the art facility with an ethos of inclusion at the fore. Many of our visitors have some sort of learning or physical disability as Share is recognised as a leader in Outdoor Activity Provision to people with a disability.
With staff that are highly qualified and experienced, (all undergo disability awareness training), you can rest assured you are in the right hands. All of our chalets and bedroom accommodation are designed to be fully accessible. We endeavour to ensure that any person wishing to partake in an activity can do so in a safe and controlled manner.
With over thirty years experience in working with a wide range of disabilities, SHARE is a leader in the field. Some of the many we have worked with include:
Physical, Mental, Sensory, Visual, Hearing, Autism, ADHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia, William’s Syndrome, Chest, Heart and Stroke, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury and many many others.
Remember flexibility is our strength so contact us now to learn how your group could visit us for a day or a residential!
Holiday for Senior Citizens
We provide 5 and 7 day holidays in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, with our friendly staff and volunteer team on site to organise outings and events, or provide you with assistance if needed. Both groups and individuals are welcomed.
- Twin Room Accommodation
- En Suite Facilities
- Fresh Morning Scones
- Home Cooking
- Day Trips
- Full Activity Programme
A programme of events is planned daily throughout your stay – join the aqua aerobics class in the indoor pool complex – which has ramped access for ease of use, or spend the morning enjoying a cruise on board our 57 seat pleasure cruiser – with a barbeque lunch at Crom Castle. In the evening retire to the cosy Trannish bar on site to chat with new friends.
Sample 7 Day Programme
|Friday||Arrive||Music in Trannish Bar|
|Saturday||Day Trip to the Ulster American Folk Park||Movie|
|Sunday||Church||Cruise on the Share Inishcruiser||Traditional Irish Music night in the Knocks|
|Monday||Day Trip to Belleek Pottery and Bundoran||Day Trip to Belleek Pottery and Bundoran||Bingo|
|Tuesday||Indoor Bowling||Free Time||Social in Franks Bar Lisnaskea|
|Wednesday||Boat trip on the Inishcruiser and Barbeque||Boat trip on the Inishcruiser and Barbeque||Table Quiz in Trannish Bar|
|Thursday||Shopping Trip to Enniskillen||Shopping Trip to Enniskillen||Farewell Party with Music in Trannish Bar|
|Friday||Last Minute Shopping in Lisnaskea||Depart|
“There is no such word as ‘can’t do’ only ‘can do’ at SHARE – Thank You for Our Holiday” – Newtownard’s Stroke Club
July Adventure Camp for 11 – 16 year olds
In July 2020 SHARE is hosting a series of 4 residential ‘5 Day Adventure Camps’ based onsite for youths aged 11 -16. Participants traditionally come from throughout Ireland and across Europe.
The group will together participate in a series of land, water and arts activities during their time at SHARE, including an overnight camp on Trannish Island the 1st and 3rd weeks of the Summer Adventure Camp.
The cost of our July Adventure Camp is £190 per person, with £5 discount for multiple bookings. The camp runs from 9am on Monday to 5pm on Friday afternoon. Inluded in the thrilling summer camp is accommodation, all meals and 3 activities per day.
July Adventure Camp Dates
Week 1: Monday 6th – Friday 10th July: Includes overnight camping trip
Week 2: Monday 13th – Friday 17th July:
Week 3: Monday 20th – Friday 24th July: Includes overnight camping trip
Week 4: Monday 27th – Friday 31st July
How to apply for July Adventure Camp
Alternatively, call our office on +44(0)28 6772 2122 Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm, or email Celia on email@example.com.
Sample 5 Day programme
|Monday Ice Breakers Canoeing Fussball|
|Tuesday Windsurfing Sailing Orienteering|
|Wednesday Film making Combat corps Camping|
|Thursday Bush craft Water park Nightline|
|Friday Kayaking Archery Depart|