Outdoor activity center in Devon acquired by education provider

An outdoor activity center in Devon has been acquired for an undisclosed sum.

Inspiring Learning has added the Ultimate Adventure Center (UAC) in Bideford to its portfolio of UK-wide learning facilities.

The Brighton-based company, which offers learning programs for all ages, previously bought the nearby Skern Lodge activity center in 2017.

Three kilometers from the north west coast of Devon, UAC offers a range of outdoor activities as well as accommodation totaling almost 300 beds, large cafeterias and reception areas.

Along with its outdoor education program for schools and other residential groups, the Ultimate Adventure Center will also continue to welcome families and small groups throughout the holidays.

The center will be run under the direction of Richard Thomas, who helped build the center and the team at Skern Lodge.

Mr. Thomas, Executive Director of Skern Group, said: “The combination of Skern Lodge and the Ultimate Adventure Center will allow us to leverage our collective expertise and enhance the range of activities and facilities we offer. can offer.

“We have been active in North Devon for many decades and are delighted to further deepen our connection to the local community by joining forces with our close neighbors as we welcome them into the Inspiring Learning family.”

UAC Managing Director Russell Johns, Managing Director of the Ultimate Adventure Centre, said, “I am thrilled that UAC is part of a group with the passion and experience of Inspiring Learning, which that will allow the center to reach its full potential.

“I am confident that they are the right partner to take what is already a fantastic site to the next level. Personally, I look forward to working with the Inspiring Learning team on a number of hosting projects and innovative developments over the next few years.

Alex Williamson, Managing Director of Inspiring Learning, added: “We have forged strong bonds with the local community through Skern Lodge’s longstanding contribution to the region, and the addition of the Ultimate Adventure Center further strengthens our commitment to North Devon.

“The Ultimate Adventure Center has a loyal customer base and a strong focus on excellence in all of its activities. We have a shared commitment to delivering quality experiences and exceptional results and look forward to working together to share best practices and expertise across the Inspiring Learning group.

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