Calvert Trust provides adventurous activity holidays for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities.

About Us

At Calvert Trust, we believe it's what you CAN do that counts and for over 30 years, we have provided adventurous, outdoor activities for children and adults with disabilities, together with their family, friends and carers. Our visitors tell us they leave with renewed confidence and a wonderful sense of achievement at meeting the challenges they faced during their Calvert experience.

 Our centres are located in some of the most stunning landscapes in England: Kielder Water & Forest Park in Northumberland, and The Lake District, where generations of people have been inspired to explore and achieve their potential, whatever their ability.


Each centre offers all-inclusive or self-catered fully accessible facilities and comfortable accommodation in centre rooms, cottages or log cabins. The centres have a hydrotherapy or swimming pool, sensory room, sports hall and dining hall, where delicious home cooked meals are served.

The Lake District centre specialises in activity courses for groups that can lead to nationally recognised qualifications designed to support 'Learning Outside the Classroom' and 'Every Disabled Child Matters' manifestos.

 Adult respite care is available throughout the year at the Kielder centre, with special theme weeks adding to the fun. Go Wild Week and Sailing Week are particular favourites.

 Our guests

 We welcome visitors from schools, clubs, rehabilitation organisations and residential centres as well as individuals and families. Specialist equipment, such as hoists, is freely available to make our guests' stay as comfortable as possible.


 You can choose to visit for a day, weekend, mid-week or a full week of fun and challenging activities including horse riding, carriage driving, abseiling, orienteering, geocaching, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, king swing, zip wire, high ropes, hand cycling, sailing, archery, nature trails, challenge course and ghyll scrambling.

 There is something exciting for everyone to enjoy at Calvert Trust.