Residential, Outdoor and Nature Based Learning The Tamar Manoukian Outdoor Residential Centre features a "bunkhouse" with two wings accommodating 22 young people and 3 staff, a central dining area for 50 and a soft seat relaxation area. The Outdoor Centre has access to a parade square and a half acre activity area incorporating a ten stage obstacle course and leadership zones. The Centre also features an Archery Range and an Indoor Sports Hall with a Climbing and Traversing wall


Our focus for all education programmes is on learning from nature and this is fully embedded in the programmes delivered by the team at the Residential Centre, for both residential stays and day visits.

The primary function of the Tamar Manoukian Outdoor Centre is to provide youth, charity and school groups with affordable residential accommodation which will allow access to a comprehensive range of activities throughout the estate. Flexible options are provided to group leaders and organisers to match their specific needs for programmes (led and delivered by our staff), from two nights to a week, or longer if required. Activities range from bush craft and shelter building to climbing wall experiences. We regularly offer an instructor led 5k training run for the community.

The Sports Hall has a full climbing wall, a unique feature within Ayrshire. The Hall is made available to residential groups during the day on weekdays and during the afternoon and early evening on Saturdays and Sundays.

All school day visits should be booked through Eventbrite using the link

Residential, outdoor and nature based learning programmes