"The band has had a couple of very successful visits to the Pioneer Centre. Our accommodation was secure and self-contained and we could leave our instruments setup in between the rehearsals while the band members were dangling from high ropes or doing other adventurous activities, including the wonderful 'Big Bounce'! We will definitely be revisiting." Rob Watson, Musical Director, Wirral Schools' Concert Band.
“Thank you to everyone at Pioneer Centre who helped us all to overcome our fears and helped us when we needed it. The main thing was they gave us an experience we won’t forget.”
Students from the City of Wolverhampton College.
“Great visit with fantastic staff who did everything to make it an enjoyable experience" King Edwards VI Five Ways School.
“Your centre has always welcomed our children with open arms and are totally unphased by the extra effort it takes to make all things possible for children with disabilities" Sharon Weston, KidzFirst.
“The rooms were spotless, the bathrooms were fantastic, the team has obviously worked hard to make this venue so welcoming and comfortable" The Football Association.
“The entire course was great fun and provided an ideal opportunity to build team skills outside the normal working environment.”
“We are writing to express our gratitude for the warm welcome we got from your staff at our weekend away as a church. We are delighted to say that everyone had a great time and enjoyed themselves at the centre; the food was amazing this year, the staff very hospitable and friendly and the accommodation was superb" City Church Bristol.
“Overall a fantastic group of team leaders who realise what NCS is all about." EBP NCS.
“A father from one of our pupils of Marston Green called Pioneer to thank all the staff. His son had come home and has not stopped talking about his time with us. The father wanted us to pass thanks and appreciation as his son was so excited and had had such a brilliant time. Thank you.” Marston Green School.
“Catering 5/5, thanks for the effort you put into the menu.”
Worcestershire Diabetes Group
“The instructors engaged with our students and motivated and encouraged them really well and the houseteam looked after us a treat so thank you. Initial feedback from parents has also been very positive. This was another good year at the Pioneer Centre...Excellent work you guys and a big thank you" North Leamington School.
“The whole process from the initial enquiry to the actual weekend was very professional and helpful. All of the staff, from the reception staff, catering, activity instructors etc were very polite and welcoming." Coventry Inner City Youth Association.
“Taking our children to Pioneer Centre was for me, one of the most rewarding experiences that I have had. Our children will never forget their visit or the feeling of success that they attained”
Wren’s Nest Primary School
“This is an outstanding venue with fantasic facilities" Skillsforce.
"We had a great time – the staff were tops, I don’t know how they keep so enthusiastic about things when you’ve got so many groups. Great activities for team building. Thank you”
Holy Trinity Church
“It was a fantastic weekend thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thank you for accommodating us and I look forward to returning again in the near future" YMCA.
“The staff really made the weekend! They were excellent, taking time to really get to know the children.”
The Rock Youth Club
“Thank you all for yet another very successful visit. The impact a visit has on our boys cannot be underestimated. They are exposed to the 'fun to feel scared' experience in a safe and controlled environment. It is always a joy to see pupils who may struggle in the classroom environment flourish in a more physically challenging setting. I would reccommend the centre to any organisations that are looking for well organised and planned activities" Skilts School.
“We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are, yet again, very sad to leave! Thank you for a lovely ‘holiday’. All the staff have been super to us, lovely with the children and very happy to alter arrangements for us during the week. The food was great. All are now suitably stuffed! Children very appreciative of the grub served. Thank you.”
Woodhouse Primary School
“What can we say! Absolutely incredible - great service, great food and great instructors" Ludlow School.
“An excellent stay – the Centre just gets better and better and so do the staff.”
King Edwards School
“The group had a fantastic time and want to come back next year, so see you next year" Darul Aloom.
“All staff go above and beyond and are amazing especially with our children" Wilson Stuart School.
“All activity staff were so welcoming and really assuring for the children. They praised the children with a real focus on effort! Thank you for a wonderful experience." Manor Primary School.
“I wanted to extend my sincerest thanks to all of your staff for making our first trip to your Centre such an outstanding success.
The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and for most of them it was a completely unique experience away from home and school. The range of activities was superb and was led in a thoroughly professional manner at all times.
The strong Christian ethos that permeates the Centre supported and reinforced everything that we stand for as a Catholic Primary School. We could not fault any aspect of our stay and we were so impressed we have booked up for next year immediately and hope to make it a regular feature of the school calendar. Many thanks again for everything.”
Christ the King Catholic Primary School
“Can I take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Pioneer Centre for the quality time, effort and commitment they all demonstrated during our recent visit? From the moment we arrived to the time that our students (very grudgingly, it might be added) departed your centre, we felt we were looked after by a strong, quality and committed group of instructors who made the trip a worthwhile, fun and exciting opportunity for all involved.”
Aldersley High School
“I had an ace time at Pioneer Centre, I enjoyed all the activities. The nightwalk was interesting, I learnt new things. Tell the staff in the restaurant their cooking was excellent. Thank you for treating us like kings and queens.”