Cornwall Outdoors will host an open day at Carnyorth Environmental Education Centre on Wednesday, April 5, and hope members of the local community will come along to see what is on offer.

Visitors will have the chance to try out the climbing tower and find out more about the various activities the centre has to offer, including climbing, archery, canoeing and kayaking. The centre has recently introduced more active and adventurous activities to improve what it offers to young people.

Face painting and refreshments, such as soup, will also be available. There will be a £1 charge for under 18s and £3 for adults to climb and all proceeds will go to St Julia’s Hospice and to support Lafrowda, an annual arts and music festival which is held in St Just. Volunteers from the groups will be helping on the day.

Carnyorth Environmental Education Centre is between St Just and Pendeen, and offers activities for both residential and day user groups as well as schools. The centre is managed by Cornwall Outdoors which sits within the Raising Aspirations team, part of Cornwall Council. Within Cornwall the unit operates three residential centres and a standing camp. The service aims to raise achievement and aspirations in young people through adventure education and outdoor learning.

Andy Barclay, senior manager of the Raising Aspirations Team, said: “We are re-branding Carnyorth as on outdoor education centre to embrace the wider range of activities we hope to offer to users of the centre. We plan to retain the best of the environmental programmes which the centre has always delivered but will also offer a range of adventure activities including climbing, canoeing and kayaking in the first instance with further developments to follow.”

For further information about the event, which will run 10am until 4pm, contact Cornwall Outdoors on 01872 326360 or at