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Petersburg outdoor activity centre is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is set in 18 acres on the Southern edge of Lough Mask in Clonbur, County Galway. It is surrounded by hills, breathtaking views, rugged features and woodland walks.

With a venue ideally located for land and water based activities FREE to HEN members, there will be plenty to keep old and young alike entertained! Activities are limited to 60 people per session so I am sure you ‘big kids’ out there will understand if priority is given to the children! There does however have to be enough interest in each activity for it to run so please be understanding if your preferences are not possible. We are handing over total responsibility for said activities to Petersburg’s friendly staff, with all equipment and safety gear provided.

As well as offering the many and varied outdoor adventure sports, the centre provides quality home cooked food and various types of accommodation ranging from dormitory style through to en suite rooms – all with bedding provided.

For those choosing to camp there are scenic, lakeshore sights as well as an enclosed, walled area – perfect for containing small children!

There is so much talent within the home educating community, I am sure that the workshops will be as inspiring and varied as they have been in previous years. We were hoping to get together some willing volunteers for a ‘panel’ of experienced home educators, as those new to home education and those considering it, have found this to be most encouraging at past conferences. We also hoped to have a separate panel, with teenagers plus their parents to discuss both sides of the home education journey. If you feel you and your family would like to contribute to either of the above, or you have ideas for any other workshops you would like to run we would love to hear from you.

So whether you are looking for a relaxing weekend with like minded people or a full on activity holiday – this conference is for you!

We look forward to welcoming you all at this stunning venue for a few days of fun in the West!!