£16m plans are unveiled

Kingswood Dearne Valley educational facility.
Kingswood Dearne Valley educational facility.

The site of the failed former Earth Centre is to become a water sports facility after the new owners unveiled expansion plans.

The eco-friendly visitor attraction was turned into an outdoor education and activity centre by nationwide firm Kingswood and now the company has announced plans for a £16 million programme of investments across its centres in the UK.

Over the next four years all Kingswood centres across the country will be revamped while at the Dearne Valley site in Conisbrough, a water’s edge outdoor classroom will be developed.

“I am very pleased to announce a four-year investment programme to expand the range of activities and facilities across the Kingswood centres,” said John Bentley, chief executive officer of Education Travel Group.