Schools, Colleges & University Groups

We offer education groups fantastic subsidised rates all year round!

Sessions can be booked for a whole day, a morning or just one session. Please note that our opening and closing times can be flexible to suit your group. Please talk to our reception team if you have a particular timings that would suit you better.

Read through the above tabs to discover some of the different options we can offer you! 

We offer General Group Sessions suitable for all groups.

Our instructed group sessions are charged per 10 individuals. Each session lasts 1.5 hours. If you pick several activities then we can draw up a pre-set rotating schedule for each group.

Activities available… adventure trek, archery, bellboating, bushcraft, canoeing, climbing, jungle challange, kayaking, orienteering, skiing, teambuilding, tower drop or zip wire.

Also includes…

  • One teacher goes FREE on every activity booked
  • FREE Tea or Coffee for teachers
  • FREE WIFI in the activity centre
  • FREE on-site parking

Our Activity Days offer 3 activities for just £25 per pupil (based on a minimum group size of 24 pupils).

Choose 3 of our many activities: adventure trek, archery, bellboating, bushcraft, canoeing, climbing, jungle challange, kayaking, orienteering, skiing, teambuilding, tower drop or zip wire and then we’ll set up a pre-rotating schedule between the school day of 10:00am – 3:15pm.

An Activity Day also offers:

  • One teacher goes FREE on every activity booked
  • FREE Tea or Coffee for teachers
  • FREE WIFI in the activity centre
  • FREE on-site parking

We offer Thrillseeker Days for school groups! Suitable for groups of 50-90 pupils. Prices dependant on group size and timings.

Pay one price for one day and try between 4-6 different activities!

This option gives pupils the opportunity to try a number of different activities in one visit. Please note that these sessions are tasters and therefore are shorter than those on the Activity Day option.

The choice of activities on a Thrillseeker Day can include:

  • Skiing
  • Climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Jungle Challenge
  • Archery
  • Tower Drop

Also includes…

  • One teacher goes FREE on every activity booked
  • FREE Tea or Coffee for teachers
  • FREE WIFI in the activity centre
  • FREE on-site parking

Climbing

We have 3 climbing walls… The Crag, The Pyramid and The Tower. Each wall has various grades ranging from basic traverses to more difficult climbs for those wanting more of a challenge. The Pyramid and The Crag are are both floodlit and are available at all times the centre is open.

To cover the GCSE climbing syllabus we advise a minimum of 9 hours. Each of our sessions last 1.5 hours so you could opt for either 6 individual sessions, 2 full days or 4 half days. To assess the students our instructors continuously monitor and observe the students during each session as well as carrying out an official assessment at the end.

The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) is a UK wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. It can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering. The schemes are open to all candidates aged 7 and upwards. NICAS will provide the structure and motivation for new climbers to develop their skills in order that they may gain the most out of their climbing as well as having their achievements recognised.

We are an awarded centre for NICAS. NICAS can be used towards a GCSE qualification, towards the Duke of Edinburgh physical or skills section!

Each participant will receive a logbook to work through. To cover the NICAS syllabus we advise a minimum of 9 hours. Each of our sessions last 1.5 hours so you could opt for either 6 individual sessions, 2 full days or 4 half days.

Skiing

Planning a school ski trip? Why not be prepared and learn to ski before heading to the mountains?

Each of our ski lessons lasts 1 hour and boot & ski hire is included in the cost! Ski helmets are available if requested. Lessons can be booked during weekdays, evenings or weekends!

On average to learn to ski and become of the recreational standard it takes between 4-6 lessons, however this may vary dependant on the ability of the group.

We can offer a ‘Learn to Ski in a Day’ Course for schools who want their students to learn how to ski quickly or without taking up too much of their time!

These courses aim to take all participants from a complete beginner level up to the basic recreational standard (controlled snowplough turns and use of the lift) within one day.

We offer a whole day that includes 5 hours of tuition with a fully qualified, experienced instructor and all equipment. 1 hours worth of breaks will be given throughout the day.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that each participant will achieve this standard as it is purely dependant on the individual’s ability to pick up and action the skills taught to them. Please note that these are physically demanding days so we advise having a high level of fitness.

The UK Snowlife Ski Awards are a skiing proficiency scheme to mark milestones in a recreational skier’s progress. They include a series of targets or levels for the learner to reach. Each participant will be given a booklet that they can work through in each session with the guidance of our instructors.

The awards are divided into 4 zones: green, blue, red and black. At each level the instructor will ask participants to perform a range of tasks to demonstrate they can ski at the required level, these tasks also help to further develop their personal skiing.

Orienteering

Our centre is situated in over 70 acres of semi rural land making it an ideal location for orienteering and map & compass work! We have a permanent orienteering course with routes that vary in length from 1.7km to 3.2km.

To cover the GCSE Orienteering syllabus we advise a minimum of 9 hours. Each of our sessions last 1.5 hours so you could opt for either 6 individual sessions, 2 full days or 4 half days. To assess the students our instructors continuously monitor and observe the students during each session as well as carrying out an official assessment at the end.

We have several orienteering options available for primary schools depending on what elements of orienteering you are interested in covering. Below are session ideas based on groups of up to 30 at a time with each session lasting 1.5 hours.

Session 1
The children rotate around 3 different tasks lasting around 25 minutes per task. This would be with 3 members of our staff.
The tasks which we have available are:
• Map orientation and route following
• Longitude and latitude
• North, south, east and west

Session 2
The children complete up to 3 orienteering courses within a small area, they collect coloured balls from each point marked on the map. This introduces using maps to find markers and larger scale maps with keys. This is done in an area where we can see the children at all times allowing them to be independent while closely monitored.

Session 3
Using our whole site orienteering course to find posts using the skills they have acquired. This would be in groups of ten with one of our members of staff with each group. Children would take it in turns to lead the group to posts, answers create an anagram which the children can work out once all the answers have been collected.

We can also design and set up orienteering courses at your school!
Please contact our team for more information!

Canoeing

We use Open Canoes that seat 1- 3 people. The canoes make an ideal group session for those who want to try something new and different.

To cover the GCSE canoeing syllabus we advise a minimum of 9 hours. Each of our sessions last 1.5 hours so you could opt for either 6 individual sessions, 2 full days or 4 half days. To assess the students our instructors continuously monitor and observe the students during each session as well as carrying out an official assessment at the end.

For GCSE canoeing why not consider working towards the PaddlePower award?

There are a series of levels that make up the PaddlePower award… Start, Passport, Discover, Explore and Excel. During each level you will get to learn a variety of paddling skills and challenges and improve your knowledge – all in a fun and flexible way, and in different types of canoe.

If students attain levels Start and Passport then this is an equivalent to the British Canoeing 1 Star!