Holiday Activities / Parties

Clifton College Holiday Club and Activity Courses offers children and young people an extensive range of diverse, exciting and fun days during each and every school holiday that will suit all ages and interests.

With over 15 years experience in running holiday programmes, we have developed our largest ever range of age specific activities for 6-16 year olds. The Activity Centre hosts a number of different  Holiday Club activity courses from one-day activities such as Archery, Bushcraft and Mountain Biking, to themed courses such as Indie Day, Spy Camp and Forest Feast!

Our popular 5 day multi-activity course Go Wild! is a fantastic way to experience every activity we have to offer at the Outdoor Activity Centre – during the summer Go Wild! we finish off the week by setting up our very own Slip n’ Slide! Our Senior courses run during the summer holiday and are available to 12-16 year old, the one-day courses are tailored to provide a mature environment whilst still providing a fun and engaging activity.

To found out which courses are being offered in the next holiday, please click on the Holiday Club page to browse our brochure.

Archery 9      Archery HACs 2      Archery HACs 4

A great way to try this increasingly popular Olympic sport, target archery is great fun at our outdoor range. All equipment is provided and you’ll feel yourself improve in no time under expert guidance as you release your arrows towards the Gold!

JUNIOR.Forest.Fun2      Juniors Den Build      Bushcraft 4

Learn the essentials of survival in the natural environment. Includes how to build a shelter, fire lighting, cooking on an open fire and animal tracking.

Just experience the more wild side of the country, overnight camping option available at certain times, the perfect complement to our existing Forest School facilities.

Low Ropes 10      Low Ropes 1      schools low ropes 3

Taking you outside of the normal comfort zone, an exciting series of balance related challenges that can be used for fun or to identify development areas such as teamwork, communication, trust and leadership.


MTB Group 1      MTB1      MTB3

Thanks to our unique location, we can offer groups some of the finest purpose built trails you’ll find anywhere. Options available for everyone from rides for beginners to those who want adrenaline pumping tracks and climbs.

Orienteering.2      Orienteering 4      Orienteering 5

Forget the Sat Nav or smartphone, this activity teaches you the skills of map reading and navigation. Ideal for developing independence, self-reliance or just learning the essential skills required to find your way around a new place.

Prob Solve HACs      DSC02270 (1)      Problem Solving area3

Teambuilding in the woods! Enjoy a series of problem solving challenges that will test you physically mentally and emotionally. Puzzle over how to build-a-rocket in the quickest time, plan an escape from the spiders web and achieve equilibrium on our giant see-saw.

We also offer a range of indoor and outdoor TEAM BUILDING tasks.


Based on the medieval design, the Trebuchet session is a team building activity where communication and problem solving skills are essential. The team has to build the Trebuchet, test it with different weights and firing objects and then modify to make the best launcher they can! This session is perfect for schools, youth and adult groups.

What our customers say…

I wanted to thank you for hosting us yesterday and actually managing to control everyone during the archery and team building activities. Absolutely everyone enjoyed learning a new skill and overall I think the afternoon was a great success! I think the way you explained what we needed to do was great and also you kept everyone informed and focused during the team building activities was really good. The facilities were perfect for what we wanted to do and I will be talking to colleagues and other managers within Orange to recommend this as a great venue and activity if they want to do something similar in the future. I would definitely consider coming back again with the team and either do a similar format or something completely different where we can learn something new again. Thanks once again.
Dominic Lobo, Orange Mobiles
Our Daughter’s Birthday Party at the Activity Centre was fantastic! Our instructor was very professional and kept the children engaged (which was some feat!) The party food was exactly what a group of young children would like and there was plenty of it. Thank you again for a great party!
Paula Turner, Birthday Party parent
Just wanted to say a big Thank you to you all for organising a brilliant party for Josh. All the boys had a wonderful time. Thanks once again.
Ritu Mundray, Birthday Party parent
I just wanted to thank you for our outdoor activity session last Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the day and I really appreciated all of your organisational work and management of the morning, especially the flexibility around the time spent on various activities. The archery was really good fun!
James Kolaczkowski, Birthday Party
Just a quick email to say a massive thank you for Louie’s party on Saturday! It was a great success and Louie absolutely loved it!
The instructor deserves a big thank you too, as he was very good at keeping them all engaged and they all worked well as a team alongside him.
The treehouse was a great base for them to use after all the running about catching the footballs.
Anyway, it all went very well and I shall definitely be recommending your parties to other parents. All the feedback I have had from parents/children who attended has been very positive!!!!
Thank you again!
Jennie Anderson, Birthday Party parent



Learn outside - develop inside

Clifton College Outdoor Activity Centre sessions are a fantastic way to learn, develop and have fun