Schools & Colleges

Many teachers see their pupils in a new light and it can offer an opportunity for groups to build a level of trust and respect not always achievable through normal classroom interaction.

Team skills and communication are essential parts of everyday life but these skills have to be developed and practiced like any other ability.

As we know, play and experimentation are powerful learning tools and can provide tangible emotions and experiences to draw on later in the classroom.

Whether it’s a first time visit, an annual excursion or a weekly event, will always provide a day to remember. Most importantly this can all be achieved in a safe and supportive education based environment.

Schools are all about teamwork and here is the perfect chance for staff to work together in a totally different environment and try something new on an inset day.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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