An all inclusive 1 night residential visit for pupils in Y2, Y3 and Y4. We look forward to enabling younger pupils to experience an outdoor learning residential as part of building up to a more challenging and longer residential later in their education. For visits between December 2021 and February 2022 the cost is £53 per pupil, with a minimum of 20 pupils to pay for and then 4 staff places are included per class. Please contact us for more details about this package.
We offer a variety of activities suitable for all ages and abilities; some are on-site and some are off-site in the beautiful Peak District: High Ropes (Sky Ropes, Cargo Net & Tree Climb, Jacob’s Ladder, Zip Wire); Low Ropes; Environmental; Bushcraft; Problem Solving; Team Building; Biking; Caving; Canoeing; Climbing; Bouldering; Walking and more.
Visits are an excellent way for pupils to experience outdoor and adventurous activities.
Curriculum topics available: Teamwork and resilience.
A big focus of our residentials is character education where we use outdoor learning experiences to foster resilience, independence, team working and leadership skills. When we plan residentials we ask visit leaders what they would like us to focus on with their pupils during their visit.
We have indoor accommodation for up to 86 plus our 9 teepee's and camping field. Our indoor accommodation is made up of the 'Lodge' which sleeps 38, the 'Farm House' which sleeps 38 and 'Woodlands' which sleeps 10 (and has accessible features). Each accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen and is self contained, enabling you to create your own ethos during your residential visit.
We can cater for small and large day visits, please get in touch for details.
We have a number of different spaces that can be used by schools which are equipped with a projector, screen and speakers.
All our instructors and most of our onsite staff are outdoor first aid qualified. We do not provide first aid cover outside of office hours / when not on an activity with one of our instructors. Therefore we recommend at least one school staff member is suitably first aid qualified. We also run a variety first aid courses, please contact us for further details. Each building has a first aid kit and we also have a defibrillator on-site.
We have an ethos of accessibility for all, our accommodation building Woodlands is designed from the ground up to cater for groups which include those with additional needs. It is all on ground level and contains facilities such as hoists and an accessible shower room. We have an accessibility guide for Woodlands on the Visit England & Scotland Accessibility Guides website. The Lodge also has accessible facilities including a wet room and is ground level throughout making both buildings suitable for wheelchair users and those with mobility difficulties. We also have a variety of activities that are suitable for all abilities, for example bikes, trikes and karts in a range of sizes including a tandem bike. There is an introductory 850m bike and trike trail on site as well as the traffic free Monsal Trail on our doorstep; a perfect way to learn how to ride a bike whilst soaking up the scenery of the beautiful White Peak. We have a variety of high rope activities on site, some of which are accessible by hoist and we can also provide specialist harnesses. Our Sky Ropes has been adapted to allow those with additional needs to have a go.
We welcome visitors from special schools and through personalised programmes and our experienced instructors we can provide excellent opportunities and experiences. Recent special school programmes include High ropes and cycling days for hearing impaired students; part week and full week residentials for students with communication difficulties; high ropes part days for students with behavioral difficulties. Our accommodation building Woodlands is designed from the ground up to cater for groups which include those with additional needs. It is all on ground level and contains facilities such as hoists and an accessible shower room. We have an accessibility guide for Woodlands on the Visit England & Scotland Accessibility Guides website.
We have been providing outdoor learning residentials for school groups for over 40 years on a not-for profit basis and are proud of the range and quality of what we offer to schools.
We offer activities to a whole range of people from year 1 to adults including day visits, residentials, outdoor activities at other Peak District venues, in school training and accredited training courses.
We are owned and operated by Sheffield City Council.
Between the 30th November 2020 and 14th February 2021 we are offering our brilliant residential packages at a lower price to encourage schools to go on a residential visit in winter. The Learning Away research highlights the benefits of a winter residential in their campaign: https://learningaway.org.uk/the-campaign/winter-residentials-campaign-pack/
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