Weardale Adventure Centre

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Weardale Adventure Centre is located in the North Pennines in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated just an hour from Newcastle, Durham and the Lake District, Ireshopeburn finds itself situated in a rural location within County Durham. Our Centre is set in a picturesque site boasting 5 acres of grounds.

We offer a multitude of activities and packages and are in the fortunate position of being able to create bespoke programmes for every client. The majority of our activities take place within our grounds or within a 10 minute minibus ride from the Centre, meaning maximum time is spent on activity.


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Why book Weardale Adventure Centre for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Weardale Adventure Centre promotes ‘real activities’ from underground exploring, canoeing on the river Wear to rock climbing. We use only qualified and professional staff to run all of our activities. We offer exceptional health and safety standards, holding an AALA licence and full LOTC badge.

You will find us to be flexible in arranging a customised package to meet the specific needs of your school. Weardale Adventure Centre offer great support in the lead up and duration of your stay. We are happy to visit your school prior to your visit to chat to children and parents and answer any questions they may have.

Check out some of our 5* feedback on Google and our Facebook Page, and have a look on our new website to find out further information.

What activities are available during group visits?

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We offer a wide range of activities such as Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Bush Craft, Gorge Walking, High Ropes, Kayaking, Underground Exploration, Nature Trails, Crate Stacking, Archery, Team Building and River Adventure.

What size groups do you cater for?

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Our Centre can sleep up to 80 guests, however we offer sole use of the Centre for groups of 40+.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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We have two indoor rooms suitable to be used as classrooms and an outdoor learning area.

Is there first aid on site?

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All staff are First Aid trained.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Our Centre currently has limited disabled facilities.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Yes.

Anything else?

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Our small friendly staff team will be here to help from the initial enquiry to you arriving here and for the duration of your stay.

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Special Events
Summer Camp 2020

This is a 5 day fully catered residential week where children aged 8 – 16 can join us at our Centre for a range of outdoor activities!
The week will include exciting activities such as canoeing, rock climbing, high ropes, crate stacking, mine exploration, river walking and much more. We provide a daily programme of activities running from 9.00am – 8.30pm and our fully qualified staff team are around 24 / 7. The cost is £250.00pp which includes all food, accommodation, activities and equipment.

valid until: August 2020


Summer Camp 2020

This is a 5 day fully catered residential week where children aged 8 – 16 can join us at our Centre for a range of outdoor activities!
The week will include exciting activities such as canoeing, rock climbing, high ropes, crate stacking, mine exploration, river walking and much more. We provide a daily programme of activities running from 9.00am – 8.30pm and our fully qualified staff team are around 24 / 7. The cost is £250.00pp which includes all food, accommodation, activities and equipment.

valid until: August 2020




Late Availability
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Dates: Jul
Capacity: We can accommodate group sizes up to 80. Sole use of the centre is offered to groups of 40+.
We have availability the week commencing 6th July 2020 and the 13th July 2020! Contact us to book next years summer trip!
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