Facebook Reviews

  • positive review  Fantastic Staff, facilities and a great time had by all. Would recommend for any group.

    366 King Ecgbert Squadron RAF Air Cadets Avatar 366 King Ecgbert Squadron RAF Air Cadets
    13th December 2022

    positive review  We just had a brilliant weekend here - fabulous location, clean and well equipped Lodge - perfect for a getaway.

    Amy Hathaway Avatar Amy Hathaway
    3rd May 2022

    positive review  A lovely place to spend a family weekend. Our second visit with 3 generations 😀 We love that it's right next to the Monsal trail and this time had a walk into Bakewell. Highly recommended.

    Sarah McAnulty Avatar Sarah McAnulty
    24th January 2022
  • positive review  We went with our peers and didn't expect this place to be so beautiful for the adventure activities. Must Go once. we loved it 😊

    Veena Ram Sonawane Avatar Veena Ram Sonawane
    13th October 2021

    positive review  We had a brilliant weekend. Lots of interesting activities to try whether a novice or pro, young or older. Well laid out.Good shower and toilet facilities. Feels safe, children can play freely. Beautiful location by the Monsal trail. A great place for enjoying the outdoor life with friendly like minded people.

    Yvonne Hutchinson Avatar Yvonne Hutchinson
    27th September 2021

    positive review  Superb place, really well thought out and brilliant for kids 😃👍☀️

    Rob Mason Avatar Rob Mason
    23rd August 2021
  • positive review  We had a lovely week despite the weather. Great being so close to the Monsal Trail and lots of interesting things to do in the area. The staff are wonderful, so friendly and helpful.

    Stephanie Goss Way Avatar Stephanie Goss Way
    2nd October 2019

    positive review  Thank you ... great wedding venue!

    Chris Harrison Avatar Chris Harrison
    21st August 2019

    positive review  Great setting, well maintained accomodation and friendly instructors.

    James Herbert Avatar James Herbert
    8th May 2019
  • positive review  Lovely and calm place. Well maintained

    Naveeda Riaz Avatar Naveeda Riaz
    15th February 2019

    positive review  The whole place looked stunning last night , we were just there to support an artist.

    Linda Searle Avatar Linda Searle
    30th September 2018

    positive review  Wow I've had the most excellent residential overnight at thornbridge and the staff we're very helpful and I hope to come again with family and friends

    Joseph Sockett Avatar Joseph Sockett
    29th March 2018
  • positive review  Oadby Walking group: We had our anniversary get-together (30 members) and stay with a great Monsal trail walk in November 2017. It was a great stay and the accomodation satisfied all our needs. The administrative staff (Helen and Jill) were very helpful and understood our needs. Ian, the walking guide, clearly guided us with our needs for the walking activity. In summary, the staff were very helpful, the accomodation was great and we had one of the happiest times! Thanks.

    Thanthullu Vasu Avatar Thanthullu Vasu
    10th December 2017

    positive review  Awesome location for the alpkit festival thanks for having us

    Kev Smith Avatar Kev Smith
    24th September 2017

    positive review  I loved the place. Great location. The accommodation was very clean and big enough for a large group. Wonderful facilities on site and walking grounds. The Thornbridge hall accross the road is beatiful area to walk and explore. The nearby village of Ashford is beautiful for a leisurely walk. Will recommend to friends.

    Shoaib Haider Avatar Shoaib Haider
    16th September 2017
  • positive review  Great place to do you own thing. Lots of space and few close neighbours,!

    Richard Hakes Avatar Richard Hakes
    28th August 2017

    What a fabulous place, well equipped, versatile and very friendly.

    Richard Bateman Avatar Richard Bateman
    26th June 2017

    It's a wonderful place for both adult and children. Situated in a very peaceful location and so much to explore. Staffs are very friendly ...We had a wonderful and a memorable time in Thornbridge outdoors

    Saji Samuel Avatar Saji Samuel
    9th June 2017
  • Thornbridge Outdoors have excellent facilities and very friendly helpful staff. Every staff member that I came into contact with was friendly and pleasant. 🙂

    Tina Fox Avatar Tina Fox
    11th February 2017

    positive review  Went there for a team-building session organized by my uni. Everything was perfect! Great facilities, great instructors, and an amazing landscape! Thank you for your kindness 🙂

    Juliette Itsugua Avatar Juliette Itsugua
    3rd February 2017

    positive review  Excellent spot for a group of friends to gather. We were a mixed group of family and friends of all ages. Facilities are perfect and location is really good for walking biking climbing and general outdoor messing about. Nice biking areas on site and a little bouldering wall. I left a heart rate monitor behind which they very kindly and promptly posted back to me. Couldn't recommend enough.

    Daniel Short Avatar Daniel Short
    29th January 2017
  • positive review  Amazing experience. My team members are all very nice�

    Ding Jiang Avatar Ding Jiang
    7th October 2016

    positive review  Perfect activities! I am so enjoy it. It is good for make friends.

    April Zeng Avatar April Zeng
    7th October 2016

Google’s Most Helpful Reviews

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    Theresa Howard Avatar Theresa Howard
    25th October 2021

    Nice place, had a brilliant day here, using the high ropes was especially a nice experience.

    Nikoline Klaus Avatar Nikoline Klaus
    3rd October 2021

    Enjoyable weekend

    Julie Ashwell Avatar Julie Ashwell
    26th September 2021
  • Loved it. Activities were amazing and it has great facilities. Perfect for a holiday

    Boyce Dyson Avatar Boyce Dyson
    5th August 2021

    Good just Good

    Brendan Larkin Avatar Brendan Larkin
    30th May 2021

    A beautiful place

    Salma Lane Avatar Salma Lane
    19th September 2020

Testimonials from the 2021/2022 academic year

As always, it has been amazing from learning how to put on a cougale to the view over the bridge.  Everyone has been so helpful.

A Sheffield school, February 2022

This is our first stay and it has been brilliant!  Particular thanks to our instructors and the catering team.  We have loved every minute!

A Derbyshire school, February 2022

Fantastic stay, children loved it!

A Sheffield School, April 2022

Loved it as always!  Thank you 😊

A Sheffield School, June 2022

Our children found the whole experience brilliant.  We are from a school which is in the middle of a town and even seeing cattle/animals in the surrounding fields was a source of amazement.  The activities were a challenge that we cannot provide in school and families will never provide.  I am confident that we will be booking again in the future.

A Sheffield School, June 2022

Loved it, great spot, will return!

Family Group, September 2021

Overall very good accommodation, Lovely touches for tea, coffee and milk. Will definitely be back.

Family and Friends Group, December 2021

Lovely short stay at Thornbridge in the Woodlands. We have disabilities within our family so the accommodation was brilliant for us. Lots of room for the little ones to run around inside and out. Always warm and cosy and all the facilities we needed. Set on a beautiful site a very relaxing stay all around, thankyou.

Family and Friends Group, December/January 2021

Our second family stay here and we really enjoyed it 😊

Family, January 2022

The Woodlands building was outstanding. Our Mountaineering Club has stayed in many mountain huts, but this was up there with the best. Very clean, well equipped and comfortable. We would recommend Thornbridge Outdoors too any Outdoors Club, University or School.

Mountaineering Club, March 2022

We would definitely use again. Perfect for an extended family gathering.

Family Group, April 2022

Fab – thanks!

Family Group, April 2022

We’ve had a lovely weekend – thank you. We’ve met for May BH for nearly 30 years in different accommodation & this is right up there with the best. We aim to book for next year.

Family and Friends Group, May 2022

Well equipped accommodation for our service users needs. He had a lovely time away.

Carers, May/June 2022

Many thanks it’s been brilliant x

Family and Friends Group, June 2022

Good stay. Overall all good.

Family and Friends Group, June 2022

An excellent facility, which is very well maintained. Located in a ideal location for cycling. We will be back!

Cycling Club, June 2022

We had a really good weekend at Thornbridge, almost 200 people on site but the space available and the hostel and camping options together, made it still feel like a smaller and friendly event. I’ve only had good feedback so far from people about the accommodation and facilities, and the range of activities available in the local area.

Event Organiser, July 2022

Our instructor for the Outdoor First Aid Course was outstanding. He was charismatic and knowledgeable and made the experience very memorable.

Outdoor First Aid course attendee

Case Studies

Angram Bank Primary, Our Journey to Thornbridge Outdoors

It is 9am on a Friday morning in the summer term. Year six children, accompanied by parents, dragging and carrying assorted luggage are arriving at Chapeltown Train Station in Sheffield for a weekend residential visit to Thornbridge Outdoors… read more

Greystones Primary

As a school on the edge of the Peak District, we continue to use the fabulous resources of Thornbridge Outdoors for our Y5 residential for many reasons… read more

James at Thornbridge Outdoors

When James joined Year 6 he appeared quiet, avoided physical activity and lacked the confidence to widen his friendship group. He cried during our first football session and refused to take part… read more

Stanhope School

I am writing to once again thank your team for making our Year 4 visit to Thornbridge Outdoors an outstanding and memorable occasion. We have been bringing KS2 children to the centre since June 2002 and have always returned back to school totally reassured that quality outdoor education is a must for all children… read more

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