Activity Week 1 – Mini Dens
It’s competition time! The instructor team here at Thornbridge Outdoors have been busy devising a cunning competition for you to enter this week, for the chance to have your entry proudly displayed on our website over the weekend – only the Top 5 will be chosen! Entries with lots of character, artistic interpretation, and imagination
You can now take your MTB assessment at Thornbridge Outdoors
We’re pleased to announce that, for the first time, during 2020 you’ll now be able to take your assessment for the British Cycling Mountain Biking (MTB) Level 2 Leader Award here at Thornbridge Outdoors. We have in past years run the training only, but we’re now happy to be able to offer both. The training
One month until students visit for their First Night Away
In response to interest from schools during 2019, we recently launched ‘First Night Away 2020’ – an all inclusive 1 night residential visit for pupils in Y2, Y3 and Y4 who have never been on a residential visit. We look forward to enabling younger pupils to experience an outdoor learning residential as part of building
Fall in love with the Peak District this Valentine’s Day
Why not escape to the Peak District on the 14th February for a cosy weekend away? Our snug countryside cottage, 2 The Woodlands, is available to book for a Friday-Sunday stay over the Valentine’s Day weekend and makes a fantastic base for exploring the local area. The grandeur of Chatsworth House, the caverns at Castleton
Subsidised Hill and Moorland Leader Training Course
The Alpkit Foundation are offering 6 people the chance to undertake the Mountain Training Hill and Moorland leader training course at a hugely subsidised rate.  This is an intensive skills course and typically would be well over £200 per person, but with a bursary from the Alpkit Foundation they can offer places for £100.  So
#WinterResidentials
Here at Thornbridge Outdoors we firmly believe that visits can be highly successful whatever the time of year – with each season giving many opportunities for valuable life skills to be learnt – which is why the centre operates throughout the year. Over the last few weeks hundreds of visiting pupils have been having a
What’s been going on, improvements and general news
General News During the winter we have completed some planned works to the Farm House male bathroom, although not revolutionary (tricky to do anything with the shape of the room and being a grade II listed building) it has certainly improved the cosmetic looks and is more appealing to the eye than it has been
Courses for 2019 – Walking, Mountain Biking & More
Hill & Moorland Leader Courses Are you interested in being able to lead groups on the hills and moorlands of the UK including the Peak District, Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Yorkshire Dales and the Cheviots?  We still have limited spaces available on our HML Assessment course on the 4th – 6th of May.  For more information regarding
Book Your 2019/2020 Residential Visits
If you haven’t booked your school’s residential visit for the next academic year please get in touch with us to explore the many options available – including fully instructed, part instructed, accommodation only, fully catered, self catering and more – book soon to make sure you don’t miss out. We have a small amount of
❄ Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ❄
The centre is quiet this week as schools are busy with Christmas fairs, nativity shows and carol singing – we hope that everybody is having a fantastic time. As strange as a quiet centre seems to us – we’re used to it bustling with excited groups – we’re making the most of it by making some

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The Best of the Mini Dens
It’s time to announce the winners! This week, the instructor team here at Thornbridge Outdoors have set YOU the challenge of building your very best mini den. We’ve seen some fantastic photos of your mini dens over the past few days and we’ve been really impressed with how much hard work and energy has gone
Activity Week 2 – Scavenger Hunt
This week, the instructor team here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging YOU to a scavenger hunt on the playground, in your house, or out in the garden. In order to take part in this scavenger hunt, imagine that you live out in the wild and – just like a wild animal – your survival depends
Activity Week 1 – Mini Dens
It’s competition time! The instructor team here at Thornbridge Outdoors have been busy devising a cunning competition for you to enter this week, for the chance to have your entry proudly displayed on our website over the weekend – only the Top 5 will be chosen! Entries with lots of character, artistic interpretation, and imagination
We have reluctantly taken the decision to close Thornbridge Outdoors to visiting non-school groups and course attendees from today until the end of April in light of government guidance regarding avoiding unnecessary travel and social distancing. If schools with bookings for residential and day visits between now and the end of April would like to
You can now take your MTB assessment at Thornbridge Outdoors
We’re pleased to announce that, for the first time, during 2020 you’ll now be able to take your assessment for the British Cycling Mountain Biking (MTB) Level 2 Leader Award here at Thornbridge Outdoors. We have in past years run the training only, but we’re now happy to be able to offer both. The training

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