Welcoming guests back to the centre
We’re so pleased to see overnight guests arriving to stay the night in the Peak District, after the long spell of Covid lockdown. Hurray! One upside of lockdown is that even more people seem to have discovered a love of the countryside. It’s great to see how much new visitors to the centre enjoy our
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
#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
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
Plan Ahead – School Residential Visit Prices Released Up To March 2021
To help schools plan and budget for their upcoming residential visit we have released the residential ‘bundle’ prices for April 2019 – March 2020 and April 2020 – March 2021.  Having reviewed our approach to pricing we will be introducing High, Low and Peak seasons where the core price of the ‘bundle’ will be different.  The dates
The Department for Education’s (DfE) has released new Guidance on Health and safety on educational visits. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-and-safety-on-educational-visits/health-and-safety-on-educational-visits The guidance, which links to Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel National Guidance, also endorses the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s LOtC Quality Badge, the national accreditation which ensures providers have the appropriate safety standards and liability insurance in place. We
Salary: Grade 6 (£24,657 – £29,055) pro rata. Contract Type: Permanent. Hours Per Week: 22.12. Closing Date: 24 October 2018. This is an exciting opportunity to join the core instructor team here from January 2019. You’ll work a regular pattern of Monday – Wednesday each week to complement the existing team, with the opportunity for
Residential ‘Bundle’ Prices for 18/19
We have just published the prices for school ‘bundle’ residential visits from September 2018 through to March 2019.  Our ‘bundles’ are a simplified pricing system which are suitable for the vast majority of our school groups. ‘Bundles’ aren’t fixed programmes and can incorporate a lot of flexibility.  They do however enable school groups to plan

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We’re recruiting!!
We’re excited to be recruiting some new staff members to come and join the team here at Thornbridge Outdoors. We’re looking for: An Outdoor and Environmental Education Tutor.  This full time, permanent position is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our small permanent instructor team.  Details at https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/job-vacancies/Joblistings/outdoor-and-environmental-education-tutor Casual Outdoor Education Instructors.  An opportunity
Welcoming guests back to the centre
We’re so pleased to see overnight guests arriving to stay the night in the Peak District, after the long spell of Covid lockdown. Hurray! One upside of lockdown is that even more people seem to have discovered a love of the countryside. It’s great to see how much new visitors to the centre enjoy our
12 Days of Christmas Activities
Take on these 12 special Christmassy activities that we’ve put together to keep you busy, active, and filled with the magic of Christmas! Day 1! View/download here   Day 2! View/download here   Day 3! View/download here   Day 4! View/download here   Day 5! View/download here   Day 6! View/download here   Day 7!
Activity 22 – Rainwater Harvesting
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to help save the planet as you learn how to harvest rainwater, and then put the rainwater that you have collected to great use at home. As they say, ‘When it rains, it pours!”… but how much does it actually pour versus the tap
Activity 21 – Cross the Canyon
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to a group activity. You’re going to turn yourselves into a sort of human chess board, switching places with other players as much as the rules allow in order to solve the great problem… how do you cross the canyon?? Will your team make

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