Merry Christmas from the Thornbridge Outdoors Team

Sky Ropes in snow at Thornbridge Outdoors

Sky Ropes

We would like to wish you all a restful Christmas and hope 2018 fulfils all your dreams and ambitions.

It’s been another busy year here seeing the completion of our new accessible building Woodlands which has already received many positive reviews from a wide variety of groups. 2 The Woodlands cottage has also undergone a makeover and is now being let out to family groups for short Peak District getaways.

Continuing our work with local universities we have delivered introduction days for new students, facilitating leadership residential’s and creative writing weekends. The bulk of our term-time residentials continue to provide Sheffield primary schools with high quality outdoor experiences, but we have also delivered a number of bespoke INSET daysfirst aid courses and Outdoor Learning Cardscourses for staff.

We are excited to have recently become a British Cycling accredited centre and have since hosted our first Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Training course with more open course dates set for 2018. In partnership with our friends at Alpkit and the Alpkit Foundation we have also started delivering School of Adventure (SofA) courses which to date have included family weaseling, mountain bike rides, caving, climbing and navigation skills. Keep an eye out on social media for 2018 courses.

Monsal trail in snow near Thornbridge Outdoors

Monsal Trail

Check out our other news articles and social media to read more about the latest developments and the exciting work we do, or get in touch to organise your own outdoor experience.

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Most of you know that we are keen to get your thoughts (both good and constructive) after your visit.

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Why? So we can continue to improve. Scroll through our 2017 Improvements & Developments news article to see the changes made with a few before and after snaps.

Watch this space as we have more developments planned for 2018:

A lot to look forward to

This year we have hosted more wedding receptions and seen some wonderful marquees on our fields.  We are looking forward to being the venue for more special occasions next year!

Event/Wedding marquee at Thornbridge Outdoors

Event / Wedding Marquee

We are booking up for school residentials in 2018, so if you have not already made a booking for your school, get in touch in the New Year.

We do still have availability for weekend breaks, so book your getaway for 2018!

The Alpkit Big Shakeout was a big success again this year and the dates for the 2018 festival have been released: 28-30 September.  Tickets will go on sale in early 2018.


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