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
Bring your family to stay and enjoy the Peak District
We are excited to say that we are reopening the accommodation at Thornbridge Outdoors! The team have been working hard to prepare the accommodation ready to welcome guests back to the centre.  We are looking forward to seeing people enjoy their stays in the Peak District again – especially as we are well aware that
Activity 20 – Leaf Bashing
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to get arty with leaves. In this activity, you’re going to head outdoors in search of the most interesting and patterned leaves that you can find. Then, when you get home, you’re going to press the leaves so that their patterns imprint onto a
Activity 19 – Blueprints
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to a test of your communication skills. Get together with a friend, or with your brother or sister, and let’s see if – when you’re both listening carefully and speaking thoughtfully – you can become masters of communication! Your words will be the blueprints
Activity 18 – Tubes to Totems
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to imagine the spirit animals that represent you, your family and friends, and your pets too. Your spirit animals, if you believe the Native Americans, are looking over you through your life. They’re always there to guide you and see you succeed. Every person
Activity 17 – Code Breaker Tracking
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to create a code that only you and a special friend or family member will be able to understand. You can make the code indoorsy or outdoorsy, and it can be simple or super complicated, whatever suits you. The important thing is that it
Bags of Creativity
We’re pleased today to be able to announce our involvement in the Bags of Creativity project! Thanks to the hard work of various organisations in our region, 8,000 vulnerable children and young people across Yorkshire and the Humber will be receiving Bags of Creativity this Summer. The bags are designed to make sure all children
Activities 1-16: Downloads
We have been sharing an activity every week since March and you can follow the links below to access our activities from Week 1 through to Week 16, in a single document you can download… Home Version – Download here School Version – Download here
Activity 16 – Let’s Get Talking
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to build up a bank of conversation starters that you can have ready up your sleeve, for the next time you’re speaking with someone. These could come in handy the next time you get to talk to a friend, either in person or over

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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
Bring your family to stay and enjoy the Peak District
We are excited to say that we are reopening the accommodation at Thornbridge Outdoors! The team have been working hard to prepare the accommodation ready to welcome guests back to the centre.  We are looking forward to seeing people enjoy their stays in the Peak District again – especially as we are well aware that
Activity 20 – Leaf Bashing
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to get arty with leaves. In this activity, you’re going to head outdoors in search of the most interesting and patterned leaves that you can find. Then, when you get home, you’re going to press the leaves so that their patterns imprint onto a
Activity 19 – Blueprints
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to a test of your communication skills. Get together with a friend, or with your brother or sister, and let’s see if – when you’re both listening carefully and speaking thoughtfully – you can become masters of communication! Your words will be the blueprints

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