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
Activity 15 – Nature’s Treasure Hunt
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to take a journey on the road to discovery! Set off as you usually might on a stroll about your local area, but today… Tread lightly with the footsteps of a fox, stalking its prey. Consider the world around you with a squirrel’s quick
Activity 14 – Cartoon My Walk
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to illustrate a walk – either one that you’re going to go on today, or a walk that you have been on recently. You can enjoy this activity at home or at school, and it can be completed inside or outside, anything goes! Every
Activity 13 – Orienteering Second Steps
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are taking your talent for orienteering to the next level, now that you’ve successfully mastered the basics. In the Second Steps challenge, the instructors are challenging you to draw and follow a dot map. This is going to be a little trickier than the shape map you
Activity 12 – Orienteering First Steps
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to learn one of the first steps towards become an orienteer, which is the art of drawing a map, and then charting your way across the map as you navigate through the territory before you. Orienteering requires good navigation skills, and navigation is a key
Activity 11 – Lava Pool
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to cross a treacherous lava pool, stepping from rock to rock to avoid falling into a pool of molten lava! You’d better tread carefully or… BANG! you’ll sink beneath the lava and the volcano will erupt. That means back to the beginning for you! The
Activity 10 – Pyramid
This week, we’re travelling back in time to Ancient Egypt to try our hand at pyramid building. The instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to construct a pyramid yourself, and then imagine that you have to relocate it to avoid a sudden plague of locusts! Without breaking the key rules, how will you
Activity 9 – Recycling Towers
Rather than taking your plastic and cardboard recycling out… build it up! This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to take on a big build using only recycling. If you wait until you have lots of recycling ready to be taken out to the bin, then rescue it on its way, you’ll
Activity Week 8 – Manic Alphabet
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to work together in a team at high speed in a race that will test not only your knowledge of the alphabet, but also your agility, your fitness, and how you pull together as a team! The letters of the alphabet will be laid
Activity Week 7 – Spider’s Web
This week, the instructor team here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to climb through the holes in a spider’s web, without waking the spider! Watch out though as there are only so many times you can wobble the web before the spider will wake up and see you with one of her many, many

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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
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

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  • We’re pleased to announce new mountain bike leader training dates here at on 22 - 23 May OR 10 - 11 July 2021 The Level 2 Award enables qualified leaders to use their experience to safely guide others on off-road terrain. ,
  • If only the site was covered in the footprints of children having snowball fights and making snowmen! That said the wildlife is enjoying a relatively quiet site-just sharing it with staff who are making improvements ready for the return of guests. ,
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