Activities 1-6: Downloads
We have been sharing an activity every week this Spring and you can follow the links below to access our first activities from Week 1 through to Week 6, in a single document you can download… Home Version – Download here School Version – Download here
Activity Week 6 – Touch, don’t look!
This week, the instructor team here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to work together with a partner to explore the world using your four senses other than sight. When one of you is blindfolded and can’t see anymore, how will your partner guide you about safely and steadily? And how will you identify the
Activity Week 5 – Wizard’s Rainbow Colour Hunt
This week, the instructor team here at Thornbridge Outdoors are handing over the baton for their weekly activity challenge… to a great wizard instead. A wizard whose magical powers enable them to command every colour of the rainbow. Spring is in full swing and this challenge will require you to look very very closely at
Activity Week 4 – Roller Ball
This week, the instructor team here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging YOU to a Roller Ball challenge either inside, outside or even from the inside to the outside! How far will your Roller Ball travel? For this challenge you will need to be inventive – what materials can you gather together that will send a
Activity Week 3 – Art Attack
This week, the instructor team here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging YOU to an art attack challenge on the playground, in your house, or out in the garden. In order to take part in this challenge you will need to forage about for useful materials to use, that you can firstly arrange into a picture
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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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. ,
  • ‍♂️‍♀️ If you'd like some fun outdoorsy children's activities for at home or school, then look no further... ,