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CBBC – Our School
Our instructors Martin and Cath was part of an episode of Our School filmed by the BBC.  The episode featured Firth Park Academy going on a canoeing trip, you can see how they got on by watching the episode on BBC iPlayer!
Start of a new academic year
We hope everyone has had a great summer holiday, here at Thornbridge Outdoors we have hit the ground running this academic year.  Already we have trained 42 school staff in first aid, run an INSET day for 3 different schools totalling around 200 school staff and had our first school residential of the year arrive
Professional Photos
We have had professional photographer Phil Sproson in to take some new photos of our accommodation buildings which highlight all the changes and improvements we have made recently.  Along with updating our floor plans and creating a new interactive site map; you can almost visit our site before you arrive! Check out our indoor accommodation
New building is now open!
Our new building which has been named ‘Woodlands‘ has been finished and is now open for bookings.  The building was designed from the ground up to cater for groups which include those with additional needs and is located with fantastic views down the field and into mature woodland. We have finished furnishing the building with specially
Did you watch BBC Countryfile last night?  They were working with one of our instructors Claire, bouldering in the beautiful Peak District not far from our centre; shame about the weather!  Our location in the Peak District gives you access to high quality climbing crags and caves.  You can also book one of our instructors for a
The BMC and DMM are teaming up to give youngsters the opportunity to take the step from indoor to out, with the first youth meet weekend being organised at the Climbers’ Club hut, The Downes Hut, located just beneath the excellent gritstone edge, Froggatt. Organised for young climbers (12-17-years-old), wanting to make the step from indoor walls
John Muir Award in Schools – One Day Course
This one-day (09.30-15.30) introductory course is for teachers, head teachers, classroom assistants, pupil support and youth workers, community learning staff, and all who support outdoor learning. It explores the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award in a schools/education/curriculum context. The John Muir Award is suitable from upper primary level
Book for Christmas & New Year 2017
We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year in 2016 and we are already looking forward to Christmas and New Year 2017! If you would like a building with enough space to accommodate a big get together for all of the family then book our Lodge (sleeps 38) and/or Farm House (sleeps 38, dining room
Sheffield Schools Bouldering Competition 2017
Once again the Climbing works in Partnership with Links School Sport Partnership and ourselves are hosting the Sheffield Schools Bouldering Competition. To enter a team for the 2017 Sheffield Schools Bouldering competition please complete the registration form and submit by 20 January 2017: Sheffield Primary Schools Registration Form Sheffield Secondary Schools Registration Form Primary Schools A
Special offer this Christmas
Christmas is a great time of year to get together with all your family and friends, so why not make it extra special this year and get everyone together in one place? Our cosy indoor group accommodation makes for a perfect base for those long winter strolls (with a stop off at the local pub

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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
Courses for 2019 – Walking, Mountain Biking & More
Hill & Moorland Leader Courses Are you interested in being able to lead groups on the hills and moorlands of the UK including the Peak District, Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Yorkshire Dales and the Cheviots?  We still have limited spaces available on our HML Assessment course on the 4th – 6th of May.  For more information regarding
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

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    • RT : Year 4 are having an amazing time at . We're so lucky with the weather and the pupils are a delight to be with. Some of us actually managed to get some decent sleep on the first night of a residential! 👌Amazing. ,
    • Some fantastic feedback from a Special School: “All of the activities were pitched perfectly and well differentiated and adapted for the children. Thornbridge Challenge was ace!!” Accommodation: “Just Perfect! Well adapted and loved having the big doors open!" ,
    • The next SofA MTB Coaching Ride is this Sunday! Contact the Hathersage store to book on ‍♀️‍♂️,
    • James, who many of you will have spoken to on the phone/emailed will be leaving us at the end of the month to go off on an adventure around the world. So we have a customer service & business support post to fill (full time, perm) closing date 29 May ,