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One month until students visit for their First Night Away
In response to interest from schools during 2019, we recently launched ‘First Night Away 2020’ – an all inclusive 1 night residential visit for pupils in Y2, Y3 and Y4 who have never been on a residential visit. We look forward to enabling younger pupils to experience an outdoor learning residential as part of building
Residential ‘Bundle’ Prices for 18/19
We have just published the prices for school ‘bundle’ residential visits from September 2018 through to March 2019.  Our ‘bundles’ are a simplified pricing system which are suitable for the vast majority of our school groups. ‘Bundles’ aren’t fixed programmes and can incorporate a lot of flexibility.  They do however enable school groups to plan
Merry Christmas from the Thornbridge Outdoors Team
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
2017 Improvements & Developments
What a year it’s been! Not only have we been busy providing more people with memorable outdoor experiences, we have been busy listening to your feedback and making the improvements! We have… fitted smart Hive heating systems in each building (including the Base Camp!) to make sure the buildings are nice and toasty ready for
We are hiring!
A rare and exciting opportunity – we are recruiting a full time outdoor education tutor to join our team here in the Peak District. Do you have a passion for working with people in the outdoors? Are you an experienced outdoor instructor? Are you enthusiastic about the amazing potential impact that outdoor learning has on
Brilliant Residentials
Here at Thornbridge Outdoors we are supporters of Learning Away’s Brilliant Residentials campaign, whose vision is for more children and young people to enjoy residentials and the life changing experiences they offer. Learning Away spent five years working with 60 schools to get a clear picture of what high-quality residential learning is and have coined the phrase ‘Brilliant
Study Based Getaways
How about combining revision/project work with outdoor activities​ and/or using our accommodation and meeting spaces for distraction free study to create a brilliant residential that helps students to achieve the best that they can? Examples to date: A focused music practice weekend for secondary school students. A ‘revision camp’ with a mixture of outdoor activity sessions and teacher led revision sessions. A university screen
We are proud to be supporting the Learning Away Brilliant Residentials campaign to encourage more schools to take their children on residential trips.  Learning Away have been researching what makes a brilliant residential and have published their findings on the Learning Away website.  There are also free resources to use and case studies to read. You can

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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
One month until students visit for their First Night Away
In response to interest from schools during 2019, we recently launched ‘First Night Away 2020’ – an all inclusive 1 night residential visit for pupils in Y2, Y3 and Y4 who have never been on a residential visit. We look forward to enabling younger pupils to experience an outdoor learning residential as part of building
Fall in love with the Peak District this Valentine’s Day
Why not escape to the Peak District on the 14th February for a cosy weekend away? Our snug countryside cottage, 2 The Woodlands, is available to book for a Friday-Sunday stay over the Valentine’s Day weekend and makes a fantastic base for exploring the local area. The grandeur of Chatsworth House, the caverns at Castleton
Subsidised Hill and Moorland Leader Training Course
The Alpkit Foundation are offering 6 people the chance to undertake the Mountain Training Hill and Moorland leader training course at a hugely subsidised rate.  This is an intensive skills course and typically would be well over £200 per person, but with a bursary from the Alpkit Foundation they can offer places for £100.  So
#WinterResidentials
Here at Thornbridge Outdoors we firmly believe that visits can be highly successful whatever the time of year – with each season giving many opportunities for valuable life skills to be learnt – which is why the centre operates throughout the year. Over the last few weeks hundreds of visiting pupils have been having a

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