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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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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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