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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
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
An Exciting Development…
The building of a new outdoor classroom with specialist accommodation. After several years of planning and preparations, including months of newt catching (honestly!) building is now well underway. On the site of our old, and underused, stables building a new building is being constructed that will include: an outdoor classroom – a great space with
Farm House Increased Capacity
We have been busy making improvements on site and this includes updating most of the bunk beds in the Farm House.  This has enabled us to increase the number of beds to 38 from 31, but the building capacity will be capped at 34.  This will allow groups more flexibility when staying in the Farm House,
Facility Improvements
We are always striving to improve and have been busy working on the facilities we offer to make staying here more comfortable and enjoyable. Whilst it’s great to have a number of large buildings and an extensive site it certainly takes some maintaining and can be complicated to improve – especially within the confines of a conservation area

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