Robinwood Activity Centre provide residential adventure courses in the UK for children aged 7 to 11 years. Our activity instructors are specially selected for their ability to help young people reach their full potential in all aspects of our educational activity courses.
Our North Pennines Activity Centre, Barhaugh Hall, stands in 9 acres of grounds and is set amongst the rolling hills of the North Pennines. The centre is just north of Alston, in an area designated of 'outstanding natural beauty', and around 20 miles from junction 40 of the M6.
We have developed many adventure activity venues in the activity centre grounds. Groups walk through the surrounding hills with their group leaders for the expedition walk and a stream walk, but everything else takes place on site.
We have created a shallow sheltered lake next to the activity centre, which provides the ideal environment for children to do raft building and canoeing. It is designed so that children are always close to the bank, but is also big enough to run challenging activity sessions, developing new skills and having plenty of fun.
Within the activity centre buildings we have an indoor climbing wall, an artificial caving area and (of course!) a piranha pool. The piranha pool is a themed problem solving area involving different 'crystal maze' type challenges.
In wooded areas of the grounds we have two zip wires, a trapeze (also known as a leap of faith), an obstacle course and a night line. The archery range is clearly sectioned off for safety reasons, with a large wooden shelter for the shooting and waiting area. Also within the grounds we offer problem solving and orienteering sessions.
- primary school child
best trip ever
I had the best trip ever with howdenburn P.S. our two instructors who were kyle and martin were really kind and hilarious. EXTREMELY friendly. chris one of the night duty staff commented by saying we were the best boys room he ever met. THANK YOU ROBIN WOOD!!!!!!!!!! =D2 months ago#kyle reece & martin lord (instructors)
- monty/ adam
"hello if you do read this i'm only writing to say to Jon who teached me today,wednesday 22nd may 2013, he was the best. this is only for robin wood to read"6 months ago#adam hope
robinwood is great
it is amazing29/05/2012
- loubie:I think robinwood is horrible and me and my friends hate it apart from some of the leaders and the activities We really hate the rom we was in
- Adventure Courses
- Crate Challenge
- Obstacle Course
- Raft Building
- Zip Wire
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