Purpose-built Facilities at Cross Lanes

We are delighted to announce the opening of Cross Lanes in 2018. Set in the beautiful Welsh countryside based just outside of Wrexham, the original Cross Lanes building dates back to the late Victorian era when it was built as a private house in around 1870.

Its name in Welsh was Maes-y-Nant which when translated means ‘house by a stream’. Although the stream remains, the old owners would struggle to recognise it now as the site has been transformed with purpose built facilities to provide an amazing Robinwood experience.

As our newest centre every element of the operation benefits from our experiences over years of operation and feedback across all Robinwood centres.

Cross Lanes Key facts:

  • An established management team are at the helm of Cross Lanes.  If you have been to Dobroyd or Barhaugh Hall you will probably recognize some familiar faces. With over 40 years’ experience between them at Robinwood Centres, you are in safe hands with Ash, Kris, Kel and Storm.
  • The only Robinwood centre with coach access to the front door!
  • All activities are on site and close together – making the most of every exciting minute.
  • Another first for Robinwood – Cross Lanes boasts a purpose built high ropes course.
  • Raft Building and Canoeing takes place on our purpose built lake , shallow enough to be perfect for key stage 2 and big enough for a real feel of adventure.
  • Cross Lanes features a brand new Giant Swing and a Zip wire of around 80 metres in length, perfect for Key Stage 2 adventurers.
  • Cross Lanes offers Robinwood’s Ultimate timetable, providing all the classic Robinwood sessions, including the legendary Piranha Pool, Dungeon and Quest themed problem solving sessions.
  • Purpose built brand new buildings house Archery and our specially designed indoor Caving system, allowing these activities to take place year round.
  • Dormitories and teachers accommodation are all housed in the main building. Within our accommodation, children sleep in dormitories with between 2-12 children, with en-suite toilets and wash basins.
  • Cross Lanes accommodation can cater for up to 170 adventurers at a time. The children get to share a dormitory with their friends, whilst teachers rooms, all of which are en-suite, are located close to the children.
  • We have a fantastic teachers lounge area where teachers can relax on the evenings, whilst Robinwood staff oversee bedtimes and overnight supervision of the children.

We are now taking bookings through to May 2019 for our Cross Lanes activity centre. Please call us on 01706 814554 if you would like to check availability.

Typical three day programme at Cross Lanes

Around 24 hours of high quality activity sessions packed into a 3 day course. We ensure your group gains the most possible from every moment spent at Robinwood, from wake-up around 7.00am to lights out (and sleep!) at 10.00pm. Please note that this activity programme does vary dependent in particular on weather conditions and the timetable given above is only a sample. The activity programme you follow will be confirmed in advance of your course, within a personalised timetable for your school.

Day 1

Arrivals are typically about 11.00am
Giant swing
Raft building
Crate challenge
Evening meal
Hot chocolate and review

Day 2

Zip wire
Night line
Piranha Pool
Evening meal
Team challenge
Hot chocolate and review

Day 3

Challenge course
Departures are typically about 2.30pm

Finding our Cross Lanes Activity Centre

Cross Lanes is situated just off the A525

Typical travel times

  • Chester

    30 mins
  • Liverpool

    1 hr
  • Stoke on Trent

    1 hr
  • Manchester

    1 hr
  • Birmingham

    1 hr 30 mins
  • Derby

    2 hrs
  • Leeds

    2 hrs
  • Nottingham

    2 hrs 10 mins
  • Lincoln

    3 hrs