Adventure and teamwork combine on the giant swing. Two children wearing full harnesses go on the swing together, securely attached to the swing bar. The rest of the activity group pull on a rope that lifts the swing bar up to its starting position. The children on the swing can choose when they pull the release cord to start. It’s their choice whether they start from the highest point or release closer to the ground for a more gentle swing. However high you choose to go, the giant swing is one of our most exhilarating and popular activity sessions.
Other Activities at Robinwood
We have 15 high quality activity sessions. Although most are offered at all Robinwood centres, there are some which only operate at selected centres. All centres run a very similar, busy programme with typically 15 activities packed into the three days at Robinwood. There are slight variations in activities offered at each centre and the activity programme also varies according to the time of year.
What Schools say about our activities
We really appreciate all the recommendations we get from schools who have visited Robinwood and the number of schools who come for the first time as a result of recommendations from friends and colleagues. We are constantly updating the comments from schools who have recently attended a Robinwood Course. The schools that attend come from areas of the Midlands, throughout the North of England and up into Scotland. But don’t just take our word for it, See what they have to say about robinwood. For more testimonials and recommendations visit our Highly Recommended Page.
Caving - All leaders were great at talking about some of the science behind rocks and how caves are formed etc.
Crate Challenge - Great opportunity to develop teamwork and communication skills.
Night Line - It's really interesting for the children to see how they adapt when one sense is taken away and how they reflect on it at the end is great.
Piranha Pool - A favourite activity of the children which really challenges them to have a go and also use team work and communication.
Trapeze - A good one for children to push past their comfort zones and challenge themselves."
West Jesmond Primary School, Jesmond