Outdoor Activity

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Robinwood challenge courses typically run through wooded areas of the grounds and incorporate many different challenges for the group. We have tunnels to crawl through, walls and scramble netting to climb on, rope bridges to cross and various other obstacles for the group to overcome. The course blends into the woodland environment, making use of the natural resources available. In order to make their way round, the group need to work together as a team to overcome the obstacles they face. At The Old School we have a fantastic natural obstacle course. On a boulder field close to the activity centre children can scramble over the top and explore the many passageways beneath, squeezing through tight gaps on the way. There are many different routes to take providing a range of challenges for those taking part. At our Maes-y-Nant activity centre the challenge course is a high wires circuit designed to test both the individual and the team.

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 in to 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.

"It is often said that people go the extra mile - I think its fair to say that the Robinwood staff go the extra ten miles to ensure that all children and adults have a fantastic time. When we have used other providers, we always have a good time, however there is always a 'but'. With Robinwood we are yet to find the 'but'. The children have had an outstanding three days, with memories made that they will remember and treasure for a very long time. On our and their behalf I would like to thank all the staff who helped to make the visit such a fabulous one. The centre can offer so much that we can't in school - for that reason the Robinwood experience is invaluable for building up self confidence and promoting team building. I am noticing the difference back in school too! I asked the children if they enjoyed the food, it was a unanimous yes! Really tasty, almost all empty plates from the children which I think says it all. Excellent accommodation for dietary needs too. Activities: Archery - Loved how many turns the children got, and how they had the opportunity to learn and improve. Canoeing - Superb - a safe environment and a lot of time in the canoe. Lots of fun. Caving - Many children have listed this as their favourite. Wonderful to see their confidence grow. Challenge Course - This was a less intense activity, the children enjoyed having time to explore and face each obstacle. Crate Challenge - Always a favourite, this year no exception. Love the fact that all children are involved at all times. Dungeon - Our first try in the new look dungeon, really liked the way teams were mixed. Excellent challenges. Giant Swing - A huge favourite with our children. Initially represents a challenge but quickly becomes great fun. Night Line - Always entertaining, great for team building. Piranha Pool - Superb for problem solving, and a really engaging and stimulating environment to do it in. Quest - A superb range of puzzles - liked the competitive edge which ultimately ended in needing to work together. Team Challenge - Great fun, superb activities. A terrific way to end each day. Trapeze - A lot of the children find this a challenge initially but after that first go can't wait for another turn. Zip Wire - Another big favourite for our children, loads of fun and again, brilliant that they can have so many turns."

Oxspring Primary School, Sheffield