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. Some sessions differ from centre to centre, but all centres run a very similar, busy programme with typically 15 high quality activities packed into three days at Robinwood. There are also some variations 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