Carlton Lodge Activity Centre
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What will students see and do?
With over 30 years of experience in providing safe, enjoyable activities for young people, Carlton Lodge Activity Centre is situated on the borders of both the North Yorks Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.
The site boasts its own lake for water sports and 12-acres of land featuring an extensive climbing wall, an adrenaline-fuelled 100m zip wire and an archery range.
Whether you’re looking for a 3- or 5-day residential, a 1-day package or an individual activity session, Carlton Lodge’s activities are designed to educate, excite, inspire, test and reward in an outdoor setting that can challenge, motivate and change lives.
These activities include abseiling (off-site), archery, axe throwing, bouldering (off-site), bushcraft, canoeing, caving (off-site), challenge course, tree climbing, wall climbing, evening activities, gorge walking (off-site), high ropes, hill walking (off-site), kayaking, orienteering (on- and off-site), puzzle-solving, raft building, rope bridge and zip wire.
It’s not all adrenaline and challenges. Learn old countryside skills such as hedge laying or drystone walling alongside making the environment a better place. Carlton Lodge has numerous environments so whatever your passion, be it lakeside, woodland or parkland conservation, there’s something for you.
The site can also offer the John Muir Conservation Award as part of its Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Gold residential that’s held each summer.
Teaching resources provided
Contact Carlton Lodge Activity Centre directly to discuss your curriculum objectives and the sorts of learning resources they may be able to provide.
Minimum and maximum group size
Carlton Lodge can accommodate a minimum of 8 pupils in the activities, and a maximum of 98 in the purpose-built accommodation units – however, there are camping facilities available for a further 140.
Details of risk assessment
Carlton Lodge Activity Centre has risk assessments covering all aspects of operations, as well as a monthly risk management summary, available to download from their website.
Don't miss our downloadable A-Z guide on completing a risk assessment
In addition to the zip wire, climbing wall and other activity stations, there are four choices of accommodation:
• The bunkhouse can accommodate a total of 24 people in dormitories varying in size from two to eight beds
• The stables can accommodate a total of 36 people in similar sized dormitories and has a dining area and separate communal lounge
• The sports complex can accommodate a total of 36 people in dormitories varying in size from two to 12 beds and has a combined dining and lounge area
• The camping area has tents you can borrow and space to set up your own.
Carlton Lodge Activity Centre is open 9am-5pm.
Single Activity Session (1½ hours): £25 (peak season), £22 (off-peak)
1-Day Activity Programme (4 activities): £51 (peak season), £43 (off-peak)
3-Day Residential Programme (8 activities, 2 evening activities, food and accommodation): £180 (peak season), £153 (off-peak)
5-Day Residential Programme (16 activities, one day offsite, 4 evening activities, food and accommodation): £350 (peak season), £298 (off-peak)
Carlton Lodge Activity Centre is situated in a 12-acre site near Thirsk, in an ideal location on the borders of both the North Yorks Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, just 10 minutes from the A1 and half a mile from Thirsk Train Station.
Contact Carlton Lodge directly to discuss parking and travel accommodations.
Book your school trip to Carlton Lodge Activity Centre
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