What will students see and do?

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this 130-acre site is of significant scientific interest, with wildlife and views of Moel Famau. Located 30 minutes from Chester and around an hour from Liverpool, Colomendy is perfect for schools looking for an immersive outdoor adventure.  

Set in a valley surrounded by scenic hills and woodland, Loggerheads Country Park is also opposite the activity centre, allowing plenty of exploration opportunities. 

On-site, there are three huge climbing and abseiling towers as well as both low- and high-rope activities, a 3G swing and a 200-metre giant zip wire. Students can also participate in caving, as there is a realistic system built right into the rock seam. 

For water lovers, there is a fantastic lake for canoeing, kayaking and raft building, and if you want to avoid a rain shower, a spacious sports hall can be utilised for some popular team games and fencing. 

Whilst staying at Colomendy, you should consider a hike through the AONB to reach the summit of Moel Famau (1818ft). A great challenge and one that you will remember for some time. 



Teaching resources provided

Lesson plans are linked to learning outcomes, and clear curriculum links are made for teachers in various subjects. Kingswood also provides teachers with after-trip lesson plans and materials that can be used in their own classrooms.

To help teachers plan their trip, Kingswood has launched a user-friendly online portal called Trip Planner. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know, as well as all the forms you need to complete to ensure your stay runs smoothly.

Make the Most of Your Residential booklet. In this guide, Kingswood suggests methods for making direct links from the activities you choose to the curriculum through extension activities which incorporate science, maths and drama amongst others.

For English language learning trips, Kingswood also provides:

Pre-arrival academic testing to ascertain ability before arrival, so groups can jump straight into lessons from day one.

A certificate of attendance of the English Language Course and a report on students’ individual progress, to help them record and continue their studies back home.


Minimum and maximum group size

Any group size can be catered for. There is no minimum group size, and providing there is availability, the maximum is the full centre capacity, splitting into smaller groups (maximum of 15) for activities.


Details of risk assessment

All aspects of Kingswood’s operation are subject to risk assessment by its own in-house team. These are individuals who are qualified and experienced in outdoor education, adventurous activity and health and safety.

The content of the risk assessments is subject to further review and scrutiny by external technical advisors, statutory regulators and inspectors from the British Activity Providers Association.

All of risk assessments are reviewed on an annual basis as a minimum but may be subject to additional review and updates following incidents, external inspections, feedback from user groups or changes to operational practices.

Please click here for Colomendy’s risk management arrangements.

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Facilities on-site

Outdoors: climbing and abseiling towers with giant zip wire and a lake for watersports.  

Indoors: spacious sports hall for team games and fencing.

Gift shops: selling snacks, drinks and souvenirs. 

Other facilities: diner, classroom areas and party-leader lounges.

Accommodation: dormitories as well as lodges and tented villages.


Opening times

This centre is open all year round.

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Pricing

Prices vary depending on size of group and time of year; enquire today to get your bespoke quote.

Don’t forget to ask about Kingswood’s subsidised and fully funded places…

Kingswood Hardship Fund: Kingswood believes that outdoor adventure is for everyone and that every young person should have the chance to experience a transformative residential trip. That’s why it’s launched the Kingswood Hardship Fund to provide financial support for individual young people who face barriers to accessing this experience.

NCS Experiences: Kingswood proudly delivers fully funded National Citizen Service experiences to 15–17-year-olds. These five-day residential experiences are designed to build confidence, resilience and life skills for those entering adulthood.


Travel arrangements

Kingswood’s partner company, Britannia Coach Services, offers a convenient and competitive travel service for you to save you time and money.

‍All drivers from these coach operators are experienced in transporting school groups and have been through a DBS background check. Their vehicles are kept in top condition and meet all European safety standards as a minimum.

When you book your visit to Kingswood, you will automatically be sent a competitive transport quote tailored to your trip, so you won’t have to spend time shopping around; they’ll do the rest!

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Colomendy
Loggerheads
Near Mold
Denbighshire
CH7 5LB


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