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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

Kingswood, in partnership with Enrich Education, provide visitors with pre- and post-trip activity packs.  

Packs includes a selection of activities that support PE, English, maths, science and geography curricula, taken from the Enrich School Orienteering and Outdoor Learning Digital Hub, which is home to over 200 cross-curricular physical activity plans. Each activity links with one of the six Kingswood curriculum categories (Challenge, Play, Explore, Discover, Social, Reflect). All activities include a teacher’s plan and children’s resource sheets where required.  

The packs enable schools to create opportunities to introduce outdoor adventurous activities to children, developing their initial orienteering skills and helping to foster a love for outdoor learning.  

In addition to the activity packs, Kingswood offers schools a unique ‘confidence tracker’ tool, created in partnership with insight specialists Spike and with counsel from Dr Alice Jones Bartoli and Professor Justin Dillon, to enable them to evidence and evaluate the success of a trip. This is a fantastic take-home to share with parents or carers after a trip and can also form a wider project on character education or development.

Minimum and maximum group size

The maximum number of students per activity is 15.

Kingswood can usually accommodate smaller groups with complex SEN requirements on request.

Details of risk assessment

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

Colomendy is open daily, year-round.



Prices start from just £86pp for a mid-week residential trip. 

Travel arrangements

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

Call 01603 309 373 or email


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