Activities


Aldwark is ideal for water-based activities and residential training courses, or as a base for other activities.

Below shows the current activities we are able to offer on site.

Canoeing and Kayaking

A crew of volunteers is able to run canoe and kayak sessions, from having fun on the water to BCU 1 star.

Rafting

Rafting is a popular activity, blending traditional Scouting skills with the chance to get wet.

Pilot Boat Trips for Groups

We offer a great day out on the river for a groups of up to 10, including leaders.

We can also incorporate Pilot Boat cruises into your weekend stay, or your day visit.

Please enquire when placing a booking for more details.

New Activities for 2018…

Archery

We can now offer Archery to all groups visiting the centre. 

We have a couple of options for our new Archery activity dependent on what type of group you are.

  • For groups without an archery permitted leader (holding a Scout Activity Permit) we are offering half day sessions, morning or afternoon for £60 per session.  We can accommodate approximately 30 people in a session,  in groups of a maximum of 12 people at a time in rotation. 
  • For groups with an archery scout permitted leader we are able to hire out equipment for you to be able to run this activity independently.  Equipment his is charged at £15 per hour,

Exotic Mobile Zoo

 

Our external contact offers a 90 minute lecture which is all hands on for the audience. Our expert talks about the animals they have allowing them to be held and/or touched by the audience. Some of their largest reptiles are snakes; an eight foot long Boa Constrictor, and another is a 12 foot long Burmese Python – maybe this will fascinate your young people.

If you are interested in adding this at some point during your weekend with us please contact the booking secretary so they can organise this for you. The lecture costs £100 for up to 60 people, for larger numbers the price will vary and will be advised once confirmed numbers are given.

 Bouncy Castle Hire
We can offer bouncy castle hire as below:
  • Half Day (3 hours) – £45
  • Full Day (8 hours) – £100
  • Full Weekends -£175 
Adult supervision by one of your leaders is required at all times when groups are using the bouncy castle. 
Please speak with our booking secretary to make the arrangements for you if this is something you would like to add to your stay with us.

Other Facilities your group may be interested in
For the more traditional we have an area ideal for a campfire, plus enough space to add your own craft activities into your programme.