Water-based and land-based outdoor learning and activities for school day trips and youth group residential stays in Rivington (Lancashire’s mini Lake District) with fully catered conferencing facilities and nationally accredited outdoor courses.

Find out more about the Anderton Centre’s history and heritage.

Education, Community, & Voluntary

The Anderton Centre offers high quality and unique experiences for education establishments, community groups, and voluntary organisations.

We use adventure and problem solving activities to build confidence, increase self-esteem, develop teamwork, independence, and lots of fun along the way.

Action packed residential’s and day visits available.


Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Anderton Centre is an approved activity provider for all levels of the award including the Gold Residential Project.

We offer a professional expedition service, with the highest levels of support throughout your programme. Our highly qualified expedition leaders and accredited assessors ensure a challenging, memorable and rewarding experience.



No event too big or too small. At the Anderton Centre, we have options to suit every Corporate event. We have a variety of conferencing facilities, with outstanding catering.

Many companies also choose to expand their conference by adding team building activities, making unique and memorable days for their staff.


Public Use

The Anderton Centre is not just for schools. We are open all year round, for courses, boat hire, public events, private events and fabulous birthday parties.

Whether you are looking to try something new, or improve your skills, our site offers fantastic facilities and exclusive use of Lower Rivington Reservoir.


Institute for Outdoor Learning Adventure Activities Licensing Authority RYA Sailability RYA Training British Canoeing Mountain Training Council for Learning Outside The Classroom