Posted on 16th May 2024
What to look for when selecting an Outdoor Learning Provider and Why?
When selecting a provider for outdoor learning, teachers, group leaders, or any potential customers must consider several important accreditations. These accreditations ensure that the provider meets high standards of safety, quality, and educational value. With so many accreditations, which are the ones that really matter, and offer assurance of safety, quality and experience. The Adventurous Activity Licence (AALS) is a...
Posted on 10th May 2024
Paderborn “Where it all began”
Paderborn It all started with a letter in 1973, when the council of Paderborn reached out, open armed, to Bolton in hopes of becoming twinned cities. 2 years and 2 twinning ceremonies later, Bolton (the biggest town in Europe) solidified its union with Paderborn (the city with the biggest heart). Over the span of more than a decade, the Anderton...
Posted on 13th April 2024
The Anderton Centre Open Day
Anderton Centre Open Day Date: Saturday 4th May 2024 We are thrilled to announce we have once again thrown open our gates for a few hours, for you to join us in what has become The Anderton Centres bi-annual Open day. It is an opportunity for you to experience some of the exciting land and water outdoor activities that we...
Posted on 12th March 2024
2023 Impact Report
Download Lancashire Outdoor Activities Initiative 2023 Impact Report
Posted on 5th January 2024
Happy Bird Day
Bird watching is a beloved past time for the people of Great Britain and the United Kingdom, and the Anderton Centre is overjoyed to be the home of a diverse range of bird life on our grounds. One of our most beloved visitors is the Cormorant that likes to perch on the buoys on our reservoir. In a sense, the...
Posted on 16th October 2023
The Great British School Trip
The Anderton Centre join Hyundai as a Partner School trips build self-esteem and self-confidence, offering new experiences that help young people look beyond the classroom. However, rising costs are making it more difficult than ever to facilitate these experiences. That’s why Hyundai are launching the Great British School Trip. Offering 25,000 young people who need support the most with bursaries...
Posted on 21st August 2023
Lancashire Tourism Award Nomination
A part of the Anderton Centre’s mission statement is ‘to provide meaningful outdoor learning to everyone’. We take the everyone part very seriously and the Lancashire Tourism Awards body clearly agrees. We are finalists for the accessibility and inclusivity category and our team is immensely proud. In Lancashire, we are very lucky to have Rivington, which effectively sells itself. It...
Posted on 25th April 2022
Comedian Peter Kay launches ‘Wheelyboat’ at the Anderton Centre
Comedian Peter Kay launched Lancashire’s first wheelchair accessible wheelyboat at outdoor activity charity the Anderton Centre, which is part of the University of Bolton Group. The 48-year-old comic writer and actor was guest of honour to cut the ribbon on the state of the art craft which allows disabled adults and children to enjoy sailing and water sports. Peter said...
Posted on 30th August 2021
Holiday Activities & Food Programme (HAF) – Bolton Council
This summer, Bolton Council have reached out to Anderton, to facilitate their new HAF Programme at our High Rid Reservoir location. HAF (Holiday Activities & Food) is an initiative run by Bolton Council to promote healthy eating and exercise through enrichment activities such as kayaking, canoeing, climbing, archery etc. The scheme prioritises places for those eligible for free school meals but those between the ages of 4-12 are...