Preparing for Your Visit


Please request parents label clothing either by writing or stitching their child’s name on the inside where it can be easily seen.

Please encourage every member of your party to bring a named water bottle with them. This can be re-filled in the dining hall throughout the day.

Please let your group know that they’ll need to wear long sleeves and long trousers for most activities – and long hair must be tied back.

Anderton Centre staff are fully trained in First Aid, but we cannot give out or administer medication. Please ensure any member of your party who requires medication, including asthma inhalers, brings it with them. This includes sun cream during warmer weather.

From time to time, for example, during lunch breaks, there will be times when there are no activities running. Please bring your own games for use at these times.

Please ask your party to bring roll-on deodorants, fire alarms are sensitive to some aerosols.

We strongly suggest all students turn their lights out by 10:30pm. Any pupils not asleep by this time, we politely request that they observe this as ‘quiet time’. They may wish to bring books or cards to entertain them before bed for this reason.

We have a small shop on site where students can buy souvenirs and snacks. We recommend pupils bring no more than £5 per day of their stay.

Mobile signals can be intermittent at our Centre so please use our landline number as an emergency contact for your trip.

Anderton Centre cannot accept any liability for the loss of any personal property your party may bring. Therefore, we request that items of value are not brought on to site, including expensive clothing and footwear, mobile phones, handheld games consoles, etc.

Parties are divided into groups of up to 10. If you wish to put some thought to this prior to arrival, it will also assist in allowing the groups to start their activities sooner.

Once you have received your programme and bedroom allocation, we recommend sharing this with your group before arrival to the Centre.

Upon arrival, we request a ‘Guest Number Confirmation Form’ to be signed which confirms the total number of students and adults in your party. We will check this form against our own booking record.

Should any member of your group have a birthday whilst they are with us, for a small additional charge, a birthday cake can be arranged.

During wet weather, outdoor shoes must go in the boot racks available and indoor shoes only are permitted inside the accommodation.

Guests have access to drying facilities on site, and in certain circumstances washing facilities will also be available.

Parking is available on site, but the Anderton Centre cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage which may occur.

To assist with packing, we have provided the below list of items needed for your stay. A copy of this left within their bag will help them to check they have everything they arrived with before they leave.

Please make sure all personal items are labelled with the child’s name.

Jeans or trousers
Jumpers or sweatshirts
Anorak or waterproof jacket
Old shoes and socks
Dressing gown
Night clothes suitable for the dormitories
Tracksuit or similar
2 Towels – one for showering, one for water activities
Bag(s) for dirty/wet clothes
Wash bag with soap, flannel, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant (non-aerosol
only) and brush
Medication if applicable
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