Our Activities

Land-based activities

Activities can be combined and programmes tailor made to meet all your group needs.  A typical 2.5 hour outdoor activity session led by our fully qualified instructors combines two land-based activities (eg, Archery and Low Ropes; Abseil Tree and Orienteering).  Contact our team to discuss your group or classes’ aims and for sample activity programmes over a half day, day, residential or half-term engagement programme for KS3 or KS4 cohort.

Water based activities

Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, and Raft-Building is glorious fun!  Thanks to working in partnership with United Utilities, our charity-run centre has exclusive use of the sheltered 2km Lower Rivington reservoir with its excellent water quality and magnificent views of Lever Park and Rivington Pike.  
You could well think that you’re in the Lake District, rather than 20-30 minutes from Preston and Bolton and around an hour from Manchester and Liverpool.

Land Based


Learn how to abseil.

Let Anderton Centre show you how to abseil. On site and off site courses available.


Become Robin Hood.

The Anderton Centre can teach you the skills of Archery.

Boulder Wall

Climb our boulder wall.

Found out how you can climb our boulder wall.


Learn the art of Bushcraft.

Learn to live in the outdoors.

Camp & Expedition

Join us for an adventure.

Find out more about our Camping & Expeditions courses.


Learn Caving.

Our staff can show you .

Crate Stack

Can you keep your balance?.

Who can build the biggest stack? Find our how you can get involved.

DofE Award

Be an award winner!.

Join in with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards through Anderton Centre.

Fell Walking

Never get lost again.

Learn to navigate your way through fells with ease.

Leap of Faith

Build trust in your team.

Overcome the fear. You’re safely secured, but are you brave enough to take the leap of faith?

Low Ropes

Improve your balancing skill..

It may only be just off the ground, it’s still not easy to master.


Find your way around.

A vital skill for anyone wishing to venture outdoors.

Problem solving

Solving problems as a team.

Learn to work things out to get the desired outcome..

Rock Climbing & Abseiling

Climb up, Abseil down.

Climbing up rock faces and abseiling down..

Water Based

British Canoeing Accreditation

Formal canoeing accreditation.

Just want to canoe for pleasure or want to teach? Either way, this is for you


Learn to canoe.

Find out what Anderton Centre can provide for canoeing.


Kayak your way around.

Find out how much fun kayaking is.


The need for speed.

Looking to travel quicker over water? Learn the skills required to stay safe.

Raft Building

Learn how to build rafts.

Build a raft. Make sure its a good one, because you’ll be trying it out on the water1

RYA Sailing Accreditation

Fancy being the next Ben Ainsley>

Learn the fundamentals and gain certification through the RYA.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Learn how to paddle board.

We will take you from a beginner to having great experience.

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