Our residential trips are suitable for all ages including Years 3, 4, 5, and 6’s. We accommodate anything from one night to two week stays or longer depending on your needs and expectations. The Centre is popular for senior student residential study weekends.

Sample Activity Programmes

Our programmes are tailor made. We combine land and water activities, and our highly professional staff will include the most relevant activities to suit your needs, abilities and objectives. If you are unsure of which activities would suit you best, let us guide you.

For longer stays, we utilise the beautiful surroundings of Lever Park and Rivington Pike where you can experience hill walking in ‘Lancashire’s mini Lake District’.

Instructors are available to support groups on evening activities if you wish to extend your day. Bushcraft campfires or night walks are particularly popular for groups. What better way to finish your day than with hot chocolate and marshmallows around the campfire whilst you look back on your favourite parts of the day.

See our 3 day, 2 night Residential Programme for Primary Schools here.

We are a flexible independent charity-run centre, so can accommodate any specific themes or subjects being explored in school (eg, The Stone Age, The Vikings, The Romans, or foundation subjects such as History, Geography, Art, Design Technology and Music). If would like your residential stay to fit with your school’s themes, just ask!

We are within an hour’s journey time of Merseyside, Manchester and most parts of Cheshire – click here for our location.


Our prices include all food (apart from lunch on day 1 – bring your own from school/home), bedding and equipment/kit hire for your stay.  1 free staff place per 10 student places.

For a full quote and to check availability, please email or ring 01257 484 220.


We have 20 en-suite bedrooms under a single roof that sleep a maximum of 70, across three accommodation areas. We pride ourselves on our balanced and nutritious home-cooked food provided in our dining room.

Rivington View

A self contained, ground floor block with a fully equipped kitchen/dining area and separate lounge with a maximum occupancy of 18 people. This is ideal for smaller groups who wish to self cater.

Pike View & Woodland View

Located on the first floor of the Centre, these blocks have 14 en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 52 people plus a group lounge and kitchenette. The first floor blocks are more suited to larger groups when choosing the catered option.

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