Our residentials are suitable for all ages including Years 3, 4 and 5 and 6’s. We can 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 with your needs at the heart of our work. We can combine land and water activities, and our highly professional staff will ensure they chose the most relevant activities to suit your needs, abilities and objectives. If you don’t know what you want, 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’

Our instructors are available to support your group on evening activities if you wish to extend your day. Bushcraft campfires or night walks are particularly popular for groups in the evening. What better way to finish your day than with a hot chocolate and marshmallows round the campfire while you recount tales of your favourite parts of the day.

Download – 3 day 2 night example Residential Programme for Primary Schools at the Anderton Centre (150KB pdf)

One of our many strengths as an independent charity-run centre, is that we are flexible.  So if you have specific themes you’re exploring in school (eg, the Stone Age – fire-building, campfire cooking, bush craft; orienteering, walks up to Rivington Pike, treasure hunts) and would like us to gear up your residential stay to fit with school’s themes, just ask!

We are within an hour’s journey 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 us or ring 01257 484 220.

Our 1 night 2 day residential packages start from just £75.00 per person off peak or £95.00 per person during peak season.

No VAT is chargeable on school residential visits.


We have 20 ensuite 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 total occupancy of 18 people. This area is ideal for smaller groups who wish to cater for themselves.

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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