Safe School Holiday Activity Days

Following the success of the Activity Days in the first week of the summer holidays we are now extending our offer for the remaining weeks in July and for the rest of the Summer Holidays. 

They are still going to look a little different but the young people have had a fantastic time. So yes it was just as much fun.

We are offering young people aged 8 to 14 the chance to work in groups of up to 6 with one instructor. Following a few tests and some required inspections we can now offer a few more activities. So during the days on offer we will be using a mixture of  Archery, Challenge Course, Bushcraft, Climbing Wall, High Ropes Bridges, High Ropes - Crate Stack, Climbing Tree, Problem Solving and Orienteering. Not every activity will take place each day but we will try and fit as many in as we can. 

The day starts with a drop off at 9.00 for a 9.30 start and you can pick them up between 4.30 and 5.00. You will need your own packed lunch and following guidance we will be taking everyone's temperature as they arrive. Please be warned anyone with a temperature above 37.5 oC will not be allowed to stay and take part – sorry. We are also asking you to bring your own mask and hand sanitiser, we will of course have spares but using your own is always nicer.  

Available Dates :

  • Wednesday 26th August
  • Friday 28th August
  • Monday 31st August
  • Wednesday 2nd September
  • Friday 4th September

To book please click here this will link you to our Eventbrite page where you can see our availability and book on.  

Spaces are limited for all Activity Days so please book early to avoid disappointment - and don't forget a packed lunch!


The Bunkhouse can be booked on a fully- or self-catered basis and can accommodate a total of 24 people in dormitories varying in size from 2 to 8 beds.

We are now offering camping space for up to 36 people - a truly 'in tents' experience! 

You can bring your own tents or we can arrange to supply them for you. Camping groups will be allocated their own washing and dining facilities. 

Camping is a great value way to enjoy a residential activity programme, and itself offers additional opportunities for learning and personal development.

The sports complex can be booked on a fully- or self-catered basis and can accommodate a total of 36 people in dormitories varying in size from 2 to 12 beds.  

It has a combined dining and lounge area and is equipped with a stairlift for those with limited mobility.

The Stables can be booked on a fully catered basis and can accommodate a total of 36 people in dormitories varying in size from 2 to 8 beds. 

The Stables feature a dining area and separate communal lounge, as well as 3 downstairs, wheelchair-accessible dormitories with adjacent accessible showers and toilets. 


Sorry No - As with any educational type of establishment Carlton Lodge is a smoking and alcohol free site.

Sorry no - because of the training requirements and risk assessments we have to put in place we can't let you do your own adventorous activties. We do allow ball games, wide games and problem solving on the field during your down time but you will need to bring your own equipment. 

Carlton Lodge provides all bedding even for the self catered.The exception is those that are camping in their own tents.

Yes, risk assessments cover all aspects of our operations and a risk management summary is available for group leaders.

Yes we do. The Stables accommodation is fully accessible and all activities can be adapted to any need.

Yes. With prior warning the majority of special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Yes. We conform to UK national governing bodies codes of practice where applicable and the centre is licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority).

There are four activities per day. Start time 9.30am until 4.30pm with an hour for lunch. Each activity lasts 1 hour 30 minutes. We also offer inclusive packages which include evening activities between the hours of 7.00pm and 8.30pm.

Anyone. Our specailty is working with organised groups of young people. We recommend that minimum numbers should be eight but if you have less, please get in touch and we will do our best to help.