Special Occasions

Enjoy a unique birthday at Thirsk’s newest party venue - book an adventure at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre!

Your little explorers can learn to hit the bullseye on our archery ranges, paddle a kayak on one of our lakes, or - for the really brave - take on The Leap of Faith and our famous 300ft zip wire! There’s loads to choose from - see ‘Activities’ for the full range of adventures we offer.

The price includes all equipment and fully qualified instructor for 2.5hrs.

Minimum party size is 10 people and for children's parties we request that a minimum of three adults stay on site with the party at all times. 

Catering can be arranged, along with a host of other extras, or you can bring your own food.


Climbing Birthday Bonanza
Age 8+

£22.00 per person

Climbing Wall & Climbing Tree

2.5hrs of climbing fun. 

Survival Skills Birthday Challenge
Age 8+

£22.00 per person

Fun mix of Fire Building

Shelter Building and Campfire Cooking

Adventure Birthday Pick and Mix
Age 8+

£22.00 per person

Choose 2 of the following activities

Challenge Course
Climbing Tree
Raft Building
Problem Solving
Climbing Wall

Wet and Wild Birthday Paddle
Age 8+

£27.50 per person

Kayaking and Rope Bridge.

You need to bring a spare set of clothes

You WILL get Wet

Hire of Kitchen and Room

4 hrs of room hire

Starting at the same time as the activities begin and allowing 1.5hrs after the activities have finished


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 Lakehouse is our newest addition to the Centre completed in 2023, it has lovely views out over the Lake. 


Lakehouse building plan.

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 - 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 smoking is not allowed on site or in any Centre vehicles. 

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.