Recently here at Coldwell Activity Centre we had the pleasure of welcoming a new group to the Centre- AKS Lytham Junior School. They had a fun filled four days and were impeccably behaved throughout. On a very excited arrival they did ‘Bubble Football with bubbles r us based in Chorley ’, inflatable archery, orienteering in our woods and had games of table football and pool all supplied by us. We have many varied activities to suit different ages, abilities and interests.
After an evening meal of lasagne, pizza, salad and chips they continued with tomahawk throwing and catapults with Simon from Woodsage . Some even managed a bullseye! This was a new experience for most of them and even the weather remained sunny. They all settled in quite nicely here making the most of the space in our accommodation.
The following day they ate a hearty breakfast. At Coldwell we offer a wide range of catering options and have different menu’s available cater for most dietary requirements including vegetarian, halal etc. The group burned alot of calories off with the activity laser tag with Andy and Louise from battlefield live pennine in the woods. We thought they would all be too shattered for the afternoon activity, a couple were but most had still lots more energy to come! They set off on a walk with our expert guide David Whitfield who introduced them to our lovely local countryside. The menu for the evening meal was roast chicken or sausage dinner with a homemade sticky toffee pudding for dessert. They stall had enough energy left to enjoy ‘nightline’- a team building activity with Outdoor Elements instructors.
On Thursday morning they wolfed down sausage and bacon butties before being picked up by a minibus and taken to nearby Outdoor Elements to have a day full of excitement doing archery, leap of faith and a zip line (not for the faint hearted!). When they arrived back at Coldwell the weather had remained warm enough for them to have a barbeque, and every sausage and burger devoured!
David came back on Friday to take them to a local tourist attraction, the hamlet of Wycoller, where they had a stroll around the old ruins, took a look in the historical aisled barns, visited The atom and finished off their residential with a picnic lunch by the duck pond.
We were sad to see them all leave, and most of them wanted to stay longer, but they have already made a repeat booking for next year. What a lovely group of young people they all were, and a real credit to the school.