Group Activities at Coldwell

Looking for group activities around Lancashire and the North West? Are you looking for an activity centre which can provide great team building skills and a fun time? Would you like to give your group a great experience they’ll remember for the rest of their lives?

Coldwell Activity Centre works with professional and insured instructors from around the North West. All our activities are risk assessed;  A wide range are AALA registered and most importantly… FUN!

With a wide range of FREE and paid activities available, you can tailor make the perfect package for your stay at Coldwell by combining on-site and off-site activities with indoor workshops. You can also decide what time to do the activity so it fits in with your program.

Disabled groups and individuals can also be catered for. Please contact us for more information about this.

Also for religious groups we do have some activities that can offer female instructors. Please contact us for details.

We have morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Alternatively, let us do it for you and save yourself the time for your packing. There really is something for everyone.

Our activities are divided into two types – onsite and offsite group activities.

Onsite activities are activities available in the building, at the site, or are within walking distance of the activity centre. These are listed in the green section of the pdf.

Offsite activities require transport. These are listed in blue on the pdf. You can provide your own transport, or we can arrange it for you. If you need transport arranging for your stay please contact us.

Accommodation packages, sleeping up to 37 people are available. Click here for more details.

For more information, or to make a booking, contact us on 01282 601819 or click here to send us a message.

Onsite Group Activities at Coldwell

 

Please click here to download a full list of activities to printout.

 

Laser Tag

Laser Tag, takes place in our woodland and tests your ability to work as a team and defeat the enemy. This exciting activity brings tactics and skill together. If you’re a fan of Call of Duty then you will love this.

Aromatherapy

Take part in our workshops where you will learn the basics of aromatherapy in a relaxed and informal way. With no previous experience necessary, our workshops will help you discover the power of aromatherapy. You will learn about the safe use of oils and recognition of some contra-indications and their usage as well as recognising how the oils can be used and the benefits that can be achieved.

Archery

Archery is the sport or skill of shooting with a bow and arrows at a target. Archery is fun and very easy to learn. Expert instructors will guide you through how to use our quality equipment in total safety. We guarantee by the end of the session you will be hitting the target and won’t want to stop.

Bush Craft

Participants will be questioned about what we need to survive and arrive at the 4 essentials: air, water, food and shelter. Practical elements of the course include shelter building using tarp sheets and rope or natural materials. Fire lighting using matches or lighters; or have a go at lighting a fire by another method! Once the shelter is built and the fire lit enjoy toasting marshmallows.

Canoeing

A canoe is paddled by 1, 2 or 3 people. It is often called an open canoe as it has no decks. This makes it feel very safe and allows the boat to carry a large amount of equipment as well as people.

Fishing

Working closely with the Nelson Angling Association and our neighbouring reservoir, we are able to offer Fishing as an activity to our groups. A fishing licence is required. Please see PDF for details for Youth groups.

Walking

We can guide you on some of the best Hill Walking England has to offer. Our instructors will guide you on a great day in the hills and send you away with a wealth of new experience and knowledge of local history, geography, geology, flora and fauna, and those all important navigation and hillcraft skills.

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Archery Encounter

Shooting foam tipped arrows at your opponents, whilst avoid being shot yourself.

Problem Solving

A range of problem solving challenges, some physical and some more cerebral all involving team work. Sessions can be themed and problems solved rewarded with points or items of equipment for a further mission; or money (special OE currency!) awarded that can be used to buy equipment for an end task.

Survival Skills

Participants will be questioned about what we need to survive and arrive at the 4 essentials: air, water, food and shelter. Using the rule of 3’s they will learn how long they can survive without these essentials. Practical elements of the course include shelter building using tarp sheets and rope or natural materials. Fire lighting using matches or lighters; or have a go at lighting a fire by another method!

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 Army Bootcamp 

Army veteran Gregg holds army style bootcamp sessions, they can be made full of fun to suit the group. He also incorporates a lesson on the importance of exercise and nutrition.  Gregg specializes in people with disabilities.

Offsite Group Activities

For more information, or to make a booking, contact us on 01282 601819 or click here to send us a message.

Abseiling in Lancashire and the North West

Abseiling

Abseiling is the way to descend from height using a rope. ranges from 10 metres to 100 metres at the local quarry. Abseiling is inclusive and can be enjoyed by people of all abilities including those with limited mobility and wheelchair users.

Crate Stacking for in Nelson and Lancashire

Crate Stack

The team is tasked with building a tower using milk crates. The tower is no more than two crates per level for a 1-person stack or four crates for a 2-person stack. It may be appropriate to set a target for the team to reach or an object is suspended for the team to collect. Members of the team on the ground are involved in passing crates up to the people building the tower.

Horse Sanctuary visit

A visit to the local horse-sanctuary .Further details TBC.

Jacobs Ladder in Pendle and Colne

Jacobs Ladder

Giant ladder of 6-inch beams reaching 12 metres / 40 foot high. Three people attempt to climb as high up the ladder as possible. It is important to work as a team in order to make progress. This task is quite physical and involves an amount of strength, flexibility and agility. As the team climbs higher the challenge increases as the space between the rungs gets larger. The climbers can be lowered to the ground at any time.

Totem pole challenge for groups

Leap of Faith

A tree totem pole standing approximately 30 foot / 10 metres high with a small platform on the top. The climber must climb to the top of the pole and then stand up on the platform. The challenge then is to take the leap of faith and make a jump from the top with the aim of touching the ball suspended some distance away. Once they have made the leap they are lowered back to the ground.

Rope circuit group activity in Lancashire

Low Ropes

A circuit of rope crossings present different challenges. The idea is to cross each element without touching the ground. Participants may work in 2’s or 3’s and spot for each other or individually. The course can be used as a competition or a team event using water or an egg the team can try passing round the course without dropping it.

Nightline team activity

Nightline

A great team activity or equally fun as a individual challenge. It’s essentially a rope which is there to guide you through a course. If the rope goes over something then you must go over it, if it goes through something then you go through it and so on. The challenge is that throughout the course you will be blindfolded which will require you to call on your senses other than eyesight and communicate with your team around you.

Rock climbing around Lancashire, Burnley, and Nelson

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing can be done on crags or quarries at heights ranging from 10 metres to 25 metres. Climbers can choose the level of difficulty of a climb and climb as high as they want before being lowered on ropes. Climbing is an excellent activity for providing a fun personal challenge. Team skills and trust can be developed by involving the group in holding the rope, whilst the friends or colleagues climb.

Zip Line in Burnley, Colne, Nelson, and Lancashire

Zip Line

A zip line is a rope running down hill on which a person can ride by attaching a zip trolley. Our zip line starts from a platform 20 feet/ 7 metres up a tree which is accessed by climbing a ladder. From there the zip line extends 300 feet/ 100 metres across a ravine through the woodland canopy to a tree at the far end.

Other off-site activities available including clay pigeon shooting, click here to download a PDF listing them.

 

Accommodation packages, sleeping up to 36 people are available. Click here for more details.

For more information, or to make a booking, contact us on 01282 601819 or click here to send us a message.