Youth Groups

Since 1970 Carlton Lodge Activity Centre has been providing flexible, affordable activities and accommodation for youth groups. Whether you’re looking for a 3 day residential, weekend stay, a 1-day package or just an individual activity session, we can provide the programme to meet your needs!

The majority of our youth group programmes take place over a weekend or during school holidays and gives us the chance to have a very flexible approach to designing your visit. We have packages to suit Friday night or Saturday morning arrival for those coming at a wekend or for those wishing to stay during school holidays we really can put anything together for you. The ability to tailor the programme to your needs means that if you have an issue based work you would like to do during your stay that can easily be incorporated. Below are some set packages but  if you don't see the exact programme for you get in touch and we will be able to help!

Peak Season - April - October

Off Peak Season November to March


NYY Youth Club  Members receive a 25% Discount on all Peak prices

3-day residential programme
per person

Off Peak £179.00

Arriving: Friday night early evening

Includes 8 activities of your choice along with 2 evening activities. Food and accommodation included.

Departure: Late Sunday afternoon

Weekend Package
per person

Arriving: Saturday morning.

Includes 8 activities of your choice. Food and accommodation included.

Departure: Sunday late afternoon.

1-day activity programme
per person

Off Peak £52.00

Four 1½ hour activities of your choice. 

Starting at 9.30am finishing at 4.30pm

Single activity session
per person

Off Peak £27.00

A single activity of your choice lasting 1½ hours.

5-Day Residential Programme
per person

Off Peak £355.00

Arriving: Lunch time on Day 1

Includes 16 activities of your choice along with 4 evening activities. Food and accommodation included.

Departure: Lunch time Day 5


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.