School Holiday Activity Days

Our school holiday activity days are open to the general public and designed to offer a great day out for the kids and peace of mind for you.

Drop them off in the morning, collect them tired but happy (and possibly a bit dirty) at the end of the day, safe in the knowledge that our qualified and experienced staff have taken care of them and well and truly shown them the ropes (or the rafts/archery/kayaks/climbing wall...)

Carlton Lodge Activity Centre is part of North Yorkshire Youth, a leading charity supporting the development of children and young people. All proceeds raised from our activity days go straight into developing services for 8-25yr olds facing serious barriers to progression and achievement in their lives.


Feb Half Term Holidays 2020:

Monday 17th Feb  - Great Escape
Wednesday 19th Feb  - High & Dry
Friday 21st Feb - Aiming High                ​

[Registration is from 9.10am] Activities start at 9.30am and finish at approx. 4.30pm.

Arrangements can be made for earlier drop off starting at 8.30am and/or later collection up to 5.30pm. Please indicate if you require these when making your booking.

Great Escape - Challenge Course, Orienteering, Raft Building, Bushcraft

High & Dry - High Ropes, Zip Wire, Problem Solving & Climbing Tree

Wet & Wild - Kayaking, Raft-building, Archery & Bushcraft

Aiming High - Climbing wall, Archery, Problem Solving & scavenger Hunt 

Great Escape, High & Dry, Wet & Wild and Aiming High days cost £30 per person

Ultimate Adventure  - High Ropes, Zip Wire, Kayaking, & Canoeing

Ultimate Adventure days cost £40 per person

Brimham Rocks day is an offsite day climbing and bouldering. The day costs £45 which includes transport to and from Carlton Lodge. 

School Holiday Activity are aimed at children aged 8-14yrs and can be subject to change on the day depending on group sizes and/or weather conditions.

For more information on any of the Activity events on offer and/or to reserve places, please complete the contact form, e-mail  or call us on 01845 522145 quoting ‘FEB HALF TERM  HOLIDAY ACTIVITES 2020’.

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

High & Dry

High Ropes

Zip Wire

Problem Solving 

Climbing Tree

Cost is £30 per person

Great Escape

Challenge Course

Orienteering (Kit Forage)

Raft Building

Outdoor Cooking

Cost £30 per person

Wet & Wild


Raft Building



Cost £30 per person

Aiming High

Climbing Wall 


Problem Solving

Scavenger Hunt 

Cost £30 per person

Ultimate Adventure

High Ropes

Zip Wire



Cost £40 per person

NICAS Level 1 & 2

National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme 

(Climbing Wall)

Course Days cost £40 per person

(which includes log book & registration)

Paddle Power Start & Level 2

Basic Paddling Skills (Canoe & Kayaking)

Course Days cost £40 per person

(which includes log book & certificate)


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.