• Bushcraft
    Wilderness survival skills

    Our bushcraft activities are a great way to learn about the wild environment, elements of survival and how to live and work with nature. 

  • Welcome to Carlton Lodge Activity Centre!
    Welcome to Carlton Lodge Activity Centre

    Adventure, learning and discovery for children and young people, right in the heart of glorious North Yorkshire.

Contact us today on 01845 522 145  

Why choose us?

With over 30 years experience in providing safe, enjoyable activities for young people, Carlton Lodge is the ideal choice.

Situated just 10 minutes from the newly upgraded A1 and less than ½ mile from the nearest Train station, Carlton Lodge is easy to get to from anywhere in the country.

Our standard or bespoke packages offer the maximum flexibility to meet your aims and more importantly your budget.

Carlton Lodge boasts its own lake for water sports and a newly refurbished climbing wall. These two assets complement our other activities on our 12 acre site, meaning we can cater for any need from the adrenaline fuelled 100m Zip Wire to the more relaxing Archery. Our activities are run in a way that can be linked to the 2014 National Curriculum and meeting the requirements within it.

With 3 separate, self contained residential buildings you can be sure of individual attention in your own space. 

Carlton Lodge is licensed and inspected by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Service (AALS) and was one of the first outdoor centres in the country to gain the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge (LOTC), this in conjunction with approved supplier statues from NYCC’s Educational Visits Advisor give you confidence that everything is in place to cover all your Health and Safety requirements.

Our staff also hold the relevant National Governing Body (NGB) qualification or complete our intensive in house training for the relevant activities. We also ensure all our activity staff undertake basic youth work training to make sure the young people get the maximum out of their visit.

The facilities in conjunction with our high quality activity staff make Carlton Lodge a fantastic venue to bring young people to what will be the experience of a life time.

"I particularly enjoyed the zip wire because i felt like i was flying"

Tom W, Aged 12 

“I am writing to say a giant THANK YOU for making Carlton Lodge the best experience of my life!”

Jasmin, aged 10

We can honestly say this is the best residential we have ever attended. 

Thorpe Primary School - June 2018

Everyone loved it and didn’t want to leave, even with the snow.

12th Harrogate, St.Marks, Brownies

“The rooms were excellent and the food was gorgeous!”

James, Aged 9

“The instructors made me smile because I knew I was safe in their hands.”

Kaitlyn, aged 10

 “Always a real pleasure to come to Carlton Lodge. A lovely setting, amazing friendly staff and comfortable accommodation. Can't wait for next year for more of the same.”

Ings Primary School - May 2018

"The group were all encouraged and supported to achieve their goals - amazing instructors!"

College Tutor, North Yorkshire

"This was our best visit ever, mainly due to Sam and Jake who totally understood our students. The Catering staff were so friendly and of course the food was delicious"

King James School - Sept 2018

"We were extremely impressed by the professionalism, enthusiasm and patience that your instructors showed in every activity."

Youth Worker, Hull

“It was the best school trip ever, I would like to go back and do it all again.”

Maddison, aged 10

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