School Holiday Activity Days

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 Outdoor 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.

Forthcoming dates - February Half Term 2018:

High & Dry - Tuesday 13th February 2018

Great Escape - Wednesday 14th February 2018

Drop off: 9.15am and Pick up: 4.30pm

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

For more information on any of the Activity Days on offer and/or to reserve places please complete the contact us form or call us on 01845 522145

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

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 Stables

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. 

Sports Complex

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.

Catered Camping

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 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.


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. 

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.

Yes. We conform to UK national governing bodies codes of practice where applicable and the centre is licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority).

Yes. With prior warning the majority of special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Yes we do. The Stables accommodation is fully accessible and all activities can be adapted to any need.

Yes, risk assessments cover all aspects of our operations and a risk management summary is available for group leaders.

Carlton Lodge provides all bedding even for the self catered.The exception is those that are camping in their own tents.

"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

“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

 “It will provide them with a life time of memories”

Primary School Teacher 

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

College Tutor, North Yorkshire

"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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