Foundry Adventure Centre, The Old Playhouse, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire, SK17 8RF

Call Tim Gould on 07786 332702


Foundry Activity Centre can be booked in 31 or 52 bed configurations. With easy access to all parts of the Peak District National Park, the centre is an ideal location for outdoor activities and touring, welcoming a wide range of groups including schools, universities, corporate, clubs and large families. The spacious centre includes; a comfortable lounge with library, TV and wood burning stove, well equipped kitchens and dining areas, bathrooms and warm drying facilities. 9 bedrooms. There is parking for 20+ vehicles with flat hard surface and grass areas for activities on site. Surrounding farmland and woodland can be accessed via an extensive network of footpaths.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    52 or 31 in 9 bedrooms
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    31 beds from £790 per night, 52 beds from £1120 per night.
  • Booking:

    Group bookings for minimum 20 people.
  • Directions:

    A623 (Chesterfield to Chapel en le frith), follow to Tideswell junction. Turn for Bradwell, take first right for Great Hucklow. On approaching the village, turn right at Queen Anne pub, then first right after 100m.
  • Public Transport:

    Buses and trains via Hope Valley
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks The Pennine Bridleway Peak Pilgrimage Limestone Way
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Outdoor Education Centes Large Hostels Accessible to disabled people School Groups

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available May Day Bank Holiday 2021 Available August Bank Holiday 2021 Available Autumn Half Term 2021 Available for Christmas 2021 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Foundry Adventure Centre

Availability for Winter staycations at the Foundry Adventure Centre

August 10th 2020

If you are looking for low cost accommodation in the heart of the Peak District get in touch with us at The Foundry Adventure Centre in Great Hucklow.

Surrounded by at network of footpaths and with all the attractions for the Peak District close by, you are sure of a fantastic time.


Foundry Adventure Centre

September 16th 2018

We are an ideal base for group visits to the Peak District and are a dedicated outdoor base with 2 independent self- catering units with 21 and 31 beds, or a single unit for up to 52. Additional camping is available on site.

Our groups only accommodation welcomes everyone as we are proud to say we have disabled access, family rooms, and dormitories- for whatever suits you best! We are also delighted to say we have WiFi onsite, self catering facilities, and a drying room to store your things after an exciting day of adventures!

Foundry Adventure Centre -Derbyshire - Group accommodation - self catering

The Foundry Activity Centre

October 12th 2017

The Foundry Activity Centre in the Peak District offers easy access to the countryside for self-lead adventures and the option to have instructors for groups such as scouts of Duke of Edinburgh’s award candidates.

I brought a large group to The Foundry Adventure Centre in Great Hucklow, Derbyshire. We stayed in the smaller Howden unit. It offered simple accommodation in 4 bunk rooms in a wonderfully scenic area and met our needs admirably. These days it is little more swish . I’m sure you will find that too.

While there, I discovered that the building had the most fascinating history. Originally a utility building for the nearby lead mines, in 1938 it was transformed into a play house and opera house. You need to bear in mind that Great Hucklow, despite its name is actually a very modest village . Quite a surprise to find it has its own theatre. More surprising still is the story of its original founder, Laurence Du Garde Peach. I will let you dig for details but his achievements include high academic honours, wartime espionage, theatre impressario and political candidate. And all based around this modest village and its activity centre.

Nowadays, the Foundry offers easy access to the countryside for self-lead adventures and the option to have instructors for groups such as scouts of Duke of Edinburgh’s award candidates.


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