Some have been known to say that a stay at our outdoor centre a minibreak in itself. Not only do we have historic listed buildings to find your way around, our site is also home to both high and low ropes courses to get your stay off the ground! We’re in the heart of Peak District surrounded by adventure and wonderful scenery to immerse yourself in.
There’s really no end of exciting things to get up during a minibreak or a longer holiday at Thornbridge. A real ‘choose your own adventure’. For starters at our outdoor centre you’ve got plenty of options for a day time escapade.
Maybe a trip up to the tree tops is in order. Our high ropes course offers a nice challenge and is a great team builder. The same is true of Jacobs Ladder, using teamwork you’ll have to climb the ‘giant’ ladder as the rungs get increasingly further apart the higher you climb. Oh and of course there’s a zip line… We’re also very happy to offer courses in canoeing, climbing and caving. All great activities suitable for the whole family.
If you’re less the action type though, fear not, we have plenty of space on site to suit your needs. Maybe a day of team games is more your style. Or maybe you’d enjoy hiring a bike for the day and pedalling round some of the easy trails around the centre. A peruse of the gardens over the road at Thornbridge Hall is a wonderful way to wile away an afternoon, 12 acres of quintessentially British gardens. You may even spot a statue or two that you recognise, photos of which appear on Thornbridge brews.
We’re sure you don’t need us to tell you why the Peak District is such a wonderful place to visit, but here are a few of our favourite things to see and do around Thornbridge Outdoors while on your minibreak. There’s a good deal of walks just waiting to be found, Curbar Edge is a stunning rock formation with some jaw-dropping views. Bakewell, a quaint market town, has plenty of picturesque routes to amble, and there’s the opportunity to pick up a world famous tart while you’re at it. Eat a slice by the river then take a stroll to see the love-lock bridge in the centre of town.
It’d be impossible to talk about the perks of the Peaks without mentioning some of the pubs. Traditional pubs serving good food and delicious ales are easily found throughout. Take the Monsal Head Hotel, not just great service but an incredible view over the Dale. Or the Lathkill Hotel in Over Haddon where you’ll find some superb walks over the fields. A trip to the Barrel Inn, Bretton will see you at the ‘highest pub in Derbyshire’. It is also a good first call before making your way to Padley Gorge a natural site of special interest.
There’s almost too much to do, but you’ll be glad to know you have some cosy and warm accommodation waiting for you. A fitting end to a lovely minibreak or holiday, relaxing in your own way. Be it in the garden on a sunny afternoon or settling down to read a book in a comfy bed away from home. Do your break, your way.