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Kingswood Colomendy


Inspiring learning through outdoor education and adventure

Description

A breath-taking adventure park nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales. With an on-site watersports lake, and woodland adventure activities Colomendy is the perfect environment for young people to explore the great outdoors.

Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest in beautiful woodland with views of Moel Famau. Just off the A55, only an hour away from Liverpool.

Colomendy is a 130 acre site, packed full of adventure activities which are integrated into the stunning woodland, including a high ropes course woven amongst the trees, and an exceptionally realistic caving system built into a natural rock seam. There are plenty of opportunities to venture off-centre to Loggerheads Country Park which is just opposite.

Colomendy is ideally suited to older primary and secondary students and offers a range of personal development/ citizenship programmes to help students grow individually and as a team. It's idyllic setting makes this centre ideal for Geography and Bushcraft programmes which can be tailored to your curriculum.

Facilities
Outdoors: Activities integrated into the stunning woodland, including three huge climbing and abseiling towers, high and low rope activities, a 3G swing, a 200 metre giant zipwire, and an exceptionally realistic caving system built into a natural rock seam
Indoors: Spacious sports hall for team games, fencing and recreational activities
Watersports: Purpose built watersports lake for raft building, kayaking and canoeing
Gift shop: Our on-site shops sell snacks and drinks, as well as postcards, souvenirs, games and mementos
Other facilities: Diner, chill out areas, party leader lounges and classroom spaces
Security: the centre site is fully secure with boundary fencing, security gates and CCTV

Accommodation
Kingswood cater for small, medium and large groups and even offer full site hire. There is no minimum group size. Groups can stay in 4-16 bed dorms with accessible accommodation available or Adventure Lodges sleeping 11-19.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.2
56 reviews


Excellent
 
50%

Very Good
 
38%

Average
 
11%

Poor
 
2%

Awful
 
0%

(January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 8811 )




(December 2018 - Primary - Post No: 8522 )




Kingswood was a good experience, could have been better if student was not taken ill due to a mistake from Kingswood staff. (December 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 8469 )




Great choice of activities, reasonably priced, good selection of food, good accommodation. Children really enjoyed their time there. Staff were friendly yet firm with the children. Children had a variety of activities which kept them busy all day, with little time to rest and they were exhausted by the end of each day - which meant they slept! (November 2018 - Primary - Post No: 7678 )




Successful trip. (November 2018 - Primary - Post No: 7661 )




This was a great trip with all children gaining opportunities to participate in outdoor educational activity they may not usually gain opportunity too. The Center and center staff were ideal for what we wanted to gain. (October 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6885 )




(October 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 6828 )




I would have given 5 stars based on activities and the enthusiasm and experience of the leaders. However, the accommodation is dated with curtains falling off rails etc and on this occasion the food was poor with very little choice and no healthy options. (October 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6827 )




An excellent venue for children to experience new activities and try a range of team building activities, (October 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6642 )




The centre and accommodation were of a poor a poor quality. We were sharing accommodation with older children from another school who were not supervised. There was a lack of organisation from staff. (October 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6600 )




Activities were excellent. some minor issues with food and accommodation. (September 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6533 )




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(July 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 4949 )




The staff were very helpful. The programme was well organised. Everything about the centre felt very safe. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4603 )




(June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4521 )




Excellent provider - very welcoming and supportive (June 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 4514 )




Great activities but run down accomodation. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4350 )




Great venue-very helpful staff- food choices a little adventurous for young children- 7.35 am breakfast with no activities planned until 9.30 is too long for younger children or if this is to be the case school should be advised beforehand to plan filler actitivies (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4333 )




The children really enjoyed their time at Colomendy. The instructors were of a high standard and it was obvious that they enjoyed working with the children (May 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3630 )




The opening hours for the shop and full timetable creates issues for children going to the shop (May 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3581 )




Great residential. Staff were full of energy and made the children aware of each activity and the intended outcomes. (May 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3556 )




(May 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3364 )




(May 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3262 )




Accessibility for less mobile students was not as good as initially stated by the Kingswood staff. Food was healthier than previous visits (May 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 3003 )




Very dated, accommodation not up to a good standard. Food - not enough choice. Staff - no motivation. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2894 )




Very well organised, caring and knowledgable staff. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2848 )




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(April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2542 )




It is great but there is a lot of standing around waiting for a go on some activities (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2432 )




(April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2373 )




Food was a huge let down for the second year in a row despite a lengthy letter of complaint last year. We were assured that the menu for the week we were there was a issue due to supplies being low and deliveries not being and that it would not be the case if we booked for this time. It was no different. I have been assured that they are aware of the problem and that a completely new menu will be in place as of the end of April 2018. We are still in discussion as to whether we will use Kingswood again. A real disappointment. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2339 )




Great facility, really well run. Felt that our children were well cared for. (March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2100 )




(March 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 2050 )




(March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1980 )




Kingswood Staff worked tirelessly in difficult snow conditions to ensure the experience for the chidlren was no different to normal. No problem was too small and the tuition for each activity was world class. (March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1955 )




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(March 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 1775 )




Accomodation needs urgently looking at and refurbishment, however activities well led and managed nd engaging for all. (March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1697 )




(March 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 1641 )




Fantastic organisation and well planned trip which enabled all children to meet intended outcomes. (March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1624 )




(March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1527 )




(February 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1353 )




Excellent venue and activity programme (February 2018 - Primary - Post No: 942 )




Annual visit enjoyed by all work hard play hard (February 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 901 )




(January 2018 - Primary - Post No: 418 )




(December 2017 - Secondary - Post No: 123 )




(December 2017 - Primary - Post No: 68 )




Inspiring learning through outdoor education and adventure

Description

A breath-taking adventure park nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales. With an on-site watersports lake, and woodland adventure activities Colomendy is the perfect environment for young people to explore the great outdoors.

Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest in beautiful woodland with views of Moel Famau. Just off the A55, only an hour away from Liverpool.

Colomendy is a 130 acre site, packed full of adventure activities which are integrated into the stunning woodland, including a high ropes course woven amongst the trees, and an exceptionally realistic caving system built into a natural rock seam. There are plenty of opportunities to venture off-centre to Loggerheads Country Park which is just opposite.

Colomendy is ideally suited to older primary and secondary students and offers a range of personal development/ citizenship programmes to help students grow individually and as a team. It's idyllic setting makes this centre ideal for Geography and Bushcraft programmes which can be tailored to your curriculum.

Facilities
Outdoors: Activities integrated into the stunning woodland, including three huge climbing and abseiling towers, high and low rope activities, a 3G swing, a 200 metre giant zipwire, and an exceptionally realistic caving system built into a natural rock seam
Indoors: Spacious sports hall for team games, fencing and recreational activities
Watersports: Purpose built watersports lake for raft building, kayaking and canoeing
Gift shop: Our on-site shops sell snacks and drinks, as well as postcards, souvenirs, games and mementos
Other facilities: Diner, chill out areas, party leader lounges and classroom spaces
Security: the centre site is fully secure with boundary fencing, security gates and CCTV

Accommodation
Kingswood cater for small, medium and large groups and even offer full site hire. There is no minimum group size. Groups can stay in 4-16 bed dorms with accessible accommodation available or Adventure Lodges sleeping 11-19.