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Kingswood Peak Venture


Inspiring learning through outdoor education and adventure

Description

A trip to Kingswood is a life changing adventure. For over 35 years, our transformative school trips have encouraged primary and secondary school pupils to build confidence and resilience by taking on fun challenges.

Peak Venture residential activity centre is situated on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, with dramatic gritstone edges, wild heather moorlands and gentle limestone dales.

Peak Venture's activity park is just a short walk from the main accommodation and dining areas. Nestled in sheltered woodlands and fields the activity park features a wealth of activities from high ropes, climbing and low ropes to aeroball and abseiling, with the 3G swing bringing an element of high adventure to the centre.

Fully supervised water-based activities take place on the adjacent Scout Dike Reservoir, including raft building and canoeing. All sessions take place under the regulations of the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS) and all buoyancy aids and waterproof jackets are provided.

Facilities
•Outdoor: Exhilarating adventure park with apparatus including a zipwire, 3G swing and leap of faith, plus specially designed bushcraft sessions and nature walks
•Indoor: Flexible indoor space for all weather activities including fencing and indoor initiatives
•Watersports: Located adjacent to our watersports area, situated on the Scout Dike Reservoir, offering exciting activities including canoeing and raft building. Other facilities: Diner, shop, social hubs, party leader lounges, indoor classroom spaces

Accommodation
Peak Venture has standard dormitory style accommodation. Rooms range from 4 to 12 bed dormitories, with gender-separated bathroom and shower facilities and party leader rooms close by. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guests.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.4
35 reviews


Excellent
 
63%

Very Good
 
31%

Average
 
3%

Poor
 
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Excellent activities, brilliant staff, poor quality drying room. (March 2020 - Primary - Post No: 20254 )




(March 2020 - Primary - Post No: 20161 )




Can not speak highly enough of this centre - the staff, facilities and itinerary are perfect for the Year 3s on their first night away from home with school (November 2019 - Primary - Post No: 17677 )




Can not speak highly enough of this centre - the staff, facilities and itinerary are perfect for the Year 3s on their first night away from home with school (November 2019 - Primary - Post No: 17676 )




Another successful week away at Kingswood. Children experienced a range of adventurous activities led by the centre staff. (November 2019 - Primary - Post No: 17517 )




The staff are amazing - all activities are led with enthusiasm and energy but the accommodation feels very dated and needs renovating. (October 2019 - Primary - Post No: 17148 )




Excellent Activities in a very safe environment. (October 2019 - Primary - Post No: 16826 )




Excellent facilities and activities. Friendly, professional employees. (October 2019 - Primary - Post No: 16753 )




Great place! All children were able to push themselves in reaching different goals. All activities were fantastic and the staff were amazing. (July 2019 - Primary - Post No: 14986 )




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A allocated common room for each group would be welcome (June 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 12936 )




A fantastic residential experience for Y3 pupils as per usual. (May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 11674 )




really well organised. Children kept busy at all times. (April 2019 - Primary - Post No: 11356 )




Really good. Small downside was the size of the rooms and no real communal area for the children. (April 2019 - Primary - Post No: 11082 )




(February 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9558 )




Facilities, staff and activities were fantastic for our group. (November 2018 - Primary - Post No: 8170 )




Facilities, staff and activities were fantastic for our group (November 2018 - Primary - Post No: 8169 )




Efficient and caring staff; excellent opportunities to develop independence (November 2018 - Primary - Post No: 7441 )




smaller venue suited us, especially as we had the place to ourselves. Only negative, lack of en-suite to keep children in rooms! (October 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6668 )




Activities and instructors were great. The children had a fantastic time. The food and condition of the building - dorms, shower blocks etc are very poor though. (September 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6199 )




Some activities seemed to be aimed at primary age groups rather than secondary (July 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 5342 )




Kingswood Peak Venture has a very well organised set of activities. It was just a shame that accommodation wasn't organised and we found some soiled bed sheets. Also, when we arrived our bags were thrown all over the car park by another group- they weren't locked away. (which is a simple fix- the baggage holding area just needs a door and a key) The Sunday night meal was also dreadful! (July 2018 - Primary - Post No: 5205 )




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Excellent residential venue - great outdoor activities. (March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2047 )




The children loved the residential despite the terrible weather. (March 2018 - Primary & Secondary - Post No: 1881 )




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(March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1660 )




We had performance issues with staff compared to in previous years, but they took this feedback on board and have been assured that it should improve next year. The children greatly enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. (February 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1453 )




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Excellent provider with enthusiastic staff (January 2018 - Primary - Post No: 752 )




Contact

Kingswood Peak Venture
Huddersfield Road
Penistone
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S36 7GF
LOtC

Pricing

Please contact us for a bespoke quote.

Opening Times

We operate from January to November, 7 days per week

Inspiring learning through outdoor education and adventure

Description

A trip to Kingswood is a life changing adventure. For over 35 years, our transformative school trips have encouraged primary and secondary school pupils to build confidence and resilience by taking on fun challenges.

Peak Venture residential activity centre is situated on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, with dramatic gritstone edges, wild heather moorlands and gentle limestone dales.

Peak Venture's activity park is just a short walk from the main accommodation and dining areas. Nestled in sheltered woodlands and fields the activity park features a wealth of activities from high ropes, climbing and low ropes to aeroball and abseiling, with the 3G swing bringing an element of high adventure to the centre.

Fully supervised water-based activities take place on the adjacent Scout Dike Reservoir, including raft building and canoeing. All sessions take place under the regulations of the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS) and all buoyancy aids and waterproof jackets are provided.

Facilities
•Outdoor: Exhilarating adventure park with apparatus including a zipwire, 3G swing and leap of faith, plus specially designed bushcraft sessions and nature walks
•Indoor: Flexible indoor space for all weather activities including fencing and indoor initiatives
•Watersports: Located adjacent to our watersports area, situated on the Scout Dike Reservoir, offering exciting activities including canoeing and raft building. Other facilities: Diner, shop, social hubs, party leader lounges, indoor classroom spaces

Accommodation
Peak Venture has standard dormitory style accommodation. Rooms range from 4 to 12 bed dormitories, with gender-separated bathroom and shower facilities and party leader rooms close by. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guests.