Outdoor activities at Gowanbank
Experience and enjoy outdoor activities at Gowanbank!
Whatever your group’s desired outcomes for a weekend away or a residential, we can help tailor an outdoor activity programme for your visit. Challenge yourself at our tree climb, try some archery or learn to trust by being led blind folded through the forest following our nightline trail. Or why not experience our more relational activities? If you want more time to chat and be together, then bushcraft may be the way to go. Build your shelter, light your fire, bake your bread, make a cuppa and have a good chat along the way.
There are some facilities onsite that make it easy for you to lead your own activities – we’ll provide a quick induction and all the resources you need and are great for evening activities, or free time.
How to book activities
If you are planning outdoor activities at Gowanbank, you can discuss your activity programme with us and we will help you plan it. There is plenty of flexibility and we’ll work with you to create a programme that is just right for you and your group.
Find out more about how to book.
And that’s not all!
Activities at Gowanbank are really only limited by your imagination. Got an idea for a wide game to play in the forest? Share it on our Facebook page – post before your event for ideas or after with the photos of what you got up to!
As a team, we are committed to providing activities which are also accessible to those with a disability, or those with special needs. Our approach is to work with the young person and carer / parents in advance of the visit to find an approach that supports them, and assesses what reasonable adjustments we can prepare to make the centre and activities accessible to them.
Instructor led activities
Self- led activities
Fancy yourself as a bit of a Robin Hood? Give this a go!
Great social activities with lots of fun.
Starting from scratch with a flint and steel, perhaps using Kelly kettles.
A 6 inch knife, and a piece of wood – what can you create.
Try out our newest addition - crate climbing! You can work in pairs or individually to see how many crates you can stack up.
Try out our fire pit one evening with campfire songs & marshmallows to toast around the fire.
We can direct you to Lanfine Estate to see the wild boars and the peacocks. The centre has a fabulous location and you can literally walk out the door and carry on walking for miles.
A number of different challenges to work in a team with an egg-citing finale!
Learn the skill of working the ropes & tree climbing techniques whilst having fun!