Families, birthday parties and experiences – all currently suspended

Celebrate outdoors with your friends and family and pick up a new skill – an outdoor activity or birthday party at Bowles is packed full of fun, excitement and even a bit of learning!

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Not all activities are available currently due to Covid restrictions – please click the Book Online button to see what’s running.

Sledging

Sledging is a firm favourite for local children’s parties and we recommend you book at least a month in advance as places are limited!  Please ensure that all participants have long sleeves, long trousers, gloves and trainers as these are are essential.

  • Age: 5 years+
  • Max. capacity: 12 children
  • Sessions: 40 minutes
  • Cost: £110

Raft building

Hosted in our indoor heated swimming pool, the children have to use their ingenuity and a range of materials to build a raft that can be raced across the pool. All capped-off with swim time at the end.

  • Age: 8 years+
  • Max. capacity: 12 children
  • Sessions: 2 hours
  • Cost: £170

Pool Kayak

This is a great way to develop kayaking skills in the safe, warm water environment of Bowles’ indoor pool. During the session, the group will be introduced to controlling and capsizing a kayak, along with games to build boat confidence.

  • Age: 8 years+
  • Max. capacity: 12 children
  • Sessions: 2 hours
  • Cost: £170

Low Ropes Course

Making use of ten different elements, the Low Ropes course is a great way to challenge the balance and teamwork of a group. Including beams, wire traverse walks and a mini zip-wire it’s a great way to test your agility!

  • Age: 8 years+
  • Max. capacity: 12 children
  • Sessions: 2 hours
  • Cost: £170

Archery

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Robin Hood? An archery session is a great way to test your aim and learn advanced techniques. With all equipment provided and a Bowles instructor supervising the range at all times, archery is a engaging activity for those who want to test their shot!

  • Age: 8 years+
  • Max. Capacity: 12 children
  • Session: 2 hours
  • Cost: £170

Bushcraft

Ideal for anyone interested in survival techniques and wilderness skills. During the two-hour session the group will be introduced to  safe bushcraft practice including fire lighting, water purification, bread making and shelter building.

  • Age: 8 years+
  • Max. Capacity: 12 children
  • Session: 2 hours
  • Cost: £170

Climbing

Rock climbing is a great way to give children a fantastic birthday experience. After a short low level climbing warm-up the children will be kitted up in the necessary safety equipment and start climbing our 10m natural sandstone crag. They’ll scale new heights under the careful supervision of a qualified instructor.

  • Age: 8 years+
  • Max. capacity: 12 children
  • Sessions: 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Mornings only in winter to avoid darkness!
  • Cost: £170 or £200

Skiing

A great session for kids who actually want to learn something useful on their birthday! Long sleeves, long trousers and gloves are needed.

  • Age: 8 years+
  • Max. capacity: 12 children
  • Sessions: 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Cost: £200 or £260

Snowboarding

Bowles is a great venue to learn the basics of snowboarding. The nursery slope is a perfect location to practice falling with style! Long sleeves, long trousers, and gloves are needed. Keep your eyes forward to stay upright but most importantly enjoy yourself!

  • Age restrictions: 8 years+
  • Max. capacity: 8 children
  • Sessions: 2 hours
  • Cost: £200
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