Families, birthday parties and experiences

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!

PLEASE NOTE: we follow all Government Covid Guidelines. Party Rooms are only available for groups of six or fewer, which includes any adults, including organising parents. If you want to have 12 children at your party, we cannot offer a room and will run activities-only. We will change this in line with changing guidelines. Please don’t assume the rules will have changed by the time of your party.

Book online

Not all activities are available currently – please click the Book Online button to see what’s running. We are still unable to offer an indoor space for food but will do when restrictions allow.

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