Want to come and gain an insight into our accessible activities and meet our dedicated instructors? Come and understand our philosophy of , ‘It’s what you can do that counts!’

What Is An Introductory Weekend?

These weekends (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon) are FREE* and open to potential group leaders from schools, charities and care organisations that haven’t been to the Calvert Lakes before.

They are for up to two people per organisation who may be thinking of bringing a group to our residential outdoor activities centre, presenting an opportunity to experience the amazing things we do before deciding on a possible future stay. We are confident that you will love your experience!

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When Do They Run?

We are scheduled to run Intro Weekends on:

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March.

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March.

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May.

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May.

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What Is Included?

The weekend includes accommodation for 2 nights (Friday and Saturday), full board meals, 3 taster activity sessions with our friendly instructors, question and answer session, site tour and facilities familiarisation.
It will also be possible to make provisional bookings and check availability before you leave us.
Activities can include a stables visit, rock and rope session, water activities, cycling, bushcraft and challenge activities. We cannot guarantee exactly which sessions will be available as they are allocated dependent on the needs of other groups booked in, weather etc.
Outdoor clothing is available should you need it. You are welcome to borrow waterproof trousers and coats, wellies and helmets.

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Yes - just a refundable booking deposit required!

The weekend is free; we only request a booking deposit of £50 per person to hold the booking which is fully refundable after attendance of the introduction weekend.

This includes the accommodation, all main meals during your stay (including lunch) and the activity taster programme.

The only additional charge levied, would be if you require a single room, in which case we charge £35 per night.

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How Do I Sign Up?

We are scheduled to run Intro Weekends Fri 6th to Sun 8th March, 20th to 22nd March, Fri 1st to Sun 3rd May and Fri 8th to Sun 10th May 2020.
Please email mikec@calvertlakes.org.uk or call Mike on 017687 72255 to discuss or book your place.

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Read some of our latest feedback, sent to us following our latest Introductory Weekends…

“Asif and Hannah are still talking about the weekend. They got so much from it. Thanks again.”
Broadfield SEN School

“Just a quick email to say what a fabulous, informative night/day we have had. It has really helped me gain a true insight into what the students will experience and has really supported me with my planning for the trip.”
Pendle Community High School

“Great weekend meeting all of our aims and easing any fears which will enable us to book!”
Piper Hill School

“Staff were extremely knowledgeable about the service on offer and the introductory talk covered the full range of activities available. As the centre was also in use by a group of young people we were also afforded the opportunity to observe them taking part in activities and using the equipment available with the support and guidance of caring, knowledgeable and professional staff. All in all an excellent weekend.”
Janet, Course Co-ordinator, Aberlour Options Adventures

If you would like more information or wish to book please contact Mike on 017687 72255 or email: mikec@calvertlakes.org.uk

* Please read our terms and conditions here