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Staff at Eccleshill Adventure Playground work hard to provide exciting and engaging activities, all that come with a range of benefits to the children’s health and well-being. All of our activities are fully inclusive and can be adapted to any skill level. Our activities are tailored towards our site, however we would be happy to discuss delivery at your setting.
We can work with you if you have any specific requests for activities or themes.
Below are some examples of activities that we have planned for previous school sessions.



ACTIVITIES

A great opportunity for children to use their imagination. A loose part session could involve anything from smaller boxes to large plastic tunnels, ropes or wheels. These sessions may have an end goal, such as ‘find a way to get a small ball from the top of the playground to the bottom,’ or children may be encouraged to use the loose parts to create something of a personal choice.

Our grow and eat sessions not only promote healthy eating but encourage children to take responsibility for the environment. Children will learn to be patient and develop knowledge and understanding of the world that they live in. With the overall aim of promoting positive eating habits, children can then feel a sense of pride as they enjoy sharing and eating the produce they have grown.

Can your school group survive the apocalypse at The Big Swing? Children will have to work either alone or in a group to build a shelter, make a hammock, scavenge for food and prepare a camp fire. A fantastic activity to encourage children to use a variety of tools and survival equipment, with the intention of mastering skills previously learnt at the playground.

We are able to plan a variety of games and activities which will bring the group together in a fun and relaxed environment. All team building sessions can be adapted from pairs to large groups with the aim of improving relationships, social skills and problem solving.

A natural progression from campfire building. Some of our previous cooking sessions have included fresh bread on sticks, chicken curry and buns in oranges. We also have an outdoor clay pizza oven available for use. Children are able to learn how to cook a pizza from scratch.

A fun activity where children are able to use their problem solving and decision making skills by building a moving go-kart. They will then test their risk assessing skills if they dare to try it out for a ride. Confidence, resilience and social skills are used as the children decide which materials are best suited for their go-kart.

Other popular sessions include sports, painting, baking and treasure hunts.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on booking a school session.
We can run activities to fit in line with topics and much more.

Woodwork

We use full size tools to build a variety of wooden items.
These sessions are great for advancing skills as they can
be very basic for beginners, then gradually introduce
different skills and complicated tools, such as the use of
drills and sanders.

Den building CAMP Fires GO-Karts TEAM BUILDING Camp fire cooking Survival skills Loose parts Growing and planting

From working in small pairs to working in large groups, our den building sessions can involve planning activities prior to the actual building stage. Dens can be made from natural materials or with strong products such as boards and timber. We offer chance for school groups to create bespoke structures across the site.

A popular activity to encourage social and emotional development, as well as the mastering of important life skills. Children will learn how to safely set up and light the fire using a flint and steel. This activity encourages children to understand safety, boundaries and the well-being of others.