The site can be used for a wide-range of self-led activities, or you can make use of local instructors for archery, crate stacking, tree climbing, and tomahawk throwing. Risk assessments for all activities can be found in the Risk assessments and operating manuals section.

To book your activities at Thornthwaite please visiting our Bookings page.


Our archery range, located in the pine wood, provides a fantastic resource for the site. All the equipment can be hired if needed, however the person running the activity requires a qualification/ permit to be able to use the range and/or equipment. With sufficient notice, and at an additional charge, it may be possible to supply an instructor

Tomahawk Throwing

Tomahawk throwing on our outdoor range is an exciting activity now available on-site. We have a number of qualified instructors and are able to offer this activity to Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Adults.

Crate Stacking

Stack, balance, and conquer! Step up to the challenge with our adrenaline-pumping Crate Stacking activity! Get ready to test your skills, teamwork, and determination as you embark on a gravity-defying adventure like no other.

Located in the pinewoods our crate stacking facility challenges participants to reach heights of around 20ft.


[ Self led with permit ] [ Instructor Led ]

Traversing Wall

The traverse wall is located in the barn so is a great activity for wet weather. The wall is set up with routes suitable for all ages from Beavers through to adults.

[ Self Led ]
"slackline" by michael pollak is licensed under CC BY 2.0


Slacklining is a great activity for all sections and gives young people to test their skills of balance and team work.

[ Self Led ]

Wobble Pole & Caving Ladder

Summon your inner strength and focus to maintain your balance. With every move, twist, and turn, you will discover the importance of concentration, coordination, and control on this challenging activity.

[ Self Led with permit ] [ Instructor Led ]