ACTIVITIES AT chet
At CHET we offer a wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities to suit school children
of all ages and abilities. They are designed to encourage children to take risks in a
controlled environment, to promote team building within their peer groups and
to offer the opportunity to aquire new skills and hone existing ones.
Please find a complete list of all our activities below.
List of Activities:
Weather conditions/age permitting
Adventure Course – Negotiate our fabulous course of obstacles to increase confidence and self esteem. This activity teaches children resilience, to react positively to challenges, manage appropriate risk taking as well as building up fitness.
Archery – Learn to shoot arrows at targets in our specifically designed indoor range. Learning this skill teaches children hand/eye co-ordination and resilience. Patience and perseverance is required.
Bush craft/Campfire – Make small fires in a team (or campfire for younger visitors) to toast marshmallows. This activity teaches safety in relation to fires and perseverance in trying to light a fire using flint and steel. You can also test your knowledge in our foraging quiz promoting teamwork and learning about the environment, science and nature.
Egg Drop Challenge – Using a limited supply of equipment and your imagination, design and construct a structure to protect an egg from a fall in groups. Children will improve their problem solving skills, knowledge of science in relation to gravity and forces as well as using fine motor skills, communication skills and teamwork.
Environmental Art – Use natural materials you find in the surroundings to make a piece of art work on the ground that will be left for others to see. This activity encourages teamwork, creativity and an understanding of the natural environment.
Estate Walk – Walk around the woods and fields of the Crosby Hall Estate learning about nature and the environment. Supports the teaching of history, the local area being of particular importance in relation to the Reformation.
Fencing – Learn the basic rules and skills of this ancient sport to duel with an opponent. The activity helps to encourage concentration, balance, co-ordination, reaction time, agility and cooperation.
Low Ropes Course – Balance on low ropes and use a bosun’s chair and other equipment whilst working in a team to develop trust and build confidence. Helps to develop balance and coordination and encourages children to react positively to challenges and manage appropriate risk taking.
Maze Games – Navigate your way to the centre of our maze to find giant puzzle pieces and see if you can find your way back out and make the puzzles! This activity promotes teamwork and helps improve visual perception skills necessary in maths and writing. Participants will develop gross and fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness.
Mini-beast Hunt – Get digging in the woods to see how many difference kinds of bugs you can find using teamwork and developing understanding of the natural environment.
Night Line – Put your blindfolds on and work your way around our course using your communication skills. This activity increases confidence in a difficult situation, develops an appreciation of the senses and independence (when done on own) and cooperation, teamwork and trust when (when done in pairs).
Orienteering – We have various orienteering courses in our extensive woodlands, each tailored to different ages, abilities and themes. All require teamwork, map reading and develop communication skills.
Photograms – Create and develop your own photograph to take home after your stay. This activity encourages creativity and helps develop fine motor skills as well as learning about the safe handling of chemicals.
Pottery – Use air drying clay to create a sculpture, bowl, animal or tile to take home after your stay. Working with clay can have a soothing and calming effect. It improves creativity, motor skills and sensory development. It can also improve self-esteem as the child accomplishes something unique.
Problem Solving – Challenging outdoor puzzles and problems to make you think outside the box! Promotes teamwork, communication and cooperation.
Raft Building (Seasonal) – Help your team to build a raft – let’s hope it floats! Requires thinking skills, problem-solving, team work, cooperation, observational sills and the ability to follow instructions.
Rafting (Seasonal) – A variety of fun team based activities to enjoy on our rafts out on the water. Develops skills, confidence, team work, communication and learning to follow instructions.
Shelter Building – Build a shelter in the woods with your team-mates using natural materials scavenged from the surroundings to protect you from the elements. Encourages imagination, cooperation, teamwork and learning about the natural environment.
Swamp Crossing – Make your way across the smelliest dirtiest swamp you have ever seen! Try not to fall in! Challenges participants to do something difficult/unpleasant and requires perseverance and cooperation in a one to one challenge.
Zip Wire – Face your fears and race down our zip wire through the woods. Encourages a positive reaction to challenges and managing appropriate risk taking. Builds trust and fosters group spirit and bonding.
Night walk - An evening activity. Walk round the woods of the Crosby Hall Estate at night. Bring your torches!
Outdoor Games - An evening activity led by Phil an experienced local sports instructor.
Street Dance - An evening activity led by Gaynor, an experienced local dance teacher.
ACTIVITY RISK ASSESSMENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST