Region: North West

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Off Cambridge Road Waterloo, , L22 1RR

Contact: 0151 966 6860



A fully inclusive, friendly & experiential approach with friendly, attentive staff in coaching makes this an ideal place for your visit.

We will be more than happy to discuss any aspect of your visit, contact Mike Wardle on 0151 966 6860 or visit   You can also visit

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre is a stunning watersports and visitor centre located in the heart of Crosby Coastal Park, Waterloo.  Forming part of the gateway to the Mersey Estuary, sitting alongside the internationally renowned Antony Gormley's "Another Place," Iron Men statues, this really is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The facilities here are first-class! From water sports, a fitness suite, a beautifully appointed bar & bistro, conference and banqueting, to 14 high-quality fully accessible bedrooms and bunkrooms  which sleeps up to 48, Crosby Lakeside has something for everyone. We offer very competitive prices on visits , over night stays or residentials. Contact Mike Wardle on 0151 966 6860 or email

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

We offer tailor made courses to suit your needs in outdoor education & activities, please contact Mike Wardle on 0151 966 6860 who will be happy to talk you though any requirements. We cater for key stages 2 – 4.

Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?

Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?!/CrosbyLakeside

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Are you an LOtC Badge Holder?

LOtC Quality Badge, AALA, RYA, BCU, Sailability Onboard Centre.

What size groups do they cater for?

From groups of 10 up to 120.

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

On discussion with the centre team many of whom are qualified teachers work sheets can be made and educational themes and curriculum targets can be addressed.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?


How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre is subject to regular inspection by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS) and our operating license number is L8637\R1853. All activities are risk assessed and reviewed regularly. All staff are enhanced CRB checked and appropriately qualified for the activities they run.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Mike Wardle is the Development Manager for Water Sports and adventure activities and is responsible for education. The centre also has an Inclusion Officer, Kevin Leavitt, responsible for adapting programmes and equipment for disability use. Contact 0151 966 6860 or email

What does it cost?

Prices start at £35 per person for full board with activities starting from £90 for two hours for a group of 10.

Is specific clothing required?

All personnel and protective equipment is provided as part of the cost. Participants need to bring suitable footwear, towel, change of clothes and warm clothing.


Do you have first aid on site?

All staff and instructors are first aid qualified. The Centre also has a defibrillator which staff are trained to use.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre has a Bistro, galley café and vending machines for drinks and snacks. Packed lunches can also be provided.

Are there disabled facilities?

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre is a purpose built disability outdoor activity centre. All equipment and programmes are fully inclusive and adapted to deal with a wide range of disability needs from mild through to severe. Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre has a full time inclusion officer who can discuss specific needs pre visit, and staff who are experienced working with groups with disability.

All toilets & changing facilities are disability friendly, the centre has a track hoist, mobile hoist & jetty based hoist. The building has been designed for wheelchair access and the fitness suite is IFI
(Inclusiveness Fitness Initiative) accredited.

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open 7 days a week all year (except Christmas and New Year).

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

‘Thank you for all of your help in organizing such a fantastic residential trip to Crosby Lakeside for our year 5 class – especially at such short notice!

This was the first time that we have ever been able to take one of our year 5 classes on a residential trip and it was a huge success. All the staff at the centre were brilliant at leading, supporting and motivating our pupils (who don’t always make it easy).’

Newfield School.

‘A warm, friendly atmosphere. The children felt very comfortable and relaxed with facilities and staff. Instructors and facilities where fantastic. Would really enjoy returning!’

Bedford Primary School.

‘Overall the kids really enjoyed themselves and didn't want to leave. The instructors motivated them well and helped them to really enjoy themselves.’

St. Wilfred High School.

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre hosts National teams for training and runs National Governing Body courses, both training and assessment. It is also hosts and is available for regional and national events, meetings and conferences and has residential clubs on its site. Please contact the centre for further information.

Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Cycling Climbing Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Residential School Trips Safety Awareness SEN Sports Team Building Water Sports Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Leisure & Tourism PE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December