Waddow Hall Activity Centre

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Girlguiding Waddow Hall, Waddington Road Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 3LD

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Our on-site activities provide great entertainment and experiences for all ages and abilities and we will work with you to create a package which meets the requirements of your group whether you are planning a residential stay or day trip.

Listed under: Accommodation & Residential | Day Trip Destinations | Bunkhouses | Campus | Farmhouses | Lodges | Outdoor Residential Centres | Residential School Trips | Adventure Activity Centre

What we offer

Waddow Hall is a 17th century manor house set in 178 acres of beautiful Lancashire countryside overlooking the River Ribble. With a wide range of accommodation options from fully-catered in the main hall to one of the many campsites there is something for every group. 

With easy access to the Lancashire countryside, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District there is a wide range of off-site opportunities too.

The reception and office are based in the main house and a member of staff is contactable 24 hours a day in case of emergencies.

There is parking available for coaches.

Our on-site activities cater and align to key stage objectives and curriculum topics. We tailor each visit to the specific needs of the group and create a bespoke package including activity worksheets if relevant.

What makes us a great choice?

Waddow Hall offers a range of adventurous and fun activities on-site and staff will work with you to create a package suitable for your requirements covering the curriculum, team and relationship building and much more.

Based near Clitheroe in Lancashire, Waddow Hall not only offers a range of activities and games to suit all ages and abilities but also is in easy reach of the beautiful Lancashire countryside, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District.

Group Sizes Catered For

Groups up to over 200 are welcome and a combination of accommodations can be booked together for larger groups.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Visitors are allowed to take photos but please refrain from taking photos of other groups.

Risk Assessment Details

Risk assessments are available for all activities on our website http://www.waddow.org.uk

If you wish to carry out your own risk assessment this can be arranged prior to your visit.

Fire drills are carried out monthly and fire alarms checked weekly.

Education Officer Information

There is no specific education officer but our staff can work with you to create a programme to suit your requirements.

Pricing Information

Please note that all prices are subject to VAT @ 20%

Waddow Hall - £46.00 per person, per night

1 adult per 10 students is free of charge.

All additional adults are charged at £56.00 per person per night.

Deposit required: £10 per person

Adventure House - £364.00 per night; self-catered

Sleeps up to 30, bedding provided.

Building deposit required: £200.00

Ranger Cottage - £148.00 per night; self-catered

Sleeps up to 15, bedding provided.

Building deposit required: £100.00

The Stables - £125.00 per night; self-catered

Sleeps up to 15 - bedding provided.

Building deposit required: £100.00

Ribble Lodge - £125.00 per night; self-catered

Sleeps up to 16, bedding not provided.

Building deposit required: £100.00

Rose Cottage 3 - £64.00 per night; self-catered

Sleeps up to 6 - bedding provided.

Building deposit required: £50.00

Rose Cottage 1 - £51.00 per night; self-catered

Sleeps up to 4 people (1 double bed and 1 double sofa bed) - bedding provided.

Building deposit required: £50.00


Main site - Equipped £5.75 per person, per night

Main site - Unequipped £4.00 per person, per night

Small site - Equipped £4.50 per person, per night

Small site - Unequipped £3.75 per person, per night

Tented Village - Equipped £8.75 per person, per night

Tipi - Unequipped £3.90 per person plus,

£10.00 hire per night

Minimum charge and deposit - large sites £65.00

Minimum charge and deposit - small sites £30.00

Room Hire: £10 per hour

*prices quoted are correct for Jan 2015 but may be subject to change.

First Aid Information

Groups are responsible for ensuring they have their own first aider.

Available Facilities

Internet access is available with WiFi and a small computer room.

We have a dining room where meals can be provided along with lounge areas, a TV room and a bar. A small range of snacks is also available in the hall lounge.

Picnic areas are available outdoors including some covered areas and verandas around the site.

Classrooms/meeting rooms are also available including AV equipment.

Self-catering buildings include kitchen and dining areas/common rooms.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Disabled access ramps, lavatories and parking spaces are present. There are three disabled access bedrooms in the main house and accessible self-catering building.

We are happy for you to visit Waddow Hall to check the suitability for your visit.


?back in June I went on a school trip overnight to Waddow Hall and it was the best school trip I've ever been on! Me and 3 of my friends stayed in the room Manchester (20) and the only thing I could say bad about it would be some of the boys in the room next to us banging and being noisy but that's boys I guess. All of the instructors were funny and nice and did their job really well. The food we had was the nicest I've had in my life and one of my friends said she didn't want to leave it was that nice! At the campfire it was really good because we were all joining in and for the first time ever I think, everyone that was in year 6 were being friendly and kind to each other. And that song with the really long name of a bird (ask the instructor Tim what I'm talking about he will know if you don't) I can say the name of the bird in 2.57 seconds! That trip was really the best one ever and I'm not going to forget it I can tell. Thank you for reading this and for giving us the best time of our lives?

Angel Wynne, 11

?Everyone had a great time and this was made more so by the staffs friendly approach and efficient service - nothing was too much bother. Looking forward to our next visit?


?from arrival to departure, everything was really pleasing; the food was delicious and promptly served and all our guests were very impressed?

Mr. H Jones, June 2014

Location Information

Waddow Hall is set in 178 acres overlooking the river Ribble in Lancashire. Just 1.5miles outside Clitheroe with its direct trains to Manchester and National Express service from both Manchester and Blackburn.

Manchester, Liverpool (John Lennon) and Blackpool airports are all within a train ride of Clitheroe from which we can assist you in arranging transfers.

There is parking available for minibuses and coaches on-site.

Room Sizes and Facilities

Fully catered accommodation is available in the main hall which sleeps 60 guests in 29 en-suite single, twin and shared rooms, all with tea making facilities.

The hall has two reception rooms with five well-appointed training rooms including a small IT suite. There is a large dining room and a cosy TV room. A licensed bar is open daily for residents and guests.

The main hall is suitable for those in a wheelchair with two ground floor and one first floor bedrooms suitable for the disabled.

Self-catering accommodation is available in one of the 6 indoor accommodations.

Adventure House is a bungalow style block for up to 30 with a large modern fitted kitchen, spacious dining room and separate activity room. There are six bedrooms each sleeping four in a mixture of single and bunk beds. There are also two en-suite bedrooms each sleeping three in single beds. Outside there is a large grassed garden with decking.

The Stables has been newly refurbished and sleeps 15. Upstairs there are six sets of bunk beds in the main room and 3 single beds in the second room. The refurbished downstairs includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, two separate toilet/shower/basin cubicles and a lounge.

The Cottage has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 15. There is a single room, one twin room and two rooms with two sets of bunk-beds. Additionally one room has a set of bunk-beds and two single beds. Downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining area.

Ribble Lodge sleeps 16. 12 are accommodated on mattresses in the main rooms and four in the specifically designed leaders? room; complete with en-suite shower room. The main room can also be used as an activity/dining area during the day. The accommodation has a modern, fully-equipped kitchen.

Rose Cottage One is a small flat suitable for use by 2-4 people. There is a comfortable living/kitchen area with sofa bed and a separate double bedroom. A shower room is accessible through the bedroom. TV is provided.

Rose Cottage Three is a cosy cottage for use by small groups and families. Upstairs there is a twin-bedded room and a second bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. The bathroom has a bath, shower, toilet and washbasins. Downstairs there is a comfortable lounge and separate kitchen/diner.

Waddow Hall has a number of a variety of sizes with wash blocks.

Fully-equipped camping is possible with sites also having access to a lockable solid shelter with veranda, electric light and power point.

Waddow Hall also has a tented village with ready-pitched semi-permanent tents, access to equipment, small hut and electric points.

Waddow Hall also has a teepee for hire. This can be booked overnight or by half-day for activities. The teepee sleeps 10.

For those with disabilities camping, disabled access wash facilities are available. We strongly recommend any groups bringing disabled guests to visit the site to assess suitability for their needs.

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