Pleasley Vale activity centre
Pleasley Vale Outdoor Activity Centre
Pleasley Vale is affectionately known as ‘little Matlock’ to local outdoor enthusiasts. Set in the impressive grounds of Pleasley Vale Mill Complex the centre provides the perfect opportunity for groups and individuals to experience the spirit of adventure without having to travel or pay the high costs associated with more traditional locations such as the Peak District.
The current outdoor centre has now been operating adventurous activities for 8 years, most of which have been for children from the local communities and often targeted and specialist intervention programmes which are highly respected.
The initial operation was delivered largely from the Boat House which was refurbished in 2001. Building on that success, funding was sought to expand the current offer by bringing into use the formerly derelict building known as the Greaseworks.
The Greaseworks was a former industrial building which formed part of the Mill complex in its operational prime at Pleasley Vale. The £250,000 project funded via capital investment/funding from Bolsover District Council, The Big Lottery - New Opportunities fund and Coalfield Regeneration Trust, has been to turn the derelict building into a new Outdoor Activity Centre. January 2009 saw the opening of what was once a derelict eyesore, and is now a sensitively re-furbished fully equipped centre for outdoor activity and educational learning and development.
The centre can cater for almost any size of group and offers a range of adventure and team building activities including:
- Raft building
- Bush craft
- Problem solving
- Mountain biking
- Team building
- Forest schools/skills
The Millpond is also floodlit so water based activities can take place all year round.
The centre can offer off the shelf traditional adventurous activities, but mainly prides itself on bespoke programmes designed around the customer needs. Such areas include:
- Diversionary programmes
- Corporate programmes
- Health initiatives
- Team building programmes
- Birthday parties
- Youth initiatives
- Inclusion initiatives
If you are interested in bringing a group or coming as an individual to Pleasley Vale Outdoor Activity Centre and would like further information or would like to visit the centre and grounds, do not hesitate to telephone 01623 812530 or email email@example.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:57
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