Whickham Thorns Outdoor Activity Centre

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Whickham Thorns Outdoor Activity Centre: With such a wide variety of activities on one site, Whickham Thorns can offer a full day of activities to groups of up to 70 people. By splitting into smaller groups, everyone can enjoy a selection of the activities we offer.


We Offer - Archery, Assault Course, Climbing, High Ropes, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Skiing, Sledging, Snowboarding and Snowtubing.

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Archery at Whickham Thorns

Do you have a steady hand and a sharp eye? Then give archery a try

This ancient sport is brought right up to date at Whickham Thorns, with modern equipment and enthusiastic instructors and is great fun for everyone
Prices:
Per Person
£57.50

Assault Course at Whickham Thorns

The Whickham Thorns assault course is an exciting outdoor activity with 17 stations spread over 700 metres designed to test stamina, balance and agility.
Prices:
Per Person
£14.50

Climbing at Whickham Thorns

Our indoor climbing wall is suitable for beginners and regular climbers. Four walls of a dedicated climbing area including a 6m high main wall for top roping while the uninterrupted 32m low level traverse has larger bolt on holds to help novices get to grips with this sport.
Prices (Per Hour):
Per Person
£3.10

High Ropes at Whickham Thorns

High Ropes is an adrenalin pumping aerial assault course with a range of individual and group elements including wire walks, log balances and rope bridges.
Prices:
Per Person
£52.00

Mountain Biking at Whickham Thorns

Bike hire is available to individual users or to organised groups either on site at Whickham Thorns or to be used on local bridleways.
Prices:
Half DayFull Day
£9.30£14.50

Orienteering at Whickham Thorns

Orienteering truly is a sport for all, at its highest level it demands speed accuracy and decision making, alternatively family groups can enjoy a leisurely stroll around one of our woodland courses without any fear of becoming lost.

Whickham Thorns has a number of permanently laid out orienteering exercises designed to introduce the beginner to this sport with instruction available on map reading skills as well as the art of sport orienteering.
Prices:
Per PersonMap
£2.10£1.00

Skiing at Whickham Thorns

Our 40m artificial slope is a great way to learn the basics of skiing, and have fun at the same time. The slope is floodlit and has a sprinkler system to ensure optimum conditions at all times.

Drag lifts service each side of the slope which is available for individual or group use.
Prices (Per Hour):
Per Person
£8.50

Sledging at Whickham Thorns

Come and enjoy the fun of sledging at Whickham Thorns, without waiting for the snow! Special oneperson plastic sledges called swiss-bobs are used to allow children to enjoy this great activity. Sledging is available as a party option or exclusive booking. Sledging is also available during school holiday sessions where individuals can access the slope during pre arranged times.
Prices:
Per Person
£58.00

Snowboarding at Whickham Thorns

Our 40m artificial slope is the perfect way to get to grips with snowboarding, whether youre a beginner or not! The slope is floodlit and has a sprinkler system to ensure optimum conditions at all times. Drag lifts service each side of the slope which is available for individual or group use.
Prices (Per Hour):
Per Person
£8.50

Snowtubing at Whickham Thorns

Snowtubing at Whickham Thorns is a fun activity for all, and you dont even have to wait for the snow! Using specially adapted rubber rings, snowtubing is available as a party option or exclusive booking and unlike sledging is not restricted to under 11s. Snowtubing is also available during school holiday sessions where individuals can access the slope during pre arranged times.
Prices:
Per Person
£58.00

Directions

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Whickham Thorns Outdoor Activity Centre is just off the A1 on Market Lane between Dunston and Swalwell.

Admission

Opening times (April - October):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
09:00 - 20:0009:00 - 20:0009:00 - 20:0009:00 - 20:0009:00 - 20:0011:00 - 18:3012:00 - 15:00

Opening times (November - March):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
11:00 - 22:0011:00 - 22:0011:00 - 22:0011:00 - 22:0011:00 - 22:0011:00 - 18:3012:00 - 15:00

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Contact

Address: Whickham Thorns Outdoor Activity Centre, Market Lane, Dunston, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9NX, UK
Phone: +44 191 433 5767
Email: Whickhamthorns@gateshead.gov.uk
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