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Relaxed, refilled and rejuvenated at Refresh

Over the summer, we welcomed six families to our very first Christian family camp at our beautiful site in the Scottish Borders countryside.  Claire Musson, Whithaugh Park’s Customer Relationship Manager, tells us more about

Rock UK welcomes New Chief Executive

We are pleased to announce the appointment of David Locke as our new Chief Executive. David Locke takes over from John Heasman who left Rock UK and joined CCT Conference Centres earlier in the summer. David joins us from The Berkshire

Meet Carroty Wood’s New Centre Director

Linden’s first week at Rock UK was a whirlwind of outdoor adventure with our Senior Leadership Team. Activities included a 10-mile trek, sleeping under the stars in a one-man tent and an evening of entertainment around the campfire

A volunteer’s insight into Spree Central

Spree Central is an annual summer event hosted at Frontier Centre and run in partnership with Urban Saints.  We welcomed around 700 adults, teenagers and children onto the site to enjoy a weekend packed full of adventure, activities

Frontier Centre hosts maths challenge

The Peterborough Diocese Education Trust is a multi-academy trust of 30 schools across Northamptonshire and Rutland. The academies come together each year to host a maths enrichment event for year 5 pupils across the trust. The

Adventurous fun at Spree in the Borders

We love to work in partnership with youth and children’s organisations across the country to transform young lives through outdoor adventure. Working in partnership with Urban Saints, we welcomed over 200 children, young people

What do pupils learn on an outdoor residential?

Across our four adventure centres, we welcome 60,000 visitors each year, including over 400 schools. Outdoor adventure activities help to build fitness and promote physical wellbeing. They also help with concentration, improve

Outdoor Classroom Day at Rock UK

We are proud to join in with Outdoor Classroom Day, a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. Thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. This year so far almost

Five reasons to plan a revision residential

It’s that time of year when students are busy revising for their SATs, GCSEs and A level exams. A revision residential can be a great opportunity to focus students, grow confidence and reduce stress.  Here’s five reasons

Life Changing Adventure

Every year we run a free 1 or 2 year instructor training programme for young people which combines faith, learning and adventure. Jez Parker, aged 19 from Kent, is in his second year of the programme.  What attracted you to Rock

Zip through the air this summer at Frontier Centre

We are excited to have started work on a brand new Aerial Adventure experience at our Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire.  The new adrenalin-filled Aerial Adventure course will include high ropes, abseil tower, abseil slope,

Snowdon Horseshoe Adventure Challenge

This year our incredible trainee instructors will be running events and raising funds to transform young lives through outdoor adventure at Rock UK.  In April, our 23 first year trainees will be hiking the Snowdon Horseshoe to

The Prince of Wales visits Summit Centre

On Friday 22nd February, we were honoured to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to our brand new Summit Centre. The event began impressively, with a limousine sweeping into Summit Centre accompanied by a procession

New Beginnings as a Trainee Instructor

Sarah aged 18 from London joined our Instructor Training Programme as a trainee, last September. Sarah gives an insight into her first three months of training at Whithaugh Park. As my train pulled away from the station and I

Interview with an Outdoor Activity Instructor

Hilary Gyde, Chief Instructor, at our Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire answers some questions about working at Rock UK as an outdoor activity instructor.   Tell us a bit about yourself I was born and grew up in Oxfordshire,