Allendale, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 9NN
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Northumberland Adventure Centre at Deneholme & The Bunkhouse

We offer high-quality outdoor activity residentials, fully catered or self catering, at Deneholme and/or the Allendale Bunkhouse for groups of 12 to 78 guests, from the age of 7 (year 3 students) to adult groups.

In addition, both of our centres are available for private hire for parties, family holidays & get-togethers. Please click on venues to find out more about each property.

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Schools and Youth Groups

Catered Adventure Residentials

Our 2, 3 or 4 night residentials with a full activity program and catered from start to finish can even include pick up and drop off from your school or base – a complete package that takes care of every aspect of your residential.

We tailor the program to suit either the younger year groups, year 3-6 (age 7-11), or older youth and school groups, year 7+ (aged 12+) teenagers.

Northumberland Adventure Centre with its two venues, Deneholme (main base and adventure head quarters) and the Allendale Bunkhouse (secondary base and for additional accommodation for large groups) can cater for group sizes of 10-70 young people plus accompanying staff. We are fully accredited with our AALA license, Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge and Adventure Mark certified. Our insurance covers our centres as well as all activities and journeys made to off-site locations.

The Allen Valleys and Northumberland offer some of the finest and most scenic spots for ghyll scrambling & waterfall jumping, mine exploration, mountain biking, fell walking & teaching navigational skills, canoeing, improvised raft building, rock climbing, weaseling and abseiling. Onsite we offer bush craft and survival training, archery, construction tasks, a tree platform abseil and team-building and problem solving tasks. Evening activities include bonfires, nightwalks, search and rescue scenarios and the all-round favourite: the man hunt!

Catering for residentials includes a continental and cooked breakfast, super packed lunches and a two course home cooked evening meal.

Read more in the Adventure Residentials section 

Corporate Groups

Teambuilding Activities and Workshops

Deneholme offers an ideal venue for corporate team events of 10 to 50 delegates with its large seminar room, beautiful dining room, relaxing sunroom overlooking the wooded dene and gardens as well as a break-out room in the library where smaller teams can work or refreshments are being served. We can offer fast Wi-Fi as well as conference stationery with a projector and screen for our corporate groups.

You can choose to use the venue only, with us providing home-cooked lunches, treats and refreshments throughout your stay or you can book in activities to make your team event all the more exciting and to create an enthusiastic team spirit amongst your group focusing on positive communication, motivation, exploring new leadership styles and skills and creating shared memories.
Accommodation for your corporate team can be at Deneholme and in addition at the Allendale Bunkhouse and/or the Dale Manor.

Private Groups

Fun and action for family and friends

The Northumberland Adventure Centre with Deneholme  in Allendale is a fabulous base for a long weekend or half term stay with family and friends, keen on an action packed stay – that is not in the crowded Lake District, but instead in a friendly village in the heart of Northumberland, at an affordable rate. Your stay can be catered, or you can cook up a storm in the professional catering kitchen yourself. Activities could be as little as an afternoon’s archery competition or a fully packed program including learning new skills and trying out new sports, from canoeing to rock climbing. Finally, if it is adrenaline and fun you are seeking, go for the ghyll scrambling and waterfall jumping paired with an exploration of underground mine shafts and passages, guided by our qualified and experienced instructors, with all the equipment you need provided. Find out more about what we offer our private groups. You can of course hire Deneholme all on its own and come up with your own activities, catering and program – just a wonderful building with 11 bedrooms for your weekend away in the country. Have a look at more pictures and facilities of Deneholme.

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