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Here are a few providers who have worked at Cote Ghyll before. This list is not exhaustive. You are more than welcome to hire a provider of your own choosing.

Please note we do not organise outdoor activity providers, you must arrange these yourself.

Sample Activity Itineraries

Plan your own custom itinerary with the help of our sample itinerary below. You can customise the itinerary based around your budget, age-group, interests and more. Choose from some easy to plan 'do it yourself' activities or exciting outdoor activities led by expert providers.

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Sample 3-day 'do it yourself' itinerary
Time Day 01 Day 02 Day 03
08:00–09:00 --- πŸ₯“ Breakfast. πŸ₯“ Breakfast.
09:00–11:00 --- πŸ”₯ Bushcrafts & Shelter Building – Head outside to our dedicated bushcraft & shelter building area and try your hand at building a shelter and making a campfire using our lesson plan outline. πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Take a leisurely stroll to Osmotherley Village, explore the sights and complete the Osmotherley Trail.
11:00–12:00 Arrive, check-in and explore The Mill.
12:00–13:00 πŸ” Packed lunch from The Mill. πŸ” Packed lunch from The Mill. πŸ” Packed lunch from The Mill.
14:00–17:30 πŸ—Ί Orienteering – Head outside into the surrounding Cod Beck Woods for an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises mind and body! Our pre-planned orienteering course is perfect for teachers to lead themselves. πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Take the picturesque hike to Mount Grace Priory following the Cleveland Way and calling at the remote Lady Chapel on the way. ⚽️ Spend the afternoon enjoying the play area and playing field at our adjacent caravan park before heading home.
18:00–19:00 πŸ• Evening meal at the Mill. πŸ• Evening meal at the Mill. ---
19:00–21:00 🎀 Host your own talent show and karaoke evening judged by your own teachers. πŸ•Ί Disco and Tuck Shop – Enjoy a fun night in at The Mill as our multi-purpose meeting room transforms into a disco complete with glittering disco ball, and our tuck shop opens up serving snacks and drinks. ---
Sample 3-day expert-led itinerary
Time Day 01 Day 02 Day 03
08:00–09:00 --- πŸ₯“ Breakfast. πŸ₯“ Breakfast.
09:00–11:00 --- πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ Waterfall Abseil – Test your nerve with a thrilling abseil down our very own waterfall under the supervision of skilled instructors. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Test your mind and body with a competitive Orienteering Challenge in Cod Beck woods.
11:00–12:00 Arrive, check-in and explore The Mill.
12:00–13:00 πŸ” Packed lunch from The Mill. πŸ” Packed lunch from The Mill. πŸ” Packed lunch from The Mill.
14:00–17:30 πŸ’¦ Stream Scramble – Be prepared to get wet and wild on an adventurous stream scramble activity guided by expert instructors. Then head into the woods for an exciting Axe Throwing activity. πŸ›Ά Raft Building & Canoeing – Take the short walk to the stunning Cod Beck Reservoir for an exciting afternoon on the water! πŸ”₯ Bushcraft & Shelter Building – Learn bushcraft and survival skills from the experts then channel your inner Robin Hood with Woodland Archery lessons under the safe supervision of professional instructors. Then it's time to say goodbye and head on home.
18:00–19:00 πŸ• Evening meal at the Mill. πŸ• Evening meal at the Mill. ---
19:00–21:00 ✨ Team games and star gazing at Cod beck reservoir. Head back to The Mill for a campfire with marshmallow toasting, hot chocolate and campfire songs. πŸ•Ί Disco and Tuck Shop – Enjoy a fun night in at The Mill as our multi-purpose meeting room transforms into a disco complete with glittering disco ball, and our tuck shop opens up serving snacks and drinks. ---
Sample 3-day itinerary with offsite activities (own transport required)
Time Day 01 Day 02 Day 03
08:00–09:00 --- πŸ₯“ Breakfast. πŸ₯“ Breakfast and checkout.
09:00–17:30

πŸ¦‹ On your way to Cote Ghyll Mill visit Preston Park Museum and Butterfly World followed by Airtrail at Tees Barrage or Ten Pin Bowling at Teeside Park.

Or, take the challenge of climbing Roseberry Topping descending via Captain Cook Monument or Cliff Rigg Quarry. Visit Captain Cook School room Museum to learn about our local explorer Captain Cook.

Head off for a full day of adventure at a local destination of your choice (packed lunch provided):

York

Offering more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK, there’s a lot to love in the beautiful historic city of York.

Whitby

There's more to Whitby than meets the eye - with its connections to Captain Cook and Dracula, its quirky narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey, Whitby is a fascinating town, quite unlike any other.

Saltburn

The delightful coastal town Saltburn-by-the-sea bestows plenty of Victorian charm and thrills. From the water balanced cliff lifts to the last remaining pier in Yorkshire, Saltburn promises its visitors an authentic seaside experience.

🎒 Lightwater Valley or Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo – Say goodbye to the Mill and head off for a full day of thrill seeking activities at one of the UK's best theme parks. πŸ” Packed lunch provided.

Or perhaps you'd prefer to make a splash at πŸ’¦ North Yorkshire Water Park and experience the thrills of raft building and stand up paddle boarding before tackling the unforgettable inflatable obstacle AquaPark.

17:30–18:00 Arrive, check-in and explore The Mill. 🚌 Head back to The Mill. 🚌 Head home.
18:00–19:00 πŸ• Evening meal at the Mill. πŸ• Evening meal at the Mill. ---
19:00–21:00 ✨ Team games and star gazing at Cod beck reservoir. Head back to The Mill for a campfire with marshmallow toasting, hot chocolate and campfire songs. πŸ•Ί Disco and Tuck Shop – Enjoy a fun night in at The Mill as our multi-purpose meeting room transforms into a disco complete with glittering disco ball, and our tuck shop opens up serving snacks and drinks. ---

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