Dobroyd Castle is set high above the town of Todmorden enjoying great views of the surrounding area. It is a historic listed building with wonderful architecture including an amazing main entrance hall. All activities take place in the 17 acres of grounds.
The castle has had many different lives; starting out as a very grand house for a famous local mill owner, later it became an approved school for boys and just before Robinwood took over, a Buddhist Centre. We have a shallow lake on site which is ideal for an introduction to canoeing and raft building. We also have giant swings and zip wires which are around 80 metres long.
Our converted sports hall provides some great indoor activity areas. It houses climbing walls and rooms for indoor trapeze (also known as ‘leap of faith’) along with indoor archery ranges and rooms in which crate challenge takes place. There are three different themed problem solving areas; Quest, the Dungeon and Piranha Pool. Our staff team have developed these areas to ensure the activities really capture the imagination of the children taking part.
Todmorden is a small market town in the South Pennines with an important industrial history, built on the area’s success in the cotton trade. It is the only town in England to have produced two Nobel Prize winners!
Todmorden has plenty of affordable housing, shops, restaurants, a market, a historic theatre and a sports centre. The quirky town of Hebden Bridge with its cinema, small theatre and independent shops is nearby, and Manchester and Leeds are easily accessible by direct train links.
Situated at the meeting point of three steep valleys, Todmorden is an ideal base for walking, climbing, mountain biking and many more outdoor activities.
Barhaugh Hall is situated in beautiful countryside on the Cumbria / Northumbria border in one of the last truly unspoiled rural areas in England,. The town of Alston is small but picturesque, with shops, cafes, a garage, supermarket and other amenities. In summer many tourists visit Alston, drawn by its quaint cobbled streets, and proximity to many beautiful areas to walk and cycle.
The Old School was the original Robinwood centre (where it all began!) and retains its homely feel. As the smallest centre it provides a very personal experience for all the schools which visit it every year. It is set on the outskirts of Todmorden with great access to all the facilities in the town as well as the surrounding moors for walking, climbing, cycling and other outdoor pursuits.