Making a really positive difference

Our vision at Robinwood is to make a really positive difference developing children – one of the most worthwhile things that anyone can do in a job!


We have identified the following 6 key ways in which we achieve this really positive difference:

  • We ensure we have very best staff.
  • Children have the same group leader throughout their course
  • We only run courses for Key Stage Two groups (7 to 11 year olds)
  • We provide 24 hour care for the children attending.
  • We operate the ultimate timetable, with 15 activities packed into a 3 day course.
  • We are totally focussed on the priorities of our customers; the teachers and children who attend,


These fairly unique points, we believe, set Robinwood apart from other operators who deliver courses for schools, and are the key reasons why we get outstanding customer feedback and a very high return booking rate.


We also like to make a positive difference in the lives of the staff who work for Robinwood and there are many ways staff can have an impact on the company. Ideas and feedback from staff help Robinwood continually develop and improve.

why our staff love their jobs

It’s the combination of the buzz and fulfilment working with children, giving them an experience they will remember for many years. The Robinwood experience really helps to develop and bring out the individual strengths and qualities of children which would not necessarily be spotted in other environments and to facilitate that is a wonderful feeling and gives a huge job satisfaction.

The activities we offer

We have developed our activity programme over many years listening to feedback from teachers and children, to arrive at what we believe is the ultimate selection of 15 activity sessions for Key Stage Two.


At our centres (Dobroyd Castle, Barhaugh Hall and Maes-y-Nant) we have all activity sessions available on site, so children can pack all 15 activities into their 3 day Robinwood course. We offer ‘taster sessions’, which last around 1 hour and 10 minutes each.


The activities offered within the ultimate Robinwood timetable are;

See the Activities We Operate





Crate Challenge


Giant Swing


Challenge Course

Piranha Pool


Team Challenge


Zip Wire

Raft Building

The programme includes 5 high activities, 3 themed problem solving activities and 2 watersports sessions, together with archery, caving, nightline, challenge course and team challenge. Team challenge is the only session that operates for the whole school together. For all other activity sessions children are split into activity groups with between 9 and 13 children in them.


Archery, Caving, Climbing, Crate Challenge, Dungeon, Piranha Pool, Team Challenge and Trapeze are our indoor sessions. Canoeing, Challenge Course, Giant Swing, Night Line, Quest, Raft Building and Zip Wire generally operate as outdoor sessions. Having the majority of activities taking place indoors is great for year-round operation.


We offer full training in all activity sessions, before new group leaders take charge of groups of children. We also ensure that new staff have plenty of support when they start group leading.


New group leaders are assessed as required to ensure they deliver high quality safe sessions, before taking charge of these sessions without supervision.


Our vision at Robinwood is to make a really positive difference developing children – one of the most worthwhile things that anyone can do in a job! We hope that by listening to staff and investing in their development we can make a positive difference in the lives of those who work for the company.

Robinwood runs various schemes and events with the aim of supporting various charitable causes and the local community.

Support and development

Everyone who works at Robinwood starts work as a group leader, regardless of their previous experience.

As well as group leading, staff do a number of additional duties including night duties, sitework days, wake-up and bedtime shifts, and some catering shifts. For committed staff with the right qualities there are great career development opportunities for promotion to many positions through the company right up to manager level.


We have an open-minded policy on staff appointments and our values-based selection process means that if you are a positive, enthusiastic and caring person who can really inspire the children we work with, and you would like to be part of an award-winning team, we would very much welcome an application from you!


Simply complete our quick contact form on the next page and one of our team will be in touch to continue our easy application process.