Peak Venture

Huddersfield Road, Penistone, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7GF (for SatNav please use S36 7EZ)

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The first Kingswood centre to be awarded the Gold Standard Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

Set in 9 acres of parkland with the beautiful Peak District on its doorstep.

Watersports centre on the Scout Dike reservoir, adjacent to the centre, offering exciting activities including canoeing and raft building.

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In preparation for your visit, here is some useful information for you pre-arrival. Click here to find our Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge details, risk assessments, Insurance and trip launch information including details for parents.


Peak Venture is situated on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, with dramatic gritstone edges, wild heather moorlands and gentle limestone dales.

Close to the main buildings, the activity park nestles in sheltered woodlands and fields, from high ropes, climbing and low ropes to aeroball and abseiling, with the 3G swing bringing an element of high adventure to the centre. 

Fully supervised water-based activities take place on the adjacent Scout Dike Reservoir, including raft building and canoeing. All sessions take place under the regulations of the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS) and all buoyancy aids and waterproof jackets are provided.


  • Outdoor: Exhilarating adventure park with apparatus including a zipwire, 3G swing and leap of faith, plus specially designed bushcraft sessions and nature walks

  • Indoor: Flexible indoor space for all weather activities including fencing and indoor initiatives

  • Watersports: Located adjacent to our watersports area, situated on the Scout Dike Reservoir, offering exciting activities including canoeing and raft building. Other facilities: Diner, shop, social hubs, party leader lounges, indoor classroom spaces

  • Gift shop: Our on-site shops sell snacks and drinks, as well as postcards, souvenirs, games and mementos


Peak Venture has standard dormitory style accommodation. Rooms range from 4 to 12 bed dormitories, with gender-separated bathroom and shower facilities and party leader rooms close by. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guest

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To fuel young guests during a long day of thrilling adventure activities, we serve three meals per day, with lots of choice and seasonal variations. Each day there is a carefully balanced and nutritional meal plan, recently updated to meet and exceed the latest Government standards on young people's meals.

Click here to see a sample menu

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Party leader facilities

Our recently refreshed party leader bedrooms are complete with furnishings, tea and coffee making facilities and a radio-alarm.

All teacher rooms are close to student dormitories and have en-suite bathrooms.

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Location & Travel

Situated on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District, near Sheffield.

Kingswood - Peak Venture, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7GF  (for SatNav please use S36 7EZ)

Key travel times by road:
Sheffield: 30 min
Leeds: 40 min
Manchester: 1h
Nottingham: 1h 15 min
Liverpool: 1h 50min
Birmingham: 2h 50min

Location & Travel