Activities

The OAC offers an exciting range of activities, both instructor led and run by group leaders to suit all ages and abilities.

A full list of all activities can be found on the Bookings Page.

Team Building

Team Building activities can be run by group leaders or by an instructor.  We have have a supply of equipment as well as ideas cards.



Instructor Rate: £18 - (This activity can be run by unit leaders)

Adventure Course

Our adventure course was new in 2017 and will be know as the Critchley Course.

See if you can get from one end to the other without touching the floor.  Great fun and a sense of achievement.

 


Min Booking Time: 1 hour

Equipment Hire: £12.00 Sheffield Guiding groups, £15.00 all other groups.

Environmental Games & Tree Trail

A box has been put together with ideas and equipment for various environmental games.   We also have a Tree Trail which was designed by SAGGA when they visited and did some voluanteer work for us.

Please ask the OAC Office for more information.

 





Climbing Activities

The OAC has a climbing tree and crate stack situated in the Activity Fields as well as an indoor climbing / traversing wall.   Instructors can be booked through the OAC office.

The traversing wall is ideal for our younger members and does not require an instructor.

Max Group Size: 8
Min Booking Time: 1 hour
Instructor Rate: £18.00 per hour
Equipment Hire: £12.00 Sheffield Guiding groups, £15.00 all other groups.

Outdoor / Indoor Games

We have  supply of outdoor games which are available for hire.  These include tennis bats and balls, badminton rackets and shuttlecocks, rounders, frisby, skipping ropes.  We also have for hire a table tennis table and a small pool table.  Please contact the OAC Office for more details.

 




Equipment Hire: Various - Please ask for more details.

Go-Karts

The OAC has 3 go-karts which can be used on the Courtyard.


Min Booking Time: 1 hour

Equipment Hire: £12.00 Sheffield Guiding groups, £15.00 all other groups.

Pond Dipping

Wire Mill Dam or Forge Dam are good sites for bug & beetle catching, approx 15 mins walking distance. Equipment available for hire from the OAC.




Equipment Hire: £5.00

Raft Building

Raft building is a great team building activity.  Simply make a raft and sail it on the pond, have two groups making rafts at the same time – who can make the best?  Or for a more advanced activity the groups have to “purchase” the equipment they think they will need to make a raft.  Unused equipment can be “sold” back, extra equipment is twice the cost.

Max Group Size: 8
Min Booking Time: 2 hours
Instructor Rate: £18.00 per hour
Equipment Hire: £12.00 Sheffield Guiding groups, £15.00 all other groups.

Kayaking

Instructor led, on our own pond.

Max Group Size: 8
Min Booking Time: 1 hour
Instructor Rate: £18.00 per hour
Equipment Hire: £12.00 Sheffield Guiding groups, £15.00 all other groups.

Grass Sledging

6 available for use on the steep slope on the Common Land.  Suitable for fair weather only.

Max Group Size: 12
Min Booking Time: 1 hour

Equipment Hire: £12.00 Sheffield Guiding groups, £15.00 all other groups.

Bat Detectors

The OAC is an ideal place to “hear” bats.  The detectors reveal a world of sound normally unheard by humans, hear bats’ sonar as they fly through the air and feed.




Equipment Hire: £12.00 Sheffield Guiding groups, £15.00 all other groups.

Weaseling

Weaseling equipment and instructors can be booked through the OAC Office and takes place at Higger Tor.  Groups meet up with the instructor at the Car Park near to the Weaseling site.

Max Group Size: 12
Min Booking Time: 2 hours
Instructor Rate: £18.00 per hour
Equipment Hire: £12.00 Sheffield Guiding groups, £15.00 all other groups.

Archery

Archery is an instructor led activity for up to 8 people.

Max Group Size: 8
Min Booking Time: 1 hour
Instructor Rate: £18 per hour
Equipment Hire: £12.00 Sheffield Guiding groups, £15.00 all other groups.

Pioneering

Like meccano with wood and knots! Your group will learn how to tie several basic knots that will keep the structure together. Competing the task successfully needs team work and your group could build such things as a swing, an a-frame bridge or giant catapult.  Instructors can be booked through the OAC.

Max Group Size: 8
Min Booking Time: 2 hours
Instructor Rate: £18.00 per hour
Equipment Hire: £12.00 Sheffield Guiding groups, £15.00 all other groups.

Various Other Activities

As well as all the above the OAC offers the following activities for hire.

Orienteering – routes are marked out around the OAC

Shelter Building- This can be done on the back woods.

Fire Lighting and outdoor cooking, either on open fires in the designated areas or on altar fires.




Equipment Hire: Various - Please ask for more details.
  •  All activities, equipment and instructors can be booked through the OAC Office and can be incorporated as part of a stay at the OAC or as evening / day activities.
  • Please note all our instructors are self-employed and charge an agreed rate of £18 per hour or part hour which should be paid directly to them at the time of the activity.  The OAC cannot accept payment on behalf of the instructors.  We will endeavor to provide an instructor for you but at busy times this is not always possible.  Groups can bring their own instructors but the OAC would need proof of their qualifications, DBS and insurance.
  • Group Leaders are ultimately responsible for the children’s welfare, obtaining parental permission and providing adult support throughout the activity, including those with an instructor.  They MUST read and understand relevant risk assessments. For information about group size/activity duration and charges please contact the OAC Office.
  • ALL activities MUST be monitored by a leader.  The instructors are not there to supervise your group.
  • If you are bringing your own instructor for one of our activities or if you are having an activity run by another organisation, eg, SoccerEds, Circus Skills so that we can ensure areas and activities are not double booked.  Please ensure you let the OAC have details including qualifications, DBS and insurance.
  • Equipment hire costs will be added to your bill along with day visitors fee.
  • Please note groups doing Guide Patrol Permit Camps cannot book instructor led activities unless an adult leader is present during the activity.

For initial enquiries regarding any of the above activities please complete the Enquiry Form and email to oac@girlguidingsheffield.org.uk   The office can be contacted by telephone 0114 2302434, please leave a message on the answer phone and we will get back to you.

If you know which activity you wish to use please complete the Booking Form and email to oac@girlguidingsheffield.org.uk   We will let you know by email if your requested dates are available.