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Outdoor education centre is active again

Posted on Wednesday 7th April 2021
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The outdoor education centre at Chasewater is a great learning experience for young people

An outdoor education centre is to reopen its doors after a long-term deal has been agreed with a new tenant.

Staffordshire-based, national operator Peak is adding the Chasewater Outdoor Centre to its national portfolio of activity centres after agreeing a deal with Staffordshire County Council.

Darryl Eyers, Staffordshire County Council’s Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, said:

The outdoor education centre at Chasewater is a great facility for young people to experience new adventures and I’m pleased it’s going to return to regular use.

I’m also delighted that the new tenant is a Staffordshire-based company with such a strong reputation in this field and that it is committed to working with local groups.”

With a head office in Audley, Peak employs 230 full-time staff across the country, including the Trafford Watersports Centre, Manchester, and the Astbury Watersports Centre near Congleton.

It currently operates in three sectors: outdoor adventures; education at four independent, Ofsted-registered schools where the emphasis is on an ‘adventurous’ curriculum; and is one of the UK’s largest providers for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme for schools and businesses.

Managing Director Paul Ball said:

Chasewater Outdoor Centre is a great opportunity for Peak. The new site will work very well with all other aspects of our existing business, and complements the growth of our existing customer base which includes our very own Peak students, students and teachers from local and national schools as well as corporate clients alongside our extensive range of leisure clients.

The business is all about building a community. We want to work with existing site users, but also help grow participation at the site through holiday clubs, school and youth groups and corporate team building adventures.

The site will continue to offer a wealth of fun activities such as Kayaking, Climbing, Bush Craft, Sailing, Archery, Mountain Biking, DofE and more.”

Complete with dormitories for overnight stays, the four acre Chasewater Centre site also includes areas for teaching, dining and storage amounting to 9,500 sq ft.

Peak is expected to take over the site this month and more information will be available at www.peak.co.uk  .

 

Notes to Editors

About Peak

Audley-based Peak has been running for over 20 years and is known for delivering family-friendly outdoor activities and tailor-made adventure packages at its sites across the UK - including the Treetop Adventure at the Trentham Estate and Astbury Watersports Centre near Congleton. Its ethos is Education through Adventure.

The Peak brand was established by Audley-based Managing Director Paul Ball, and currently operates in four sectors:

  • Outdoor adventures in seven locations across Staffordshire, Cheshire, and Sheffield, including watersports, land activities, climbing and adventures. Along with Mobile Climbing Wall activity hire.
  • Education at four independent, Ofsted-registered schools where the emphasis is on an ‘adventurous’ curriculum. Sites at Stoke on Trent and Cannock.
  • The UK’s largest provider of the Expeditions section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
  • Peak: Riders & Striders shop – offering cycling and running clothing / accessories along with servicing, cycle scheme, bike fit and gait analysis. With easy access, based at The Trentham Shopping Village Estate, in Staffordshire.

Peak’s services are available for the public, schools, the education sector, youth groups, corporate team building activities and more.  For more information visit Peak.co.uk or contact Paul Barber, Marketing Manager on 07817 551614, paul.barber@peak.co.uk

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