We are one of the few Premier Outdoor pursuit centres that has most of the facilities on site, With Twenty Outdoor Pursuits Activities on our 25 Acre site. (No travelling to activities so maximum use of Time) A Large 10 Bedroomed Mansion Hall where we feed and Accommodate our clients. Camping Facilities with Kota Hut and cabin Hot Tub and Fire area. Our ethos at Open Door Adventure is that all multi-activity breaks, adventure weekends and outdoor pursuits should be fun and enjoyable, where you can safely learn life changing experiences. The programs are designed to be effective but be fun while helping you develop new skills.
We pride ourselves in greeting and looking after you as clients, but we hope you’ll leave as our friends. Our home and outdoor pursuits centre is your home and centre during your stay with us. The natural environment that surrounds us is beautiful and we want to do all in our power to protect this natural habitat and wildlife that is in abundance. So all our clients can appreciate the beauty of our surroundings.
It is not what we do but how we do it. By designing courses to meet your requirements, aims & objectives, we strive to provide in all our courses that they are fun, effective and rewarding, and the learning experience is memorable and beneficial to all who participate.
Open Door Adventure was established in 1992 as an Outdoor Pursuits & Activity Centre and has been run by Dave Orange since day one. This was after a long and distinguished career in the services as a professional Outdoor Pursuits Instructor & Physical Education Teacher (R.A.P.T.C.).
Dave has a broad wealth of teaching experience and has participated in 35 world-wide expeditions including 10 trips to the Himalayas, he reached 8,000 Mts without oxygen on Mt Everest. He is a technical adviser in outdoor pursuits to organisers of D. of .E. Prince’s Trust, N.C.S. Colleges, Industry & Business. Dave’s philosophy is to provide the best course possible for each individual, irrespective of age, gender, colour or background, with safety, enjoyment and learning as his key priorities.
All the staff have been carefully selected and trained not only in outdoor pursuits but in teaching, people skills, team building and they have an infectious enthusiasm to pass on their experience and professionalism. All staff have completed a six month outdoor Pursuit Instructor Course and Gained National Governing Body Qualifications with Open Door Adventure.
We take all reasonable steps to manage our operations so as to minimize our environmental impact and to promote good environmental practice. we will set and follow high standards in food production, quality of service and Safety. we will review regularly our business practices and performance to identify how we can improve our energy efficiency, minimize packaging and reduce water usage, waste disposal and air emissions.
We are all passionate about the wonderful countryside we have here in North Wales the wildlife here is fantastic and we strive to protect the wild life and work with the environmental agency, CCW. The location is a Triple S.S.I. site, Site of Specific Scientific Interest due to the 200Ft Limestone Cliff Face and two cave systems.
On site we see on a daily bases Kingfishers,, Heron, Jays, Pheasants, Buzzards , Peregrine Falcon, Badgers ,Otters, Mink, Grey Squirrels, wild Sitka Deer, Bats in our cave.
Hi Dave, Wendy and the Team, Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU all for hosting our NCS group on residential this week. The staff and young people have loved every minute of their time with yourselves and feedback has been excellent regarding the service and standards they received during their stay. Any feedback from yourselves regarding our visit is more than welcome. I will be inviting you over to our graduation evening, which will take place on Sunday 14th December 2014 at the Peace Centre in Warrington, Thanks again and we look forward to coming back to Open Door Adventure next year. Best Wishes, Emma Reid