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Condover Hall Residential - Summer 2017

Condover Day 4

We woke up to glorious sunshine again today (we have been so lucky with the weather!) Our breakfast slot was a very early 7.15am so we wandered down in our pyjamas and enjoyed a cooked breakfast with waffles and syrup. After breakfast, we tidied our rooms and began to pack ready for our departure tomorrow. We then headed off with our instructors to our morning activities. Two groups headed off to the pool for a ‘wet and wacky’ session, whilst others were fencing or doing archery. We all met up again at lunchtime and had pasta with a choice of sauces and toppings, which was very tasty. This afternoon we have been doing team challenge sessions, archery, tunnelling and vortex.

It was also Connor’s birthday, so after tea we sang to him and shared some birthday cake! We also enjoyed playing outside the accommodation block on the tennis courts with footballs and rackets.

This evening we put on our best clothes and headed off to the silent disco in the mansion house! We had a great time dancing and socialising with both our Newcroft and Thornton friends. We can’t believe that tomorrow is our last day and that the adventure is coming to an end. The week has gone so quickly!

Condover Day Three


After a ‘lie in’ this morning until an astounding 7am (!) we all enjoyed another fantastic selection of cooked breakfast, cereals and fruit. We then split off into our activity groups, some beginning with the ‘Absail’ and ‘Climbing Wall’. The children showed amazing bravery jumping off some very high podiums in these challenges, and all the groups cheered one another along which was lovely to see. Lunch was seasoned chicken or cheese and onion slices with salad, followed by fresh melon and oranges. Delicious! Some of the other activities enjoyed by groups today have included: ‘Wet and Wacky’ in the swimming pool; ‘Archery’; ‘Human Zorbing’ and many more. We have had such beautiful weather all day, and have really made the best of it by being outside amongst the beautiful grounds. After another fantastic dinner of sausages or fish fingers, mash and vegetables, we all had great fun on the Condover lawns playing ‘Multi Sport’ games as the sun went down. We can safely say that we will all sleep well, and are excited to see what adventures tomorrow has in store!

Day Two

It’s been a very busy day today. We woke up bright and early and enjoyed a delicious cooked breakfast, which set us up for the day ahead. Some of us went to the lake for the morning where we enjoyed kayaking and raft building. Some of the rafts were more successful than others, resulting in a few children getting quite wet! The other groups enjoyed some indoor problem solving activities – grid of stones and the vortex.  For lunch we enjoyed delicious jacket potatoes with a range of fillings and salad. In the afternoon we swapped over with the other groups visiting the lake in the glorious sunshine whilst others were abseiling, climbing like monkeys up the multi-vines course or body-zorbing!  Tea this evening was very popular and consisted of burgers and chips or BBQ chicken, iced doughnuts and fruit. Mrs Gamble has taken lots of lovely photographs of the children enjoying the kayaking and raft building on the lake. After tea, we went to the campfire where we had a talent show and joined in with some campfire chants and songs. We had a story this evening and have snuggled down in bed a little bit earlier as we are all so tired after our busy and exciting day. We can’t wait to see what exciting things are ahead of us tomorrow

Day One

After waving goodbye to our parents, we set off on our adventure! The journey went smoothly, and we enjoyed looking at the beautiful scenery through our coach window. As soon as we arrived, we met some very helpful guides who showed us into our accommodation. After a quick un-pack, we went onto a site tour in the lovely sunshine and investigated the grounds. We were then put into our activity groups, and began our first challenge of the week. Some of us went to ‘Conquest’ – an indoor tunnel network where we scored points by zapping one another with laser guns! Others went to the ‘Aerial Trek’ and tested out our nerves on the high rope assault course. The food has been lovely so far, with a choice of BBQ chicken/vegetarian pasta or meatballs and a range of salads for dinner, followed by fruit and cheesecake. We then took part in a mini Olympics session led by our group instructors. We have enjoyed fabulous sunshine all day long, and spirits are extremely high as we look forward to the rest of our week!