Our selection of activities includes a great deal more than just the typical outdoor activities – we at Wiston believe in all aspects of experiential learning, whether that is outdoor challenge activities, or one of our creative activities. We appreciate not all people are keen on outdoor challenges – and this shouldn’t limit them from visiting us. That’s why we’re one of the few personal development centres in the country to offer creative arts and music activities alongside the more traditional outdoor challenge activities.
Our resident Drum Circle facilitator Paul is the UKs leading drum circle trainer and is brilliant at creating an engaging and fun session for groups of up to 25 – no matter the musical ability! Drum circles are wonderful ways to really engage a group and have them working together and from our experience, the use of rhythm and dexterity translates to groups working more in step with each other in our other activities.
The old Victorian Lodge and surrounding woodland are perfect for getting the creative juices flowing, and we have facilitators who can guide children on a walk around the estate, telling stories about the forest and sparking their imaginations – and perhaps inspiring them to create their own stories!
More suited to younger groups, these sessions allow children to design and create their own puppet, either to fit into their own story or as part of a performance brought along by the facilitator.
Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts can be a gentle activity for those who would rather stay indoors – this can involve making your own comic book characters, painting and decorating your own creations, masks, costumes and anything you can think of! We have facilitators who specialise in various crafts, from making your own comic book characters, painting and decorating your own creations, masks, costumes and anything you can think of! Many groups have this activity as a quiet evening indoors during a residential or as something different for those who’d rather stay indoors.
The word drama often conjures up grand performances and reciting lines but at Wiston it’s something altogether different! Our drama instructors focus on team building through various drama games and silly fun. No knowledge of Shakespeare required!
Contact us to find out more about adding creative arts activities to your visit.