Robinwood - Maes-y-Nant
When we were deciding where to take Y6 for their final residential together, we knew we had to choose very carefully. Robinwood sets high standards in not just the activities it offers, but also the outstanding quality of Robinwood staff. Robinwood staff are friendly, experienced, confident, conscientious, professional and fun. They have a warmth of personality and are sensitive to young people’s needs.
Children visiting Robinwood are put into activity groups with a Robinwood group leader in charge with between 10 and 13 children in the group. Group leaders are timetabled to be with their activity groups throughout their Robinwood course. This enables them to really get to know every child in their group in order to help each child progress and develop over their time at Robinwood. Group leaders guide their group through around 15 different activity sessions including water sports sessions, themed problem solving sessions, high activities and a range of others. Group leaders get to work with children overcoming different challenges, developing different skills and developing teamwork with others.
Set in the beautiful Welsh countryside just outside of Wrexham, the original building dates back to the late Victorian era when it was built as a private house in around 1870. Its name Maes-y-Nant when translated means ‘house by a stream’. Although the stream remains, the old owners would struggle to recognise it now as the site has been transformed with purpose built facilities to provide an amazing Robinwood experience.