Whickham Thorns Outdoor Activity Centre

Whickham Thorns has a 40m Ski Slope, divided into two, making ideal for beginner to intermediate Ski lessons with our qualified and experienced Ski Instructors. We offer individual, family, group and school lessons; as well as birthday parties. 
Snow Tubing is also available for parties, groups and open sessions. 
Booking is essential for all sessions; please email [email protected] for further information
Whickham Thorns is run by Gateshead Scouts, and offers a wide variety of Outdoor Activities for individuals, families, groups and schools. Activities can be run as a single activity, a half day package, full day package or long term programmes. Our other activities include:-
  • Climbing (including Parties)
  • Mountain Biking (including Parties)
  • Forest School 
  • Bushcraft
  • Orienteering
  • Assault Course
  • Team building
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Challenges
  • High Rope (opening Easter 2020)


Slope Details

Slope Size 40m
Type Of Slope Dry slope
Children Area Yes
Disabled Facilities Yes

Opening Times

  • Monday: 3:30pm - 9pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30 - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday: 1:30pm - 9pm
  • Thursday: 5:30pm - 9pm
  • Friday: 10am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 4:30pm

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 191 461 1643
Address: Market Lane, Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9NX