Robinwood

Rhodri Evans
Deputy Fund Manager, New Investments

“We’ve long wanted to have a site in north Wales, so we snapped up the opportunity to buy and redevelop this beautiful site at Cross Lanes. Thanks to the help of the Development Bank of Wales and RBS NatWest we’ve been able to bring in brand new facilities including a zipwire, giant swing and climbing wall.”

Martin Vasey, Founder

Robinwood run a number of popular education and activity centres for primary school groups from age 7 to 11.

Children can climb and canoe, ride a giant swing or zoom down a zipwire – all at the same site. Lessons and activities are tailored for different year groups, all studying key stage 2. 

Robinwood bought a closed-down hotel at Cross Lanes, Wrexham for £1.4 million in 2016. They received a £1.5 million loan from the Development Bank of Wales to help them redevelop the site as part of £5.6 million plans. NatWest provided a £4.1 million loan to help the project. The new activity centre has created 38 jobs.