FOREST SKILLS

Get back to nature

FOREST SKILLS

LEARN NEW SKILLS

We are lucky to have a perfect venue to teach primitive bushcraft and forest skills.  Set in 150 acres of woodland and greenspace we are also able to venture out and explore the area or stay within the safe environment of Baggeridge Adventure where we can teach skills such as fire making, den building, pioneering, backwood cooking and woodland arts and craft.  We also plan to deliver courses to all ages when we get specialists in to teach and inspire.  Watch this space.

OUR APPROACH

Our activities are very interactive, relaxing and informative and we have a dedicated space onsite to deliver our courses.  We seek to encourage, motivate, engage and inspire through positive outdoor experiences. It’s not just about the skills, it’s about the environment – active outdoor learning for everyone 

key skills

Our instructors do not profess to be experts but we know enough to ensure that you leave us having had a brilliant time when you have learnt some great new skills and made some new friends.  We plan to run overnight courses in the near future when we get the experts in.

 

 

programmes

Our forest skills can form part of your visit if you are an organisation, just talk to us about what you want when you make your booking.  For the general public we will be looking to run forest skill sessions as part of our adventure club programmes.  Look out for more info on our events page.

the challenges

Can you start a fire from scratch with fire steels and natural resources?  Can you build a shelter using natural materials, can you cook a nutritious meal using ingredients and herbs from the forest? Remember we can provide you with help and support, the rest is up too you and your team

The instructors are amazing and so encouraging when you have those occasional ‘I can’t do this’ moments! There are lots of them which means their organisation is second to none, safety is paramount and all this for a fantastically great value price! I didn’t know this place existed but I’ll be spreading the word, Thank you Challenge Academy!

 Claire Parker

Staff were first class, very patient and helpful. Safety is no1 priority but this doesn’t detract from the fun. Totally recommend this for something that the whole family can do together – it’s great for the kids to see Mommy and Daddy more scared than they are! Well done guys!

 Simon J

Thank you to all the staff for a brilliant fun educational day! It gave our pupils with less confidence a chance to shine and our pupils with confidence an extra challenge. The teamwork involved has encouraged our pupils to support each other not only during physical activities but also during class lessons. We will definitely be returning during the summer as one of our invaluable ‘Sports Experience’ programmes

 Rough Hay Primary School

Fabulous set up with really great staff - they ensure that everyone feels safe and are very encouraging whilst allowing them to take the independence to complete challenges - very impressed

Samantha Shuttleworth

We hosted an event here with our students from Student Living Derby Halls of Residence. It was a brilliant afternoon, such fun and all the students had such an amazing time. Can't rate the staff highly enough, very supportive and encouraging. Great activity for groups!

Derby University SU

WOW we had the BEST time ever today with girls. staff were the nicest friendliest people we have met & were all amazing with the kids which made the whole experience a fabulous one. I would 100% reccomend challenge academy. Fantastic for kids confidence & co ordination & their fitness! such a brilliant couple of hours & most certainly worth every penny ! Thanks for a great morning we will be back again very soon.

Lisa Timmins

PACKAGES TO SUIT EVERYONE

Our adventures are for all ages and abilities so please don’t let the youngsters put you to shame. We pride ourselves on ensuring that you have fun and provide the best experience possible for you and your family, friends, classmates or colleagues. Click on the links below for more information about our programmes. 

club sessions

Whether you’re a scout, guide, youth group or member of a knitting circle, our club packages guarantee adventure.

 

MOBILE OUTREACH

One-off or regular visits to your organisation. We bring our own expertise and equipment to deliver programmes to engage and inspire.

ADVENTURE Parties

For all ages and abilities - celebrate with family, friends or anyone who wants to have a blast for 90 minutes. Action packed excitement. 

PUBLIC sessions

For those looking for outdoor fun, adventure and excitement. We are open to the public at weekends holidays and selected evenings during the season 

school trips

We provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and develop a range of life skills whilst having fun in the great outdoors

corporate days

Escape the hustle and bustle of the office and come and experience the rush of an activity packed away-day

 

Stag+Hen Parties

Take on our aerial high ropes course and get the adrenaline pumping ahead of the big day for the bride or groom and their party.

GIFT VOUCHER

Give the gift of adventure. Treat someone special with one of our gift vouchers starting from as little as £7.50

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH

Baggeridge Country Park, Gospel End Rd, Sedgley DY3 4HB

01384 429864

team@challengeacademy.co.uk

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