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More than just an ‘Adventure Centre’

BAGGERIDGE ADVENTURE

Baggeridge Adventure is an exceptional activity venue and it provides an exclusive and safe environment for everyone. Our affordable adventure packages are suitable for all ages and abilities and we pride ourselves on getting visitors outside of their comfort zones in a fun and secure environment.

HIGH ROPES COURSE

Adventurers can traverse through the high and low ropes courses, take a leap of faith down the PowerFan Descender and swing through the trees along the Zip Wire – above all, a high-level adventure guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping! The course has state of the art safety systems and all instructors are highly qualified outdoor specialists.

NETS ADVENTURE

We have combined ‘high ropes’ obstacles with safety nets to create an aerial playground, different to anything else out there. No need to put harnesses on and perfect if you want to build your confidence. You are always safe and the activity is always supervised by one of our instructors who is responsible for everyone’s safety. 

OBSTACLES + BOULDERING

Brand new last year – our obstacle course and bouldering wall will test anyone and we love it! Leave it to us to make sure that the challenge is suitable for you when you embark on your journey with your mates, family or colleagues. The obstacle course is included in the Adventure Pass for ‘Weekend Warriors’ who visit and will always be included in our weekday programmes for organisations.

TEAM BUILDING

Everything that we do is about developing you and your team. We work with you to put a suitable programme together and we are proud to say that our innovative ground-based activities will always get you learning together and put a smile on your face.  

WOODLAND CHALLENGE

We want to get our customers active and explore the amazing environment surrounding our centre. What better way to do this than introduce a few challenges along the way. We have set out our own orienteering trails where teams, armed with one of our trail maps, move from point to point and undertake different problem solving tasks.

FOREST SKILLS

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.

 

ENGAGING ENVIRONMENTS

Located on the doorstep of the Black Country at Baggeridge Country Park, our site offers visitors a brilliant opportunity to get away from it all.  We have made every effort to build an engaging venue that provides our customers with opportunities to get active, adventurous and learn about themselves and others.  Our centre blends in to the surrounding environment – so visitors quickly forget about the stress of everyday life.

MORE THAN JUST AN ADVENTURE CENTRE

As a ‘not for profit’ company we want to make our facilities available to all and customer experience is also high on our agenda. We use indoor and outdoor spaces to promote learning and adventure, we also welcome other partners and users if they want to hire our facilities for the good of the community.  

INDOOR CLASSROOMS

There are a number of indoor spaces onsite.  We have 4 indoor classrooms with heating and air conditioning, smart-boards, networks, projectors and desks – each classroom accommodates 10 people but can be joined together to accommodate 20 people at a time  If you want some workshop space then this can easily be achieved.

 

WOODLAND SHELTER

Woodland Shelter  A meeting place with a difference, our onsite woodland shelter can house up to 40 people at a time.  The perfect solution for ‘outdoor learning’ when the elements are a bit to harsh to deal with. We also use the shelter as a venue for birthday parties where organisers can set up their own meal and decorations at a small extra cost.  

SPECTATORS

We have put a lot of thought into providing viewing areas where, if you are a spectator, then you almost feel part of the experience.  Large decked areas with seating mean that you are able to encourage and support those who might need it when standing at least 30 ft off the ground.  Visitor experience is very important to us. 

 

WOODLAND ENVIRONMENT

Baggeridge Country Park provides an ideal setting for those looking for wildlife and those wishing to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. #IWILL volunteers from Ormiston SWB Academy have helped us to plant around our site to ensure that we blend within our immediate environment.  

HIRE OUR SPACE

We include use of facilities as part of our programmes and packages but if you are just looking for an inspirational meeting space where you can work with your team or a venue with a difference to host a celebration then we will happily hire it out to you.  Why not mix and match with some of our activities?

EVENTS

We hold various events throughout the calendar year when we theme things up and offer something a bit different.  We advertise these events on our Facebook page and through our mailing list.  A great opportunity for you to visit with family and friends and get involved in all that we have to offer.

 

 

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 

PROGRAMMES FOR SCHOOLS

From mainstream to courses for SEN we have a number of programmes on offer for your school.  Some are based on a one-hit and some focus on a progressive approach with a number of visits.  All delivered by senior facilitators and teachers either at our site of at your location.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES

It is widely recognised across all sectors that ‘soft skills’ enable the qualities, behaviours and attributes needed to succeed in the workplace. Challenge Academy deliver specific services to support these qualities and behaviours. Our services have been commissioned to support different sectors.

TRAINING PROGRAMMES

We like to spread the good news and empower others to deliver.  Our training packages and courses are intended to upskill your staff to enable delivery of our services. All training is supported by relevant  approved qualifications for continuing professional development.  Delivered at Baggeridge Adventure or at your location.

PROGRESSIVE COURSES

Challenge Academy have designed and delivered bespoke programmes to support targeted intervention for Charities, Education, Criminal Justice, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the NHS.  Intervention can be delivered by our highly experienced team of professionals or we can upskill your own staff using our accredited courses.   

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH

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

You will find us just below the park tea shop.  Park your vehicle, pay for parking and walk down the track.

01384 429866

Office Hours Mon-Fri 0900 - 1600

team@challengeacademy.co.uk

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