After School Adventure

 COME AND JOIN US AFTER SCHOOL

Every Tuesday & Thursday during term time.

All of our sessions are delivered by experienced teachers, outdoor practitioners and ex-military instructors who are great at helping children of all abilities to conquer their fears and reach new heights. Our aim is to ensure that every student learns something positive about themselves and others; we want everyone to leave at the end of the session feeling empowered and proud.

AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURE SESSION

Every Tuesday and Thursday during term time. For individual adventurers and small groups

60 minutes of supervised adventure in our brand new Nets Adventure Park. Bounce, slide and tackle the obstacles along the course and explore the different treehouses.

Minimum Age: 4 years, we recommend that adults accompany younger children and the less confident

Places must be booked in advance online or by calling 01384 429 866. Unfortunately no walk downs will be admitted.

£10.00pp 

Challenge Academy nominated for an Outdoor Learning Award

Challenge Academy has been shortlisted for a 2019 Outdoor Learning Award.

The annual awards are presented to Outdoor Learning professionals and organisations in recognition of their outstanding work and to encourage excellence.

Challenge Academy, an outdoor learning and adventure specialist based at Baggeridge Country Park, has been nominated in the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ category, which celebrates schemes that have made a real difference to areas such as mental health, resilience and, or, social issues.

Working in partnership with Black Country Talent Match, Challenge Academy identified those most in need of support, enabling and selecting those furthest away from the job market and delivering a range of outdoor activities to develop mental toughness, in readiness for seeking employment and improved health and wellbeing.

The project used a range of outdoor learning opportunities to develop growth mindsets, confidence and health and wellbeing.

Challenge Academy Education and Development Director, Greg Brookes-Clayton, said: ”We are delighted to be shortlisted for such a prestigious industry award.  It was a very rewarding and impactful project where we believe we made a difference to the lives of many young people in the community.

“This year we have invested heavily in developing our facilities to enable us to reach more people in the community. To receive recognition for all our hard work with an award nomination is a great achievement in itself and to win our category would be amazing and top of what’s been a great year for us.”

To vote for Challenge Academy to win the 2019 ‘Health and Wellbeing’ Outdoor Learning Award, click here. 

Voting closes at Midnight on 30th September 2019.

As a Community Interest Company, Challenge Academy provides outdoor adventures for all ages and abilities and all its profits are used to develop the site and continually improve the range of activities on offer.

 

Halloween Event Set to Cause a Fright at Baggeridge Adventure

Baggeridge Adventure is transforming its outdoor adventure site into a spooky hollow during the October half term school break to mark Halloween, from Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November.

Based at Baggeridge Country Park in Sedgley, the adventure centre boasts a high ropes course and a brand new treetops nets course, which opened earlier this year. 

In addition to all the challenging obstacle courses on offer, there will be lots of family-friendly activities planned throughout the week including traditional Halloween games from apple bobbing and pumpkin trails to marshmallow challenges and Frankenstein bowling.

This is the first event of its kind at Challenge Academy’s Baggeridge Adventure Hub. Director, Mel Ellis, said: “We’ve expanded our site a lot over the last year which has enabled us to offer more activities for all ages and create a great Halloween experience for the whole family.”

For the more brave and daring, there are twilight sessions from 4-7pm where adventurers can take on the high ropes and nets courses as the night creeps in.

Entry to the event is £5 per person and additional activity tokens are available for the high ropes and nets challenges. 

Find out more and book your Halloween Adventure tickets

PUBLIC TESTIMONIALS

Visited here with my wife and 9 year old son. 

Had a brilliant couple of hours here, done everything apart from the zip wire. 
Staff was warm friendly and was very accommodating to my son who was a little unsure with the heights. 
Never felt rushed through the whole experience even on a sunny Sunday afternoon. 
Will definitely be booking again next summer!”

EXCELLENT FUN  

PUBLIC TESTIMONIALS

“We visited the Challenge Academy today, which was the first day of opening following a refurb. I have to say, the experience was superb. The team were so supportive, patient and clearly love their jobs – I cannot speak highly enough about them. Sam walked us through the safety talk; Ryan was absolutely brilliant with our very nervous 9 year old on the 3m track and Laura was fantastic on the 9m track, the jump and zip wire. 

I recommend this experience to anyone looking for a fun day out in the Black Country, irrespective of age. You will not be disappointed – the experience is amazing!”.

SUPERB EXPERIENCE AND STAFF 

PUBLIC TESTIMONIALS

“High adventure in a safe environment – the children loved it. Friendly competent staff. Suitable for all ages, great day out in a beautiful setting. Also available training facilities and events for corporate team building”.

BRILLIANT FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

PUBLIC TESTIMONIALS

“Our kids love ropes courses and this one did not disappoint! For the more confident climbers, they added an extra challenge of doing part of it blindfolded or backwards! The course either ended with a descent on a zip wire or a vertical drop! Competent, patient staff who were very safety conscious and made the whole thing fun. Would highly recommend this activity – all set in a pretty woodland clearing with nice places to sit and watch and take pics”.

DAY OUT WITH THE KIDS

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 events

Escape the hustle and bustle of the office and come and experience the adrenaline rush of an activity packed corporate team building day.

Stag and 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.

CLUB sessions

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

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

If you’re looking for outdoor fun and excitement then you’ve come to the right place. Visit us and unleash your inner adventurer.

FAQs

An expanding list of all of your questions answered but we know that there will be more.  Contact us if there is anything that you need to know 

Safety

Challenge Academy is led by experienced teachers and ex-military instructors. We go to great lengths to ensure absolute quality and safety

Form Downloads

We think that we have all of the documentation here that you need for your event but if you require more then please call us and we will send it to you 

CONTACT US

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

01384 429864

office@challengeacademy.co.uk

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