SCHOOL TRIPS

Education, fun and learning

FOR ALL ABILITIES

Our programmes are for everybody

ACTIVE OUTDOOR LEARNING

Inspirational Learning Outside of the Classroom

RESOURCES AND TRAINING

Empower teaching staff 

SCHOOLS – LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM

Nothing inspires and engages kids more than a session outside the classroom. At Challenge Academy 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. We work closely with schools to develop a tailored programme for the day to meet their specific needs. 

Activities

High Ropes 

Safe adventure for all ages and abilities

 

Forest Skills

Learn essential skills in a secure environment

Aerial Nets

An amazing nets adventure course

Woodland Challenge

Adventures around the 250 acre site

Team Building

Challenges on the ground and in the air

 

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.

EXPLORER PROGRAMme

Perfect for the younger adventurers looking to get a taste for challenge. Our sessions are outcome based but can include the following:

  • Climbing Activities
  • 3m Aerial Traverse course
  • Nets Adventure
  • Team Development – group challenges in the air and on the ground
  • Woodland Challenge – loads of onsite learning in our forest shelter and around the park.
  • Forest Skills and Bushcraft – learn some essential primitive skills with our experienced practitioners

Age: Key stage 1 (5-7 years)

Cost: based on a minimum of 20 attending and excluding vat

£10 Half day

£15 Full day

ADVENTURER PROGRAMme

Ideal for older or more confident pupils ready to step outside of their comfort zone.  Reward, enrichment and progressive programmes, our engaging sessions might include: 

  • Climbing Activities
  • 3m and 9m Aerial Traverse courses
  • Nets Adventure
  • Powerfan Descender – step off our 30′ high platform
  • Team Development – group challenges in the air and on the ground
  • Woodland Challenge – loads of onsite learning in our forest shelter and around the park
  • Forest Skills and Bushcraft – learn some essential primitive skills with our experienced practitioners

Age: Key stage 2/3/4 (minimum age – 7 years) 

Cost: Based on a minimum of 20 attending and excluding vat 

£15.00 Half day

£22.50 Full day

ADVENTURER PLUS

A more targeted and bespoke programme for smaller groups with specific desired outcomes. These engaging programmes are also ideal when you have smaller numbers. The following activities can be included:

  • Climbing walls
  • 3m and 9m Aerial Traverse courses
  • Nets Adventure
  • Powerfan Descender – step off our 30′ high platform
  • Team Development – team challenges in the air and on the ground
  • Woodland Challenge – loads of onsite learning in our forest shelter and around the park
  • Forest Skills and Bushcraft – learn some essential primitive skills with our experienced practitioners

Age: Key stage 2/3/4 (minimum age – 7 years)

Cost: Based on a minimum of 10 attending and excluding vat

£17.50 Half day

£25.00 Full day

Nature detectives

Discover the wonderful wildlife that live in our pond and go hunting for minibeasts around the nature reserve.

Explore, identify and learn about different creatures in their natural habitat during a two hour pond dipping and bug hunting discovery trail.

During the session you could find a wide range of pond life and creepy crawlies including dragonfly lavae, water lice, blood worms, frogs, spiders, butterflies, crickets and shield bugs plus many many more fascinating critters.

Combine your day with a team building session or a blast on our nets adventure or other adventure facilities onsite (you will need to pay extra for this)

Age: Key stage 1/2/3/4 (minimum age – 4 years)

Cost: Based on a minimum of 20 attending and excluding vat

£5.00 Half Day

£10.00 Full day

Trip organisers guide

Choose your focus prior to arrival and we will deliver an engaging programme with a focus on the positive development of teams and individuals. We work with trip organisers to ensure that the whole experience is meaningful, whether for reward, enrichment, social impact or targeted intervention.  

SCHOOL TESTIMONIALS

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both for the programme you planned and executed so effectively on Thursday 5th September in spite of the initial problems. We have had very positive feedback from the students: they enjoyed the day immensely and gained a great deal from the experience. We really do appreciate your efforts to ensure the day was successful, so many thanks once again.”

THE ROYAL SCHOOL WOLVERHAMPTON

SCHOOL TESTIMONIALS

“A group of challenging pupils from schools across Sandwell participated in a day of active outdoor learning at Baggeridge Adventure Hub. It was an inspirational day, seeing these kids overcome fear and build resilience in such a short time was quite emotional. The Challenge Academy team were highly skilled at encouraging the young people to achieve things they didn’t think possible, this really boosted their confidence and is something we can refer to back at school to help learning”

TEAMWORX SANDWELL

SCHOOL TESTIMONIALS

“As the day went on we realised that this could be the key to what is missing for many of our students! The ability to test and stretch yourself, work as a team, have people depend on you and you on them, take risks, review and refine. CA teaches resilience, appreciation of and dependancy on others. Self- worth and value. It blew us away!  This will be the bit that brings our students literally ‘closer to the edge’. Quite frankly, it’s brilliant!”

WHITEHOUSE CENTRE BRISTOL

SCHOOL TESTIMONIALS

“Just wanted to offer our thanks to you and your team for the brilliant support and experience that you gave to our year 6 children last week.  Both classes had a superb time – the way that the sessions were run with three groups was really good.  The children were buzzing afterward and some of them couldn’t believe what they had achieved.  I know it’s a long way off but can we book for next year?”

BEARWOOD SCHOOL

SCHOOL TESTIMONIALS

“My group has a wide range of physical and learning challenges, and I was impressed by the accommodating yet absolutely professional way in which all of our activities were handled. Your facility provided an ideal and inclusive experience. Thanks indeed for an extremely enjoyable and highly valuable experience for all.” 

TELFORD COLLEGE OF ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY

SCHOOL TESTIMONIALS

“As the day went on we realised that this could be the key to what is missing for many of our students! The ability to test and stretch yourself, work as a team, have people depend on you and you on them, take risks, review and refine. CA teaches resilieaance, appreciation of and dependancy on others. Self- worth and value. It blew us away!  This will be the bit that brings our students literally ‘closer to the edge’. Quite frankly, it’s brilliant!”

OLD PARK SCHOOL

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 TOKENS

Give the gift of adventure. Treat someone special with one of our gift vouchers starting from as little as £10.

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

If you are looking for outdoor fun, adventure and excitement then you’ve come to the right place.

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

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