Challenge, fun and learning


Challenge, fun and learning


Nothing inspires and engages kids more than a school trip 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. 


If you’re looking for outdoor fun and an adventurous day with your friends and family then you’ve come to the right place. Visit us and unleash your inner adventurer by testing yourself on our High Ropes Course or Nets Adventure course and brand new for 2020 – the Obstacle Course and Ground-based Challenges.

3m Aerial Obstacles

9m Aerial Traverse

Climbing Challenges

Powerfan Descender

70 Metre Zipwire

Team Climb Challenges*

Obstacle Course

Bushcraft Skills*

Nets Adventure

Ground Challenges

Mystery Trails

Team Activities*

Activities marked with* only for our adventure clubs and group bookings


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.


All of our sessions are delivered by experienced teachers, outdoor practitioners and ex-military instructors who are great at helping people 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: Obstacle Course, Ground Challenges, Nets Adventure, Team Activities, Woodland Challenge, Forest Skills and Bushcraft
Recommended Age: 4-7 years

Half-Day Session

£10 plus vat per person based on a minimum of 20 attending.  

Full Day Session Cost

£15 plus vat per person. Based on a minimum of 20  attending.  

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 can include: Obstacle Course, Climbing Activities, 3m and 9m Aerial Traverse, Ground Challenges, Obstacle Course,  Nets Adventure, Powerfan Descender, Team Development, Woodland Challenge, Forest Skills and Bushcraft – For all ages and abilities

Half-Day Session

£15 plus vat per person based on a minimum of  15 attending.  

Full Day Session Cost

£20 plus vat per person based on a minimum of 15 attending. 

your programme

A more targeted and bespoke programme for groups with specific desired outcomes. These engaging programmes are also ideal when you have smaller numbers. The following activities can be included: Climbing Activities, 3m and 9m Aerial Traverse courses Nets Adventure, Powerfan Descender, Team Development, Woodland Challenge, Forest Skills and Bushcraft.

We work with you to design your programme to best fit your desired outcomes.  Programmes can be delivered over 1 session, a full day or a progressive programme over a number of days/sessions.  Pricing varies.  Ideal for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) programmes where a higher level of facilitation and student ratio is required.

please note

Minimum age for Nets Adventure is 4. The Ropes course is for all ages from a confident 5 year-old but this is not just for youngsters.  Minimum age for the 9m aerial traverses is 7.  We ask that adults or older siblings/carers accompany those who are not so confident.  Instructors are always there to ensure absolute safety and to help and support.

If you book something and want to do more when you get here then that’s no problem –  you can upgrade onsite by buying additional ‘Adventure Tokens’ at £5 per activity.

Click on the link below to download the necessary forms that you need to bring.

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


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.



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


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.


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


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 429864

Office Hours Mon-Fri 0900 - 1600


Striving to ensure that challenge and 'active outdoor learning' opportunities are available, inclusive and accessible

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