Adventure School
“Adventure School is a fantastic programme for young people offering a blend of outdoor activities and all-important life skills. I have long maintained on my expeditions that selecting people with the right personal attributes is the key to success as you can teach and train the technical aspects. I am convinced that Adventure School will provide many young people with the foundation and grounding in life skills such as teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, and decision making to give them the best start in life. It will change lives and help prepare them for future challenges. Happy adventuring.”
Sir Ranulph Fiennes

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Children Exploring River in a Canoe

Based at Kempston Outdoor Centre, participates will learn adventure skills, take part in watersports activities, have fun, and make new friends. They will use life skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, and communication.

Adventure School

Ticket IconFrom £42.00

Clock Icon9:30 to 15:30

NEXT DATES: Autumn Half Term (25th Oct - 29th Oct) Mon - Fri

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Adventure School Logo OUR MISSION

  • ➼ Create an opportunity for young people to enjoy the outdoors.
  • ➼ Help young people learn adventure skills like paddling & bushcraft.
  • ➼ Encourage young people to re-wild themselves with nature.
  • ➼ Teach young people the benefits of teamwork skills.
  • ➼ Promote caring for our environment.
We offer Day Tickets for those who want a taste of Adventure and Week Tickets for those who want to develop more skills as part of the week-long programme Mon to Fri. We offer a host of activities during Adventure School, from a journey down the river with (bring a picnic) lunch on the river bank through to British Canoeing START Award (included in the price) along with bushcraft and climbing fun and games. Activities will be decided on the day or the day before, depending on group ability and weather forecasts!
Adventure School is holiday activities for kids aged 6-13. This summer holiday club is designed to provide a stepping stone for young people to learn watersports like canoeing and kayaking, develop confidence and life skills and also help towards programmes like the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. They will develop lifeskills through outdoor learning challenges including teamwork, leadership, risk management, decision making, problem-solving, and communication. We are very proud to have provided Adventure School for over 2,000 young people and counting.

We Deliver a mixture of activities

  • ➼ Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boards, and Canoeing.
  • ➼ Bushcraft Activities
  • ➼ Team Challenges
  • ➼ Paddle START Qualification
  • ➼ Climbing
  • ➼ Bouldering
  • ➼ Campfire Cooking
  • ➼ Raft Building
  • ➼ Orienteering
  • ➼ Tracking games
  • ➼ Adventure School Certificates
  • ➼ Knot skills
  • ➼ Archery
  • ➼ Field Games

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Toasting Marshmallows

Kids in Woods

Important Information

All equipment included as part of our course.

You need to ensure you drop off and collect your child promptly at the designated times.

We expect each participant to adhere to a behaviour code of conduct which will be sent after booking.

All participants must follow the social distancing guidelines and listen to the instructors.

What you will need to bring:

  • ➼ Packed lunch including snacks and drinks.
  • ➼ Spare clothes including shoes as there is the possibility of getting wet!
  • ➼ Waterproof jacket.
  • ➼ Sun hat.
  • ➼ Antibac for hands.
  • ➼ Medication if applicable.


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We work with relevant partners and maintain relationships with them to bring the best programmes. This programme was funded by Sport England and has been delivered through organisations such as YMCA, Fun4YoungPeople, Young Carers, Local Schools with great results on attendance, self-confidence, and life skills.

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