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30 Brilliant Activities!

Raft Building

After building a strong and safe improvised raft from poles, barrels and ropes groups will launch onto the water and attempt to paddle around a course. A fun and challenging water based activity that will encourage teamwork, communication, and creative thought; planning and decision making are the key here. Smiles are guaranteed as the water starts to splash and the raft begins to wobble. Our qualified paddle sport instructors will be close at hand to guide and cast an expert eye over every part of the session.

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Canoeing

Great fun in an exciting new watery environment; Raft up the canoes for stability and head out onto the water to learn how to paddle and steer through a series of exciting, action packed, fun games. Journey around Ponden water working as a team and developing communication skills as pupils gain more confidence in the canoes and on the water.

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Climbing

We have 10m high purpose built indoor and outdoor climbing walls. A safe yet exhilarating environment suitable for introducing young pupils to a new and exciting challenge; at the same time the venues are perfect for assessing the GCSE climbing syllabus. Sessions offer challenge, communication, and trust development in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. Pupils will develop a sense of responsibility when actively belaying peers under the expert eye of our qualified instructors. Fun games and challenges will be used to ensure that everyone feels a sense of pride and achievement when they finish their session.

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Zip Wire

Zip wire is a real thrill activity, which is great for group support and encouragement, individual confidence, and achievement. Flying across the length of our site big smiles and laughter are guaranteed. Children wear a helmet and a full body safety harness, as they do for all our high ropes activities. They are roped on from the moment they leave the ground, with rigorous safety standards carefully employed by our instructors throughout.

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Leap of Faith

Climb up to stand on a platform around 8 metres above the ground, then leap off and catch a bar which is dangling a short distance in front of you. That is the challenge that you face on our leap of faith; you are of course roped on in harness and helmet and therefore safe throughout. The skill, patience, experience, and all round personality of our instructors ensures every child is given the absolute best coaching and support to complete this challenge. The excitement and high level of personal challenge makes this an immensely popular activity session; great for developing confidence and resilience.

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Gladiator Challenge

Up to 3 children can race to reach the top of our vertical 8 metre gladiator challenge; Climbing tyres, nets, rope ladders and poles to reach the top. To ensure maximum activity levels the rest of the team help control the ropes under the expert supervision of our instructors. Creating a strong sense of teamwork and responsibility, a great personal and team challenge with everyone involved developing confidence and trust within the group.

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Jacob's Ladder

Up to 3 children work together to reach the top of our 8 metre Jacobs ladder challenge; Climbing horizontal beams that grow ever further apart some clever ‘out of the box’ thinking and innovative ideas will be needed. To ensure maximum activity levels the rest of the team help control the ropes under expert supervision of our instructors. creating a strong sense of teamwork and responsibility. A true team challenge that will encourage and develop problem solving and innovative thinking.

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High All Aboard

All about trust and communication, teams of 3 pupils will work together to reach the top of our 6m pole, balancing on the small top platform requires clear communication and strong team co-operation. Trust and support are the key words here. The challenge is complete when all team members are balanced on top of the pole.

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Crate Stack

Pupils need to think outside the box with creative thinking, construction and design, teamwork, and communication. Pupils must build a tower of interlocking crates as high as they can whilst 3 pupils stand on top of the tower as it grows higher and higher. Teams will rotate through each role seeing who can build the highest tower. Smiles, laughter and personal confidence will all be found in abundance as the tower wobbles a little more each time it grows.

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Archery

Following an introduction, children receive coaching for their first arrows, until they are confident and have the skills needed to get arrows on target. Children use bows appropriate to their size and strength and everyone taking part in archery sessions must always follow the safety rules for the archery range. We take care to ensure that, after initial coaching, a good pace to the session is maintained with maximum activity levels; ensuring the children always get to shoot plenty of arrows and have heaps of fun. As the session develops, the skills learnt through expert coaching are put to use in tournaments and fun based archery games & challenges.

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Bouldering

Our dedicated Bouldering facility is designed to provide the excitement and challenge of climbing at a level much closer to the floor, thus removing any fear of heights. The boulder wall is at its highest 2.5m with a deep filled crash mat covering the entire floor. Pupils will work with a spotter to ensure safety whilst learning climbing techniques and skills that will then be put to the test with a series of fun games and challenges. A great confidence builder in a fun and safe environment.

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Nightline

With blindfold in place the children put one hand on the rope and then follow it wherever it goes; guided by their non blindfolded partner for safety, forging strong bonds of trust and communication skills. Games and activities are played prior to the Nightline to maximise the group’s chance of success in working together and helping one another. Discussion of the senses and developing communication and teamwork

throughout the group can provide many educational benefits on this session whilst having great fun and a lot of laughter along the way.

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Low Ropes

Working with peer’s pupils will negotiate a series of obstacles to complete the whole low ropes course without touching the ground. All obstacles are less than 1m off the ground making this a very accessible activity that requires the same skills as our high ropes. Pupils will swing, wriggle and balance whilst developing trust, communication and physical fitness during a challenge that is not as easy as would first appear. When we introduce the ‘cup of water’ challenge giggles, smiles and the odd spillage is unavoidable.

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Abseiling

Our Abseil wall is 10m High and accessed via a platform inside our dedicated climbing wall. Pupils will take on a personal challenge requiring courage, confidence, and trust in the team around them. Walking backwards down the wall suspended from our double roped safety system pupils control their own speed of decent whilst backed up by our expert instructors using a second independent control rope. Support, encouragement, and motivation will come from the rest of the group helping develop strong relationships. Rounds of applause and big cheers are guaranteed, a challenge to be proud of.

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Team Building

Pupils will work in teams to solve fun puzzles and challenges that will need initiative and ingenuity. Strengthening relationships, developing communication skills, recognising that everyone has strengths and roles to play in successful team’s pupils will come to understand the values of planning and reviewing in achieving successful outcomes.

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Orienteering

A high energy, fun competition. An excellent way to explore the surroundings and can be offered both on our site for younger pupils or at local off site venues for the older and more adventurous pupils. An introduction and practice of map reading skills will be followed by pupils working in pairs or small teams to locate and find control points as fast as they can. A great activity for improving decision making, planning, communication, and burning off some energy.

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Giant SUPs

Our Giant stand up paddle boards are pretty unique, 5m surfboards that will take 8 group members who stand and paddle the board. A very wet session that will be full of laughs as the team are challenged to move around the board, compete in fun games, and keep their balance. Communication, teamwork and co-operation are critical to get the boards around the course.

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Caving

A session exploring the underground world of limestone caves and passageways in the Yorkshire Dales. Groups will learn about the processes involved in the creation of caves and the unusual formations seen. Personal challenge opportunities will be offered as they attempt a range of passageways that involve anything from walking to crawling. An exciting new world awaits where pupils will gain personal confidence, develop trust in each other and their peers and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Mountain Activities

A day of Abseiling, Bouldering and Weaselling. Groups are introduced to the concept of challenge by choice and encouraged to push their personal boundaries. The group will walk up to Earl Crag to see the stunning views into Lancashire, West Yorkshire, and the Yorkshire Dales. Pupils will the scramble, climb and abseil on the rocky outcrops supporting and encouraging each other at every step; every student will come away from the session with a deep sense of achievement, having accomplished personal challenges and developed new skills.

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Sumo Wrestling

Sumo suits are all about fun and laughter; dress in our oversized padded sumo suits and try to wrestle you partner to the floor. Padded matting, and suits ensure comfort and safety. If you think the wrestling sounds hard wait until you try to get back up from the floor, everyone’s sides will hurt with laughter – the best medicine.

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Circus Skills

Ever wanted to spin plates, learn to juggle, or throw a diablo high in the air? A great session for learning new skills whilst having fun. learn classic circus entertainer tricks whilst developing hand eye coordination and the sense of determination that comes from try try and trying again.

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Stream Scramble

Putting on helmets and buoyancy aids, pupils will explore our local stream system. An exciting wet session focusing on personal challenge and resilience. Scrambling along the stream, fun games and challenges will see personal confidence increase as the group support and encourage each other along the way.

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Road Cycling

With a fleet of 60 road bikes, a local closed road circuit and access to the Dales finest cycle routes we are ideally placed to offer GCSE assessments and guided tours. Whether you are looking for race tactics and coaching for pupils or a steady ride taking in the local scenery we can tailor the day to your specific needs.

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Local Adventure Walk (L.A.W.)

Pupils will explore and learn about the local area. Taking in Earl Crag and the pinnacle monuments, views across The Yorkshire Dales, Lancashire, and Yorkshire, scrambling and weaselling along the rock outcrops, playing games and exploring the natural environment. A fun, educational adventure where everyone will work up an appetite and get some exercise.

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Labyrinth

Always one of our most popular sessions; an indoor underground maze, bringing caving indoors. Two levels of passageways and chambers with obstacles along the way. Pupils will explore the maze trying to find locations and different exits; with the lights on to learn the labyrinth’s secrets then the lights off to increase the challenge for those who want a little more excitement. Games and team competitions during the session ensure heaps of fun and big smiles during this unique activity.

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Moon Walk 

Your team has to make their way around the Moon Walk course using just themselves and the crates provided, avoiding the obstacles en route, avoiding losing and of their equipment, without stepping on the floor and without earning any forfeits. Think of it as a variation of The Floor Is Lava where planning and teamwork are vital to succeeding.

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Stompers

The team is split into a couple of smaller groups each of which is given a set of stompers, think two giant skis with rope handles attached for each person. Then all they have to do is be the first group to navigate the course set out for them without falling over or tripping over each other. Co ordination and leadership is key to making progress on this one.

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Marble Run

All your team has to do is get a ball (we’ll start easy with something bigger and slower and work up to the marble) from where the instructor lets go of it and drop it into the bucket a short distance away. Sounds easy right?... the problem is that the ball can only touch the piece of guttering each team member is holding, you can’t move when it’s in your piece of guttering, the bucket’s too far away for them to reach in one go and that’s all before we start putting obstacles in your way.

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Spider's Web

Just get your team from one side of the giant spiders web to the other… the problem is that you can only use each gap in the web once, the gaps are all different sizes and you can’t touch it! A quite physical and hands on activity where your team will need to come up with a good plan that works with everyone’s strengths and abilities.

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Hook a Duck

A giant version of the classic game it takes its name from but the “hook” had to be controlled by the whole team at the same time via a system of ropes and pulleys. Clear communication and patience are the keys to success on this one.

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Create Your Own Bespoke Programme

At High Adventure, we work with you to create your own bespoke programme . Get in touch, tell us your favourite activities, when you want to go and how many people you'd like to bring & we'll create your perfect trip!

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