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Perfect for Primary Schools

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High Adventure, Yorkshire for Primary Schools

We specialise in delivering Primary School outdoor adventure residentials & Adventure Days, with exclusive indoor KS2 Accommodation, tailor made itineraries chosen by you, excellent on-site facilities & local water sports. 

Our small & friendly centre offers younger pupils a home from home, with comfortable dorm rooms, private teacher rooms closeby, social spaces, drying rooms, tuck shop & more. Located in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, we are surrounded by countryside and make the most of what is on the doorstep. 


Choose from 30 exciting activities ranging from climbing and high ropes to our popular indoor cave maze (labyrinth) and water sports. 

As well as our popular residentials, we also offer Adventure Days for local schools and can provide transport if required. 

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at High Adventure.  You know how to deliver very high quality, engaging sessions to the children.  You allow so much time for each session enabling the instructors to spend time with each child, encouraging them and challenging them to achieve and exceed their targets.  We're impressed with the knowledge of your instructors.  Your domestic staff have been superb.  Our children and staff have had an incredible time, you all do a fantastic job.  We're looking forward to next year."

Lee Swift; Alverthorpe St Pauls CE School.



At High Adventure, we work with you to create your own activity programme so that you get exactly what you want from your trip and can tell pupils in advance what they'll be doing! 


With 30 activities available, you'll be spoilt for choice. All activities are delivered by our DBS checked, qualified enthusiastic and professional team of instructors who will give your pupils a fun-filled session that builds confidence and encourages team-work. Below are some of the most popular primary school activities, with plenty more to see on our activity page.

"Following many years of becoming increasingly disillusioned with residential centres who seemingly wanted nothing more than our money, we feel we have struck gold in High Adventure.  From the point of declaring our initial interest, right through until our departure, High Adventure made everything simple. All activities are within close proximity to the hub of the centre meaning time isn’t lost or wasted moving between activities. The activity plan is tailored to meet our wants and needs rather than having to fit in with the centre’s limitations and restrictions. We are very much looking forward to returning again in the next couple of months. Highly, highly, highly recommended!" 

Jon, Burton Joyce Primary School 2024 



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... 



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... 

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Raft Building

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...

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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...

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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...


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...



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...


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



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...

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Adventure Walk

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...

Popular 2 Night Residential From £99pp+VAT

Day 1

Arrive @ 12pm, Lunch, Adventure Walk, Dinner & Labyrinth

Day 2

Morning: Low Ropes, Moon Walk, Archery 

Afternoon: Raft Building/SUPs/Canoeing

Evening: Campfire Night

Day 3

Morning: High Ropes/Zip-Wire

Afternoon: Lunch & Depart

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Exclusive KS2 Accommodation

Offering primary schools a home from home, our building `The Nook` is exclusive to primary schools. Accommodating up to 58 pupils plus staff in comfortable Dormitory Rooms, teachers have separate rooms close by as well as a kitchen and lounge. Children will enjoy social spaces and tuck shop. 

We also have a larger, separate building with 93 beds split over 2 floors where groups of 29 or more can have exclusive use of your own floor, which again gives you the space we know KS2 groups want and require on a residential. 

Offering plentiful, home cooked meals, we have fantastic on-site catering facilities with a set weekly menu. You can view the menu hereOur wonderful domestic staff are also able to cater to a wide variety of dietary requirements.

If you have special requirements regarding access and mobility, please do get in touch prior to booking to find out how we can assist you with your visit.

Bedding is provided and we also supply water proofs and wet suits as well as access to our large drying room facility. 

"Everything has been so professionally organized throughout, I could relax as I know my children were in safe hands. Food was superb, and the children have had an experience which will last a lifetime"  


Angharad Morris; Mary Exton Primary School.  

Exclusive Block for Primary Schools

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Our `Nook` Building has been created exclusively for Primary Schools, offering younger children a `home from home` with a relaxed, safe & friendly space to sleep & socialise. Teachers sleep close by in comfortable private rooms, with kitchen access & lounge.

Comfortable Rooms
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Each room offers pupils comfortable bunk beds with bedding provided, social areas, drying facilities, en-suite rooms, shared toilets & shower facilities, canteen, conservatory, a teacher lounge & kitchen as well as tuck shop and wi-fi for teachers.

Excellent On-site Facilities for KS2


We are well geared to deliver an excellent on-site programme, with indoor & outdoor activities available. We also have access to the local reservoir, surrounding countryside and other venues further afield (minibus transport included) 

Where we are 

We are ideally located on the edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by open countryside which we make full use of during your stay.  With excellent road links, we are within easy reach of a number of motorways. 

Leeds: 1 hour.

Manchester: 1 hr 10 mins.

Birmingham: 2 hrs, 40 mins.

Sheffield: 1 hr 40 mins.

Bradford: 40 mins.

High Adventure OEC, 233 Keighley Road, Cowling, North Yorkshire, BD22 0AA.

Why Choose High Adventure


Over 30 Exciting Activities

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Small & Friendly Centre


Exclusive KS2 Accommodation 

With High Adventure the following is always guaranteed:

  • Excellent service, with one expertly qualified instructor per group of 12 children

  • A small upfront deposit, with nothing else to pay until AFTER your trip 

  • Personally tailored activities, specific to your needs and requirements

  • High-quality and fun trips with each child taken into consideration

  • All-inclusive accommodation with all meals freshly prepared on the day with all special dietary requirements catered to. Note that we cannot guarantee an allergen free environment, please contact us directly if you have any concerns regarding this.

  • Highly engaging, fast paced sessions with very little standing around time

  • Full insurance included

  • Relevant documentation including risk assessments to assist in preparation

  • Tuck shop provided for snacks and souvenirs

"This is the Best Residential We've Ever Done!"
Amaan, Swain House


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How to Book

1. Get a Quote by completing our online quote form below

2. We will check availability & send your quote

3. Send a deposit to secure your trip

4. Nothing else to pay until AFTER your trip. 

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