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youth groups

We work with scouts, guides, cadets, youth groups,  sport teams, and a wide range of other youth groups. We're certain to have the perfect adventure for your group! 

Getting young people outdoors has never been more important. We want to make the outdoors accessible to all and give back to the youth organisations that inspired so many in our team. 

 

If you are looking for a one-off activity night, a progressive course of activities, an overnight camp or weekend away we can help. 

 

Check out all the activities we have to offer below and get in touch. Our helpful team can talk you through all of the options...

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TARGET sports 

Archery: Our floodlit archery range is great for an introduction to traditional archery and our experienced instructors ensure everyone has a great time learning a new skill together! 

​Archery Active: the ultimate team combat sport combines all the best bits of paintballing, archery and dodgeball - without the bruises, mess or expensive ammo! Our new floodlit range is the perfect base to play and we can arrange non-contact game formats if your group prefers! 

 

Air Rifles: Our flood-lit shooting range makes air rifles a year round activity! Our fully qualified instructors will demonstrate all the features of our rifles and give a full safety briefing. Then we'll use games and challenges to help improve your shot accuracy and consistency. 

 

Axe Throwing: Experience the thrill of throwing an axe at a target on one of our flood-lit ranges. It's all about technique not strength, making it a great activity for a range of abilities. 

 

Field Archery: NEW for 2021! Hidden deep within our ancient woodland are a series of three dimensional, life-like targets. An authentic, exciting and challenging archery experience. 

 

Snowsports

Our range of snowsports means there is something for every group, age and budget. 

Tobogganing: tobogganing is our most popular activity for groups. Our flood-lit, outdoor toboggan slope is great fun all year round, whatever the weather. Everyone loves the freedom of rushing down the slope on their own Zibob toboggan. This is a great activity to introduce the fun of snowsports! 

Skiing and Snowboarding: othousands of young people have leant to ski and snowboard on our flood-lit snowsport slope. Whether you’re looking for a fun, one off ski or snowboard experience or a series of lessons to get everyone skiing or snowboarding, our experienced instructors will tailor their coaching to the group to ensure everyone has fun whilst learning a new skill. 

If you have experienced skiers or snowboarders in your group, bring them along - they can explore the slope whilst the rest have lessons. 

We can even offer catering packages, why not follow your snowsport session with an apres-ski hot chocolate to really make it feel like you’ve all had a day in the mountains!

 

ROCKSPORTS

Climbing: possibly our biggest confidence-boosting activity. Nothing quite beats the buzz of conquering an epic rock face! Our private rock sport quarry has something for everything. From routes ideal for beginner climbers to a daring 150ft abseil, the highs from these rock sports will stay with your group long after they are back on solid ground. 

Abseiling: Abseiling requires no skill, little effort and no prior experience, the real challenge is in the mind. You're guaranteed a thrilling mix of emotions - and afterwards, an uncontrollable urge to do it all again. 

Caving: Caves remain a consistent temperature so adventures underground are the ideal year round activity! We even have the perfect beginner cave right onsite at our activity centre!

 

The Mendip Hills is home to a huge network of caves and we know the best ones for all levels of ability. Great as a one-off experience or book a progressive course. 

 

WATERSPORTS

Did you know that we have our own water sports location with private river access? Hewish is just a few minutes from J21 of the M5 and we offer kayaking, open canoeing and raft building activities. 

Kayaking: our private section of the River Yeo is a great place to learn the basics of kayaking and what to do if you capsize! Fun mini games and challenges will develop your new skills and build your confidence with our friendly, qualified instructor on hand throughout. 

Canoeing: open canoes are great fun as you can share your boat with one or two others. This is a test of skill, balance, communication and teamwork. 

Raft building: could you survive being shipwrecked? Use your ingenuity to turn a pile of poles, rope and barrels into a raft to keep you and your crew afloat! Race your raft and complete the challenges before using your raft as a floating platform for jumping off.

Rafting sessions are great fun and educational too. You'll learn about knots, lashings, and the principles of a stable raft. 

If you’re looking for even more adventure, ask about our river trip options! 

 

LAND SPORTS

Bushcraft: can your group survive in the wilderness? Put them to the test with a bushcraft and survival skills session. With 200 acres of ancient woodland our site has plenty of clearings where you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere whilst you build shelters, start fires and cook some food. 

Assault course: tackle our infamous assault course. The original team building activity, our assault course isn’t about strength or speed but about working together to conquer each obstacle. Our friendly instructors will be setting challenges and cheering you on.

Team Building: over the years, we have created a whole series of team building challenges that will get everyone thinking and working together. Demonstrating the important of trust, communication and teamwork.

 

FRISBEE GOLF

Frisbee golf is simple, straightforward and surprisingly competitive! Small groups make their way around our woodland course, perfect for youth groups or team building. 

After a short briefing, head out into our woodland armed with a frisbee each, a map and a scorecard. Frisbee golf is similar to regular golf but instead of a club and a ball, you have a frisbee. Take it in turns aiming your frisbee towards a metal basket and try to get it in within as few throws as possible. 

 

Making your way around the course, all set in the beautiful Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll need to use some basic navigation skills to follow your map between baskets.  

 

Once everyone is back at base, add up your totals to find the best individual player and the best team! 

 

residentials / accommodation

Make it an adventure they’ll never forget with an overnight element! Night walks, wide games and campfires are just a few of the many activities we offer as evening entertainment and with several accommodation options, there is something for everyone’s taste and budget! 

 

Canvas Villages - We have 2 hidden, canvas camps located in our grounds. With bunkhouse tents, bunk beds and giant marquees, these venues make for a traditional camp without the hassle of putting up your own tents! View more here

 

Mendip Lodge - Our country lodge is right on site and our recently renovated bunk rooms each sleep 4 - 9 people. Memories of residential trips last a lifetime and for many young people, this could be their first experience of spending a night away from home! View more here

 

We have full catering packages available so you can just focus on the fun! 

 

transport

Our fleet of minibuses are available to take the hassle out of your transport logistics. 

Our minibuses are PSV registered, checked daily and routinely maintained, serviced and inspected every 10 weeks by a VOSA approved test centre. Every seat has a three point safety belt, our drivers have D1 PCV CPC licenses, and are fully insured to carry passengers.

Transport to any off-site activities is always available as part of your package price.