challenge academy

Action-packed outdoor adventure and learning for all ages and abilities.  Our centre is  based at Baggeridge Country Park.

BAGGERIDGE ADVENTURE

Summer holidAY ADVENTURE sessions

Select your dates to check availability for our Summer holiday Fun sessions -  where you can explore and have a blast on our activities, according to your age and ability. Come as an individual or with family and friends.

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Challenge academy

ADVENTURE FOR EVERYONE

A specialist in delivering outdoor activities, Challenge Academy offers adventure programmes for all ages and abilities. We offer a range of adventure experiences, learning opportunities, training and resources to meet the differing needs of everyone. We guarantee fun, learning, inclusion and affordability.

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WE ARE HERE FOR THE COMMUNITY

As a Community Interest Company (CIC), we’re passionate about providing affordable and accessible outdoor learning opportunities for our community and all of our profits are used to develop our site and continually improve the range of activities we have on offer

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Challenge academy

challenge kit

We have designed and produced a wide range of challenge resources and equipment, enabling learning at every level. Our focus is on empowering professionals to be licensed practitioners in order to facilitate inspirational  ‘active outdoor learning’ activities

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BAGS OF CHARACTER

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xl team activities

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Challenge academy

choose your challenge

We are much more than the average adventure centre – our highly experienced team understand that moving beyond the comfort zone is different for everyone and it must be carefully managed if it is going to be a positive experience. We offer a range of adventure experiences, learning opportunities, training and resources to meet the differing needs of everyone.

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PACKAGES TO SUIT EVERYONE

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

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ADVENTURE CAMPS

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CORPORATE AWAY-DAYS

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SCHOOL TRIPS

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BAGGERIDGE ADVENTURE

baggeridge adventure

Over the last 10 years Baggeridge Adventure has grown from a simple high ropes challenge course to a 1 acre site equipped with a wide and diverse range of outdoor adventure facilities and opportunities. Baggeridge Adventure is an exceptional activity venue and it provides an exclusive and safe environment for everyone. Our affordable adventure packages are suitable for all ages and abilities and we pride ourselves on getting visitors outside of their comfort zones in a fun and secure environment.

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CA provided a day’s training for my team of Tutors and partners for Facilitator Training in Team Development skills. We had an amazing day - incredibly productive, creative and got the results! Even individuals lacking in some confidence and not as willing as others to get involved, engaged and got a huge amount from the training. We had great fun! If you’re willing to try something a little different, I can really recommend this kit and training - FANTASTIC! Rachel Clarke – Manager Derby Adult Learning Services

Having worked with this client group personally, I really appreciate the employability courses that you have run and how beneficial they are to to the individuals; the impact has enabled our young people in custody to equip them with the skills to manage their own behaviours when facing a challenge or crisis  Julie Cable - Head of Operations Shaw Trust

Through our Challenge Academy ‘Branching Out’ course students we were able to identify , control and work through the emotions to build resilience. encouraging each other andchallenging each other appropriately emotional health of our students, they quickly learned the effect of teamwork in order to achieve successful outcomes and goals  Marc Waters Wheels VLS

The Challenge Academy training and resources were not only a fantastic opportunity for us to develop our own team dynamic through the learning experience, but has provided us with some brilliant and targeted activities that have supported the personal development work we do with young people. The instructor made it interactive and relevant to the aims of our organisation and has enabled us to deliver a more robust service, this will have a direct impact upon the young people that we work with Jonathan Allen -  Phase Trust

Having attended Challenge Academy with 20 Beaver Scouts today I can really recommend the venue and it’s team. All the instructors were attentive, supportive and fun. The activities were well set up, we felt safe and enjoyed the whole day. Our Beavers all went home with big smiles on their faces having achieved much more than they expected. Helen Perks - Beaver Volunteer

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our courses

Challenge Academy is led by experienced teachers, facilitators and ex-military instructors. All of our courses and programmes are appropriate to a range of desired outcomes. Most importantly we have worked hard to get our courses accredited with recognised and credible national training and awarding bodies.

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our team

meet the team

We have the knowledge, skills, experience and attitudes required to make an impact. All of our staff, permanent and part time, are passionate about active outdoor learning and its’ far reaching benefits for lifelong learning.

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Mel Ellis

Managing Director

Greg Brookes-Clayton

Educational Director

OLIVER BARKER

Operations Manager

chris smith

Senior Facilitator

Sharon colphon

Office Manager

Annabel Lyth

Lead Instructor

Josh Hawkes

Lead Instructor

JESS CROOK

Lead Instructor

IZSY FRGLEYAD

Instructor/Marketing

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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.

01902 671072

Office Hours Mon-Fri 0900 - 1600