INSPIRATIONAL LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM

Nothing inspires and engages kids more than a session outside the classroom. At Challenge Academy we provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and develop a range of life skills whilst having fun in the great outdoors. We work closely with schools to develop a tailored programme for the day to meet their specific needs.

 

What's on Offer at Baggeridge Adventure?

High Ropes 

Safe adventure for all ages and abilities

Forest Skills

Learn essential skills in a secure environment

Aerial Nets

Coming soon, an amazing nets adventure course

Woodland Challenge

Adventures around the 250 acre site

Team Building

Challenges on the ground and in the air

 

All of our sessions are delivered by experienced teachers, outdoor practitioners and ex-military instructors who are great at helping children of all abilities to conquer their fears and reach new heights. Our aim is to ensure that every student learns something positive about themselves and others; we want everyone to leave at the end of the session feeling empowered and proud.

EXPLORER PROGRAMme

Perfect for the younger adventurers looking to get a taste for challenge. Our sessions are outcome based but can include the following:

  • Climbing Activities
  • 3m Aerial Traverse course
  • Nets Adventure
  • Team Development - group challenges in the air and on the ground
  • Woodland Challenge - loads of onsite learning in our forest shelter and around the park.
  • Forest Skills and Bushcraft - learn some essential primitive skills with our experienced practitioners

Age: Key stage 1 (5-7 years)

Cost: based on a minimum of 20 attending and excluding vat

£10 Half day

£15 Full day

ADVENTURER PROGRAMme

Ideal for older or more confident pupils ready to step outside of their comfort zone.  Reward, enrichment and progressive programmes, our engaging sessions might include: 

  • Climbing Activities
  • 3m and 9m Aerial Traverse courses
  • Nets Adventure
  • Powerfan Descender - step off our 30′ high platform
  • Team Development - group challenges in the air and on the ground
  • Woodland Challenge - loads of onsite learning in our forest shelter and around the park
  • Forest Skills and Bushcraft - learn some essential primitive skills with our experienced practitioners

Age: Key stage 2/3/4 (minimum age - 7 years) 

Cost: Based on a minimum of 20 attending and excluding vat 

£15.00 Half day

£20.00 Full day

ADVENTURER PLUS

A more targeted and bespoke programme for smaller groups with specific desired outcomes. These engaging programmes are also ideal when you have smaller numbers. The following activities can be included:

  • Climbing walls
  • 3m and 9m Aerial Traverse courses
  • Nets Adventure
  • Powerfan Descender – step off our 30′ high platform
  • Team Development – team challenges in the air and on the ground
  • Woodland Challenge – loads of onsite learning in our forest shelter and around the park
  • Forest Skills and Bushcraft – learn some essential primitive skills with our experienced practitioners

Age: Key stage 2/3/4 (minimum age – 7 years)

Cost: Based on a minimum of 10 attending and excluding vat

£17.50 Half day

£25.00 Full day

Nature detectives

Discover the wonderful wildlife that live in our pond and go hunting for minibeasts around the nature reserve.

Explore, identify and learn about different creatures in their natural habitat during a two hour pond dipping and bug hunting discovery trail.

During the session you could find a wide range of pond life and creepy crawlies including dragonfly lavae, water lice, blood worms, frogs, spiders, butterflies, crickets and shield bugs plus many many more fascinating critters.

Combine your day with a team building session or a blast on our nets adventure or other adventure facilities onsite (you will need to pay extra for this)

Age: Key stage 1/2/3/4 (minimum age – 4 years)

Cost: Based on a minimum of 20 attending and excluding vat

£5.00 Half Day

£10.00 Full day

Trip organisers guide

Choose your focus prior to arrival and we will deliver an engaging programme with a focus on the positive development of teams and individuals. We work with trip organisers to ensure that the whole experience is meaningful, whether for reward, enrichment, social impact or targeted intervention.  

Testimonials

"My group has a wide range of physical and learning challenges, and I was impressed by the accommodating yet absolutely professional way in which all of our activities were handled. Your facility provided an ideal and inclusive experience. Thanks indeed for an extremely enjoyable and highly valuable experience for all." 

TELFORD COLLEGE OF ART AND TECHNOLOGY

"As the day went on we realised that this could be the key to what is missing for many of our students! The ability to test and stretch yourself, work as a team, have people depend on you and you on them, take risks, review and refine. CA teaches resilience, appreciation of and dependancy on others. Self- worth and value. It blew us away!  This will be the bit that brings our students literally 'closer to the edge'. Quite frankly, it's brilliant!"

WHITEHOUSE CENTRE BRISTOL

"Just a quick note to thank you and your staff for facilitating such a fantastic set of activities for us. The students are still buzzing from the experience and we all thought that you showed great patience and sensitivity when dealing with our pupils.. We will definitely be booking with you next year" 

OLD PARK SCHOOL

"We visited the Challenge Academy today, which was the first day of opening following a refurb. I have to say, the experience was superb. The team were so supportive, patient and clearly love their jobs - I cannot speak highly enough about them. Sam walked us through the safety talk; Ryan was absolutely brilliant with our very nervous 9 year old on the 3m track and Laura was fantastic on the 9m track, the jump and zip wire."

TRIP ADVISOR

FAQs

An expanding list of all of your questions answered but we know that there will be more.  Contact us if there is anything that you need to know 

Safety

Challenge Academy is led by experienced teachers and ex-military instructors. We go to great lengths to ensure absolute quality and safety

Form Downloads

We think that we have all of the documentation here that you need for your event but if you require more then please call us and we will send it to you 

Contact Us

Baggeridge Country Park, Gospel End Rd, Sedgley DY3 4HB

01384 429864

office@challengeacademy.co.uk

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