Where is High Adventure Outdoor Education Centre?

We are 5 miles from Skipton & Keighley in Cowling, North Yorkshire. It is roughly a 1 hour drive from both Leeds and Manchester.

What makes High Adventure OEC so different to other centres?

High Adventure was originally set up by ex-teachers with an ethos that every child matters.  High activity levels and fun/stimulating activities are an absolute MUST.  We are passionate about educating others in all things outdoors in the hope that our passion will help to encourage others to take up some or all of the activities we teach.

Are you AALA Licensed ?

Yes, for climbing, canoeing, rafting and walking.  Our AALA can be downloaded here.

Where do all the activities take place?

Onsite we have an indoor climbing wall, abseil platform, the labyrinth, sumo suits, archery range, low ropes course, high ropes course, team building & problem solving, orienteering course, river walk, L.A.W, navigation & search & rescue, boulder wall, mountain biking, bushcraft & campcraft and then off site we have raft building, canoeing, kayaking, caving, hill walking, climbing & orienteering.  Click here for the full activities list.

What do you do if it rains?

In our experience, visitors often have just as good a time when it is raining as long as they are well looked after. All are advised to bring warm clothing, suitable footwear and we supply waterproofs where necessary. All of our outdoor activities are designed for a variety of conditions with high quality equipment that can withstand the elements as well as your child!

What are your Instructors like and what qualifications do they have?

All our instructors are full time permanent members of staff.  Every instructor is a qualified & experienced outdoor educator with a passion for ‘all things outdoors’.

Do you have TV?

Yes although there is not a great deal of time to watch TV, we keep your children very active and busy.

Do you have internet access?

Yes, we have WIFI throughout the centre.

What are the bedrooms like?

In the main centre, our dormitories sleep between 3 and 12 in bunk bends with the majority of rooms having en-suite facilities.

What’s the food like?

Food is very important to us, Jamie Oliver is one of our heroes.  Long before healthy school meals was being championed by Jamie we were providing good healthy meals with plenty to eat, salad as an option  and all cooked in our kitchen by our professional catering staff.

Do you have a Tuck shop?

Yes and it sells all the typical snacks your child might want along with souvenirs too.

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