Outdoor & Adventure Activities for Schools

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“A huge thank you to you and your team for providing a fabulous couple of days for our Year 5 children – they have come back absolutely shattered (as have the staff) and loved the whole experience. We will definitely look to repeat next year.”

David Adfield, Acting Head, Hamp Academy

Explore, learn, discover...Outdoor adventure for primary and secondary schools in Somerset.

At 1610 we offer a variety of exciting outdoor activities for schools to suit all key stages and abilities, giving your pupils a truly memorable, fun and inspiring experience. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Hestercombe Gardens in Taunton, we can organise programmes that last from a few hours to a few days!

Why travel miles when 1610 are right on your doorstep?

Our programme sessions are:

  • planned in conjunction with you
  • tailored to your particular requirements
  • linked to the National Curriculum (where appropriate)
  • risk assessments and ideas for preparatory and reflective work are available.

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Research shows that children learn best through real life experiences. Our outdoor activities aim to develop confidence and self-esteem, improve teamwork and group cohesion and give pupils the opportunity to experience life and lessons beyond the classroom. These experiences expand the horizons of young people, opening their eyes to the wonders of adventure and the natural world (Council for Learning Outside the Classroom).

Our programmes can be created to suit all ages and are designed to be challenging, interesting but above all great fun; the content is only limited by your imagination. 

Examples of adventure days:

  • Prefect training
  • Team challenge day
  • First Step
  • Activity days

Activities that can be included in your adventure day are:

As part of your adventure experience, we can also deliver a range of fun, challenges at your school. We have an excellent selection of team building and outdoor activity equipment that we can bring with us, so we can create that unforgettable outdoor adventure experience wherever we are. Talk to us about helping you arrange your school sports day or summer transition programme.

Our team

Our CRB/DBS checked team have many years of experience providing multi activity days for schools throughout the South West and a limitless enthusiasm for what we do. 

Get in touch 

If you are interested in booking a programme for your school please contact us on 01823 410126 or at aburns@1610.org.uk for more information.

“Kids and staff were blown away by the premises and its proactive and enthusiastic employees. Spot on! ”

Kellie Willis, Old Cleeve C of E First School