Activities

Activities General Information

A large number of activities are available on-site for youngsters between the ages of 6 and 80! Skilled Instructors are available for most activities but must be booked well in advance of your visit.

Sessions booked using Kinver Instructors are 1.5 hours long including all safety talks and gearing up. Recommended numbers state on the booking form are for Leaders guidance but remember the larger the group the more waiting around there will be!

We welcome groups providing their own instructors but we will expect to see proof of their qualification. We also provide training for Scout Leaders to obtain activity permits so they can run their own sessions.

Activities and instructors are available all year round depending on the weather. Occasionally activity facilities are closed down in the winter for essential maintenance so please check with the warden before booking.

Activities

Activities

Abseiling

This activity takes part on our Activity Tower and involves lowering yourself to the ground from the top of our tower. All equipment and Instructors are provided.

We recommend this activity for ages 10+ although it is possible to run it for all ages. Our Zip Wire is a good alternative for the younger ones.

Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will be required to provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications.

Archery

We have our own archery range with up to 3 targets, an all weather cover and lighting.

This activity is suitable for all age groups but we can also offer “Arrows Archery” as an alternative for very young people.

All equipment is provided and a qualified Instructor can be provided. Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will be required to provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications.

Activities

Activities

Bat Detecting

Electronic bat detection equipment is available, along with reference material. This activity is very suitable for all age groups.

This is an evening activity which uses the equipment provided to listen to the sonar (sound navigation and ranging) signal used by bats to navigate and locate food. With practice it is possible to identify different species of bat.

Climbing

This activity takes place on our Activity Tower with the options of a slab face (slope) and a vertical wall. All equipment and Instructors are provided.

Climbing is suitable for all age groups as we have routes for all abilities.

Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will be required to provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications.

Crate Stacking

Crate stacking takes place in an area next to the Activity Tower.

Crates challenges a team to build a tower of crates with a member on top, as high as possible without falling off or toppling the stack.  We often limit the time for each person depending on the amount of participants per session. However racing the clock also adds a different element of excitement!

This activity is suitable for all age groups. We recommend running this activity alongside our Zip Wire so that participants aren’t waiting around for their go.

All equipment and Instructors are provided. Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will be required to provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications.

Activities

Activities

Activities

Crossbow Shooting

Crossbow Shooting is run on the Archery range with its all weather cover and lighting.

We recommend this activity for ages 10+ although it is possible to run it for all ages. Archery is a good alternative for the younger ones.

You must not bring your own crossbows to the campsite.

All our Instructors are NSRA (National Small-Bore Rifle Association) (Crossbow) qualified Instructors. Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will be required to provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications.

The Crossbow Shooting Consent Form (available from here) must be completed by all participants, and handed to the Instructor prior to the activity.

Grass Sledging

Four sledges and safety helmets are available for this activity. This activity is suitable for all age groups.

Note that this is a Leader controlled activity, no instruction is necessary.

Rifle Shooting

The camp has its own 10 metre air rifle shooting range available with 4 target holders. A covered shelter and lighting makes it available at any time of the day or year

We recommend this activity for ages 10+ although it is possible to run it for all ages. Archery is a good alternative for the younger ones.

You must not bring your own guns to the campsite.

All our Instructions are NSRA (National Small-Bore Rifle Association) qualified. Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will be required to provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications.

The Rifle Shooting Consent Form (available from here) must be completed by all participants, and handed to the Instructor prior to the activity.

Zip Wire

This activity takes part on our Activity Tower. All equipment and Instructors are provided. Our Zip Wire is suitable for ages but please note that we have a weight limit of 20 stone.

We recommend running this activity alongside Crate Stacking so that participants aren’t waiting around for their go.

Instructors doing this activity all need to have completed our in-house training and be signed off by our Operations Manager or Technical Advisor. Therefore, Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will need to make arrangements with the site prior to their visit.

Activities

Activities

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls