Book in confidence for 2021
We are excited to now have all of our adventure activities planned in and on our website ready for you to book now. 2021 will have its challenges, we may have to change events and activities subject to government guidelines. However we will do all we can to keep you Covid safe at our activity centres.
Our Peak Covid Booking Guarantee will ensure you do not lose the value of your booking for 2021. Should your booking not be able to proceed due to coronavirus and government guidelines, we will be happy to reschedule for a future date or arrange a gift voucher for the full value of your booking, redeemable within 12 months. The credit can be used at any of our locations for any of our activities.
Here at Peak, we want to help enrich your curriculum by getting your students out of the classroom, into the great outdoors and re-engaged in the classroom.
As such, we have launched our Schools Support Partnership which includes a wealth of benefits that we would like to share with you including:
• Team development/induction days for year groups & curriculum enrichment experiences.
• Free teacher taster sessions.
• Personal & social skills development through the Social Development Programme.
• Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition services & advice.
• Exclusive discounts & raffle prizes for your school.
Your closest centre is Underbank Activity Centre which has been run by Peak for over 5 years. This centre benefits from a wealth of both water and land activities including a permanent climbing tower, challenge orienteering, canoeing, team building and raft building. We believe every child should be encouraged to experience outdoor activities and enjoy the benefits. Being outdoors and being active helps a child’s development in many ways and has been proven to help students refocus within the classroom.
Our activities are specifically designed to support primary, secondary GCSE and A level students on their academic and personal development journey and to meet learning outcomes. Students who join us here at Peak can also work towards a host of additional qualifications such as the British Canoeing Paddle Awards and GB Archery Awards
If you are looking for a great transition year school trip for your new starters, or just a fun team building activity. We are offering 10% off our School Group bookings for May, September and October at all our centres. Contact us for details.
School Groups: We can cater for groups of 18 - 200. So whether its a small group on a rewards day or a whole year group for a transition day we have the facilities to help you have a day of adventures. All our programmes are bespoke so you can be sure of a day to remember!
Special Education Needs: Attention teachers! Our Social Development Programme can help your mainstream and SEN students who may struggle to engage full time in a mainstream education setting to refocus and develop in the great outdoors. Call us today to discuss your requirements!
Residentials: After groups have tired themselves out with our adventurous activities, Underbank offers spacious accommodation to create a comfortable camping experience. Flexible packages are available starting from just 1 night. We will work with you to design a programme, you can opt to include specific activities or leave the organising down to us!
Food is also included with a range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options daily. Our on-site catering team can cater for a wide range of dietary requirements.
For the safety and security of our guests, a team member will be on call 24 hours a day to provide support and assistance if needed.
Watersports and Land based activities: Every student has different needs and drivers which is why we work closely with schools to develop bespoke programmes of activity that increase engagement and lead to better outcomes. We do this by talking with the school to understand their interests and then by delivering short taster sessions across several activities to identify which are most effective in sparking their engagement. • Kayaking • Canoeing • Mountain biking • Orienteering • Survival skills • Paddle-boarding • Catapult making • Sailing • Climbing
Curriculum topics available: Team building.
Citizenship education develops knowledge, skills and understanding that pupils need to play a full part in society as active and responsible citizens. Pupils learn about politics, parliament and voting as well as human rights, justice, the law and the economy. They also learn the skills of active citizenship.
Curriculum topics available: Logic and Problem Solving, Measurement, Geometry.
We can deliver maths through such subjects as map reading and orienteering. This teaches logic, problem solving, measurement and geometry.
We can teach Food Tech through our outdoor bushcraft and cooking outside.
Curriculum topics available: Story telling.
We can deliver English through story telling workshops in line with the needs of your school group.
We can teach the arts in line with the needs of your school group.
Curriculum topics available: Climbing, Canoeing, Orienteering, Archery, Sailing, Kayaking.
We can offer a range of adventurous activities including watersports, climbing, mountain biking, and hiking. Pupils can do these activities in a residential course alongside curriculum content or environmental education.
Curriculum topics available: Sculpture, Painting, Craft.
We can run workshops on sculptures and bushcraft in line with the needs of your school group.
We can run cooking activities through our bushcraft programmes.
Curriculum topics available: Water cycles, Rivers, Map and atlas, Mountains, Environment, Fieldwork.
We can run workshops on watercycles, rivers, mountains, the environment and fieldwork.
Curriculum topics available: Sustainable living, Climate change, Conservation.
We can run workshops on sustainability and conservation.
We offer a range of sessions and courses covering field studies. For KS4 and A level students we link all of our courses to the exam board requirements for each subject and can tailor the course to your specific needs.
Curriculum topics available: Teamwork and resilience, Mental health and awareness.
We can deliver workshops with Team Building skills such as planks and raft building. Along with The leap of faith. This will challenge your fear of heights, a simple jump from a trapeze but over ten metres in the air. The climbing tower is a fixed structure which is designed to introduce you to the heights of climbing and abseiling.
Description: This is an activity that will teach people how to make shelters out of natural materials like wood and sticks, purify water, forage for edible food like berries, making tools, collecting wood from the surrounding area, learning how to build a fire to cook on and learning basic survival skills. We can add in some navigational skills to locate natural materials in the surrounding area. Outcomes/Purpose of Session: The purpose of this session is to learn how to work as a team to build things like shelters, develop skills such as survival, pushing people out of their comfort zones, using only what you can find around you. Build a shelter to survive the night, a fun activity to bring out the adventurer in you.
Curriculum topics available: SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding, Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Bell Boats, Raft Building, Windsurfing, Power Boating, Kata Kanuing.
• Kayaking • Canoeing • Paddle-boarding, Sailing • Raft building
A katakanu is a vessel that allows 4-6 participants to venture out onto the water without the fear of capsizing. This is similar to 2 canoes rafted together also known as rafted canoeing.
A kayak is a vessel which is controlled by a double bladed paddle where you sit in an upright position. Each participant is securely fitted with a buoyancy aid prior to venturing out onto the water. We use two types of kayaks: Sit on top kayak & closed cockpit kayak.
Each session will start with basic land safety including how to use the paddle, fit buoyancy aid and how to stay safe on the water. For a beginners group completing a half day session we will provide knowledge of how to control the vessel on the water and finish with a mini race or game. For intermediate groups we will provide more technical information such as being confident in the water, rescue skills, safety leadership and group skills. There may also be a classroom theory option.
Raft Building - This activity can be used for many different outcomes and the sessions will start with skill training. This will include discussing the purpose of the raft (it needs to float, it needs to carry a certain weight, it needs to travel in a certain direction to a certain end destination) then you will learn knot tying and work as a team with thorough communication. You will then put into practice what you have learnt by building the raft and then venturing out onto the water to test its success.
Paddleboarding - Participants stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.
We can deliver in line with the needs of your school group.
Curriculum topics available: Climbing Outdoor, Mobile Climbing Wall, Canoeing, Orienteering, Archery, Sailing, Cycling, Kayaking, Abseiling, Team Building.
We can deliver the following in line with the needs of your school group.
Land Based Activities
Abseiling & Outdoor Climbing
Leap of Faith & Climbing Tower
Mobile Climbing Wall
Orienteering & Challenge Orienteering
Team Building & Problem Solving
Curriculum topics available: Forces.
We can deliver sessions on forces in line with the needs of your school group.
Curriculum topics available: Food Science.
We can deliver Food Science workshops in line with the needs of your school group.
Curriculum topics available: Ecology and environment, Life Cycles, Minibeasts, Habitats.
We can deliver workshops on ecology, environment, life cycles, mini beasts and habitats in line with the needs of your school group.
School Groups: We can cater for groups of 3 - 200
Yes, Underbank has a classroom on site.
Yes - All of our instructors hold full outdoor first aid certification with enhanced DBS checks in place. As well as AALA and AAIAC we also hold the Learning Outside the Classroom Award. This ensures that you can be confident in the quality of any session you have with us here at Underbank.
Please ask for availability
Our Social Development Programme can help your mainstream and SEN students who may struggle to engage full time in a mainstream education setting to refocus and develop in the great outdoors. Call us today to discuss your requirements! 01782 722226.
Focus on learning through adventure with qualifications.
Our Social Development Programme is tailored to suit the needs of the student or group. Our bespoke courses combine outdoor activities, and education. Courses can vary from a couple of weeks to a full academic year. When students join us they often exhibit challenging behaviour or are facing a number of difficulties in their lives. The activities are structured to give progression, offering challenges and inspiration. The programme acts as a tool for breaking down barriers, establishing boundaries and opening up communication. Over time, steps are made to increase students confidence and boost self esteem. Peak have a proven track record in helping young people achieve. Previous participants on social development programmes have found the ability to move forward with their lives, having improved their self-esteem and social skills.
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|British Activity Providers Association|
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