SCHOOL, YOUTH & COLLEGES

School, Youth & College activity days and residential trips in the Brecon Beacons

Black Mountain Activities have been providing adventure activities to schools, colleges and youth groups for over 20 years and have a long list of satisfied and repeat customers. We offer both Activity Days Out and Residential Courses and are licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) and are a British Canoeing (formerly BCU) approved centre.

We believe in delivering high quality and safe activities, ensuring that children and young adults get the most from their experience here with us. Each activity session gives students the opportunity to learn an unrivalled variety of new skills and abilities, and to recognise and accept their own personal strengths and limitations.

Outdoor activities is a perfect tool for inspirational learning and with that in mind we have specifically designed courses incorporating a combination of problem solving and team tasks along with adventure activities all of which encourage personal development, with a specific focus on the dynamics of successful teamwork. Our one to five day courses are designed to support Key Stages 2-4 of the National Curriculum using the outdoors as an educational medium.

The aims of our training programs are to:

  • Enhance learning and raise achievement
  • Develop independence
  • Encourage teamwork
  • Extend, enrich and support the curriculum
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Face challenges
  • Question values
  • Raise confidence and self-esteem
  • Develop social skills and environmental awareness
  • Extend personal horizons

The health and safety of pupils participating in educational trips and visits is of paramount importance. We pride ourselves on our safety management, which is constantly revised. Our instructors are all qualified and hold current National Qualifications in each of the relevant fields they teach, together with a current First Aid Certificate and are CRB checked. In-house training is provided to all our instructors and assistants along with regular site inspections, undertaken by senior instructors, to ensure that our safety standards are maintained. Equipment used at the centre meets with BSI or UIAA standards and is inspected before and after each activity. Periodic maintenance is carried out on all equipment with records kept at the office.

Learning through the outdoors.

Here at Black Mountain Activities, we offer a wide range of activities that will challenge students whilst, encouraging team work and communication in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Activities available:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Caving
  • Open Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Raft Building
  • Gorge Walking
  • Orienteering
  • Land Carting
  • Archery
  • Hill Walking
  • Mountain Biking
  • High Level Ropes & Zip Wire

Our activities are available for either a Half Day or Full Day Session.

Alternatively, we offer Mix ‘N’ Match Days which, are a great way for students and teachers to experience a couple of activities in just one day.
Choosing two activities that we offer you will do one activity in the morning, have a break for lunch and then continue with your second activity choice in the afternoon.

Examples of the activities we recommend for a Mix ‘N’ Match day are as follows:

  • Gorge Walking & Caving
  • High Level Ropes Course & Climbing Tower
  • Raft Building & Archery
  • Land Carting & Open Canoeing
  • and many more combinations available…

Learning through the Outdoors!

Our residential courses are available from two to five days (mid-week only). Courses are all tailor made for each group, allowing us greater flexibility in designing a residential program suited for each groups requirements. All our residential courses include accommodation, evening meals, packed lunches, activities during the day and evening activity sessions.

You will find us based on the outskirts of the Brecon Beacons National Park, where we are provided with a great adventure playground with its mountains, gorges and rivers, making for the ideal outdoor environment for inspirational learning.

Accommodation:
We have our own accommodation located just 2 miles down the road from the activity centre, equipped with en-suite bunk rooms, dining hall and ample grounds for games. Our caterers can prepare meals for a range dietary needs such as vegetarian, celiac etc. All produce is sourced locally where possible and meals prepared fresh each day.

All our courses are designed to encourage personal development, with a specific focus on the dynamics of successful teamwork. Our courses are tailored to meet the requirements of the students and the school.

We would be happy to design a residential course for you. All we need is to know is what activities and number of person taking part? We will then put together a program and proposed cost.

For more information or to book your youth adventure trip

CALL: 01497 847897

PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP…

The following links should contain all the necessary information you should need to prepare for your upcoming adventure trip. If you can’t find what you need, just give us a call.

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CHECK OUT THE ACTIVITIES

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Open Canoeing

OPEN CANOEING Open Canoeing on the River Wye in South Wales Looking to learn the skill of Open Canoeing? Our
8yrs +
All Year

Kayaking

KAYAKING If you’re looking to give kayaking a go then our kayak taster days are perfect for you. Suitable for
12yrs +
All Year

Rock Climbing & Abseiling

ROCK CLIMBING & ABSEILING The perfect way to spend a few hours in the great Welsh outdoors! Rock Climbing &
8yrs +
All Year

Orienteering

ORIENTEERING Orienteering is the sport of navigating unfamiliar terrains using a map. It is easy to learn but always challenging!
8yrs +
All Year

Mountain Biking

MOUNTAIN BIKING Mountain Biking is a great way to explore the beauty of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains National
12yrs +
All Year

Land Carting

LAND CARTING If you’re looking for a challenge that will get the whole team involved but has a competitive edge,
8yrs +
All Year
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Hill Walking

HILL WALKING & MOUNTAINEERING Explore the beauty of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains National Park in South Wales, with
8yrs +
All Year

High Level Ropes Course

HIGH LEVEL ROPES COURSE & ZIP WIRE Looking for a couple of hours of fun or, a fantastic team building
8yrs +
All Year
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Gorge Adventure

GORGE ADVENTURE Gorge Walking in the Brecon Beacons If crawling behind waterfalls, jumping off ledges and jumping into deep pools
8yrs +
All Year

Climbing & Abseiling Wall

CLIMBING & ABSEILING TOWER If you only have a couple of hours spare and are looking for a fun outdoor
8yrs +
All Year
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Caving

CAVING Cave adventure days in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales. Our cave adventure days take place in the Brecon Beacons
8yrs +
All Year
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Archery

ARCHERY Enjoy an Archery Experience in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales. This age old craft has been largely developed over the
8yrs +
All Year