Schools

Give your school group the opportunity to try a new and exciting sport and exceed their expectations at KONG Adventure!

With a wide range of activities both indoors and out, you are guaranteed to have a fun-filled adventurous day with our instructors at KONG Adventure.

Indoor Activities

Hard Play Area

Our Hard Play Area is perfect for tiny toddlers up to young teenagers. It is a fantastic area for kids to have fun whilst learning about castles, medieval history, caves and treasures.

There is a castle complete with a network of tunnels, ramparts and slides, a rope bridge, climbing wall and our smoke-bellowing dragon!

No instructor required for this area as it is self-supervised by adults.

Ages 2+

Caving

Crawling through a dark tunnelling network full of educational features, stalactites, caverns and climbs, means plenty of opportunity for learning and development. Whether it’s learning about cave formations and their geology, to working together as a team to overcome obstacles, our 80m cave system guarantees a fun yet educational experience for your group.

Age 5+/130cm Tall

Climbing

A brilliant way for all ages to conquer fears, develop new skills and build confidence. Through teamwork and communication, the group will climb our various walls, with a range of difficulties suitable for all levels, boosting confidence and self-esteem.

Climbing is beneficial for many reasons: increasing confidence; enhancing communication; raising self-esteem; fostering team spirit, and achieving personal goals. These are all part of the development of important life skills.

Our Krazy Kong area is suitable for younger smaller groups of up to 10 and is designed as a series of fun auto-belays which encourage problem-solving, teamwork, concentration and even healthy competition. A vast array of themed walls gets your pupils climbing, with support systems that lower them back down to the ground afterwards.

Ages 5+

Outdoor Activities

Ghyll Scrambling

The best wet-weather activity in the Lake District! You’ll be guided down a Lakeland Ghyll (a steep narrow mountain river): sliding down chutes; diving into pools; jumping off waterfalls; and wading through the water.

Your pupils have an opportunity to learn about mountain river systems, drainage basins and geology, all whilst having an adrenaline-filled adventure day with our experienced instructors.

Ghyll Scrambling is run as a half day activity, therefore allowing a minimum of 3 hours depending on group size.

Ages 8+

Via Ferrata

An exhilarating and breath-taking challenge for all abilities. The Via Ferrata Xtreme is a system of metal ladders, rungs and wire bridges, all of which guide you to the top of an otherwise inaccessible mountain. This activity is a great way of building group trust, conquering fears, and accessing a mountain in a unique way!

Via Ferrata is run as a half day activity, therefore allowing a minimum of 3 hours depending on group size.

Ages 10+/130cm Tall

Climb the Mine

Climb the Mine is a similar system of ladders, rungs and bridges, but navigates through the dark tunnels and caverns of an abandoned mine inside the very same mountain as the Via Ferrata. This activity is great for less confident groups due to the lack of height and exposure, and also perfect for a wet weather day.

Climb the Mine allows your pupils to explore the hidden history of Honister Slate Mine, learning the inner workings of 20th-century slate mining, and the unique geology that makes up this beautiful part of the Lake District.

Climb the Mine is run as a half day activity, therefore allowing a minimum of 3 hours depending on group size.

Ages 10+/130cm Tall

Rock Climbing & Abseiling

This is the truly classic Lakeland outdoor activity. Your group will have a chance to get to grip with real rock, whilst learning basic rope skills.

Abseiling gives the group a chance to lower off a cliff face with a vertical drop.

These activities build confidence, teamwork, patience, communication and trust skills, just to name a few!

Located within the Borrowdale Valley; engrained with mountaineering history including the first ever recorded rock climb in the world, this activity is sure to captivate all types of groups.

Climbing/Abseiling is run as a half day activity, therefore allowing a minimum of 3 hours depending on group size.

Ages 8+

Mountain Walks & Scrambles

A guided walk up a Lakeland fell, offering a superb vista of views and local knowledge with interesting facts infused along the way.

The length and difficulty can be arranged to suit the group and weather. Navigational skills can also be taught.

Our instructors are qualified to assist on Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and can give expert advice on route planning and preparation, as well as offering access to volunteer programmes for students to complete the other aspects of their award.

Half or Full Day packages are available.

Ages 8+

Mobile Wall

Our mobile climbing wall is an ideal attraction for a wide range of events: from school fun days; fairs; corporate events; product promotions and more!

We will provide the wall with a qualified, insured and DBS-checked instructor, and our wall always draws a large crowd, adding an exciting and crowd-pleasing activity to make your event stand out.

For an accurate quote please contact us by emailing: info@kongadventure.com

Benefits & Justifications

There is an expansive range of academic literature clearly stating the mental and physical health benefits of both a change of scenery to the countryside and moreover, undergoing outdoor adventure activities. A very brief summary of the main benefits are:

Background benefits of Outdoor Learning

These are benefits that arise from simply spending time in the natural environment.

• Enhanced personal and social communication skills
• Increased physical health
• Enhanced mental and spiritual health
• Enhanced spiritual, sensory, and aesthetic awareness
• The ability to assert personal control and increased sensitivity to one’s own well-being

Source: Health, Well-Being and Open Space, Literature Review by Nina Morris, OPENspace Research Centre, (2003).

Planned benefits

These are some of the benefits which can be obtained if desired through tailor designed courses.

• Develop self-esteem, confidence; personal responsibility; co-operate with and respect the needs of others
• Extend their personal horizons through greater appreciation and understanding of the world and its peoples around them
• Understand the need for sustainable relationships between people and their environment
• Enhance practical problem solving and teamwork skills
• The ability to assert personal control and increased sensitivity to one’s own well-being
• Promote a positive and knowledgeable response towards personal health and well-being

Curriculum tie-in

Whether designed as part of the activities, as teacher-led sessions or even post-activity teacher-led, sessions can be filled with curriculum tied to learning.

This can range from learning about castles and medieval history in our play area; caving systems in our cave; erosion and river systems in ghyll scrambling as well as a number of other imaginative ways.

Other possible learning ideas:

• Geology
• Fauna/flora
• Physics
• History

If youʼd like to specifically cover a certain topic or skill development, please let us know and we’ll do our best to incorporate it in as fun and memorable way as possible.

Activities for Schools

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