This is your opportunity to have your first taste of the outdoors and discover your very own adventure.

You could start by testing your skills on a ropes course and getting to know your fellow adventurers. Learn how to build a campfire, find out how to build a raft, paddle a kayak along the sandy shore, get soaked and spend time with your new friends. You'll even have the chance to conquer the hills and go on your very first overnight expedition.

You will have the same expert instructor throughout who will get to know you and a dedicated house parent to make sure you’re happy and settled in.

Download the Outward Bound Discover Adventure itinerary (414 KB, pdf)

Download the Kit list for this adventure.

What time does the course start and finish?
Courses start at 5.30pm on your chosen course date and finish after breakfast at 9.00am.

What is included in the price?
As part of our all-inclusive package, we offer a free coach transfer to and from central transport hubs. Please call your centre to inform them of your arrival and departure times. We can arrange drop offs at a local train or bus station, or you are welcome to be picked up by parents/guardians at the centre. You are recommended to book your transport as close to start and finish times as possible.

We also provide all specialist equipment including waterproofs and boots, food, accommodation and insurance. Meals include cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals. We cater for all diets [please inform the centre at least two weeks before arrival] and a vegetarian option is always available. You only need to bring a small amount of personal spending money, as there’s not much time to shop while you’re here! Each centre has a small shop selling snacks, toiletries and souvenirs. The shops do not sell cigarettes or alcohol.

Is Discover Adventure for me?
Discover Adventure is ideal for young people who are new to the outdoors or who haven’t yet experienced time away from home. You don’t have to be super fit to take part in Discover Adventure, but be prepared to carry your rucksack on overnight expedition. Just an average level of fitness and plenty of enthusiasm and determination to take on new challenges is all that is needed. You should also be open to new experiences and able to get along with other young people from a variety of backgrounds.

What will I get out of it?
You’ll meet people from all over the world and make great new friends. As a result, you’ll also return home with handy new skills, like teamworking and communication. Best of all, you’ll have a fantastic sense of achievement, having conquered a brand new challenge.

What about smoking?
Participants under 16 are not permitted to smoke. In addition, consumption of alcohol is banned at all centres.

What weather can we expect?
Although the course takes place in summer, it is based predominantly in mountainous areas where weather can be unpredictable. At times a sense of humour will be required!

What are the centres like?
You'll be staying in single sex dorms with 6-10 people of your own age. Most dorms also have en-suite facilities. For more venue information, and photographs of our centres, visit the locations section of our website.

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* With charitable subsidy for UK passport holders


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If your chosen course is showing as fully booked, and there are no suitable alternatives, please call us on +44 (0) 1931 740000 and we can put you on a waiting list.   We can often accommodate all those on our waiting lists.