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If your chosen adventure is showing as fully booked, and there are no suitable alternatives, please call us on +44 (0) 1931 740000 and we may be able to put you on a waiting list.  


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

Discover Adventure

Whether you’re an experienced young camper, or you’ve never spent the night away from home before, this is a prefect introduction to the world of Outward Bound.

From canoe journeys to hiking and abseiling in the mountains,you’ll even have the opportunity to conquer the hills and experience a sleepover in your very own log cabin or mountain hut. 

With the same expert instructor from beginning to end, as well as a dedicated house parent to look after your group in the evenings. We’ll be there for you every step of the way on your Discover Adventure.

Everything you do will grow your confidence and by the end of the week no one wants to go back home. Thomas, age 11

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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.

1. Experience genuine adventure
2. Make new friends and have fun
3. Gain confidence to overcome new challenges
4. Awareness and concern for the natural environment
5. Increased self awareness
6. Effective team skills, particularly communication

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* With charitable funding for UK residents or UK passport holders


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We won’t let money stand in the way of anyone who really wants to take part. Thanks to our fundraisers, donors and supporters, we can help those where funding may be a barrier. Check out our Adventure Fund to see how we can help make your summer adventure a reality.

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Chosen course fully booked?

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.