Is this Adventure for me?
If you're 10-12 years old and have a curiosity for the outdoors and are looking for a first taste of authentic adventure in the wild. This is the perfect introduction to Outward Bound.
All Outward Bound Adventures have some things in common.
You’ll enjoy authentic outdoor activities in National Parks and wild places, guided by highly-qualified instructors.
It will be a path of discovery. A chance to have fun, be curious and make new friends. Before you know it, you’ll be stepping outside your comfort zone and discovering your talents.
Your confidence will grow and you'll learn how to believe in yourself.See what you'll do
Spend 5 days (4 nights) away from home at one of our residential centres in an awe-inspiring location. If you're aged 10-12 years old, you'll experience at least one evening around a campfire where you'll eat under the stars and share stories with your group. If you're 13-17 years old, you'll get to experience an overnight expedition where you'll camp in the wild, either in a mountain hut, a tent or bivvying under the stars.
This could be your first wilderness experience or first time away from home on your own.
We're here to give you a supportive, but challenging and adventurous experience. Making the most of the natural environment, you'll learn to stretch yourself outside of your comfort zone by tackling a range of challenging outdoor activities.
This is a 5-day adventure like no other. Spend time in the great outdoors, make new friends and develop new skills like independence and personal responsibility. Go home a stronger, more confident version of yourself and learn the most important lesson you could ever learn: to believe in yourself.
What you'll experience
- A fun and challenging adventure
- Being away from home
- Making new friends
- Time in nature
- A break from screens
- Confidence and new skills
- Standing on your own two feet
- Part of a community
The price, what's included and kit list
We're not interested in making money, just changing lives. So there's only one price and no hidden extras.
Reserve your place with a deposit of just £100 today.
You will get:
- One instructor from start to finish
- A dedicated house parent in the evenings
- Full programme, crammed full of activities
- All the kit to keep you safe, dry and warm
- Accommodation and bedding
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
- Fully comprehensive insurance
You will need:
- A sense of adventure
- Clothes and footwear for each day
- A camera (for the memories)
- Pocket money for souvenirs and an ice cream or two! (recommended)
The Adventure Fund
Whatever your circumstances, we want you to be able to have an opportunity to go on a summer adventure. As a charity we raise money to provide support when you need it. The adventure fund is here to help.
Thomas' Discover Adventure story
Guest blogger and Discover Adventure participant Thomas (aged 11) shares his tales of discovery at Aberdovey.
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What other adventurers think
Don't take our word for it! Hear from others to find out what you can expect from an Outward Bound Adventure.
Howtown August 2019
12 year old son enjoyed his week at Howtown. His instructor Ryan was great, very encouraging and friendly. His favourite activity was cliff jumping into Ullswater as it was a nice balance of thrill and feeling safe with learning the right checks. He also really liked the teamwork involved in gorge walking
Our son has the time of his life at Ullswater summer 2019. The life skills this adventure has installed in him are something we could never have done as parents. It has given him confidence to go all in without hesitation. School have noticed a positive change in his attitude and outlook since coming back to school in September. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Outward bound team, Ullswater team especially Flora! :)