Outdoor Pursuits

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Walsall Outdoor Pursuits is an accredited provider of adventure activities
from the following organisations:

  • Adventure Activities Licensing Services L0686/R0431.
  • Adventuremark Learning Outside the Classroom R2QB101865.
  • Royal Yachting Association Recognised Teaching Centre for sailing, windsurfing and power boating.
  • Royal Yachting Association Sailability Foundation Centre for disabled sailing.
  • We provide urban adventure at two activity centres in Walsall.

Adventure activities for pupils with a disability.

  • Over the last twenty four months Walsall Outdoor Pursuits have extended the range of adapted activities for people with a disability, including: sailing, canoeing, climbing, high rope course, archery and orienteering.
  • We have new low rope course elements including abseil ramp, see-saw and rickety bridge elements solely for wheelchair and electronic type users.
  • This is the only one of its type in the Midlands.
  • The new all ability tricycle programme includes, side by side tricycles, wheelchair tandem and hand cycles. Giving cycling and leisure opportunities for children and adults with both learning and physical disabilities.

“Mary Elliot School students have been using Walsall Outdoor Pursuits for many years in support of both curricular and extra-curricular work. The impact has been huge, with all students from all ability ranges accessing activities during their time at the school. The development in confidence, self-awareness and social skills has been massive and has had significant spin-off in other areas of the curriculum.”
John Mansfield – Head of PE at Mary Elliot School

Why choose us?

We are local in Walsall, inclusive and accessible by children with a disability. Cost effective, urban adventure and pathways to local clubs and adventure sport groups.

Activities Offered:

Aldridge Airport Outdoor Activity Centre.

  • Low ropes course consisting of a series of obstacles set 2ft from the floor designed to engage group interaction, problem solving and leadership skills.
  • Jacob’s Ladder, High All Aboard and the Leapof Faith – participants will use a belay system to support their colleagues, working as a team whilst they climb to 15 meters.
  • The High Aerial Trekking Course approx 10 meters from the ground takes you to another level. The course offers a continuous belay system which allows pupils to negotiate 9 obstacles without ever unclipping.
  • Fan Descender a parachute jump simulator.
  • Climbing Wall – personal challenge, working as a team – can be pitched at all levels of ability.
  • On site Orienteering can be done as an individual or as a team activity. Course laid out on site, gentle stroll and questions – no running about!
  • Crate Challenge – a group challenge, working as a team to build a tower or structure.
  • Problem Solving exercises – various.
  • Indoor Archery

Sneyd Water Activities Centre

  •  Kayaking & Canoeing – single seater kayaks or 3 seater open canoes.
  • Oppie Sailing – a small sailing dinghy for Primary schools.
  • Topper & Pico’s – larger single handed dinghy for secondary school children and adults.
  • Omega & GP 14 – a crewed dinghy with a capacity for 2 to 6 children or adults.
  • Windsurf – various sizes to board 7 rigs from secondary school to adult.

Adventure Activities for people with a disability:

Aldridge Airport Outdoor Activity Centre

  •  Assisted climbing – for less ambulant pupils. The use of a pulley system allows Instructors greater assistance when climbing.
  • Pro-traxion hoist – for wheelchair users. This system allows pupils the freedom to climb to the High all Aboard and to
    complete the High Aerial Challenge Course.
  • Purpose Built Rope Course – We have a new abseil ramp, see-saw and rickety bridge rope course elements solely for wheelchair users. This is the only one of its type in the Midlands.
  • Purpose Built Tricycles – The new bikeability all ability programmes includes, side by side tricycles, wheelchair tandem and hand cycles.
    Giving cycling and leisure opportunities for children and adults with both learning and physical disabilities.
  • Photo Orienteering – allows pupils who would not be able to read a conventional map access to orienteering.
  • Adapted Archery – the archery stand allows pupils, who cannot hold the bow, access to archery. We also have various devices which protect the arms, fingers, and hold & release the bow string.

Sneyd Water Activities Centre

  • Access Sailing – a specially designed dinghy.
    We now have a fleet of 20 access dinghies, including twinned and single handers. The 8 new dinghies include the 2.3 & 303 sport, allowing pupils with a full range of disability including wheelchair user’s access to sailing activities.
  • The Wayfarer – The new Wayfarer allows visually impaired and pupils with a learning difficulty to sail a very stable conventional dinghy.
  • Rob Roy & Kiwi kayaks – sit on style kayaks which prevents entrapment of the pupil.

cost Costs

 

Packages/Options

Price

Primary & Secondary Schools:

A full day of activities at either
Activity Centre.
The Aldridge Airport Outdoor
Activity Centre or The Sneyd
Water Activity Centre.
Activities are available between
9:30 to 3pm.
Transport, Lunch/refreshments
not included.

October to Easter winter discount
@ £220 per group per day, based
on a groupof 10 pupil’s additional
pupils charged at £22 each.
Summer fee @ £250 per
group per day, based on
a group of 10 additional
pupils charged at £25 each.
Fee discounted for 20 plus
groups or multiple days
booking to £220.

After School Activities:

Activities at either centre as
above.
Activities available between
3:30pm to 5:30pm.

£90 per group based on a
group of 10 pupils, additional
pupils charged at £9 each.
Transport not included.

Walsall Special Schools:

A full day of activities at either
centre as above, half days
available, fee on application.

£170 per full day session
based on a group of 10
pupil’s additional pupils
charged at £17 each.
Transport, Lunch/
refreshments not included.

 

search Find out more

For an informal discussion about this service please contact:

Bob Ratcliff

Senior Sport and Recreational Officer

01922 658080

ratcliffb@walsall.gov.uk

Where we are

Aldridge Airport Outdoor Activity Centre,

off Bosty Lane,
Aldridge,
Walsall
WS9 0QQ

Sneyd Water Activities Centre,

Vernon Way,
Bloxwich,
Walsall
WS3 2PA