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Residential Multi-Activity Courses linked to the National Curriculum or experiential courses

"A broad and balanced curriculum, with learning outside the classroom as a powerful element, supports higher achievement" 

With many years of experience across a variety of client groups, Outer Active is assured of delivering your School, College, University or Youth Group a perfectly structured and well-delivered programme.  We will work closely with you to plan and organise the course whether it's residential or school-based camping or expeditions.

Outer Active have experience running Outdoor Education programmes within Local Authorities and Higher Education at Senior Management level, We also have vast experience working within the commercial sector. 

Safety Safety Safety 

Working closely with an established and licensed organisation like Outer Active ensures you have peace of mind. With decades of experience, we have led the way when it comes to safety. We have robust and current Health & Safety policies, systems and procedures. Our team of instructors are all experienced coaches in many disciplines and hold high-level awards such as Mountain Instructors (MLTB) and WCA

All outdoor activities, such as canoeing, kayaking and gorge walking, require the provider to prove they meet additional safety standards. The Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) issues licence's to providers to operate activities that have been externally inspected to confirm they are safe, well organised and risk is being managed. Details of the license Outer Active holds can be found at


Outer Active is proud to be an Approved Activity assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award 

Residential Courses- Choose from 2 to 7 days. 

We can work with you to find the right location with the best resources for your course date, numbers, budget and objectives.

We use a number of hotels, bunkhouse, residential centres and campsites across the UK. Programs include multi-activity experiences to cover syllabus needs. Please call us with your requirements.

Multi-Activity by name Multi-Activity by nature. 

Outer Active offers outdoor education or outdoor activities courses delivered through the following - canoeing, caving, climbing, kayaking, abseiling, gorge walking, hill walking and environmental awareness. Expertly delivered and guaranteed to motivate young people, our exhilarating and challenging adventure activities are at the heart of this programme.


All have been tried and tested, chosen for the mental and physical prowess they promote. They encourage students to develop new skills such as transferable personal skills ie teamwork, increase self-confidence, giving pupils a valuable sense of personal achievement.

We use the natural environment to deliver the multi-activity programme such as rivers, caves and rock faces. Multi-activity can be wet, dry, cold, warm, it may be rewarding and scary and it will defiantly be lots of fun. Residential Multi-Activity courses are far-reaching. Its goals are to bring children face-to-face with completely new activities and a range of personal development experiences, We promote healthy physical exercise whilst developing self-confidence alongside a range of transferable personal skills.

Expedition challenges through a journey experience 

This expedition is more than just a programme of fun and games for your pupils. Our activities have been carefully chosen for the physical and mental prowess they encourage in young people. Activities such as gorge walking, canoeing and rock climbing have team building at their heart. Pupils work together in ways impossible to compare to in the classroom, supporting each other, taking the lead and encouraging their peers to work together towards a common goal. 


Taking young people out of their everyday environments into completely new and inspiring experiences in unfamiliar surroundings facilitates important personal and social growth. See your students go from strength to strength and accept the challenge.

We believe in the value and benefits of learning outside the classroom. This is why we work hard to provide quality educational courses with affordable options to suit all our clients. We can offer journeys of various lengths from day trips, weekends or a week long. We also advise on accommodation or campsite locations.


Cost £45 per person/per day

Please contact us for individual requirements and costs tailored to your group if accommodation is required.


Schools, Colleges, Prefects & Apprentices, Year 12 Induction. 

Aims and objectives of Programme

To deliver a high-class programme suitable for preparing students to meet the needs of society.

Personal objectives

The programme aims to enable students to :

  • Be proud of themselves, their work ethic and actions, responsibility and accountability

  • Seek ambition, drive focus, reliability, loyalty and honesty

  • Develop the skillset to realise planning, quality of work, agreeable timeline delivery and to keep those promises

  • Display care for themselves, their colleagues, their school and the wider community

  • Start to understand their personal style and be able to apply this effectively within a team

  • Create a personal development programme, set themselves personal objectives, and realise this by year 13

  • Learn to focus on what they are good at and seek to improve year on year, aiming to include projects within their wider community

    Not forgetting...

  • To get to know each other better and have fun!

Team To Task Challenge - 1-day event:


Team success will be evaluated on :

  • Communication

  • Planning

  • Teamwork

  • Trust

  • Decision making

  • Goal setting

  • Awareness of self and others

  • Time management

  • Leadership

The Team to Task Challenge is designed to address key issues using co-operative team-oriented situations. It consists of a combination of short practical projects and problem-solving exercises. It will help motivate and stimulate people into looking at how and where they fit as individuals in a team situation.

Participants are organised into teams where the aim is to complete as many tasks as possible in the time allowed.

To ensure that your students or apprentices get the best start in life, get in touch with Clive Roberts at Outer Active to discuss how we can help you make it happen?

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