Although A+ reaches 6,000 youth each year, to quote one A+ volunteer: "You can't continue to provide this quality & complexity of provision out of the back of a minibus or three!"
The Adventure Base will enable A+ to extend our current range of activities to create a unique blend of urban free sports and classic outdoor adventures, to challenge, inspire and motivate young people from both rural and urban environments.
Plans include a Yurt village providing exciting affordable accommodation, plus:
- Urban Adventure Zone: Skate Park, BMX Zone & Parkour arena
- Woodlands bush-craft zones
- Mountain bike skills area, on site trails and off-site routes
- Full-sized pitches for multi-use sports activities
- Indoor and outdoor climbing walls, with aerial runways
- High & low ropes courses and initiative challenges
- Mountain boarding hill with underground caving maze
- - All weather archery ranges
- 3 acre adventure activity lake with bridge building islands & seal launch,
- Inland artificial Coasteering facility (the first in the UK?)
Conservation and Environmental Education: A+ is about outdoor education, not just adventure activities, so we also offer conservation and environmental programmes, in association with A Rocha UK. Conservation areas provide exciting spaces for environmental education and help increase biodiversity on the site. The conservation team will offer wildlife and education activities for all ages.