Adventures and activities for the family

Leave the screens at home and join us for some family adventure activity days. Will4Adventure proudly present these 1 and 2 day family adventures designed for families who want to get some fresh air and try some adventurous activities together. These adventure activity days are varied as well as exciting and can include rock climbing, abseiling, weaseling, orienteering, camp craft, mountain biking and for fitter/more adventurous families, mountain scrambling. Outdoor kids are happy kids!

Activities available:

Abseiling

We know that many kids think abseiling will be BRILLIANT but that when they’re faced with the reality, that their courage may evaporate! So that your children can get the most from this adventure we build up the level of seriousness slowly. We start by showing you the fundamentals on an easy-angled slope. From here we move on to a low wall, where the kids get their first adrenaline rush going over an edge. Following several abseils at this level, we graduate to a high open quarry wall. We think we’re unique with this gradual approach, and you can pretty much be guaranteed that everyone will enjoy the adventure at some level.

Location

Peak District National Park

Time required

3 – 4 hours

Price

From £120 per half day for groups numbering up to 4 plus £20 per extra person taking part. Or, combine this with half a day of mountain biking, weasling or rock climbing and book the whole day of both activities for £180 (for up to 5 participants).

Price includes:

  • All activities
  • Equipment
  • Instruction and tuition

Please note – children only accompanied by (one or more of) their parents will be allowed to join us for these breaks.

Dates

These activities are available throughout the year.

Mountain biking

The Peak District has loads of mountain biking trails to have a got at for all levels. Many routes are car-free and so they are perfect for your children to enjoy. You don’t need to have your own bicycle either since many hire shops will have something for all ages too. For the first time cyclists we recommend a 12 mile circuit around Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs with a picnic at Slippery Stones – an idyllic location for picnicking, paddling and swimming. The going is easy and the hills never too steep. For the thrill seekers we have technical trails and legendary descents to get your teeth into. Either way a cycling adventure beckons!

Location

Peak District National Park

Price

From £160 per day for groups numbering up to 6 or £120 for half a day

Price includes:

  • All activities (excluding bicycle hire)
  • Instruction and tuition

Price does not include any bike hire costs where required.

Please note – children only accompanied by (one or more of) their parents will be allowed to join us for these breaks.

Dates

These activities are available throughout the year.

Weaseling

“What’s weasling!?” people ask. This is a great way to introduce all children to exploring and climbing outdoors on (and under) low outcrops of rocks. For kids who have not had many opportunities to spend time in an adventurous environment this activity provides just the right level of excitement and adventure. With weasling your kids get to explore and crawl over and under boulders of rocks, inventing their own adventures. The toughest part is to keep up with them! This is a great half day activity.

Location

Peak District National Park

Price

From £120 per half day for groups numbering up to 4 plus £20 per extra person taking part. Or, combine this with half a day of abseiling and book the whole day of both activities for £180 (for up to 5 participants).

Price includes:

  • All activities
  • Equipment
  • Instruction and tuition

Please note – children only accompanied by (one or more of) their parents will be allowed to join us for these breaks.

Dates

These activities are available throughout the year.

Mountain scrambling days (for fit/experienced families)

For fitter families with a good background in the outdoors, and where everyone has a good head for heights, we thoroughly recommend that you join us for some days scrambling in Snowdonia or the Lake District. Scrambling is exciting, it’s airy, it’s exposed, it’s exhilarating, and most of all it’s simply a GREAT way to ascend a mountain. Seasoned families will LOVE these days out.

Ideal for families with children aged from 4 and up. Bespoke packages for these mini adventure holidays can be arranged for all families for days in the Peak District, the Lake District and Snowdonia.

Location

Lake District and Snowdonia

Price

From £180 per day for groups numbering up to 4

Price includes:

  • All activities
  • Equipment
  • Instruction and tuition

Please note – children only accompanied by (one or more of) their parents will be allowed to join us for these breaks.

Dates

Scrambling days are available upon demand from April through to October.

Adventure walks

A walk is just not going to be enough to inspire or to excite most kids, so we take them on an adventure! For children that are capable of walking up a big hill, we love leading this excellent adventure walk to the top of the Peak District’s biggest and highest hill – Kinder Scout via a lovely scramble up Crowden Clough. Especially perfect for a hot summer’s day, this walk offers some easy gorge walking, splashing and boulder hopping and some simple scrambling to get to the top of this mighty hill. It’s a really good day out and always enjoyed by all.

Location

Peak District National Park

Price

From £160 per day for groups numbering up to 6

Price includes:

  • All activities
  • Equipment
  • Instruction and tuition

Please note – children only accompanied by (one or more of) their parents will be allowed to join us for these breaks.

Dates

These breaks are available upon demand from April through to October.

Rock climbing

When you book a rock climbing day with us, we can offer a day of activity to best suit your family. For those of you completely new to rock climbing we’ll break the day into three phases, keeping the activity levels high. The day begins by learning some basic techniques, bouldering on low easy rocks. We then head to a short quarry wall and introduce you to the ropes with a short easy abseil. Lastly we head to a local quarry to try a selection of graded climbs for the finale!

Experienced families with older children maybe, might prefer a day of rock climbing developing further skills and confidence outdoors on one of the many gritstone crags in the nearby area. Whatever your previous experience or goals, we will work hard to meet them!

Location

Peak District National Park, Lake District and Snowdonia.

Price

From £120 per half day & £160 per whole day for groups numbering up to 4 (for larger groups up to 6, add £20 per extra person taking part).

Price includes:

  • All activities
  • Equipment
  • Instruction and tuition

Please note – children only accompanied by (one or more of) their parents will be allowed to join us for these breaks.

Dates

Rock climbing days are available upon demand from April through to October.

Orienteering

Perfect as a background activity, or as a treasure hunt in its own right, we can set up and lead orienteering courses tailored to your level of experience. Using a free app, your smart phone becomes the means through which you can follow a course and check on your progress. With larger groups broken down into teams this activity works a treat!

Free for you to download and to use – orienteering resources. Let us know how you enjoyed them!

Family adventures and activities for all ages

children playing in the Peak District
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