Last updated: 20/05/2014

Primary

Opportunity warning! Participating in Adventure Aberdeen activities may result in:
Learning how to ride a bike, climb your first mountain, paddle a canoe, camp away from home and much more!

In this age group children have boundless energy and open minds keen to learn new skills and widen their experiences of outdoor activities. Adventure Aberdeen has seen a huge growth in outdoor activity bookings within this age group over the last few years and we have widened our choice and scope of activities significantly. We can now offer primary age children almost the entire range of outdoor activities we can provide to secondary children and adults. There are few limits to what children can achieve at this age. These range from gentle introductions to the outdoors like raft-building (Team building link) and team challenges through to exciting and hugely challenging activities like gorge-walking, sea-kayaking and climbing. We can tailor activities to a wide range of ages and abilities and have extensive experience in delivering outdoor activities to those with disabilities and additional support needs.

In addition to all our regular activities we have superb onsite resources including:

  • A large primary mountain bike fleet
  • On site bike skills park for all abilities
  • Mobile bike skills park, we can come to you!
  • Mobile Climbing Tower, A whopping 25ft high!
  • Low ropes challenge course
  • Fire pits
  • Shelter-building zones
  • Picnic benches, Toilets, indoor classrooms, changing, showers and lockers are all on location

It's not all just play though! We also provide instruction and coaching for a range of national qualifications in sailing, biking and paddle sports as well as engaging primary children in learning important life skills such as navigation, fire-lighting and cooking. We frequently support classroom learning by providing practical outdoor experiences that build on project work in subjects such as geography, science and history. Additionally we provide after-school and holiday activities in-and-around some of the superb outdoor locations close to Aberdeen. Our Speyside residential centre at Cromdale can also be used for catered and self-catered group or school use.

In a nutshell, we see this age as a crucial time in children's development. We want to inspire and help children to get outdoors, be healthy, gain new skills, and get the knowledge to access Scotland's wilderness spaces independently. We hope to encourage some to aspire to become activity leaders themselves - or even be future Olympic stars of sailing, paddlesports ski-ing or biking.