Adventure Aberdeen

Adventure Aberdeen are a non-profit Aberdeen City Council Service, based in Kingswells.

We deliver outdoor education and exciting outdoor activities to schools, social care, community establishments and the public.

  • Team building events
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing/abseiling
  • Canoeing, kayaking and sea kayaking
  • Gorgewalking and coasteering
  • Surfing
  • Orienteering
  • Scrambling
  • Hillwalking and expeditions
  • Wilderness skills

We also run holiday programmes for both primary and secondary age ranges, which are very popular!

Cromdale Outdoor Centre is Adventure Aberdeen's residential base on Speyside which is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. It is an attractive and comfortable centre that is available for group bookings. It is ideally located within easy reach of some of the most spectacular water and land based activity sites in Scotland. The base is perfect for all groups involved in outdoor activities or courses, and can be used for groups including: school excursions (all ages), sports or music camps, corporate groups, field studies, team development activities. Cromdale can be used as an activity base for one of our residential programmes or hired privately.

We can also offer support and / or deliver a number of wider achievement courses with an outdoor element, including:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards (14 – 25 years)
  • John Muir Awards (P5 upwards)
  • Velotech (16 years +) & SQA cycle maintenance courses (14 years +)
  • Junior Awards Scheme for Schools (P6 – S2)
  • Bikeabililty (P5 upwards) & Go Mountain Bike award programmes (13 years +)
  • Young Navigator Star Awards (7 years +) National Navigation Awards (13 years +)
  • Paddle Power (Under 16 years)

Adventure Aberdeen hold the licence for delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award on behalf of Aberdeen City Council, and supports 16 centres to able to deliver the awards (including all state secondary schools). One of those centres is Aberdeen Open Awards Centre, which is a completely volunteer led constituted group and will take registrations from any young person across the city who is interested in starting a DofE award.

For more information or to book an activity, get in touch

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