Activities for Under 18s
Activities for Under 18s - What we offer
We offer fun, adventure and personal development for children and young people through outdoor activities. We offer expert guidance and instruction in stunning locations here in the Peak District. We offer a level of challenge that is appropriate to the youngsters that will bring out the best in them – giving children and young people an experience that will last in the memory for a lifetime. Our aim is to inspire, educate and promote team development. All equipment is provided; food and transport can be provided at additional costs.
- Rock Climbing
- Gorge Scrambling
- Group Multi Activities
- Tailor Made Adventure Packages
- Multi Day Adventure Programmes
Why Choose Us?
Gritstone Adventures hold an AALA Licence – this is the Health and Safety Executive licence which legally allows us to deliver activities for under 18s. Gritstone is owned and operated by an experienced ex-school teacher and qualified outdoor activity instructor. We know how to get the best from teenagers and children and believe strongly in experiential learning. We believe there is no better way to learn about yourself than through adventurous activities. The value to young people from challenge, teamwork and adventure is vastly important and can influence youngsters in long lasting way that permeates into all areas of their life and learning. Getting outdoors is the best way to broaden the horizons of young people – instilling a sense that there is a wider world out there to be explored.
All of our instructors have worked extensively with children and young people and hold a current DBS. Our instructors understand that activities should be differentiated so that each young person can make equal progress during an activity. Instructors are approachable and know how to set youngsters at ease while still challenging them to an appropriate level. Our instructors are the best in the business.
I just wanted to drop you a note to say a huge THANK YOU to you and the team for the climbing this weekend. The Scouts have some great memories to take back with them. We try to encourage our scouts to push themselves to see what they are capable of, and the skill, enthusiasm and experience shown by your team really helped them to explore their limits in a safe environment.
Please could you pass on our thanks to the rest of the guys – you all really helped to make our weekend a success.
I used Gritstone Adventures for a caving trip for a Cadet group I run. All cadets came back smiling with exciting stories to tell. Usually they lack confidence but they were all taken outside of their comfort zone to realise their ability.
Gritstone Adventure Activities hold an Adventurous Activities Licencing Authority (AALA) licence. This licence is only awarded to reputable outdoor activities providers that have been subject to strict and thorough HSE licencing conditions. This licence allows Gritstone Adventures to take unaccompanied under 18s on activity legally and safely, as well as guaranteeing that we are a reputable provider of activities for people of all ages.
Prices are quoted on group sizes and activity requirements. We offer the most competitive prices in the outdoors. Larger groups mean lower prices per participant. We include all specialist equipment and food / Transport may be arranged upon request. Please call or email 07812713153 / firstname.lastname@example.org for a quick reply.
All of our instructors are qualified to the appropriate industry standard for the activity they are delivering. Qualifications are governed by National Governing Bodies such as The Mountain Training Association, The British Caving Association and the Association of Mountaineering Instructors.
All of our staff have vast experience of delivering outdoor activities, and have many years or decades of peronal climbing, mountaineering or caving adventures. All of our instructors have worked extensively with children in outdoor education roles and know how to get the best from youngsters.
All of our instructors are insured under our own specialsit outdoor activity insurance. Every member of staff has has a complete DBS check.
Great care is paid to ensuring safe activities. Proceedures are strickly checked by HSE through the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority. Risk assessments are made and kept uo-to-date for each activity and venue. All safety equipment is included in the cost of the activity and equipemnt is kept in high order. Safety considerations are paramount during every activity offered.