Region: East of England

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Molivers Lane, Bromham, Bedford MK43 8LD

Contact: 01234 340782

Website: http://www.ssgservices.org/

Description

Our fantastic active adventure challenge days offer the option for groups to join us on an action packed day experience with activities that are specifically designed to meet the needs and requirements for the age groups with which we work, focusing on ensuring children are clear on the outcome and theme of the day’s activities and maintaining the pace and fluidity throughout their stay with us to keep the group engaged and motivated throughout.

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?

https://www.facebook.com/ssgactivities/

Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?

The activity and camping site is located in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside, accessed via the traditional village of Bromham.

The site consists of a large ancient woodland area approximately 8 acres in total and a wide open field based in the center of the woodland. We have a range of set activity zones hidden within the woodland, which are joined by a maze of natural paths.  In addition, we have many ‘pop up’ activity areas which makes our experiences really at one with the great outdoors and natural environment.

While the site offers a rural wilderness feel we also have plenty of modern facilities, including good quality toilet facilities, indoor learning spaces, water and electricity and if your lucky even a phone signal.

The site is designed for groups of young people to visit and has a high security fenced boundary to ensure everyone remains safe.

The site offers activity spaces for everything you could imagine including:

•             Bushcraft

•             Team building

•             Archery

•             Rifle shooting

•             Caving (man made)

•             Climbing

•             Obstacle course

•             Sports

•             Camp Fires

•             Low ropes

•             Much, much more

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?

•             Enthusiastic  and passionate staff that will interact with students during the day visit

•             Meeting the bespoke needs of the school

•             New experiences in challenging activities

•             Aesthetically pleasing set up

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?

Yes we have a LotC Badge

What does a typical educational visit include?

SSG Active Adventure & Challenge originates from programmes designed to support schools with their PE, school sports and learning outside the classroom needs. All of our programmes and the activities have mapped learning outcomes embedded in them to ensure everything we do has maximum impact towards the benefits for the participants.

Our qualified education team ensures that the method, content, level and type of delivery activities are suitable for the different key stages/age groups we work with and are able to map learning within our programmes to any curriculum outcomes desired.

Because our programme planning starts with the needs of the participants, which are then linked to the most appropriate types of activities and formats we can offer, we can ensure the pupils/learners are getting exactly what they need to from the experience with us and all desired learning outcomes are met and evidenced as required.

SSG offer too school based trips programmes:

•             Active Adventure Activity Day

•             Wild Survival Activity Day

The Active Adventure Activity Day is based on team building and problem solving challenges and operates a fun competitive framework with groups working independently to get more ‘team points’ than the other teams taking part. The activities for this day are selected by the school, in consultation with us, based on what they would like to include and what they wish the outcomes of the day to be. We offer a wide range of different activities, including headliners such as our mobile climbing wall, archery and inflatable obstacle course.  This is a truly amazing experience and with our scaffold rigs, flags, bunting and other staging we transform a school field and/or playground into a spectacular event experience.

The Wild Survival Activity Day is based around bushcraft and survival skills, through fun and engaging workshop sessions that will promote working effectively in a team, appreciation of the natural environment and how important it is to operate effectively as a team to survive in an outdoor environment we offer an experience on your school site unlike any other.  We will work with the school to stage the day in the best possible way and utilize any natural woodland and outdoor space they have, although this is not essential, as the Wild Survival Activity Day can be delivered just as effectively in the most urban of settings.

Our activity days follow a flexible framework to suit a school needs and can be adjusted to suit varying participant numbers, age groups and learning outcomes.

Through our exciting mobile equipment and excellent staging, we transform everyday school spaces into engaging and exciting learning/participating areas.

While we find these two programmes to be highly popular SSG are willing to develop bespoke programmes for schools where they need them.

What group sizes do you cater for?

We can scale our programmes up and down and have delivered to over 200 pupils on the same day in the past.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?

Yes we have no restrictions on this and work with the schools policy

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We will provide the school with a visits pack which contains information for the day including venue and activity risk assessments.

Does your venue have an education officer?

School Account Coordinator – Louise Thomas

What is the cost of the visit?

From £12.00 per person. Discounts available for non peak times (usually November, December, January, February & March)

Is specific clothing required for the trip?

No. Just comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear for physical activities.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

Yes

Please list facilities available.

The venue offers a variation of outdoor spaces for groups to sit during breaks and lunch and we will provide canvas cover with seating and tables.

What are your disabled facilities?

Our venue is suitable for most disabilities however; we would look to consult with schools to identify all needs can be met appropriately.

What are your opening days and hours?

Monday to Friday and timings are flexible around the visiting schools needs.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?

The day ran very smoothly and was well staffed, the event was ideal and met our objectives well (CG, Matrix Activity day)


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Bushcraft Climbing Crafts Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Paintball & Laser Tag

Curriculum Topics Covered: Leisure & Tourism PE PSHE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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