Region: Yorkshire North West

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Real Adventure Ltd, Goodhamscales, Selside, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9DS

Contact: 078 1687 0756 or 01539 823 669



Real Adventure is a mobile organisation offering bespoke outdoor education residential courses across the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. We believe outdoor residentials’ make a lasting impression on young people that instill skills for life through building strong relationships with both students and teachers, increase their confidence, self-awareness and motivation which enhances their learning back at school and outlook on life.

Both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, offer fantastic opportunities for adventure learning - it can be hard
to choose where to go. As a mobile company, we use a selection of venues and will help you to identify the one that suits your requirements for group size, activity preferences and transport.

PICK AND MIX! We offer you the flexibility to create your own bespoke outdoor environmental and adventure courses that are tailored to you and your group. We provide high quality, educational and safe day and residential adventures at an affordable cost. You can select from a range of options to build your own package. Whether you want a fully catered residential and transport or need support with equipment or specialist staff and expertise, we can find a solution which will meet all your requirements.

THE ADVENTURES - Whether you fancy delving underground, journeying overground, getting wet, staying dry, climbing high or keeping feet firmly planted on the ground we have a team of highly qualified, experienced and inspirational staff who will lead you through your next journey and challenge.
We provide all the necessary activity equipment and individual kit - waterproofs, fleeces, boots and wellies to keep students warm and dry during their adventures so the weather is never an excuse not to get out and play!
THE ENVIRONMENT - Learning and caring for the environment is integral to all our activities including ‘leave no trace’ and bushcraft. We
can also provide field studies days to support curriculum subjects or guide you towards achieving The John Muir Award.
We can also provide varying levels of support to help you deliver the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – skills training, expedition support or an assessor.

TRANSPORT – We hold a VOSA Operators License and all drivers have undergone the appropriate professional training. We can provide multiple minibuses with up to 17 seats depending on your requirements. Alternatively, our drivers can drive your minibuses.

Do you have a video on YouTube or anywhere else that you would like to link to?

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

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any accreditation such as Tourist Board, or AALA. Do you have any awards such as TripAdvisor Traveler choice?

AALA Licence no. L5788

What group sizes do you cater for?

We can offer one to one support or accommodate a whole year group of over 100.

Recommended individual group size between 8-10 participants per instructor. Maximum individual group size 1:12 ratio per instructor.
More specialist and technical activities may require smaller ratios.

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

Room sizes vary between venues from 1 – 14 bed dormitories.
There will be a selection of single, twin or bunk beds.
Most venues provide shared bathrooms.
Some venues provide bedding, others you will be required to bring sleeping bags and pillows.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

Due to the nature of how you pick and mix your course, this will determine the cost depending on the number of participants, where and when you want to stay, the length of stay, the activities chosen, if transport is required and if you require any catering.

You only pay for what you choose to have. This makes it a very attractive and more affordable option.

Approximate price example:
Residential course fully catered (2 – 4 nights) from £170 to £370 per participant.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

Our Risk Assessment policies have been approved by a number of Local Education Authorities and AALA.

We can support and guide your staff through any further risk assessments required for the accommodation and non-activity time with Real Adventure.

H&S, fire drills and checks are the responsibility of the accommodation provider and are covered under their hire policies.

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?
Please contact either Dan or Jen:

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T : 01539 823669

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

All our staff are first aid qualified.
You will need to bring a qualified first aider to be responsible at the accommodation for non-activity time.

Please list facilities available.

We can provide full-board catering for your residential. We offer self-service continental style breakfast and hearty packed lunches then, whilst you are out enjoying your adventure, our chef is whipping up
a 3 course meal for your return. We believe tasty, wholesome home cooked food provides students with the greatest energy to keep them fuelled all day. We strive to provide locally sourced, organic or fairtrade produce and ingredients.
We also offer camp craft giving students the opportunity to cook
for themselves and their team using trangias or kelly kettles.
Each accommodation venue offers slightly different facilities. We aim to use those that offer:


Dining room

Living room +/ games room

Drying room

Showers / WCs


Outdoor activity space

Venue dependent facilities:

Internet - only available at some venues. We also only recommend this facility to be available for staff.

Bedding – some venues require sleeping bags and pillows.

What are your disabled facilities?

If you require disabled facilities please let us know so we can discuss an appropriate venue. We have specialist equipment available to enable participation in activities.

What are your opening days and hours?

The office is staffed on a variable part time basis as we are out and about quite a lot!

Please email your initial enquiry and we will reply as soon as possible.

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

“After spending years with off the peg residential courses, we finally found what we were looking for with Real Adventure. The chance to really tailor the course to suit our needs and experiences, the ability to spend a long day doing something challenging and worthwhile, not worrying about exceeding the 2.5 hour session time.”
Mark Squires, Head Teacher, Selside Primary School, Cumbria

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

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

Accommodation Type: Bunkhouses Camping Farmhouses Hostels Outdoor Residential Centres