Region: East Midlands

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Leadership and Development Centre, Manchester Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6ST

Contact: 02392 222870



Adventure Quest provides 1-day themed adventures to put smiles on faces and to stretch and challenge minds and bodies. Multiple teams from ages 9 and over work together to complete a mission. 

A series of tasks get them supporting each other high in the tree tops and being cantilevered over swamps to achieve their goal.Clues they pick up along the way help them reach the exciting finale, but what lies at the end of their quest?  Will your team unlock the secret?

In the heart of the beautiful Peak District and just across the road from the Adventure Quest+ residential centre, this is our flagship site with a vast selection of activities to complete, not to mention the stunning views from the top of the high ropes activities!

The following activities are available on this site:

10m climbing wall, Crate Stack high ropes activity; Leap of Faith high ropes activity; Jacobs Ladder high ropes activity; low ropes course; caving system; 10 x fun themed ground tasks to challenge the mind and encourage teamwork.

Please call for a quote for your group size and preferred dates – 020 8728 7200 or visit

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Adventure Quest is part of the World Challenge Group which has been running adventurous educational trips since 1987.  World Challenge is owned by the World’s largest travel company, TUI Travel Plc so can provide stability and security in these uncertain times.

Adventure Quest is ideal for Learning Outside the Classroom and Every Child Matters initiatives and fully understands the needs of schools, pupils and parents.  Schools are wary of passing on high costs to parents which is why our trips are priced to offer excellent value at realistic prices.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Schools often choose Adventure Quest for transition and induction courses and school activities weeks.  However, these activities are also great for breaking down peer group barriers, improving awareness of others and self confidence as well as developing problem solving, team working and leadership skills.

The tasks can be adapted for use by a wide age range from 9 and over.  We have specific junior and senior itineraries for school groups of different age and ability and have successfully run team building courses for groups of teachers.

All pupils will be encouraged to participate and the activities will allow everyone to excel as they require true teamwork, not just the confident few who are comfortable swinging in the tree tops.  The ideal team will comprise team players and leaders, good communicators, practical minds, lateral thinkers, methodical people, those with a sense of humour, the physically strong but also the mentally strong.

What size groups do they cater for?

Max. group size of 144, typically in multiple teams of 12.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

No problems or restrictions, so long as the school and pupils being photographed are happy. 

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Risk assessments are available on our website and we are happy to arrange site visits on request.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Please call the number above for further information and bookings.

What does it cost?

Price per pupil ranges from £22-£27 but we sometimes have discounts available when the site is only partially being used.  No charge for teaching staff to a ratio of 1-12.  We can also arrange competitive quotes on coaches.

Is specific clothing required?

All activities are outdoors so warm and waterproof clothing is required.  Old trainers and clothing as well as a spare set is advisable as you could get muddy and wet.

Do you have first aid on site?

First aid facilities are available.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Toilets (new teacher toilets for 2009), changing facilities and a foul weather shelter (it is only the very worst weather that forces us inside).

Tea & coffee is available free of charge for teachers.

A very limited tuck shop is available for snacks only.

Car and coach parking.

All team members are required to bring a packed lunch.

Are there disabled facilities?

Sorry, due to the nature of this site, it is not readily accessible to disabled children.

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

Type of Visit: Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring Residential School Trips Sports Team Building Water Sports

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