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Schools and Education

Outdoor Activities and Residentials


Maximum Adventure are licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Service to offer outdoor activities to children and young people under the age of 18. We are an independently owned private company based in Yorkshire. We have a proven track record for delivering safe, value for more money adventure based experiential learning programmes and fun school residentials involving activities such as caving, climbing and gorge walking.

We can arrange evrything for you from single days through to full residentials using our two centres in the Yorkshire Dales and . Take the hassle out of arranging the trip!

What We Offer for Your School Residential, D of E Course or Programme

Examples of College Courses suitable for our residential courses:

‘A’ Level Course WorkSchool children climbing in the Yorkshire Dales

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Leisure & Tourism
  • Public Services

Further Education

  • HND Watersports & Adventure Management
  • Diploma and National Diploma Mountain Skills,
  • Bsc Sports Science modules
  • Key Skills such as problem solving, trust and working with others

Examples of Programmes available for Schools:

  • School residentials for Years 5 through to Year 11
  • Personal Development – Confidence, Trust & Social Skills
  • Leadership & Group Dynamics – working together effectively
  • Key Stage 3 & 4 Outdoor Activities
  • Specific Expedition training & planning
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (DOE Expeditions)
  • GCSE Courses linked to National Curriculum such as Physical Education


One to six day courses cover all aspects of outdoor pursuits, personal development & key skills, tourist site visits & talks by professional providers. We will target specific modules within your course syllabus. Evidence can be collected throughout the course in several ways from photos, video, written, self assessment, discussion groups & staff observation.


A Typical Itinerary for a Year 6 School Residential

  • Day one – Command tasks, team challenges & hill walk Young people climbing with Call of the Wild as part of an adventure activity course in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Day two – Climbing and abseiling followed by a gorge walk
  • Day three – Waterfall or Hill Walk
  • Day four – Canoeing, kayaking and caving
  • Day five – Command tasks, team challenges and games

Evening activities can also be arranged to entertain the children. This is an example of one itinerary but we can tailor a programme to suit your requirements. You may wish to visit on a weekend or for a shorter duration.


We can design sets of work sheets and activities that will lead students to complete outcomes and produce a portfolio of evidence gathered during the week. Lecturer course notes may be provided to help fully prepare college staff before the residential. Materials may include:-

  • Work Sheets
  • Aural testing
  • Self Assessment
  • Staff, Peer & Instructor evaluation
  • Signed evidence by instructor & staff
  • Photographic evidence


Youth Groups

Maximum Adventure Sports UK also have a wealth of experience in catering for youth groups whether it be the Scouts, Guides, Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes or Charitable Organisations.

Why Maximum Adventure Sports UK

  • Personal growth through adventure
  • Your safety and enjoyment are our priorities – AALS licensed
  • Accessible – Not too far from major motorway links
  • Natural locations – Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire Moors
  • All inclusive packages
  • Reduce your workload

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