Outdoor Activities

Young Bristol provides a range of outdoor activities for a wide variety of groups and ages from our water-based activity centre and other locations, in and around Bristol. Join us for an outdoor adventure!

Take part in exciting activities

Improve your physical fitness

Learn new skills

Have fun!

Start your outdoor adventure today

We can provide opportunities to parties, corporate or charity events, groups, pupil referral units, schools, colleges, universities, special education needs and community youth groups.

We employ experienced, fully qualified and certified instructors, and hold comprehensive Public & Employers Liability insurance. All activities and venues are fully risk assessed to ensure our activities are safe and enjoyable. We are a licensed and approved activity provider with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).

Activities are available from £18 per person for a half day experience.

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Holiday Clubs

Our Outdoor Activity Programme are running half day and full day Holiday Clubs for young people ages 8–16 years old. The Holiday Clubs take place across our Pooles Wharf Activity Centre and Sea Mills Boys’ and Girls Club.

Family sessions and group adventures

Join Young Bristol’s Outdoor Activity Team for a family experience, a birthday party with a difference, or a group adventure in the outdoors!

For more information and to book your experience with our Outdoor Activities Centre contact activities@youngbristol.com

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Water-based Outdoor Activities

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See Bristol from a whole new perspective as you paddle up the city centre’s harbour in a canoe, passing historic landmarks such as the SS Great Britain. Suitable for beginners and experienced paddlers. A great opportunity to improve your skills.
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Stand Up Paddleboarding
Our Stand Up Paddleboarding adventures is the perfect way to experience Bristol from the harbourside. A great activity for beginners and experienced paddlers. You can take part in either a kneeling or standing position. A fantastic adventure for small groups!
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Gig Rowing
A great team building activity for all ages! Powered by multiple rowers – this activity is perfect for beginners and more experienced rowers.
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New to the idea of paddling? Spend a day with us learning the basics of the sport and see what all the fuss is about! Learn how to enter and exit the craft safely, basic paddling techniques, and play confidence building games which encourage balance and agility.
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Build your very own raft! Using barrels, poles and rope, compete to see who can make the best raft, and if you’re feeling confident, race them on the water! Who’s will be the first to sink? A great activity for team building for all ages.

Land-based Outdoor Activities


Reach new heights with Young Bristol! Learn new skills and challenge your mind with this thrilling activity based in the heart of the city.
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Experience the tried and true sport of Archery on our dedicated range! Learn how to correctly wield a bow, fire straight and compensate for distance. Then, play a number of games that encourage quick-thinking and dexterity.
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Learn the art of outdoor survival! An introduction to the outdoors learning survival skills such as shelter building, fire lighting, rope making and tracking animals.
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Experience the underground world of the Mendip Hills, navigating through labyrinths of winding passages, delicate cave formations and giant chambers!
Test your confidence through this exciting outdoor adventure which will have you conquering new heights!
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Learn navigation and map reading skills in a challenge to ‘beat the clock’. Find marker posts around the course, collect clues and try not to get lost! This activity encourages teamwork and lets you explore at your own pace.
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Grab your wellies and waterproofs - it's time to take on a challenge! Join Young Bristol for this exciting challenge climbing a series of small and big waterfalls in the picturesque Mendip Hills.
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Team Building
Get outdoors for this unique team building experience! Our Outdoor Activity Team will take you through a series of activities, challenged to bring your team together.

Book your adventure with Young Bristol

For a quote or to book an activity please get in touch with Young Bristol's Outdoor Activity team.

Our programmes

From youth clubs and outdoor activities to informal education and training opportunities, we offer a wide range of programmes for young people aged 8–25.