Activities

Time to get physical, Mountain biking, Archery and Battlezone archery, our expert team of leaders will ensure you have an adrenaline fuelled day to remember. Our leaders will assess the abilities of your group and tailor sessions to suit and ensure your group will always be having fun. Our Adventurous activities will work on hand and eye coordination and burn off some energy, while getting those pupils not usually interested in PE stuck into our activities.

We can tailor-make your visit to suit the requirements for your class or school. All of our activities can be offered on an individual basis or combined as part of a carousel.

We also welcome schools and groups who want to do their own thing. If you do opt for a self-led visit, we ask that you still pre-book.

Cycling

As one of the South East’s most important cycling venues, there are a number of cycling activities available for school groups at Betteshanger.

No matter which activity you select, our coaches will assess the ability of the group and match that to the appropriate trails, guaranteeing that your group will always be having fun.
We run sessions all year round, so whether its coming back covered in mud or shredding through the dust in the summer the trails are never the same throughout the year.

All bikes and safety equipment will be provided.

The perfect activity for increasing fitness levels, learning new techniques and for improving hand eye co-ordination.

£10 per person
(based on groups of 12 participants)
Minimum age : 7 years
Duration: 1 hour

Please send your completed booking form to:
groups@betteshangerparks.co.uk
and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm availability.

Please note we can cater for large groups, however these will be split into smaller groups and run as part of a carousel.
All prices quoted are excluding VAT

Cycling - Risk assessment Mountain Bike ride - Risk assessment

Battlezone Archery

Combining elements from paintball, dodgeball, and archery, Battlezone Archery is a team-based game played with lightweight bows and specially designed foam-tipped arrows.
It is guaranteed to be fast, fun and exciting. (without the pain of a paintball blast!)

Players divide into two teams and battle it out in our bespoke woodland arena. A full safety briefing and rules of the arena will be done prior to the session beginning.

Once the basics are covered we will move onto some conventional game modes like; Team Deathmatch, Capture the Unicorn, King of the hill and Battlezone Battle Royale!
All bows, arrows and safety equipment are provided.
Players will be tested in communication skills, working as a team and good sportsmanship.

£10 per person
(based on groups of 12 participants)
Minimum age : 10 years
Duration: 1 hour

Please send your completed booking form  to:
groups@betteshangerparks.co.uk
and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm availability.

Please note we can cater for large groups, however these will be split into smaller groups and run as part of a carousel.
All prices quoted are excluding VAT

Battlezone Archery - Risk Assessment

Fossil Hunting

Thanks to our heritage as a former colliery, Betteshanger is bursting with fossils. Your class will be able to find plenty either lying on top of the spoil heap or by digging down into the spoil.

Using brick hammers to carefully reveal hidden fossils you will learn what types of rocks are in our quarry and what each type of fossil comes from.

All tools and safety equipment are provided. You may even get to keep a souvenir if you are lucky enough to find a fossil!

Perfect for classes wanting to have real world lessons to fit in with their science / educational curriculum.

£10 per person
(based on groups of 12 participants)
Minimum age : 4 years
Duration: 1 hour

Please send your completed booking form  to:
groups@betteshangerparks.co.uk
and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm availability.

Please note we can cater for large groups, however these will be split into smaller groups and run as part of a carousel.
All prices quoted are excluding VAT

Fossil Hunting - Risk Assessment

Obstacle Course

Our obstacle course is designed to put your class through its paces, with sections constructed especially for military-style fitness (in a fun and engaging way!).
Some of the more challenging obstacles include a 6ft wall climb, Vertigo ramp run, the trenches and mud pits
Those looking for an easier option can tackle balance beams, water jumps and rope walks. It’s a true team endeavour and great bonding experience.

The route around the course will be designed in line with your session requirements and the ability of your class, A full briefing will be undertaken prior to session start.
All safety equipment will be provided. Participants will improve fitness levels, gain confidence and work as part of a unified team.

£12 per participant
(based on groups of 12 participants)
Minimum age : 7 years
Duration: 1 hour

Please send your completed booking form  to:
groups@betteshangerparks.co.uk
and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm availability.

Please note we can cater for large groups, however these will be split into smaller groups and run as part of a carousel.
All prices quoted are excluding VAT

MY/PT - Risk Assessment

Archery

Our introduction to archery is perfect for beginners or seasoned professionals to test their skills.

Your class will go through the rules of the range and have a full brief on the safety precautions and how the equipment is used to remain safe.

Our coaches will start from the basics of how to hold the bow and how to develop a good archery stance.
After the basics are covered participants will have small competitions or games using their newly acquired skills!

This activity is perfect for improving hand eye co-ordination and working as part of a team.

£10 per participant
(based on groups of 12 participants)
Minimum age : 7 years
Duration: 1 hour

Please send your completed booking form  to:
groups@betteshangerparks.co.uk
and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm availability.

Please note we can cater for large groups, however these will be split into smaller groups and run as part of a carousel.
All prices quoted are excluding VAT

Target Archery - Risk Assessment

Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor adventure that is happening all the time, all around the world.
To play, participants use a Geocaching app and/or a GPS device to navigate to cleverly hidden containers or objects called Geocaches.
There are millions of geocaches around the world waiting to be discovered—there are probably even some near you right now!
At Betteshanger we put a twist on the formula by adding activity sheets with riddles, puzzles and ciphers to engage the whole group as they hunt for the cache location.
The perfect activity for team building, problem solving and testing navigation skills.

£8 per participant
(based on groups of 12 participants)
Minimum age : 7 years
Duration: 1 hour

Please send your completed booking form  to:
groups@betteshangerparks.co.uk
and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm availability.

Please note we can cater for large groups, however these will be split into smaller groups and run as part of a carousel.
All prices quoted are excluding VAT

Geocaching - Risk Assessment

Forest school

At Wild Ones Forest School we support children in engaged, real-life, nature-based learning. To empower children to grow confidently and develop through the ability to take risks and learn at their own pace. We believe being outdoors in nature is essential for children, getting muddy a few bruises and scrapes are all a part of growing up on the wild side.

Our vision for forest school to give those who attend forest school the opportunity to develop a positive and inquisitive relationship with the natural world. To help build self-esteem and confidence and respect for others and the environment in preparation for life in an ever changing world. To help each individual to achieve their holistic potential, support their emotional development and to have a good understanding of themselves and the world around them.

£12 per participant
(based on groups of 12 participants)
Minimum age : 4 years
Duration: 1 hour

Please send your completed booking form  to:
groups@betteshangerparks.co.uk
and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm availability.

Please note we can cater for large groups, however these will be split into smaller groups and run as part of a carousel.
All prices quoted are excluding VAT

Wild ones forest school - Risk Assessment

Nature based Activities

Within our 121 hectare site we have a range of learning environments from deciduous woodland to meadows. We offer a range of outdoor nature based activities that cover a variety of subjects whether you’re learning about climate change, animals and their habitats or creative arts.
We are able to tailor activities to your class needs and subject areas.

Learning outside gives the perfect opportunity to teach about the environment and local area and bring these subjects to life. This is an important part of developing young people into responsible citizens.

from £10 per participant
(based on groups of 12 participants)
Minimum age : 4 years
Duration: 1 hour

Please send your completed booking form to:
groups@betteshangerparks.co.uk
and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm availability.

Please note we can cater for large groups, however these will be split into smaller groups and run as part of a carousel.
All prices quoted are excluding VAT

Shelter Building - Risk Assessment

Orienteering

Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport that exercises mind and body.

The aim is to navigate between checkpoints or controls marked on a special orienteering map. There is no set route so the skill and fun come from trying to find the best way to go.

In competitive orienteering, the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time.
Orienteering provides both a mental and physical challenge. Your class can walk or run our bespoke orienteering routes.

It’s great for developing map reading skills, terrain observation and distance estimation.

£3 per participant
(based on groups of 12 participants)
Minimum age : 7 years
Duration: 1 hour

Please send your completed booking form to:
groups@betteshangerparks.co.uk
and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm availability.

Please note we can cater for large groups, however these will be split into smaller groups and run as part of a carousel.
All prices quoted are excluding VAT

Orienteering - Risk Assessment

Team Sports

You can also hire sports equipment to add to your day or to help create the perfect carousel.

  • Rounders set
  • Football + goal posts
  • Quick Cricket set

£10 per equipment set
Minimum age : 7 years
Duration: 1 hour

Please send your completed booking form to:
groups@betteshangerparks.co.uk
and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm availability.


All prices quoted are excluding VAT

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