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Forest Adventure Outdoor Centre

Forest Adventure
Various locations throughout the Forest of Dean

01594 835116 or 07712 833 537

Forest Adventure activities include rock climbing at Symonds Yat
Forest Adventure activities include rock climbing at Symonds Yat

About Forest Adventure Outdoor Centre

Forest Adventure Outdoor Centre is a family run business located in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean, an area of outstanding natural beauty and the premier forest location in the United Kingdom.

Mark and Maria Austin have owned and managed Forest Adventure since 2006 they have 3 daughters and 4 granddaughters. Mark fell in love with the Forest of Dean when he became an instructor for Forest Adventure in 1996. Mark and Maria have lived in the Forest of Dean for 14years. Both Mark and Maria have 20 years experience working as youth leaders from taking groups on survival weekends to organizing youth programs.

Mark is a fully qualified Canoe/ kayak instructor and has a great love for the outdoors; his dream of canoeing in Canada was fulfilled in 2009 when he paddled across the Canadian outback.

What activities and adventure can be found at Forest Adventure Outdoor Centre?

Forest Adventure prides itself on providing outdoor activities in the beautiful Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy a broad range of activities that promote planning, decision making, action, team work and of course great fun. Activities include:-

  • Bushcraft
  • Rock climbing/abseiling
  • Bridge building
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Raft building
  • Caving
  • Archery
  • Orienteering/navigation
  • Problem solving
  • Mountain biking

Forest Adventure Outdoor Centre for Groups

Why not consider a fun and rewarding activity experience, designed for groups, ranging from 3hrs duration up to 7 days! Based in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean, Forest Adventure have planned and provided activities for schools, youth groups (aged 8-18) special occasions, family fun days, adult social and corporate events for more than 20 years, resulting in many returning to us time and time again.
We usually operate a maximum group size of only eight young people plus one leader per instructor or 9 adults. All our instructors are highly qualified and trained to ensure that where possible every person gets the most from each activity.  A school supervisor or responsible adult (18yrs or over) must accompany each youth group and goes free. We can cater for large and small groups.

We will prepare a program designed to suit your needs. Just let us know your group size and chosen activities. What could be simpler?  
We also provide activities outside our regular 3 hour session times such as a wild canoe bivouac, bushcraft and canoe trips, the Symonds Yat adventure, Adventure Mission, canoe/Kayak river adventure, multi activity days and team challenge events.

We also provide base camps situated at the Biblins youth campsite, this includes 8 Bell tents 1 30x30 marquee with tables and benches, 1 kitchen marquee fully equipped, including a 6 ring large oven cooker, we also provide full catering.

Biblins campsite is situated in the beautiful Wye Valley along a mile of riverside meadows four miles north of Monmouth, close to the famous Symonds Yat rapids. This location makes it one of the best places in Southern Britain for young people to enjoy outdoor education in spectacular scenery. Its seclusion in the depths of the Wye Gorge gives Biblins a very special “backwoods” feel. The site is situated in the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by the woodland of the Wye Gorge, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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