Nature’s Playground: A Guide to the Thrills & Experiences that Await at Our Outdoor Adventure Centre in Scotland

In the heart of Scotland, where rugged mountains embrace the sky and untamed landscapes stretch as far as the eye can see, lies our Outdoor Activity Centre in the enchanting Cairngorms. Known for stunning natural beauty and diverse ecosystems, this mountain range is the home to some of the UK’s highest peaks, including Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm. The region is famous for its ancient forests such as the Caledonian Forest, extensive heather moors, and picturesque glens.

What Does Our Outdoor Adventure Centre in Scotland Offer?

At Active Outdoor Pursuits, we are not just an outdoor activity centre; we are custodians of nature’s playground. Our mission is to offer an array of outdoor activities that transform the Cairngorms into an adventure haven for all.

Water Sports

Our water sports activities, both on and in the water, are tailored to your preferences, providing a day, or trip, filled with excitement for everyone, regardless of age or ability. White water rafting, duckies, gorge scrambling, and canyoning take centre stage as our most popular activities during the summer months, promising exhilarating experiences.

Winter Sports

From beginners to seasoned winter adventurers, our snow sports and holidays cater to all levels of enthusiasts. Join us at our outdoor adventure centre in the Cairngorms for ski, snowboard, winter hillwalking, and winter mountaineering courses that promise not just training but an immersive experience amidst Scotland’s snow sports hub. Our lessons run throughout the entire winter season, ensuring you are guided to the best snow-covered terrains for optimal learning.

For those seeking a twist in their winter adventures, our Ski Touring courses beckon. If you’re a keen skier, these courses offer extended programmes with options for overnight expeditions, weather permitting.

Mountain Sports

At our adventure centre in Scotland, our mountain sports activities in Aviemore are designed to cater to all abilities and age groups. Embark on a journey to bag some Munros, bike through the enchanting forests of Rothiemurchus and Glenmore, scramble across mountain ridges, and climb at iconic crags — all within the breathtaking Cairngorms National Park.

Travelling from afar to join us for an adventure? At Craigower Lodge Outdoor Centre, we can accommodate groups of up to 71 people, providing a comfortable stay for those engaged in training courses or activity days with us.

A group of snowboarders and skiers at The Lecht Ski Centre.

School Residential Activity Weeks: Where Education Meets Adventure

Expertise at the Heart of Outdoor Education

At the core of our offerings are our highly skilled instructors, dedicated to delivering safe and enriching experiences for children. With a wealth of expertise and a genuine passion for outdoor education, our professionals are experts in their fields. Their deep knowledge of the outdoors is matched only by their enthusiasm for imparting wisdom to the next generation.

A Focus on Safety at Our Cairngorms Adventure Centre

As an AALA Licensed Centre and a five-star outdoor activity centre in Scotland, Active Outdoor Pursuits adheres to rigorous safety standards, ensuring a secure environment for children to learn and explore with confidence. Rigorous safety protocols, including regular equipment inspections and maintenance, underscore our commitment to creating a secure environment.

Tailored Programmes for Every School’s Unique Needs

Our programmes are not one-size-fits-all; instead, they are carefully crafted to cater to the unique needs and goals of each school group. Whether the emphasis is on team building, environmental education, or adventurous activities, our expert team can create a bespoke itinerary that aligns perfectly with your school’s objectives. From a single day of activities for students to planning an immersive residential week, Active Outdoor Pursuits is your trusted partner. As the leading outdoor activity centre in Scotland, we are dedicated to ensuring that every school group has a tailored and unforgettable experience.

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Instructor Training Courses at an Outdoor Activity Centre

For those aspiring to lead the next generation of adventurers, our Instructor Training Course is a gateway to mastering the art of outdoor leadership. Participants delve into a comprehensive curriculum, blending theoretical knowledge with hands-on experiences. Our seasoned instructors guide them through the intricacies of adventure training, ensuring they emerge as confident leaders in the outdoor industry.

This isn’t just an educational pursuit; it’s an investment in your career. What sets us apart from other adventure centres is the exceptional value for money our course delivers. Beyond expert coaching five days a week, our fees cover reliable transport, mentoring, NGB assessment courses, and NNAS Navigation Awards at Silver and Gold levels. As a bonus, participants enjoy special deals on top-notch outdoor clothing and equipment.

The Best Outdoor Instructor training Courses

Completing Outdoor Instructor Training at our adventure training centre in Scotland opens doors to employment opportunities. Many seamlessly integrate into our renowned Instructor Development Program (IDP), while others find their niche elsewhere. The qualifications earned are not only recognised in the UK but globally, turning the world into a true oyster for our graduates.

DofE Gold Residential Weeks

Taking part in a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Residential with us offers unique opportunities that are either exclusive, to or enhanced by, the enchanting Highlands. Participants navigate through challenges, develop resilience, and forge lasting friendships against the stunning backdrop of the Cairngorms.

DofE participants enjoy fantastic self-catered accommodation in shared dorm rooms, complete with a communal kitchen equipped with essential appliances. The proximity of a nearby supermarket facilitates easy provisioning for the week, and a dedicated drying room ensures efficient overnight drying of wet gear.

A major draw is the wide range of activities available during the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Residential Week. Participants can choose from two options: the February Snowsports DofE Residential Week amidst the Cairngorm Mountains, offering skiing or snowboarding against a stunning winter backdrop; or the Multi-Activity Residential Week, providing a mix of land, water, and rock activities for a dynamic and engaging experience throughout the week.

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The Craigower Lodge Outdoor Centre promises a transformative experience, ensuring that each day is filled with new and exciting outdoor pursuits.

Book Your Outdoor Adventure Centre Experience Today

With so much to explore in the Highlands, it’s no wonder our outdoor activity centre in Scotland is a must-visit for adventurers. From one-day activities to residential courses we’ve got so much on offer to suit all abilities!

Explore the number of activities you can immerse yourself in, and get in touch should you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Book your outdoor adventure with Active Outdoor Pursuits today.

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