Outdoor Adventure Activities for Schools
We’re delighted to offer school and youth groups the opportunity to participate in a range of outdoor adventure activities during a residential school trip at Cumulus Outdoors. We will work with you to create a bespoke activity programme, which is designed to meet the the needs of your group.
Our land and water-based activity sessions take place in iconic locations across Dorset, including beauty spots along the world-renowned Jurassic Coast. Students will have the chance to learn new skills in a safe environment, under the watchful eye of our highly experienced team of instructors. Each of our activities has their own specific set of learning outcomes and objectives.
We offer various team activities for students at Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre. Each requires students to work together to try and earn the win!
Learn to safely and properly throw axes with our qualified instructors. Who will hit the bullseye?
Explore hidden sea caves, scramble over rocks and jump from cliffs during our fun-filled coasteering sessions on the Jurassic Coast.
Climbing & Abseiling
Climb to new heights at Dancing Ledge or Hedbury Quarry on the Jurassic Coast. Learn how to safely manoeuvre across rocks and belay partner.
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Stand Up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing sport in the world. Take to our private lake and perfect your paddling technique.
Mackerel Fishing Trips
Mackerel fishing trips in Swanage Bay are great fun. Try your hand at catching some fish before preparing and eating them for dinner.
Students will conquer their fears as they tackle our high and low ropes course. Great fun and extremely rewarding.
Dorset Mud Trail
Tackle more than 50 obstacles along a 2km woodland route at Dorset Adventure Park. Take on muddy slides and rope swings.
Dorset Water Park
'Total Wipeout' style inflatable obstacle course set on a stunning lake overlooking historic Corfe Castle. The highlight of many students trips.
Explore the beautiful scenery surrounding our residential centre and tented villages by pedal power during a mountain biking session.
Tag Archery is a unique combination of archery, dodgeball and paintball. We think it's the perfect team game activity!
Learn a range of survival skills in our bushcraft sessions for schools. Embrace the great outdoors and get back to basics.
Learn to safely handle an air rifle in a safe and supervised environment. Perfect your shooting technique on our archery range.
Explore the lake in a traditional Canadian canoe. Paddle in pairs and learn to steer and manoeuvre safely through the water.
Beach Safety & Games
Fun-filled water activities designed to improve students confidence and understanding of open water.
Learn to manoeuvre a sit on kayak in a stunning Dorset setting. Our private lake is the perfect place to get to grips with the basics.
Use a map to navigate around the Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre. Find hidden control points in a race against the clock.
Use barrels and planks to build a raft and race across the lake. Work together to beat the other team! Will you emerge victorious?!
Enjoy an adrenaline fuelled rib ride across Swanage Bay. See iconic Dorset landmarks and learn about local history whilst at sea.