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Nottingham City Adventure

What We Offer

The Adventure team offers a wide variety of outdoor provision for schools, youth groups, voluntary organisations and the public.

Objectives of the service

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  • Provision of exciting and challenging opportunities for everyone to learn, enjoy and develop their aspirations in the outdoors
  • Excellent quality service via a safe and reputable service for the young people
  • Increasing the number of active outlets for young people in the city and using adventure to support learning across the curriculum
  • Raising of attainment of young people through challenge, activity and adventure

Colwick Park Adventure Centre


Colwick Park Adventure Centre is an eco-friendly Adventure Centre supporting access to activities in Colwick Country Park. This is our flagship Centre and is home to the Wet and Wild full day events and our watersports programme.


The Arches Adventure Base


The Arches Adventure Base is tucked away underneath Lady Bay Bridge and is a great location to undertake a range of adventurous activities from a unique perspective. The Centre is floodlit, meaning bookings can be taken for evening sessions throughout the year. The Arches is also home to Nottingham’s highest abseil tower!


The Transformer Mobile Climbing Wall


The Transformer is the Adventure Team’s mobile climbing wall; able to travel out and deliver a fantastic climbing experience for youth groups and schools at a site and time to suit you and your needs. The Transformer is great for any occasion and certainly leave a lasting impression.


Narrowboat Project

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Two narrowboats available for public, school / academy and community group trips around the waterways of Nottingham!

Located in the City Centre on the Nottingham Canal, we offer half day, full day, residential and evening (summertime only) trips for groups of up to 24 people to experience their environment from our two 70ft narrowboats, Megan and Tinkers Leen, both staffed by our highly experienced skippers.


In School Adventure Delivery

Nottingham City Adventure Team offer a range of outdoor and adventurous activities that can be delivered at your school site.


Residential Opportunities and Camps


Offer your young people their first residential opportunity in a safe and adventurous environment, locations include Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey and Nottingham Castle.


Bespoke programmes

All centres can provide bespoke programmes or schools can choose from packaged programmes.
Example packages include:

  • Up, Down, Across- A full day programme at The Arches Adventure Base including Climbing/Jacobs Ladder Climbing, Abseiling and Archery.
  • High Challenge – A two hour programme at the Colwick Park Adventure Centre providing the ultimate beginners’ climbing experience!
  • The hugely popular Wet + Wild at Colwick Park Adventure Centre where groups of up to 60 YP in size Canoe Raft, climb and orienteer around the park all in ONE DAY
  • Our New ‘A Class of Their Own’ full day- Raft Building, High Ropes and Archery for 1 class

Service Packages

Quotations are sourced for schools on request – please see

Additional Services

  • Support of schools health and safety
  • Support of schools off-site visits
  • Delivery of training for school staff

Contact The Adventure Team @ SOLAR

Phone:0115 947 6202 EXT 238
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