Alfresco Adventures offers a wide range of outdoor activities in some of the most amazing countryside and areas of outstanding beauty in the United Kingdom more specifically North Yorkshire, particularly the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors, as well as the Lake District.
It could be abseiling at Brimham Rocks, canoeing on Lake Windermere, walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks, cycling stage one and two of the 2014 Tour de France. We can also provide a programme of indoor activities which can be delivered in a conference room, gym or something similar. In most cases, we cater for all ages and abilities from 7 to 77 and beyond. We are also fully mobile and for certain activities we can pack up our kit and equipment and come to you subject to the availability of appropriate facilities. Activities can last for a few hours in the morning, afternoon or evening and can be combined together to make a full one day or multiple day programmes.
We offer activities that individuals or small groups of people can join up with other like minded people to participate in for example the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. We cater for small private groups between 4 and 8 for activities such as climbing and abseiling, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and archery. Whilst for many activities we can cater for groups from 50 to over 100. For those looking for longer adventures we can take you on a Leeds to Amsterdam or London to Paris cycle ride, to an ice-climbing weekend in Norway, or a two-day canoe adventure in Yorkshire! We can provide you with a list of local facilities and where appropriate we provide you with top quality, well maintain equipment. All our instructors are highly experienced and well qualified and will have your safety at the forefront of everything we do!
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Learn and experience to stand up paddle board (SUP) in picturesque locations on flat-water lakes in North Yorkshire and the Lake District, such as Ellerton Lake in Brompton-on-Swale. Stand up paddle boarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world at the moment, it’s suitable for all ages from 10 upwards and used for lots of different reasons, pleasure, fitness, yoga and much more.Read More
Alpacas are domesticated versions of vicuñas, South American ruminants that live high in the Andes and in the picturesque village of Low Row in the Yorkshire Dales. Take them for a gentle stroll through the pastures of Low Row in Swaledale and then back to their home where you will have an opportunity to feed them and take a selfie with them, they are very socialable animals.Read More
Looking for a fun filled team building activity? Look no further than Alfresco Adventures raft building challenge! Use your ingenuity to turn a pile of poles, ropes and barrels into a lifesaving raft to keep you and your team members a float sufficiently long enough to paddle to the winning post. Discover what makes a stable, buoyant raft or get wet- or should we say wetter.Read More
Bushcraft, Shelter Building & Forest School
Alfresco Adventures offer a unique experience for children and adults; teaching them vital life skills through the means of outdoor survival. This bespoke package can be tailored to suit any school group or party. The package includes, firstly, teaching children the skill of shelter building. Here, tarpaulins and natural resources are used to teach children how to protect themselves from elements in the wild. Children have a great time foraging in the woods for the best natural tools to make their shelter stronger and more unique than the others; introducing a competitive element which will ensure even the most reluctant child gets involved. They will also learn the importance of safety and risk assessments in this environment. The second aspect to the Bushcraft session focuses on children learning to safely prepare food in the wild, utilising skills such as fire lighting and cooking on an open fire. Children are taught to prepare and light a fire using firesteel. Children and instructors will then prepare a meal on an open fire, whittling sticks to toast marshmallows.Read More
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Our aim is to make running the DofE expeditions easy and most importantly enjoyable for the leaders. As an approved activity provider, we can provide training and qualifying expeditions at all levels, with different modes on transport (foot, bike or boat) in various locations around the UK. Alfresco Adventures will help with the expedition paperwork and complete the operating authority notifications, green forms and risk assessments.Read More
Ever fancied yourself as a bit of a Robin Hood or Maid Marion? With Alfresco Adventures you can test your aim by propelling an arrow from a bow towards a target. Archery is an enjoyable, addictive and a fun activity suitable for ages of 7 upwards. We cater for group sizes of 4 to 104! Did you know there are over 4 different types of archery?Read More
Winter Skills & Ice Climbing
The mountains of the UK in winter are a wonderful place, however the skills required to enjoy them safely are very different to summer skills.Read More
Mountain Biking & Road Cycling
Alfresco Adventures offers guided mountain biking and road cycling in the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors and the Lake District. We also offer road cycling events such as London to Paris, Leeds to Amsterdam for small to large groups. We plan rides that are suitable to the ability of the group, whether it’s to explore the local area in an alternative way, develop technical skills, explore the single track or to climb some of the classic hills.Read More
Alfresco Adventures offers two First Aid courses (1 day and 2 day) delivered by highly trained instructors for individuals or groups wanting to improve their understanding of basic or intermediate First Aid techniques and how to deal with emergency situations. These skills are applicable in the workplace, outdoors and in everyday life. In this instance the courses are largely conducted within the context of the outdoors.Read More
Guided Walks & Navigation Courses
Want to get out of the rat race? Get yourself out in the hills with one of our qualified instructors. We offer guided walks throughout the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. We will lead you on your day or expedition- exploring some of the finest hills in England. You will learn: basic navigation skills, local information and history from one of our local leaders.Read More
Gorge Walking & Ghyll Scrambling
Gorge Walking and Ghyll Scrambling is an adrenaline fuelled activity that involves jumping into pools, scrambling up rocks, swimming and generally getting very wet! The Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales has the most exciting, gorge walking and ghyll scrambling in the North of England and are all in very picturesque locations. It is an alfresco adventure that will leave you with a massive smile on your face and stick with you for a long time!Read More
Yorkshire Three Peaks & Challenge Events
Here at Alfresco Adventures we believe that everyone needs to challenge themselves to enjoy the outdoors in new ways. Here at Alfresco Adventures we can cater for many different challenge events to push you to the limit. We can offer full Coast to Coast packages including: personal instructors, accommodation throughout your challenge, and even some entertainment along the way.Read More
Team Building Days
We truly believe that the outdoors provides the perfect platform for businesses to improve their team development. With our expert facilitation, we can provide both experiential learning and educational tasks which provide challenges to your teams. With our wide range of activities on offer; highly qualified staff and excellent locations across North Yorkshire and the Lake District. We can can for any age, ability and group size.Read More
Rock Climbing & Abseiling
Alfresco Adventures offers taster sessions in rock climbing and abseiling for people who are completely new to the sport and just want to “give it a go” to the experienced rock climber who wants to “take it to the next level” in North Yorkshire and the Lake District.Read More
Canoeing & Kayaking
Ever fancied kayaking or canoeing but didn’t want to throw yourself in at the deep end? Our water sports activities are full of fun and range from a gentle paddle on flat waters to conquering moving water and rapids. Novice to expert, we have something to suit your every need. We also offer various national recognised skills courses including the star awards and foundation safety rescue training.Read More