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Outdoor Activity Trips for School and Youth Groups across Scotland

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In Your Element offers a host of amazing outdoor activities across Scotland, ideal for schools, colleges, universities or youth groups

Our main bases are at Loch Lomond, Aviemore, Fort William, Inverness and Loch Tay, but as we are a mobile provider, we can provide activities Scotland-wide.  e.g. we have been as far north as Thurso or east to Aberdeen.

The activities are ideal for groups of 8 or more and we cater for all abilities for day trips or residential breaks.  We have the capacity to cater for large groups of 150+ over a number of days.

Activities for schools and youth groups:

  • Canoeing (half-day, full-day and multi-day expeditions)
  • Archery
  • Axe throwing
  • Bushcraft
  • River Sledging
  • Gorge Walking
  • River Tubing
  • Land and Water-based Team Building Challenges
  • Highland Games
  • Guided Walks 
  • Treezone Aerial Adventure (Aviemore and Loch Lomond)
  • Treezone & Treasure Hunt (Aviemore and Loch Lomond)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Weaselling 
  • Multi-day expeditions, e.g. West Highland Way over 6 days by bike, boat and on foot, or Great Glen Canoe Trail by canoe

The experiences aim to challenge individuals, develop new skills, build confidence and encourage team work.  Most important of all, the experiences will be fun!

In Your Element prides itself in providing a tailored service, designing programs to suit learning or developmental objectives.  Your focus might be solely on adventure, but a team building element or educational topics like Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) can be incorporated into your program.

Accessibility Needs

In Your Element offers activities to individuals and groups with all sorts of abilities.  However, where we can’t include individuals in an activity session due to some accessibility needs, we can partner with Able 2 Adventure, to try and make sure no-one misses out on the fun.

Able 2 Adventure is a mobile outdoor activity provider for people of all ages and abilities based in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. This means they use adaptive equipment and a ‘can do’ approach to make the outdoors accessible to all.  They offer a large range of outdoor activities as taster sessions, skills courses, multi activity programs or as part of local clubs. These can be for individuals, families, groups of friends, schools and organisations. Whether you want a fun taster session or would like to develop your skills to go out independently, they have an activity for you. You can find out more about what they do on the Able 2 Adventure website.


Outdoor Activity Half or Full Days 

With more than almost 20 year’s of experience delivering successful outdoor activity days for school and youth groups, In Your Element is the perfect choice for a safe, and enjoyable outdoor activity day in Scotland.

Activity days can comprise of one or more activities and include water and/or land activities.


Residential Breaks

A fully catered residential option is available for school and youth groups looking to spend more than one day with us.

Together with the Hostelling Scotland, we can provide all the facilities and catering required for a full residential youth group break.
We also work regularly with Badaguish Outdoor Centre near Aviemore, with plenty of accommodation on site as well as activities on-site and nearby.


Safety First

Safety is paramount when it comes to outdoor activities and children. In Your Element are licensed by the Government’s national Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, a mark of assurance that all safety precautions and measures are in place to ensure maximum safety and security for your group. We are licensed to provide outdoor activities for unaccompanied children.

All In Your Element instructors are appropriately qualified and are trained in first aid.

Our excellent safety record is achieved through regular, comprehensive risk assessments at all our activity venues, routine policy reviews and a high standard of equipment & staff.  Should you require to see any of the above documentation, please just ask.


Prices for School and Youth Groups

Half Day Multi Activity: £42 per person. Full Day Multi Activity: £48 per person – valid all year round, Monday to Friday, during term time only.

Treezone Aviemore: £27 per person, Treezone Loch Lomond £21 per person – these Treezone reduced rates are valid midweek and during term time only, otherwise standard prices apply.

Note – as all of our activities are curricular activities, all state-run schools can reclaim the VAT if invoices are paid via your local council.

All bookings subject to minimum charge of £350 incl VAT per instructor required (excluding TreeZone). Booking terms apply.

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Activities covered by the AALA licence include canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, gorge walking, abseiling, weaseling, hill-walking, mountain biking.

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river tubing
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