The Adventure Service Ltd was founded in August 2011 by Terry Harris-Ellis and Helen Harris-Ellis with the aim of supporting those with additional support needs to ‘Achieve Potential Through Adventure’. We specialise in delivering high-quality outdoor learning experiences for all, including children and adults with learning disabilities. We do this through a variety of adventure-based activities. Each Adventurer is supported and encouraged to do as much as they can from preparing and setting up of activities and buying resources to enable the activity to happen, to pushing themselves to reach that little bit further up the climbing wall or taking their first canoe trip on the open water. No matter what a person’s perceived abilities, we gently support and encourage them to challenge themselves throughout their time with The Adventure Service Ltd.
We aim to be the best in the business at aiding people to grow in confidence through ‘Achieving Potential Through Adventure’. We also aim to promote inclusion, encourage independence and build self-confidence through the safe provision of adventurous activities.
We deliver happiness and inspire all around us.
We create team spirit through positivity, support, feedback and fun.
We actively communicate by listening and sharing information with others.
We are adventurous by embracing change and challenging the status quo.
We take responsibility and act with honesty and integrity.
We are passionate, determined and proud of what we do.
The services on offer are...
Our Day Service is a targeted personal development service for teenagers and adults with learning disabilities and additional support needs. We support small groups of Adventurers to take part in the outdoor activities. These activities include mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, weaselling, bushcraft, canoeing, hillwalking, archery and much more.
Adult Short Breaks
The purpose of these Adult Short Breaks is to support our Adventurers to develop independent living and social skills, preparing them for adult life and living away from home. Multiple Adult Short Breaks are provided each year and you do not need to be a member of our Day Service to attend. Places we tend to visit are often located in the Peak District.
Our Education Service offers the AIM Awards qualification to both Mainstream and Special Education Schools. Activities provided include Forest Schools, mountain biking, bushcraft, survival skills, climbing, weaselling, expeditions, canoeing, hill walking, archery, geo-caching orienteering and other exciting activities.