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Your Path to Personal Growth and Development

Welcome to The Adventure Service, where we champion accessibility and the great outdoors while nurturing personal growth for individuals with learning disabilities. With locations in Top Valley, Mansfield Woodhouse, and Chesterfield, we're dedicated to empowering individuals to reach their full potential through expert guidance and unwavering support.

Our approach is unique, focusing on more than just the adventure itself. We believe in developing skills that transcend the outdoor experience, enriching your life in countless ways. Take, for example, our cooking sessions where you'll master the art of preparing and cooking a meal over an open fire. Not only does this provide practical skills for independent living, but it also fosters a sense of accomplishment and self-sufficiency.

In addition to outdoor activities, our group volunteering initiatives offer valuable insights into teamwork and the dynamics of working life. Through these experiences, our Adventurers develop crucial social and communication skills that are applicable in various aspects of life.

At The Adventure Service, each Adventurer benefits from personalized learning plans and person-centered planning. This ensures that goals are not only achievable but also tailored to individual aspirations, fostering a sense of ownership and motivation.

When it comes to transportation and equipment, we've got you covered. While you arrange transportation to and from your chosen center, we provide all the specialized equipment necessary for your adventure. However, we recommend bringing along walking boots, a waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers, and a day sack for your personal comfort and safety during your outdoor journey.

Join us at The Adventure Service and embark on a transformative journey where the great outdoors becomes a platform for personal growth, empowerment, and limitless possibilities


April (Top Valley Day Service Manager) and a Top Valley group, headed out into the Peak District to head out into the hills, walking.

Using their map skills the Adventurers navigate their way around the walk.

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Mountain Biking 


Climbing, Weaselling and Abseiling

Air Rifle Shooting

Orienteering and Geocaching


Group Volunteering



April 2024 - April 2025 Fees

The below fees are based on direct payments. If you plan to pay via the Nottinghamshire County Council portal, please speak to your social worker who will be able to inform you about your fees

Direct Payments

​Nottinghamshire County Council:

£69.61 per day


+ £97.46 for 1 to 1 support*

Notts City Council:

£62.83 per day +


£87.96 for 1 to 1 support*

Derbyshire County Council at Chesterfield:

£69.81 per day


+ £96.66 for 1 to 1 support*

Derbyshire County Council at Top Valley or Mansfield Woodhouse

 £61.60 per day


+ £86.26 for 1 to 1 support*

centre closures 

 Sometimes we're not open when you might expect us to be.

Below are the dates we will be shut, throughout 2024:

Monday 6 May - Early May bank holiday

Monday 27 May - Spring bank holiday

Monday 26 August - Summer bank holiday

Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day

Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day

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