Big Shakeout School of Adventure

By Col

Yes it's just over one month until this year's Big Shakeout and School of Adventure courses are starting to sell out. Plus we have the Guyrope Gourmet opening up his Cookery School!

£45 for an adult, £20 for kids gets you 2 nights' camping at the beautiful Big Shakeout venue of Thornbridge Outdoors, the Saturday evening Shakeout meal, live music, talks, films, as well a selection of on site activities. While the venue offers a great base from which to explore the surrounding Peak District, it also gives access to the Big Shakeout School of Adventure. The School of Adventure is run by Thornbridge instructors, elite athletes and top coaches and offers short, affordable opportunities to try something new or brush up on existing skills.There are a diverse range of courses available from caving, climbing and biking, right through to bushcraft and kid-specific activities.

However, there's not much time to sign up to some of these courses as ticket sales are going really well, with lots of places already sold out! We'll be reviewing the courses at the start of September as we need to confirm instructors, so if you're keen on a course don't hold back, sign up now!

We are really pleased to have the Guyrope Gourmet back again this year. He'll be opening up the doors of theGuyrope Gourmet Cookery School, so book yourself a place on this if you want to be the envy of your campsite neighbours.

Highly experienced coach and British climbing team member Gaz Parry is running bouldering coaching sessions through the Saturday. This year we've also got some greatYoga classes designed specifically for mountain bikers or climbers, just £5 per session. There is a real mix of mountain biking and climbing courses, from photographer Benji's Spokes and Shutters guided ride/photography day to the essential rope management course Climbing Escapology.

If you are thinking of bringing the family along then fear not, the Adrenaline Rush is ideal. But don't let the kids have an excuse for mocking you... adults must get involved! If you're looking to set the kids free for the first time into a life of adventure, then the Mini Adventurer is a brilliant session for 4 - 8 year olds. With a multi-activity course that gives them a wide taster of lots of things, it's bound to get them passionate about the outdoors. If you're looking to connect a bit closer with nature then the popular half day Bushcraft skills courses are also a great way to get the whole family doing stuff together too.

Full list of courses

After all that excitement luckily there is the perfect opportunity to kick back and relax as we put on a mix of entertainment in the evenings to get you fired up for the next day!

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