Experience Thrilling School Activities at The XC

Looking for an alternative to your school syllabus? The XC is the perfect solution! With options like high ropes courses and indoor climbing walls, we cater to various fitness levels and preferences.

Our state-of-the-art facilities and experienced instructors ensure that your pupils experience a sense of accomplishment as part of your curriculum. Kids from 8+ can have a great time developing teamwork skills on our climbing wall, which is a wonderful way to improve physical activity.

What activities are available to pupils?

At The XC, we offer a wide range of exciting activities for pupils of all ages. From high ropes courses to indoor climbing walls and indoor caving, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Our state-of-the-art facilities and experienced instructors ensure that the activities are both safe and thrilling.


For students aged 8 and above, our climbing wall is a fantastic option. It not only promotes physical activity but also helps develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

High Ropes

If your students are looking for an adrenaline rush, our high ropes courses are the perfect choice. Suspended high above the ground, these courses challenge balance, agility, and courage.


Classmates will have the opportunity to explore simulated underground tunnels and caverns in small groups, learning about teamwork along the way. Instructors will guide them through this exciting journey, ensuring their safety while they delve into the depths of our specially designed caves.

Why Choose The XC for Your School Activities?

Planning a group outing can be daunting, but at The XC, we make it seamless and enjoyable. Our unique selection of fun activities and team building sessions caters to everyone’s preferences and fitness levels.

School bookings

Weekly PE lessons

We take regular weekly term time bookings as part of your PE curriculum or for your school sports teams. Our lesson plans can be altered to your needs.

Resources and Downloads for Schools

Risk Assessment Form

Our Risk Assessment forms to support your trip’s preparations.

Public Liability Document

To help with your organisation checklist.

Acknowledgement of Risk Forms

Safety waivers that you can send to parents and students ahead of time.


What age groups are suitable for the various activities?

At The XC, we offer a wide range of exciting school activities that are designed to engage students, promote teamwork, and develop competence in various physical and educational activities. All senior school ages are suitable, and the minimum age for normal school bookings is 8. However we can accommodate younger primary school children in small group sessions such as our Mini Mountaineers or Little Rockies sessions.   

Yes. We are governed by the Association of British Climbing walls (ABC) and our facilities meet the highest safety standards. We have qualified instructors who ensure that all activities are conducted in a safe and controlled environment. 

No, we do not provide transportation for student trips. However, we can assist you in finding reliable transportation services if needed. Please let us know in the contact form if you would like us to obtain a quote on your behalf for transportation. 

Parents are welcome to join school outings. We have a cafe on site and ample viewing areas in comfortable surroundings for parents to enjoy a warm drink while watching their children scale new heights 

Yes! Our expert team is more than happy to work with you to customise a school activities package that suits your specific needs and preferences. Whether you want to focus on team-building exercises, outdoor adventures, or educational experiences, we can tailor the activities to align with your goals. 

We can accommodate groups as small as 5 and up to 30, depending on the activity. We have large spaces for the whole school year to attend, as well as break away areas for smaller groups. Whether its a whole year, a new class, or just new pupils on their first day of school, our experienced team of instructors can cater for you.  

This depends on the group and requirements. We recommend a minimum of 1.5 hours for groups of 7 or more (minimum 1 hour for groups of 6 or less) for climbing and caving sessions. We recommend a maximum of 3 hours for all groups. However we can provide much longer sessions for end of term activity days, which are a fun way to learn social skills and a break from the normal school routine! 

We work with a maximum ratio of 6 students per instructor. For groups with special needs we may recommend a smaller ratio.