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Outdoor & Indoor learning opportunities

We are specialist activity providers for children, young people, cooperate sectors. Activities can be booked to take place in local parks, beaches, woodlands & school sites or at our Canberra Farm base in South Yorkshire”

Volunteering and training opportunities is an area we excel in and offer a range of bespoke training for activity leaders and mentors.

Outdoor Activities
  • General bushcraft work including – shelter building, use of hand tools, knives and folding saws
  • Low ropes & problem solving activities 
  • Tree climbing  at Canberra Farm
  • Improvised Raft Building – Canberra Farm
  • Foraging & animal tracking
  • Charcoal making
  • Green woodworking including work with shave horses 
  • Pond/stream dipping activities
  • Beach activity days including rock pooling & paddling in sea 
  • Face painting, birthday parties and special events
  • Overnight camps – Delivery period – February half term through to October half term school holiday periods
  • Adult only winter camps (Nov – Feb) for experienced bushcraft campers only
  • Advanced camp fire cooking & pizza oven sessions
  • Hammocking for all ages
  • Community gardening work
  • Orienteering and map reading skills
  • Archery sessions including bow and arrow making activities
  • Tag archery
  • Tomahawk and knife throwing
  • Environmental & recycling education including the use of solar panels, wind turbines, to develop energy to charge a 12-volt battery to power a garden lighting system or similar
General Youth Activities
  • General youth work activity sessions
  • One to one mentoring sessions for young people
  • Multi sport activity sessions including football rounders etc.
  • Youth participation workshops
  • Funding and bid writing sessions with young people
  • Drug & alcohol education
  • Issued based workshops including Anti social behaviour and consequences of crime and disorder
  • Volunteering & work experience placements

General Leisure & Cultural Activities

The activity list has grown considerably over the years from working with our groups and we have delivered many enjoyable trips to theme parks and other cultural events across the region. If there are any activities not on the list that clients are interested in, we can work with our insurance company and develop new options tailored to individual or group needs.

Full List
  • Ten Pin Bowling at local leisure centre and bowling alley’s
  • Cultural visits – Museums, Galleries, Shows, Cinema visits etc
  • Restaurant visits for group meals
  • Theme park visits – South Shields Ocean Beach, Light Water Valley, Flamingo Land, Alton Towers & Scotland Theme Park
  • Fishing – Bank based float & ledger fishing at local fishing lakes
  • Ice-Skating at local ice rinks
  • Swimming pool & water park visits
  • Battlezone – Laser Quaser
  • Escape room challenges

Adventurous Activities led by external providers

We utilise a range of approved freelance specialists and partner organisation’s when activities fall under the scope of the Adventurous Activity Licensing Authority. Utilising external providers allow us to meet all Health & Safety obligations as well as minimising our costs leading to very competitive pricing for clients and funders.

All activities are fully risk assessed and managed through the “EVOLVE” Educational Visits Management System.

Full List
  • Go Ape & similar high rope course’s
  • Water sports sessions with ALAA approved centres
  • Outdoor rock climbing with ALLA approved centres
  • Indoor climbing centres including clip & climb sites.
  • Artificial & Indoor ski slopes


We deliver a wide range of exciting and inspiring activities from tree climbing, tomahawk throwing and archery through to birthday parties, multi day festivals & overnight camps and expeditions.

Mentoring Projects

Off The Grid staff and partners deliver a range of mentoring and support programmes for some of the most vulnerable young people in our communities. We use a range of traditional youth work and issue based approaches to actively engage and support young people in need.

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Mental Health and Addiction Support | Chester Le Street Addiction Programme | Alternative Addiction Programme North East | Co Durham Mental Health Project | Anxiety and Mental Health

Tree Services

Our staff team have a wealth of skills and knowledge, working in woodland management and developing community garden projects. We hold a range of Professional City & Guilds qualifications. We are fully insured for small back garden tree removal and pruning work through to developing larger garden's and woodland area projects.