What will students see and do?

Adventure Sunderland is a small charity dedicated to giving everyone the opportunity to experience an outdoor adventure: “Our missions are to provide affordable educational, recreational and leisure activities for the people of Wearside and the surrounding areas and use adventurous activities to contribute to the personal and social development of young people.”

They understand the importance of gaining valuable life skills through outdoor activities and provide a fun and safe environment to get students active and learning outside the classroom.

There’s a wide range of adventurous activities on offer, including stand up paddleboarding, walking and navigation, coasteering, kayaking, powerboating, canoeing, bell boating, fencing, archery, pier jumping, surfing, bodyboarding, rifle shooting, climbing and raft building.

The site offers day visits, where students join staff on the Roker seafront for a full- or half-day of activities designed to boost confidence and teamwork, and test pupils’ abilities.

For those unable to travel, Adventure Sunderland has introduced outdoor classroom days, where highly-trained staff come to your school with fun-filled activities to challenge your students’ minds in the safety of your school grounds.

If you’re looking for a progressive program of activity sessions, Adventure Sunderland’s term visits are bespoke packages created to meet your curriculum needs.

Residential prep allows students to try activities before residential trips, giving them the reassurance they need to take on on challenges, while also helping groups to bond.

Beach schools give children in their early years the opportunity to learn and develop in a natural environment, sparking their intrinsic motivation to explore, create and be curious about the world around them.

Teaching resources provided

Contact Adventure Sunderland to discuss your curriculum objectives and the sorts of learning resources they may be able to provide.

Minimum and maximum group size

Adventure Sunderland works on a ratio of 1:10 and can provide activities for groups of up to 50 people.

Details of risk assessment

Risk assessments are available for download on Adventure Sunderland’s website.


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Facilities On-Site

In addition to adventure facilities and equipment, there are two purpose-built conference rooms with projectors and Wifi.

The larger room can seat 40 people comfortably, whereas the smaller room can seat 25.

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday: 8am-8pm



On-site activity session (2½ hour): £115 (Sunderland schools), £150 (non-Sunderland schools) per group of 10.

Coasteering (2½ hour): £179 (Sunderland schools), £220 (non-Sunderland schools) per group of 12.

For off-site climbing (half day), river trips (canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding), guided walks and sea kayaking: Call for specific prices.

Travel arrangements

Adventure Sunderland is situated at the Marine Activities Centre overlooking Roker Beach. Contact directly to discuss travel arrangements.


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