With the Prime Minister instructing everyone to stay at home, schools being closed and exams cancelled, 2020 is proving to be a difficult and unpredictable season for the UK as a whole, and having a huge impact on the outdoor industry.
Our Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions are postponed for now; we are working under government guidance and advice, and once we have an idea of when expeditions can commence again, we will be in touch , either directly for open expedition participants, or via schools, to rearrange expedition dates where needed. We are currently hoping that expeditions scheduled for later in the season will be able to continue on the planned dates- if this changes, we will let you know. We ask for your patience and understanding at this difficult time, and will work with all participants affected to organise suitable alternative dates where needed. We will also be producing some risk management documents, soon to be available on our website, which outline additional procedures that we will be putting in place for future expeditions in order to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus during our expeditions.
As a small business we are doing all we can to continue to support our clients at this difficult time. Please bear with us while we try to get information out in a timely manner; I'm sure we're not the only ones trying to work from home with a toddler who normally has some time in nursery to allow us to get work done! For all courses and events booked through school, please contact school in the first instance, as we will be liaising with them as much as possible to plan ahead. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Pete, Claire and Catherine- The Rich Adventure team
What we offer
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Introducing the Rich Adventure family
Educating through experience
Rich Adventure is a family-based company based in the midlands, delivering outdoor activities across the country to individuals, schools, clubs and corporate groups. We offer a range of courses from single day activities to multi day expeditions. All our products and courses are mouldable to your needs.
As we are not tied to a single location, we are able to source accommodation and facilities in areas that are geographically suited to our clients- whether you’re after somewhere close to home to reduce travel time for a coach full of excited children, or an adventure that allows for a remote wild camping experience in close proximity to climbing and canoeing venues, we can find a site to meet your needs for the duration of your stay with us.
What’s more, not having a permanent centre allows us to keep our running costs as low as possible, passing on huge savings to you!
We really are a family business
Pete, Catherine and Claire (pictured) are Team Rich Adventure. With a strong team of freelancers, our good friend Rob helping out with staffing, and a healthy dose of support from Catherine's grandparents, we organise every course from start to finish.
This 'personal touch' means we know what's been promised at the point of booking, and work tirelessly to deliver the highest quality experiences.
Pete brings drive and motivation, and a great sense of organisation to get things off the ground and run our courses flawlessly.
Claire is the academic one, tackling most of the paperwork, from finance to marketing and checking route cards. She gets out of the office wherever possibly for fresh air, exercise and a bit of coaching.
Catherine keeps things fun and exciting, keeping us on our toes and engaging our clients on a different level. She is a real independent adventurer!
Downloads from the Duke of Edinburgh's Award website can be found here for up to date expedition resources
Speak to us!
We don't bite.
Phone: 01283 684030 or 07595 189 836
Live chat (bottom right of your screen)
We try to be available as much as possible for our clients and get back to you quickly whenever and however you get in touch. Being a small, family team and doing a lot of work from home or being out on courses, sometimes we're hard to get hold of on the phone. Through winter we dedicate Tuesday- Thursday 9-5 to 'Rich Adventure time' - so that's when we're most likely to be in the office! We'd love to hear from you- if you prefer to chat on the phone but keep missing us, please drop us a message with a convenient time to call you back. We quite often reply to emails late in the evening, when Catherine is (usually!) asleep and not trying to add to our messages. We're usually available on live chat in the evenings as well as throughout the day.