Clifton College Outdoor Activity Centre

“Learn outside – develop inside”

Welcome to Clifton College Outdoor Activity Centre

Set in the prestigious and stunning surroundings of Bristol’s biggest outdoor sports complex, Clifton College Sports Ground in Abbots Leigh, we are situated just a few minutes from the Clifton Suspension Bridge and easily accessible from all directions with ample free parking.

Available throughout the year for pre booked groups of children, young people and adults. Group size can be up to 12 participants who must be a minimum of 8 years of age. Sessions are usually two hours in duration but can be shortened/lengthened to fit timetables and include tuition by fully qualified instructors and use of all specialist equipment.

All activities are led and facilitated by experienced and qualified instructors who are all enhanced DBS (CRB) cleared and first aid trained.

  • Holiday Courses
  • Family Activities
  • Outdoor Activity Days
  • School Trips
  • Birthday Parties
  • Corporate Events
  • Staff Training Sessions

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Holiday Activities

We host a range of our own Holiday Club courses but activities also available for groups from other clubs and organisations to come and enjoy…

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Schools & Colleges

A trip to our Activity Centre is an excellent opportunity for teaching staff to see their students taking on challenges and showing initiative….


Adult Activities

Whether you want a fun day out with your colleagues or an adult party with a difference, we can ensure that your group will have a fantastic experience in the Outdoors…

Our current range of Activities include…

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A great way to try this increasingly popular Olympic sport, target archery is great fun at our outdoor range. All equipment is provided and you’ll feel yourself improve in no time under expert guidance as you release your arrows towards the Gold!

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Learn the essentials of survival in the natural environment. Includes how to build a shelter, fire lighting, cooking on an open fire and animal tracking.

Just experience the more wild side of the country, overnight camping option available at certain times, the perfect complement to our existing Forest School facilities.

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Taking you outside of the normal comfort zone, an exciting series of balance related challenges that can be used for fun or to identify development areas such as teamwork, communication, trust and leadership.

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Thanks to our unique location, we can offer groups some of the finest purpose built trails you’ll find anywhere. Options available for everyone from rides for beginners to those who want adrenaline pumping tracks and climbs.

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Forget the Sat Nav or smartphone, this activity teaches you the skills of map reading and navigation. Ideal for developing independence, self-reliance or just learning the essential skills required to find your way around a new place.

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Teambuilding in the woods! Enjoy a series of problem solving challenges that will test you physically mentally and emotionally. Puzzle over how to build-a-rocket in the quickest time, plan an escape from the spiders web and achieve equilibrium on our giant see-saw.

We also offer a range of indoor and outdoor TEAM BUILDING tasks.


Based on the medieval design, the Trebuchet session is a team building activity where communication and problem solving skills are essential. The team has to build the Trebuchet, test it with different weights and firing objects and then modify to make the best launcher they can! This session is perfect for schools, youth and adult groups.

Activity Prices 

Group Rate: Half Day sessions (up to 2 hours) from £150

Concessions available plus discount for multiple bookings.


What our customers say…

I wanted to thank you for hosting us yesterday and actually managing to control everyone during the archery and team building activities. Absolutely everyone enjoyed learning a new skill and overall I think the afternoon was a great success! I think the way you explained what we needed to do was great and also you kept everyone informed and focused during the team building activities was really good. The facilities were perfect for what we wanted to do and I will be talking to colleagues and other managers within Orange to recommend this as a great venue and activity if they want to do something similar in the future. I would definitely consider coming back again with the team and either do a similar format or something completely different where we can learn something new again. Thanks once again.
Dominic Lobo, Orange Mobiles
Our Daughter’s Birthday Party at the Activity Centre was fantastic! Our instructor was very professional and kept the children engaged (which was some feat!) The party food was exactly what a group of young children would like and there was plenty of it. Thank you again for a great party!
Paula Turner, Birthday Party parent
Just wanted to say a big Thank you to you all for organising a brilliant party for Josh. All the boys had a wonderful time. Thanks once again.
Ritu Mundray, Birthday Party parent
I just wanted to thank you for our outdoor activity session last Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the day and I really appreciated all of your organisational work and management of the morning, especially the flexibility around the time spent on various activities.  The archery was really good fun!
James Kolaczkowski, Birthday Party
Just a quick email to say a massive thank you for Louie’s party on Saturday! It was a great success and Louie absolutely loved it!

The instructor deserves a big thank you too, as he was very good at keeping them all engaged and they all worked well as a team alongside him.

The treehouse was a great base for them to use after all the running about catching the footballs.

Anyway, it all went very well and I shall definitely be recommending your parties to other parents. All the feedback I have had from parents/children who attended has been very positive!!!!

Thank you again!

Jennie Anderson, Birthday Party parent



Learn outside - develop inside

Clifton College Outdoor Activity Centre sessions are a fantastic way to learn, develop and have fun