About BF

Welcome to

What do we do?

Our Mission:

“Inspiring, challenging and motivating people, especially young people, to develop their life skills to bring about positive change”

Our tools:

One 60 acre classroom

One dedicated team

You

Skills for Life

Our Skills for Life Core Programme offers 1:1, pair and group based provisions, focusing on building confidence and resilience, improving social skills, inspiring and motivating Young People to develop through Outdoor Education.

Skills for Work

Courses to assist those 16+ and looking for support, guidance or an accredited course with a difference. Come learn with us!

Access to Adventure

Accessible Adventurous Activities, experience adventurous challenge with support tailored to fit. Our Access to Adventure programme can be funded through Personal Budgets, we also have a range of funded opportunities

NCS @ BF Adventure

Join our cohorts to experience the life changing NCS programme. It’s adventure, social action, friendships, CV Enhancement all in one programme!

School Groups

For one day, or a full residential, we can offer a package to meet your needs and take the strain of organising your School camp.

Family Activity Days

Fun for all the family! Unite in challenge and learning new skills. Book onto one of our activity days, or create a bespoke day for groups of 7 or more.

Corporate Team Building

Bring your organisation to us for a day of team building, creating and cementing friendships, learning to communicate and trust each other outside the work ‘bubble’.

Holiday Activity Days

A great day out for the School Holidays. Give the kids a challenging, motivational, educational (we won’t tell them if you don’t!) day to remember.

NCS Phase 1 & 2

Do you deliver the NCS Programme? So do we! We deliver highly rated phase 1 or packages to groups of up to 120.

Birthday Parties

For a birthday party to remember, come to BF Adventure. A day of challenges with (or against!) friends, followed by lunch and the all important cake in our decorated room.

Charity/Youth Groups

We can create an activity day or residential to support you in delivering your outcomes. Whoever you support, our experience can help you deliver experiences to be remembered.

Our Classroom

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Acres of Excitement to Explore
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Water Filled Quarries (plus the secret one...shhh!
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Kilos of Marshmallows toasted (and counting)

One Unique Classroom!

Our Activities

Across our 60 acre site we run a huge range of activities. Designed to challenge, excite and develop, teach new skills and overcome barriers.

Up High!

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Outdoor Climbing

We have a range of outdoor climbs to cater for all abilities. From our training wall, to the quarry crevices there's a challenge for everyone.

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Abseiling

Going over the edge is always the hardest part! From our accessible abseil ramp, to the sheer drop Prussic Wall there's a challenge for you!

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Indoor Climbing

Coming Soon!

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Zip Wire

Go head to head on our dual zip wires. Speedy, with a lovely view and a wide range of games to play.

On the Water!

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Kayaking

Go solo or in pairs, work together or in teams. Watch out too much wobbling and you'll be in!

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Canoeing

Work as a group to get around the quarry, play games, jump in!

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Raft Building

Work in a team to plan, build and row your raft across the quarry. Will it hold together, or will you be in the water?

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Quarrysteering

Clamber round the walls of the quarry, learni climbing techniques then jump into the quarry below. Jumping platforms of varying heights provide a great activity for all ages!

Land & Nature!

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Orienteering

Plot your way around the site to find the markers. Can you make it back before the other teams?

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Sensory Trail

Designed with support from the Sensory Trust, a range of interactive areas to stimulate the senses.

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Forest School

Den building, fire building, outdoor cooking. Learn new skills and see how well you'd cope in the wild!

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Adventure Quarry

Team building games in our beautiful quarry! Through the spiders web, across the wobbly bridges, over the quarry on the gabions- team work is key or you'll be getting wet!

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The Lookout

Catch it on a clear day and feast your eyes on stunning views along the South Coast of Cornwall. Falmouth Bay, St Mawes, Goonhilly from a unique vantage point.

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Archery

Hone your technique shooting arrows!

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Nature Trail

Wind your way through the woods, to the open trail. Some stunning views and hideaways. A haven for wildlife, but only if you're quiet!

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Low Ropes

Team games and challenges, learn to think and work together for the best solutions!

Our Team

Join Us!

BF Adventure is a great place to work. Dynamic, diverse and different. If you’re interested in being part of our team keep an eye on the opportunities posted below. Alternatively we have a range of volunteer opportunities to gain experience, develop new skills. We are also always keen to add skills to our Board of Trustees. If you’re interested in finding out more give us a ring on 01326 340912, or feel free to drop in to say hello!

Here's what we have to offer...

Friendly Team

Join us and make your own adventure.

Stunning Location

Our Activity Centre has gorgeous views over Falmouth and Goonhilly.

Learn New Skills

A wide range of training opportunites from Youth Work to Activity delivery.

Development Opportunities

Develop you career.

Rewards and Benefits

Competitive pay, eye tests & pension.

Green's your new favourite colour.

Well it might not be but you will receive one of our iconic green hoodies as your uniform!

Opportunities...

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Booking Coordinator Level 4
Applications are now closed for this postition
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Maintenance Coordinator Level 4
To apply for this role please complete an application form and send to jobs@bfadventure.org
Find out more!

Nothing to suit?

other ways to join us…

Our Governance!

Our board meet 4 times a year, alongside monthly meetings for our Finance, Governance & Health & Safety Committees. We are audited annually, our Charity Registration number is 1071862, our Companies House Registration is 3546772. Our Financial Year ends on 31st August, effective from 2017.

Read our Annual Reports:

Our History!

We’ve been around a while. We’ve seen a lot of changes. We’ve stuffed a lot of photos in a lot of boxes and hidden them in a lot of cupboards.

We’re proud of our history, so we’ve sifted through our archives and found some historic gems to share with you here!

Join us on a nostalgic walk through the BF archives….if you have a piece of BF history you’d like to add get in touch, click the button below! Photos welcome, let us know if you’re happy to share them!

Pre 1989

A minerals quarry!

1989

The Bishops Forum is born! Delivering a range of activities on the Goodygrane site..

Early 90's

The site was developed with the addition of cabins, some are still here today!

Early 90's

The activities developed and diversified.

Late 90s

But the ethos remains the same.

2000's

BF developed other sites, though financial pressures caused closure later.

2008

The Bishops Forum became BF Adventure!

2010

With the focus on Goodygrane the adventure quarry was developed into an adventure area with a wide range of accessible activities! Funding from Cornwall Council and Big Lottery secured a massive development.

2011-13

Activities continue apace!

 

 

2013

With the focus on Goodygrane only the site has been developed. One of the first steps was upgrading the electrics, and moving towards sustainability with a wind turbine.

2014-15

With a crumbling bunk house and limited catering facilities a new communal kitchen was build providing an eating space for groups on site, as well as an area for meetings and group activities.
The bunkhouse

The ex-bunkhouse

The community build
The opening

Contact Us!

Get in Touch!

Where to now, my friend?