Our outdoor education

Our Story

It all started in 1987 when Peter Mumford, then Bishop of Truro recognised the need to find a positive way to engage disadvantaged young people, to ensure they unlocked their potential. Soon after, The Bishops Forum was created and the charity was founded with Goodygrane Activity Centre growing from abandoned granite quarries overlooking Falmouth bay. One of the earliest memories was of a child abseiling down a rock face in a wheelchair, being watched by a young person who’d been excluded from school. That person went on to be an instructor and today, we continue to see Cornwall’s most vulnerable children realise their own potential. Our outdoor education centre now supports ~4,000 children and young people a year through charity programmes, tailored school residentials and NCS. 

Our latest review

“I brought 2 groups and it was brilliant! The children had the best day – facing some fears, pushing themselves and experiencing a massive sense of achievement. When their parents came to pick them up they were buzzing with excitement! The instructors were calm and encouraging, ensuring all the children were able to achieve their own goals. I can’t wait to return with another group!”

Louise Gall, Year 5 Teacher, Marlborough School 

Our impacts

100% of the young people we support through our charity say that they’d recommend us to a friend. Here’s what one of them said:

“I have been at BF for the last 10 years and I can honestly say in those 10 years BF Adventure have helped me through difficult times in my life and changed my life for the better. It has taught me skills never in my wildest dreams I would have thought about.” 

What we do

Our mission is to support children and young people on a journey of positive change. We give them the tools to identify and overcome their own challenges, and give them an overall sense of empowerment. We are passionate about enabling them to overcome barriers to education, work and social interaction. We provide:

Charity programmes that support those facing life’s toughest challenges.

School residentials that build communication, teamwork and resilience.

NCS programmes that teach people skills and get them excited about the future.

Team away days for corporates that are fun, build your team and support us!

Our facilities and activities

Acres of Excitement to Explore
Water Filled Quarries (plus the secret one...shhh!
Kilos of Marshmallows toasted (and counting)
5* catering team for all dietary requirements
Cabins and tents sleeping 150
An exciting indoor adventure barn!

One Unique Classroom!

We run a huge range of activities that are designed to challenge, excite, teach new skills and overcome barriers. Our activities include: Via FerrataZip Wire, quarry-steering, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, indoor climbing, archery, watersports, bushcraft and more…

Our team & job opportunities

Join Us at BF Adventure!

BF Adventure is a great place to volunteer and work. We’re dynamic, diverse and different. If you’re interested in being part of our team, we have a great range of opportunities to gain experience and develop new skills. We are also always keen to add skills to our Board of Trustees. If you’re interested in finding out more, drop us an email, give us a ring on 01326 340912 or come 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 your 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!

We currently don't have any vacancies

We don’t have any roles at the moment, but why not follow us on Facebook where we post about opportunities as they come up!

Please complete and send through an application and equal opportunities form to jobs@bfadventure.org using the links below.

BF Adventure is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We can only accept applications through our application form and the successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Our governance

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

Annual Report 2018-2019

Social Impact Report