“Inspiring, challenging and motivating people, especially young people, to develop their life skills to bring about positive change”
One 60 acre classroom
One dedicated team
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!
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.
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.
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.
Acres of Excitement to Explore
Water Filled Quarries (plus the secret one...shhh!
Kilos of Marshmallows toasted (and counting)
One Unique Classroom!
Across our 60 acre site we run a huge range of activities. Designed to challenge, excite and develop, teach new skills and overcome barriers.
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.
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!
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!
Go solo or in pairs, work together or in teams. Watch out too much wobbling and you'll be in!
Work as a group to get around the quarry, play games, jump in!
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?
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!
Plot your way around the site to find the markers. Can you make it back before the other teams?
Designed with support from the Sensory Trust, a range of interactive areas to stimulate the senses.
Den building, fire building, outdoor cooking. Learn new skills and see how well you'd cope in the wild!
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!
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.
Hone your technique shooting arrows!
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!
Team games and challenges, learn to think and work together for the best solutions!
We're a friendly bunch. Keen to deliver a high quality service.
Resilience is our middle name. Hey, it has to be, the sun doesn't always shine in Cornwall!
We care. About experience, development and making a difference.
Charity Business Manager
Education Programme Manager
Business Development Manager
BBO Game Changer Navigator
Adventure Ed Lead Tutor
Office & Volunteer Support
Post 16 Programme Manager
Skills for Life Instructor
Marketing & NCS Programme Manager
Skills for Life Instructor
NCS Programme Administrator
Skills for Life Instructor
Skills for Life/Work Instructor
Skills for Life Instructor
Skills for Life Instructor
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...
Join us and make your own adventure.
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.
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!
Skills for Work 'Game Changer' Coordinator PT
Closing date 31st August 2017. Interviews likely Thursday 7th September 2017.
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.
Bob has had an extensive career in Industrial and Hospital pharmacy undertaking roles in various parts of the country. He is a registered pharmacist and holds an MBA. Following 20 years service as Chief pharmacist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital he retired from the NHS in 2010 to work more flexibly as a freelance consultant.
Throughout his training and early career Bob operated as a volunteer national park warden for the Brecon Beacons National Park mainly involving conservation work. He has been a scout leader and for over 10 years operated as a Ten Tors team manager for scout groups in Cornwall and Exeter.
Bob is a keen walker and sailor.
Debbie has a background of thirty-five years in education, most of which has been in the County. She has vast experience in working with the 11 to 18 age range. She also has experience in both management and social responsibility. She has just retired from working for the University of St Mark and St John, in Plymouth, training teachers in secondary Mathematics. In recent years Debbie has also been running a property development company with her husband, which has given her experience in business, outside the educational environment. She passionately believes in Cornish people supporting Cornish charities. She is kept busy with her family, which includes an increasing number of grandchildren.
Hugh Murrell is a founding partner of law firm Murrell Ashworth LLP and has practiced as a corporate/commercial solicitor for the last 20 years both in London and since 1991 in Cornwall. Hugh is a trustee of the Kneehigh Theatre charity as well as a trustee of Mount Kailash School Charitable Trust, a UK based charity that helps to run a children's refugee school in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Rt Reverend Tim Thornton
The Rt Revd Tim Thornton was installed as Bishop of Truro on 7 Mar 09. As Bishop of Truro, his Diocese covers all of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and two parishes in Devon. Throughout his career, Tim Thornton has been involved in education, and has been a governor of schools ranging from Church of England Infants to secondary and independent schools in the public and private sectors. Tim Thornton is married to a Headteacher, Sian, and they have two adult children, Benedict and Alice. He lists cricket, Rugby Union and keeping fit amongst his hobbies, which also include reading novels and church history. Tim was appointed to the house of Lords in 2012.
Kim Conchie read joint honours in English Literature and Economics at Cardiff University. He has a wide range of experience within publishing until 2009. He is now Chief Executive of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and chair of several business and education boards across Cornwall. He is a partner in Cornwall Ventures and the director of Brass Tacks Media. Kim is also Chairman of Falmouth Rugby Club, Director of Cornwall Arts Centre Trust, Governing Council member of Cornwall College, Camborne, Vice-president of Guy's Hospital RFC and a Founder member of The Groucho Club. These positions plus his fishing boat, walking the Coast Path, garden and family (wife Sarah and three children) take up most of his time.
Henry is a solicitor (qualified 2010) specialising in corporate and commercial law. He grew up in the South East and moved to Devon to study Law with European Study (Spanish Law) at Exeter University. Following university he trained at a large South West firm before moving to current firm Murrell Associates based in Truro in 2013.
His hobbies include sailing, surfing and windsurfing. He is married and has a son who will be two years old in October.
Hilary has been a practising Barrister since 1988 with a focus upon childcare law and hence daily dealings with some of Cornwall’s most vulnerable children and young people. Hilary has also had experience assigned to Camden Employment Tribunal Unit and acting as Chair for a PTA at Bosvigo School overseeing it gaining charitable status and in raising significant amounts of money for the school. Previous work experience includes employment within the voluntary sector with Women’s Aid and Pensioners Link.
Since moving to Cornwall in 2001, David has worked in the social housing sector and is currently Director of Corporate Services at Coastline Housing based in Redruth. He is a Chartered Secretary and completed a Masters Degree in Business Administration at Southampton in 1997 and also qualified as a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2006. He has a wide range of business experience having worked in the private, public and not for profit sectors and is a Non Executive Director at the Mustard Seed in Helston who operate the Helston and Lizard Foodbank. David is married to Jenny and has three teenage sons – one at Uni, one an apprentice agricultural engineer and the other hopes to go to music college to study trumpet. Other interests include music, walking and gardening.
Trustee- Paul is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of taxation. He practiced in the City of London, running his own practice, specializing in acquisitions and mergers together with foreign tax enquiries. He is a Liveryman of the Musicians Company and was company secretary to a leading London Symphony Orchestra. A founder member of the British Institute of Human Rights. Paul has had a house in Cornwall since 1978, moving here permanently in 2002. Presently he is Chairman of Gwellheans in Redruth and an active supporter of Children’s Hospice Southwest and Boscence Farm.
Antoinette is a former practicing solicitor who specialised in the law relating to children. She moved to Cornwall with her parents as a teenager and completed her education here before studying law out of county. She used be a legal adviser with the local CAB and member of the local Rent assessment tribual. She has experience with disabled children and has campaigned successfully in the past to prevent closure of a local school for Children with Special Educational Needs.
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!
A minerals quarry!
The Bishops Forum is born! Delivering a range of activities on the Goodygrane site..
The site was developed with the addition of cabins, some are still here today!
The activities developed and diversified.
But the ethos remains the same.
BF developed other sites, though financial pressures caused closure later.
The Bishops Forum became BF Adventure!
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.
Activities continue apace!
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.
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.