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Self-led activities

Activities supervised by your group

We offer a wide range of activities, facilities and equipment. We can also provide an instructor if requested.

Pedal Karts
Do you have a Hamilton or a Button in your group? Race around the track, have time trials or your own mini Grand Prix.
Bonaly pedal cart
Pioneering
A large selection of poles are available to build projects.
Tripod
Giant Games

Large versions of the popular family favourites. There are four games available:

  • Connect Four
  • Giant Jenga
  • Noughts and Crosses
  • Dominos

Giant Games

Games Equipment

Games EquipmentWe have a supply of footballs, rugby balls, hockey sticks, goals, hoops, cones and discs which we are more than happy for groups to use during their stay. Please ask either when booking activities or on arrival.

Mini Zip Line

The Mini zip line is a small (25m) wired zip line, which guarantees a lot of fun and laughter. Participants do not require helmets or harnesses.

Mini Zip Line

Earthball

Giant 1.5 metre inflatable ball, suitable for a variety of games. Why not try it out and have some fun?

Earthball

Funky Moves

Funky Moves is the fun active gaming system that puts the fun into getting active. Funky Moves provides a fun, flexible and accessible active games system that can be enjoyed by all ages, abilities and activity levels.

Funky Moves

Orienteering

We offer both classic orienteering and geo-orienteering. We provide maps for orienteering.

Orienteering

Geo-orienteering

Geo-orienteering is the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) devices to navigate to different point across the site and to record the Geo point information. Four GPS units and instructions are provided.

Geo-orienteering

Grass Sledges

Grass Sledging is one of the most popular and fun activities at Bonaly. An activity for ages 6-14 years, no special skills are required but you must observe the common sense safety rules detailed on the activity sheet provided by us. For the most thrilling ride the secret is not to apply the brakes too soon or too late! Possibly the most fun you can have on sledges without snow.
Grass sledges

Backwoods Cooking

This area is available to groups for backwoods cooking activities, it is an area on site specifically designated to have fires on the ground. Your chance to show off your culinary skills – great sausages and toasted marshmallows!

Bushcraft Village

Slacklining

Slacklining involves walking or balancing along a suspended length of flat webbing that is tensioned between two anchors. It is similar to tightrope walking and can help to develop balance, co-ordination and personal motor skills.

Slacklining

Burn Dipping

Burn Dipping is the collection, study and identification of waterborne fauna, equipment and charts provided. Especially good for Beavers and Cubs.

Burn dipping

Mini Beasts

Mini beast hunt is the discovery, study and identification of various insects which are then to be returned to the wild unharmed at the end of the session. Equipment and charts are provided.

Mini Beasts

Circus Skills

We supply the equipment, you supply the skills. Stilts, spinning plates, juggling, devil sticks, Diablos, etc, are all provided. Bring your own clown makeup!

Circus Skills

Team Building Tasks

As well as being fun and stimulating, these exercises are designed to help to bring out trust, consideration, leadership skills, cooperation, team building, coordination and many other life skills.