Youth Groups

Ancrum Outdoor Centre delivers a range of quality outdoor activities designed to inspire, challenge and bring out the best in young people.  During the activities we run, our focus is on team building skills and encouraging everyone to take part so they feel important to the outcome of each challenge. As participants become more confident we like to give them responsibility for different aspects of the activity, passing our knowledge on to them and giving them a sense of pride and accomplishment. Most importantly we focus on fun and making sure the whole group is having a good time.  Our friendly, qualified and experienced team will help to take the hassle out of planning, so you can get to playing.

20% discount available on birthday / group packages when you have signed up for an Active Lifestyle Card.  Read more ...


Package 1: Indoor Target Archery

Here is your opportunity to try the amazing sport called archery. During this 2 hour session, your group will learn how to become brilliant archers at our indoor archery range at Clatto Barns. You will just need to practice and keep a steady aim.

Our qualified instructors will teach you the basics of shooting and guide you through a number of games, all under their close supervision. The Archery Introductory Session is open to people age 8+  Our archery sessions are really inclusive for people of all ranges of abilities, so please get in touch with us if you have any condition that may affect your ability to shoot safely.

This package is for up to 12 participants so why not challenge your friends, families or work colleagues to this great experience.

Package 1 Cost - £120


Package 2: Dry Slope Skiing

Fancy learning to ski? Come and book your very own group beginner ski lesson at Dundee's only dry ski slope her at Ancrum. Our highly qualified instructor will get you all sized up with skis and safety equipment and take you all at your own pace through a fun introduction to skiing. This is a great chance to start up a new winter sport activity and may produce some future champions.

The minimum age for this activity is 5 years and we cater for up to a maximum of 10 participants for skiing.

Package 2 Cost - £96


Package 3: Dry Slope Snowboarding

Fancy learning to snowboard? This package caters for a maximum of 6 participants. Our Centre snowboard instructor will take you through your paces to get you gliding goofy or regular and ready to hit the slopes ... when the snow arrives at the ski centres!  For age 12 years and over.

Package 3 Cost - £90


Package 4: Introduction to Climbing

Learn the skills of rock climbing at our Centre’s outdoor climbing wall and indoor bouldering room. Our instructor will teach your group the basic movements on the wall then play challenge games and see who is quickest to reach the top. This package is weather dependent and in event of adverse conditions we would run the activity from a local climbing venue at Avertical World which would incur additional facility entry fee which must be paid on the day by party leader.

Package 4 Cost - £90 (1 - 8 participants) or £150 (9 - 16 participants). 2018 entry for Avertical World is £6 for under 16s


Package 5: Skiing / Climbing Combo

Fancy doing 2 great activities for your party? Then why not combine a beginner dry slope ski session within an intro to climbing at our Centre. If you choose this for up to max 8 participants, you will spend an hour on the slope followed by an hour on the climbing wall. For those who buy the package for 9-16 participants, the group shall be split into 2 and one group will do skiing and other climbing then they shall swap over.

Package 5 Cost - £120 (up to 8 participants) or £200 (9 - 16 participants)


Package 6: Adventure Day

Why not book your group on your very own adventure day which include gorge walking, coasteering, kayaking white water rafting, powerboatingetc. Take a look at the activities / school holiday adventure days section on our website to see all the activities we offer which include gorge walking, kayaking, rock climbing, white water rafting, coasteering and lots of other activities and book your very own group adventure day with Ancrum.

Your group will meet at Ancrum Centre for your preferred start time in the morning. Our staff shall organise all your equipment and clothing requirements for the activity and then you will head off in one of our fleet minibuses to a fully risk assessed venue for your adventure day under the highly skilled supervision of our lead instructors.

  • Group size 4 - 7 participants - cost £245 (under 18 years of age plus one accompanying adult who is required to participate free of charge and be second adult on activity (1 instructor, transport and equipment))
  • Group size 9 - 14 participants - cost £525 (under 18 years of age. Any adults wishing to participate in this package will be included in the ratio of 16 (2 instructors, transport and equipment))
  • Group size 4 - 8 adult participants - cost - £320
  • Group size 9 - 16 adult participants - cost - £640

Please note that White Water Rafting requires additional safety crew staff to support trip leaders, therefore our charge for this activity is £45 per person and you require a minimum of 8 participants with up to a max of 16 participants.


Contact Us

If you would like us to organise an activity for you please complete an enquiry form or call Ancrum Outdoor Centre on 01382 435911.