Belfast Activity Centre
Registered charity XN82053
BAC can create tailor-made programmes of activity to meet the individual needs of youth and community groups. A broad range of activites can be incorporated into either long or short-term programmes.teambuilding and problem solving, canoeing, kayaking, archery, orienteering, mountain biking, adventure walking, climbing and abseiling.
BAC uses the vehicle of outdoor activities to deliver experiential learning opportunities.
For all activities BAC can guarantee a
To assist with our activity planning and instructor scheduling, please indicate your required group development objectives with each booking by choosing at least one of the following session objectives:
2. Managing Feelings
3. Problem Solving
4. Working Together
7. Understanding Social Values
8. Understanding & Identifying With Others
For an expanded explaination for each of our session objectives please follow the attached link:
9.30am to 12.30am or 10.00am to 1.00pm
1.30pm to 4.30pm or 2.00pm to 5.00pm
6.00pm to 9.00pm or 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Finishing times for scheduled sessions cannot be extended due to late arrival. It is the responsibility of all groups to arrive on time for their booked activity.
1. Private and corporate group bookings
(For Reg. Charities, Youth, Community and Schools groups see 2. below)
(3 hour session)
£25.00 per person - (minimum group of 6) full payment at time of booking.
Payment accepted cash, cheque, credit or debit card.
If you are a UK Tax payer you can enable BAC to increase the value of your contribution and support - please ask about GIFT AID.
2. Registered Charities, Youth, Community and School Groups
(3 hour session)
Prices are based upon group size and the ratio of instructors to the activity chosen and are available upon request.
Payment on credit account terms by prior agreement with BAC.
Non refundable deposit required with booking £60 per group.
To request a price or to make an activity booking please complete and return the booking request form by following the attached link.
FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AND WILL BE PROVIDED WITH ALL CONFIRMED BOOKINGS
To check availability, to enquire about or to amend your booking or for additional information please contact:
Phone: 02890 600132
The following Frequently Asked Questions give you the additional information required to decide what shape you would like your activity programme to take.
How much do activities cost?
Currently each activity session is costed separately to account for the groups specific requirements i.e. group size, ratio of instructors to participants for the chosen activity, transport, food, equipment etc. so once we know what you would like to do we will provide you with a tailored cost. BAC is a not for profit organisation, so we aim to cover the direct costs of the session but also want to ensure that our activities are accessible for groups on a tight budget!
Are the activities high risk?
We complete thorough risk assessments for all our activities and our staff team is qualified for the activities that they deliver. We also have the appropriate insurances in place for all our work. However we believe that is important for our clients that activities are challenging and exciting, but at all times the risk is controlled.
What are 'team building activities'?
We offer a range of activities that support our client groups in developing good working practices together, from low level mental challenges to high adrenaline and fun sharing experiences. Our excellent staff team are equipped to draw out the necessary learning from each activity.
How many people should be in a group?
Group numbers vary and we run activities to suit groups of all sizes from skills training for 1 or 2 to mass group activities for 50 to 200 and everything in between. If you wish a large group to stay together for their activities then talk to our co-ordinator about suitable challenges.
Do we do birthday parties?
BAC is a personal development charity and our programmes are designed to deliver meaningful experiences to the participants. Birthday parties are not a priority for the centre but we can on occasion, if availability allows, design a day to aid with our fundraising.
How long are sessions?
Generally sessions last for 3 hours to include time for gear issue and return, however if you groups requires a longer or shorter session length, have a chat with us!
What do I need to bring on an activity day?
The gear that you need will depend on the activity that you are doing. When you agree the programme with our staff, you should be sent a participants’ instruction sheet which will tell them exactly what they need for the day. BAC can provide refreshments on demand, but to keep the costs down, many groups opt for participants bringing a packed lunch!
What do I need to wear on an activity day?
On a general activity day you are best to wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear. Training shoes are fine. Better not to wear jeans as they drain heat away from the body when wet.
Will I get wet?
Never say never! The Centre is in Belfast and it has been known to rain here. You have the choice of wet or dry sessions and the Centre can provide a full waterproof outer layer, this however is no guarantee that your group members will want you to remain dry.
Can we do water based activities in the winter?
Yes! Don’t let the cold weather put you off! Canoeing, Kayaking and wet caving are all activities that can be offered year round.
Can we do activities off site?
Of course we can. Transport can be provided at an extra cost.
Do we have residential facilities?
We do not have residential facilities on site. We do however have tents to accommodate over 50 people under canvas.
Can we do evening sessions?
Yes we can. We work a three session day, morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Evening sessions need to be booked well in advance so that staff can be arranged. Just remember that in the winter the nights are longer, so unless the activities are based under the floodlit areas of BAC’sAdventure Learning Park, then it may be darker for activites.
What age are the activities suitable for?
Our primary aim is at those within the 14 - 25 age range. However we are keen to accommodate those of all ages for specific activity sessions. We just always ensure that tiny people can fit into the appropriate safety equipment such as harnesses and helmets.
Your donated contributions make ALP work
The following minimum contributions are based on a 3 hour session on one of the components of Belfast ALP (caving, climbing, vertical challenges or cows tails high ropes course) and are based on a minimum group size of 6 people.
We generally take children from 8 years upwards, but if you have a child under this age, please call the Centre to discuss the options.