Monday, 20 September 2010

Abseil for BF Adventure and the Firebrigade

Saturday 2nd October 2010
@ Lusty Glaze Adventure Centre, Newquay.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service's Fire and Ice Team have once again joined together with their friends at BF Adventure and Lusty Glaze to bring you a sponsored abseil.

The last time we teamed up was back in 2006, abseiling at the National Maritime Museum Falmouth and at the Eden Project St Austell.
The events were a huge success, raising over £12.000 for 3 charities. The Fire Fighters Charity, Children with Leukaemia and BF Adventure. This time however we are also raising money for Help For Heroes.

We wanted to bring you something different this time, this is where our friends at Lusty Glaze come in. They have kindly let us use their site for the day. An 80ft cliff face which descends onto one of Cornwall's most beautiful beaches.
All you have to do is raise a minimum sponsorship of £50 per individual or £200 per team of 6. There is a prize for the most money raised for both Individual and team entrants.

To secure your place please fill out the registration form and send a deposit of £15 for individual, £60 for team entries to James Marks c/o Bodmin Fire Station, Berrycombe Rd, Bodmin Cornwall PL31 2NS. Please make all cheques payable to Fire and Ice Challenge. You will then be sent a letter of confirmation along with your time of abseil and sponsorship form by post. Time of abseil, once confirmed, can also be viewed on this website.

Please note that there is a minimum age of 14 years for this event.

For more information, visit

Monday, 13 September 2010

School Autumn special 2010

Multi-activity days for £22 per student (£12 from Nov - March)
PLUS a contribution towards transport of up to £7 per person
(Sep/Oct. only).

This offer is limited so book today to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

BFA Corporate Challenge

Are you up for the challenge?

After last year's great success, companies in Cornwall are again invited to test their metal in support of our charity.

The "BFA Corporate Challenge" on Friday, 8th October (9.30am – 2pm) is a chance for companies to test their skills in canoeing, climbing, abseiling, archery, zip wire and other exciting pursuits at our Goodygrane Activity Centre near Penryn.

Join the fun and help us raise money towards our charity work with disadvantaged people and urgently needed indoor space! The minimum sponsorship is £50 per person based on teams of four people. Any additional fundraising is most welcome!

To download a registration form please visit

For further information please give us a ring on 01326 340 912.

Best wishes

The BF Adventure team

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Open day at BF Adventure

On Sunday, 19th September, from 11am – 4pm, we will open our doors to the public. Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

There will be lots to do for the whole family and for a small donation everyone 7+ years can take part in exciting taster sessions such as Archery, Canoeing, Abseiling or Rock climbing, Bush craft or Zip wire.

Plus many other games for younger and older ones including a Wellie throwing contest, sack racing, Water balloon competition as well as a raffle, cakes, tea and much more. Also present will be a number of partner organisations presenting exciting workshops and informing visitors about community sports and healthy living. For more information visit

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Guided Bat walk at BF Adventure

Come and enjoy a "Guided Bat walk" led by expert Carol Williams.

Wednesday 26th August, 8pm - 10.30pm.

BF Adventure, Goodygrane Activity Centre, Halvasso, Penryn, TR10 9BX

Please wear outdoor clothing and sensible walking shoes.

The walk is £3 per person and the fee will go to support our work with disadvantaged young people.

To book your space send an email to or phone us on 01326 340 912.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Falmouth Rugby Club

Sign up for the Mini Rugby Team!

BF Adventure's corporate partner Falmouth Rugby Club runs mini rugby teams of boys and girls at each age group from under 7 up to under 12 and then junior boys' from under 13 to Colts (which is under 18s). The Club welcomes new and existing players at all age groups.

Registration Day for the new season is September 5th 2010 at 9.45am. You can meet your age group coaches who are all Level 1 qualified and CRB checked.

You can just turn up on the day with a parent or carer or, if you would like to discuss any points, call Dany Duncan, organiser of the mini and junior teams on 07795 480474. We look forward to meeting you!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Dragonflies and Insects

Nature Walks@BFA

Come and enjoy our "Dragonflies and other insects" walk led by expert Steve Jones.

Sunday 18th July, 1030-1230

Learn more about the flora and fauna in your area at our beautiful Goodygrane Site at Halvasso.

Please wear outdoor clothing and sensible walking shoes, and bring sunscreen and water to drink.

The walk is only £3 per person and the fee will go to support our work with young people from disdavantaged backgrounds.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Funded activities for children with disabilities

We now offer funded multi-activity days for children and young people (7 – 18yrs) with disabilities as part of the “Aiming high for disabled children” programme.

The shorts breaks will offer children and young people a chance to try out a variety of exciting challenges which could include abseiling, canoeing, archery, bush craft and a range of other activities whilst also developing new friendships, take part in new experiences and to have fun doing positive activities.

Depending on the individual support needs, visitors can take part in BF Adventure’s mainstream holiday activities, have fun in peer groups or enjoy a day out with their family,

In some cases subsidies can also be provided for transport, lunch, child care and specialised support staff.

For more information, please get in touch.

If you know anyone who would benefit from these programmes please visit to see the criteria for eligliability and to download a referral form.

Free capoeira taster @ BF Adventure

Jinga is holding a free taster day (followed by a 6 week course) of Capoeira at BF Adventure’s Goodygrane Activity Centre (near Penryn).

The taster day will be held on 22nd July from 10am – 2pm and is free for young people who are:

- aged 16-25
- unemployed or ‘not economically active’
- based in Cornwall &Isle of Silly

Pick ups can be arranged from Falmouth and Helston.

“Jinga 16-25” has received funding from the Community Grants Program, a fund which is designed to help the hard-to-reach unemployed. Strictly speaking, this course is an engagement activity designed to move people onto progression routes such as Freestyle/e2e.

However, young people who are undergoing another LSC-funded course or who have just finished one of these courses might be able to take part .

For more information, please see the documents attached or get in touch with

Craig Blackburn (Canguru)
Jinga Communities
07870 167 974


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Abseil for BF Adventure

Dare something for a good cause!

Raft building

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity! On 29th May we will run an abseiling session from the tower of the Maritime Museum in Falmouth as part of the "C3" event. This is an exciting challenge and a great way to support BFAs work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The abseil will run from 10am to 4.30pm and anyone can take part. All you have to do is raise a minimum of £10 per person taking part - bring all your friends and family to come and cheer for you.

To register send an email to

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

E2E at Trevarno Gardens

Yesterday our Entry to Employment group (E2E) went to Trevarno Gardens, who is one of our corporate partners and had kindly allowed us visit them with one of our courses. Everyone had a fantastic time, strolling around the gardens and exploring exotic plants. The group also went on an exciting treasure hunt around the site, trying to find as many of the required hints as possible to be able to solve the puzzle. The day ended with a nice hot chocolate at Trevarno's cafe. A truly adventurous day. Some participants of the E2E programme are now looking to return to the gardens on a work experience day.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

New website

After being snowed in for a week BF Adventure is now up and running again! Become a fan of our Facebook page and see photos and videos of our exciting outdoor activities!