Frequently Asked Questions
Which activities are covered by Adventuremark?
Below is a detailed list of the kind of activities to which Adventuremark may be awarded. It is not exclusive so that any activity provider in the field of adventure activities which meet the universal criteria can apply. AAIAC will make decisions about additional activities which may be added to the existing list.
A wide range of sports, challenges and skills come within the definition of ‘adventurous activity’. Many involve an accepted element of risk and need to be led by competent staff with specialist training. They generally take place in the natural environment, but sometimes can be mimicked artificially in or outdoors.
Courses are often organised by dedicated centres which offer multi-activity or specialist programmes as appropriate to their facilities or surroundings. Alternatively, freelance instructors can arrange activities in any suitable location.
Participation in the following activities, when organised as described above, is covered by Adventuremark:
Abseiling, Archery, Artificial wall climbing, Bell-boating, Canoeing, Caving, Coasteering, Cycling, Dog sledging, Dragon boating, Ghyll scrambling, Gorge walking, Hill walking, Horse riding, Ice climbing, Improvised rafting, Kayaking, Low ropes courses, Mine exploration, Mountaineering, Mountain biking, Mountain boarding, Orienteering, Pony trekking, Pot-holing, Powered, Quad biking, Safety/rescue craft, Rock climbing, Ropes Courses, Rowing, Sail boarding, Sailing, Sand yachting, Sea level traversing, Shooting, Sledging, Snorkel and aqua lung activities, Snowsports, Surfing, Swimming – pool, sea, natural waters, Swimming pools in hotels, hostels or campsites, Water sports / water skiing, Wave skiing, Wild camping, Whitewater rafting, Windsurfing, Yachting (coastal and off-shore), Zip wires.
How much does Adventuremark cost?
Providers applying directly to Adventure Activity Associates Ltd pay £750+VAT. (£775+VAT from 1st April 2015) Adventuremark lasts for two years. An annual fee of £150+VAT (£165+VAT from 1st April 2015) will be paid on the alternate years when no inspection takes place.
Providers applying for accreditation via an approved scheme pay £150+VAT annually.(£165+VAT from 1st April 2015)