Welcome to Deeside Activity Park, Aberdeenshire's premier outdoor activity centre where everyone is welcome to come and visit. Whether you're meeting up with others for coffee and cake or taking part in one or more activities we feel sure you'll have a great time. We are open in all weathers, 7 days a week 365 days every year (except leap years then it's 366!)To continue, scroll through the coloured panels for the information you need and remember, the red panels are scrollers so they may show more than one item.

 

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Team Building Challenges

Bomb Disposal

 

The bomb (complete with red flashing light to tell you it’s live) is placed in a 10m² electric fenced area.  We supply a range of equipment and the team must work together to figure out how to remove the bomb without entering the restricted area.  The bomb is fitted with a sensor so too much movement will result in detonation.  Once, removed the bomb must be deactivated.

Key Skills:

  • Communication
  • Joint Decision-making
  • Co-operation & Teamwork
  • Morale and motivation to succeed

 

Pitstop Challenge

 

These days the pit stop is considered as exciting as the race itself, so based on a F1 pit stop we have devised this highly popular challenge.  The team requires a Manager, Jackman, Wheelman, Spannerman, Lollipopman and, of course, a driver.  Everyone takes a place, driving up to five laps each and rotating through the ranks from the guy on the ‘brakes on/brakes off’ lollipop to the team manager.

Key Skills:

  • Communication
  • Co-operation & Teamwork
  • Time Management

4x4 Defender Commander

 

The team nominates a driver and then must navigate through a series of narrow gates.  The driver is blindfolded and with the use of cameras, your team mates must guide you round the course.

Key Skills:

  • Communication
  • Co-operation & Teamwork
  • Trust & Support
  • Team Dynamics & Bonding

Air Crash Investigation

 

There has been an air crash and it’s the team’s job to figure out why.  They are supplied with various details, ie, Flight map, pre-flight log and black box flight recorder.  Requires real team work to come up with the correct solution.

Key Skills:

  • Communication
  • Joint Decision-making
  • Co-operation & Teamwork
  • Evaluation of Information
  • Strategic & Creative Thinking

Quad Bike Brengun Challenge

 

Each person takes turns driving round a course on the Quad Bikes picking up parts of a dismantled Brengun.  Once the parts are retrieved the team must rebuild the Brengun.

Key Skills:

  • Communication
  • Joint Decision-making
  • Co-operation & Teamwork
  • Morale and motivation to succeed

Team Archery

 

The team nominates a captain, whom we teach archery to.  It’s then the job of the captain to instruct the rest of the team.  Various shooting distances are set up, with more points allocated to those that are a further distance from the target.  The captain must choose ‘diplomatically’ who shoots from which distance – remember, although more points are available for the further distances, there is more likelihood of missing the target altogether.

Key Skills:

  • Communication
  • Team Bonding
  • Co-operation & Teamwork
  • Trust & Support

Field Archery

 

A selection of different targets at different distances, set within a pre-defined area.  Can be likened to a round of golf, but is against the clock.  How fast can you get round, clocking as many points as possible?

Key Skills:

  • Decision-making
  • Co-operation & Teamwork
  • Time Management

Grass Raft Race

 

What is the quickest way to get from one side of a field to the other on a grass raft?

 

Key Skills:

  • Communication
  • Joint Decision-making
  • Co-operation & Teamwork
  • Morale and motivation to succeed
  • Time Management

Fire Brigade Challenge

 

We’ll supply a water pump and a loch full of water.  How quickly can your team work out how to fill and use the pump, and then extinguish a blazing inferno.

Key Skills:

  • Communication
  • Joint Decision-making
  • Co-operation & Teamwork
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Time Management

Powerboat Manoeuvres

 

We have a private 3 acre loch.  The powerboat begins in the middle of the loch, and the team are given a set of compass bearings.  There are a number of cones set round the outside of the loch.  The team must navigate to the correct cones in order, using the compass bearings.

Key Skills:

  • Communication
  • Joint Decision-making
  • Co-operation & Teamwork
  • Time Management