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unique adventure experiences for schools

bespoke adventure

experiences for schools

We specialise in encouraging class bonding and team building as well as crafting bespoke events to cater for TY programmes, residential, day and overnight class groups and well-being days.

Activities, workshops, accommodation and food can all be tailored to suit your needs. Wild + Free is an inclusive activity provider, catering for students with different needs. It is also a fully accredited activity provider with Irish Surfing, the National Governing body for Surfing in Ireland. We pride ourselves in operating to the highest standards of safety and coaching standards. Our experienced team of former PE teachers, fully qualified Instructors, caterers and event managers have over 20 years industry experience and are here to work with you.

Interested to find out more? Let’s talk!

Exhilarating activities to get your group active and learning in a safe and fun environment


At the heart of our surf lessons is the desire to coach students and see them succeed at surfing. We believe that by breaking down the technique and teaching the steps pedagogically this gives students the best chance of mastering the technique and building a lifelong love for the sport. Our level 1 and level 2 qualified surf coaches give individual attention and tuition as well as creating a positive and fun environment. Students will emerge from the surf rejuvenated from the blue gym.

Stand Up Paddling

Students will begin by learning basic paddling techniques and safety protocols in a sheltered beach cove. Students will have the opportunity to learn on both a monster (8pax) and individual SUPs. The group will engage in some fun games to competitions eg relay races, tug of war. When everyone is comfortable with the safety and basic technique and weather conditions dependent, the group will explore along the dramatic coastline of the Sliabh Liag Peninsula, into caves and gorges.


Under the guidance of qualified mountain guides, the group will be given a detailed safety brief before commencing their hike along the most picturesque section of the world famous Slieve League cliffs. Starting from the viewing point, students have ample time (2.5hrs) to hike up along the cliffs taking in the most spectacular views before retracing their footsteps back to the car park.

Rafting Challenges

raft team challenge

Students will be challenged to think creatively, channel their ingenuity, work together, problem solve and crucially, actively engage with the challenge and one another. Raft Building is a beach team building activity where small teams of 8 compete in a three stage challenge: Build a raft, Make it sea-worthy and finally, launch their vessel and paddle a course. Our bespoke team challenges are high energy, fully engaging and a serious amount of fun!

"The Apprentice" style pitch!

This super fun, highly competitive challenge fosters teamwork, creativity, presentation and time keeping skills! Working to a brief, each team must create their own unique product, give their product a name, logo and brand identity. Each team will then deliver a 1 min pitch to an executive panel of judges in front of the whole group. Winning team will have bragging rights for the foreseeable future!

Personal development

Wild and Free deliver engaging, interactive hour long workshops on themes such as perseverance, being present, importance of adapting, community, team work and faith etc . Students are encouraged to participate, work in small groups, take part in moving debates and have periods for self reflection. These workshops are both motivating and thought provoking.


Find out more

Our experienced team of former PE teachers, fully qualified Instructors, event managers and caterers have over 20
years industry experience and are here to work with you, offering bespoke programs to meet your school’s needs.

Let us know what you are looking for and we will get back to you with a free proposal and quote!

Email: info@wildandfree.ieCall (+353) 0896 086 693

The standard of excellence & professional coaching are at the heart of Jono's insightful teaching, creating experiences that my students will never forget.

Blackrock College, DublinTeacher

Exceptional service! Our group of teens progressed and achieved so much over the two days. Jono’s coaching ability & experience really stands out, tweaking the sessions to match the changing conditions and our group’s ability and energy levels.

Woodale Youth Justice ProjectYouth Coordinator

What a fantastic experience! Activities were carefully designed to meet our group’s level of fitness and competence, and they were professionally implemented under Jono’s watchful eye. Highly recommend!

Group Leader

It was a super experience, great craic and also very peaceful. You just rock up and Jono takes care of everything! From beginners to those more advanced, he makes sure everyone enjoys themselves.We highly recommend Wild + Free adventure co!


By far the best retreat I've ever been on! Had a brilliant two nights which was a welcome change from the usual retreats we go on. The activities were amazing.

Blackrock College, DublinParticipant

Sample Schedules

Setting the scene
Activities: Surfing | Stand Up Paddling | Hiking | Raft Building Challenges Team Bonding | Interactive Personal Development Workshop
Wholesome lunch
Interactive workshop
Photo slideshow, reflection and evaluation
Activity 1
Wholesome lunch
Activity 2
Delicious dinner
Workshop 1
Slideshow of the day
Super supper
Thought for the day
Activity 3
Lovely lunch
Workshop 2, Photo Slideshow, Reflection & Evaluation

Educational institutions we have worked with include: