What is Mobile Adventure? And why is it so important to us?
First of all at Shielbaggan Outdoor Education Centre we see the Centre not as the only location for running our programmes but rather as a hub for activities. Often all could be calm at the centre whilst instructors are working on some of the best beginners White water at Graignamanagh, or Rock Climbing at Ballykeefe Quarry, running activities in schools, or indeed putting up and running activities in some of the biggest events in the country such as Toys-4-Big Boys in Citywest Dublin. We also work with the Irish National Heritage Park at Ferrycarrig and St Helens Golf Club in Rosslare. All our key instructors are exceptionally well qualified and experienced at running sessions away from base so moving around is second nature to them.
Mobile Adventure is about two important factors, first the equipment and the infrastructure to make it happen and second its about a mindset and a determination to provide three things for the client; 1. The best possible Outdoor experience, 2. A developmental pathway and 3. A price point that makes repeat visits easily affordable.
At Shielbaggan Outdoor Education Centre we are very pround of our first class equipment which includes;
7m Mobile climbing Wall with 4 x hydraulic belays (best in industury standard)
Irelands only mobile ropes course
45 Perception Scooter Sit on Kayaks in specialist trailer
8 Canadian Canoes in specialist trailer .
32 Swell Surf boards (these are the best boards for beginners at £400 each) housed in a trailer which doubles as a mobile changing room.
15 Sea Kayaks with trailer
32 white Water kayaks in specialist trailer.
Archery equipment, team building equipment and Orienteering equipment with available trailer.
In order to ensure the people and equipment are all on the move we also have 2x 16seater Transit minibuses, 1 x 14 seater Transit minibus, 1x 6 seater Transit Crewcab and 2 x Landrover discoveries.
Just a note here some of our stuff can’t shift like Wexford’s newest High Ropes Course , our 8m outdoor climbing tower with 6 automatic belays (the only one in the country). We also have a 30m Archery Range, Low Ropes Course and purpose built team building area.
However Mobile Adventure is also about a mindset which we provide with some of Irelands’ best qualified and experienced outdoor instructors. These instructors are always looking to create the best exprience for clients wherever the activity. It is our belief at shielbaggan Outdoor Education Centre that our core instructors should be able to develop sessions rather than having to work to a tired formula. What this means in practice is that you will get the very best of these instructors as one session may be kayaking from Grange Beach round the headland, the next off Baginbun rockhopping in the swell, what is important is that each session is dynamic, educational and interesting for the participant.
We are also very proud of our prices, they have been the same for the last 5 years and we have no intention of changing.