Big Shakeout 2017 Site Activities

This year's Big Shakeout is bigger than ever, with more going on day and night!

The Big Shakeout is located in the heart of the stunning Peak District and we hope you take the time to head off and enjoy it but if you just don't feel like striking out we will have plenty going on at the festival site. Come and visit the info hub, central to the Shakeout this is where you'll find our shop with our latest gear as well as some special Shakeout deals!!  We will also have an exhibition of photos from all the expeditions, trips and adventures we have supported over the years.

We have made a real effort this year to bring a real festival feel to the event and the music will be starting a lot earlier so you can kick back and watch the sunset listening to some of the best live music in Derbyshire. With beers from Blue Monkey and Thornbridge Brewery throughout the festival and you won't find any ridiculous festival prices at the Big Shakeout.

The Alpkit Foundation with Thornbridge Outdoors run a packed programme with the School of Adventure, specialist courses with qualified instructors to either introduce you to new adventures or improve your skills.

Free activities open to all included in the ticket price

Live bands and DJs from 7pm till midnight each night
Friday film night from 7pm-10pm
Saturday talks and lectures from 7pm - 10pm
Daring Deed talks in the yurt
Shakeout Beer Fest at the Foundation Bar
Thornbridge Alpkids on the Bloc Indoor Bouldering
Thornbridge 850m Bike and Trail Track
Evening Story Telling in the Teepee
Campfire Stage with fire and acoustic music
Craft tent and woodland skills (9am to 4.30pm Saturday and 10am to 1pm Sunday)
Free morning and evening Yoga Sessions with Polly Clark
Free have a go dry stone walling during the day with the Peak District National Park
Free axe throwing, kelly kettles, dreamcatchers and little men with the Scouts
Free CPR sessions at the Ultra Medix Ambulance
Free Climbing Tower with some instructed sessions
Meet Edale Mountain Rescue and their Team Ambulance onsite
Suggested bike, road, run routes
Climbing tower

Paid onsite Family Adventures open to everybody
Paddle Carving – make your own canoe paddle from (£40 per person)
School of adventure photography – make the most of your Smart Phone or DSLR with Alex Ekins (£25 per person)
Bushcraft skills – become one with the way of the woodland (£18 per person)
Adrenaline rush – find your inner tarzan (£18 per person)
Wild Forading with Eden Wild Food (£15 per person)
Mini adventurer – let active kids discover their nature (£18 per person)
Daytime story telling workshop (£7.50 per person)
Nordic Walking (£7.50 per person)
Binerflon – Nordic Walking and Nerf Guns (£6 per person)
Slacklining - Finding your feet (coming soon)


Resin to rock – Bouldering – make that dyno from indoor to outdoor climbing.  Suitable from 14 years. (£28 per person)
Climbing escapology - Essential rope systems and management to see you safely up and down your climb.  Suitable from 14 years (£18 per person)
Intro to outdoor climbing - Come and experience climbing on some of the best rock in the world. Suitable from 16 years (£28 per person)
Bombproof belays - A practical ground based session providing instruction on the setting up of bombproof belays. Suitable from 14 years (£18 per person).
Building blocks of lead climbing - Learning to lead climb is one of the biggest and most important steps that climbers can make, this course is the perfect first step for anyone wanting to start lead climbing.  Suitable from 16 years (£48 per person)
Thornbridge Indoor Wall fun sessions (open to all)


Full day day walk with navigation skills - This practical course aims to equip you with the skills to plan walks, and the confidence to strike out off the beaten track (£25 per person)
Guided family weaseling walk - Have you ever wondered how to spice up your walks and make them more exciting for the kids in the group no matter their size? (£25 per person)
Guided walk with a Peak Park Ranger – 8 mile White Peak walk taking in Monsal Dale, Cressbook Dale, Wardlow Hay Cop and Longsone Moor (£7.50 per person)
Suggested self-supported routes


Sunday Family Guided Ride - Family friendly led ride foe years 8 and up (£15 per person)
Moutain Bike Core Skills - Improve your MTB riding for everyone from 9 years up. (£18 per person)
Mountain Bike An Introduction to Jumps and Drops - Fancy being in more control over jumps and bigger drops? Then this is the course for you from 9 years. (£18 per person)
Mountain Bike – Girls only skills session Learning at your own level and pace is a fantastic way to develop your skills further. From 9 years (£18 per person)
Thornbridge Pump Track (free onsite and open to all ages)
Monsal bike and abseil - Follow the Monsal Trail to an exciting 80ft abseil for 8 years and up (£18 per person)
Womens Only Guided MTB ride with Polly Clark (£10 per person)
BSO Ride Out with Ed Oxley (£18 per person)
Bike Maintenance and Emergency Trailside Repairs (£6 per person)
Road ride loop (self-supported)
Moutain bike loop (self-supported)
Cyclocross loop (self supported)


Derwent River Safari - Explore the Peak by open canoe for all ages and experience (£28 per person)
Tittesworth Reservoir Safari - Explore the beautiful environment of Tittesworth Reservoir (£28 per person)
Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Tittesworth Reservoir (coming soon)
Dinghy Sailing Taster Sessions at Tittesworth Reservoir (coming soon)
Dragon SUP racing (coming soon)Make a canoe paddle - Lovingly craft your own canoe paddle from £40 (all ages and experience)
Pyrnaha Fusion Sit On Top Taster Sessions (coming soon)
Introduction to River Touring (coming soon)
Introduction to White Water (coming soon)


Wet and Wild Underground.  Suitable from 12 years (£18 per person)
Go Deeper Underground Extended caving trip for those with previous caving experience from 14 years (£23 per person)

Trail running

Guided night run with Dave Taylor (£6 per person)
Fell Running Coaching Session with Dave Taylor (£12 per person)

Bivvy and Bike Packing 

Shakeout Sleep Out (dedicated bivvy spot)
The Art of Bike Packing with Bear Bones (£6 per person)
Bear Bones Tarp Workshop (£6 per person)
Bike Maintenance and Emergency Trailside Repairs (£6 per person)
Ultralight Bikepacking Cooking (£6 per person)

Family First Aid and Medical Sessions

Problems on the hill - family sessions to learn how to cope with minor injuries (coming soon)
When it all goes wrong - how to deal with the most common adventure sports injuries (coming soon) 
Travel medicine - how to stay healthy when travelling abroad  (coming soon) 
Water - how to keep safe from waterborne illnesses when out adventuring (coming soon)
Hot and cold - the most common cause of outdoor sports problems (coming soon)
Medical emergencies - being miles out from immediate help means you should know a little more about what to do (coming soon) 

There is plenty to wear out those little explorers: we will be running the popular Alpkids on the Blocs fun climbing competition on the Saturday evening and we will be getting the kids on their bikes for their free coaching session.

Keep coming back - more activities to be added.

Go to the tickets page for more information and tickets.

02 02 2017

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