Welcome to The Surrey Hills Adventure Company
The Home of Adventure in Surrey.


We are hosting a 2018 season open day at the SHACs SUP and Wild Swimming Lagoon on the 29th April 2018. If you would like to join us please click here and sign up to receive more details. Try our 2018 kit and equipment from Zone 3 and Fanatic SUP. Sign up for courses or simply take a look.


Introducing The Surrey Hills Adventure Company.
Many people believe we are turning into a cotton wool society that are missing out on important experiences that help raise self-esteem, give confidence and increase motivation. The SHAC is here to help redress the balance through adventure.

Current research suggests that not allowing young people to engage in independent mobility and environmental learning, denies them the opportunity to develop the skills and resilience that they need to be able to be safe and manage complex environments effectively. There are also indications that such restrictions have long-term implications for young people’s future development, health and well-being.

The PRIMARY objective of SHAC is to help redress the balance by combining outdoor adventure with education and to re-connect children and adults with the great outdoors. We aim to help increase the understanding of the woodland and the water and its ecology whilst introducing the benefits of taking risks in a safe, well managed and informative environment.

Our courses deliver and inspire passion, motivating young people to become successful learners and to develop as healthy, confident, enterprising and responsible citizens with an understanding and mindfulness towards our environment.

The core values of our courses echo the key concepts of outdoor learning and education:  Challenge, enjoyment, relevance, depth, development of the whole person and an adventurous approach to learning, connecting your curriculum to the wider world. Through practical, hands on learning children gain a deeper understanding of the concepts taught. 

It is often argued that exposing young people to risk is dangerous. We strongly believe that the polar opposite is true. Teaching young people to manage risks and to give them the skills to make good decisions and not to just know facts is extremely important for the development of a young person.

Welcome to the Surrey Hills Adventure Company.