Àban - Adventure Learning Community

Young and old alike, everyone feels better after spending time outdoors. We help get you out on new adventures right here in your own community.

When you book an activity with us, every penny raised goes to support our charitable work in Inverness. We work with schools, community groups and other charities to offer positive outdoor adventures for children & families in need.

Contribute to our charitable work by making a one-off or regular donation.

Nele fire circle

Summer Holiday Programme 2022

Unique in the Highlands - summer camps for youngsters aged 5 - 18. Our Easter holiday camps were fully booked, and we're now delighted to launch our Summer 2022 programme. It's on for the first 3 weeks of the holidays. One week is up at Dunain Community Woodland, the other two at Culduthel Community Woods.

Mon 16 MayRead more…

Kendal Mountain Tour

Kendal Mountain Tour at Eden Court

We had a bit of fun at the weekend appearing as part of the Kendal Mountain Tour at Eden Court. They were inviting community activitists to join them on each leg of their UK-wide tour, and we were the lucky ones chosen for Inverness.

Mon 16 MayRead more…

Fire circle

"Stay outside until it's time for tea!"

These are holidays like they used to be! Easter 2022 sold out, so please help us plan ahead for the summer. Well done to the 48 children who braved some really cold conditions. Goes to show that with a bit of warm clothing and a big wood to explore, even P1 children can stay outside for 6 hours non-stop and still be warm & happy.

Thu 7 AprRead more…


Kessock Ferry Swim 2022All proceeds to local charities

This summer, be part of something special in the Highlands. For the first time in over 50 years, the Kessock Ferry Swim will be held again on Saturday 25th June 2022. Be part of a community event with a warm Inverness welcome for all our swimmers. This classic route from South to North Kessock and back again is approximately 1200m long. Take on this stretch of exposed tidal water with an experienced safety support crew by your side. All proceeds from the Kessock Ferry Swim go to local charities.

Mon 28 MarRead more…

Afterschool Hot Choc

Afterschool Clubs

We provide healthy affordable outdoor afterschool clubs. We have subsidised places available for families in need. We pick up directly from class and then go straight into some fantastic outdoor activities until 5.00pm pickup, including healthy homemade outdoor snacks. This is a simple and affordable way to get your son or daughter outdoors.

Mon 20 DecRead more…

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Group

DofE Gold Open Award Group under way

This is our first year as a DofE Centre, and we're so fortunate to have come into contact with this amazing group of young people. It takes guts to step outside of your comfortable school or college social circles and commit to doing DofE Gold with people you've never met. In the photo you've got participants from four schools across Inverness & the Black Isle, with Inverness College UHI represented as well.

Mon 6 DecRead more…

Craig Dunain rest break

“This is the kind of thing my Dad would have done when he was a kid”

Here's a short collection of recent quotes from participants and parents. "The sort of thing my Dad would have done when he was a kid" really hits home - what a wonderful way to capture that magic feeling of a childhood spent freely exploring the forests close to home.

Fri 26 NovRead more…

OSCR logo

OSCR grants charitable status to Àban

You can view our entry on the Scottish register here. This marks a new phase in our development, and we look forward to delivering for the community in Inverness as best as we can. On Monday 29th November we will welcome our new Trustee Jonathan Molloy to our next Board meeting - look out for his bio appearing here soon.

Fri 26 NovRead more…

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