Adventure Activities

Unlike other film festivals we offer a range of activities to stretch the body between films.  The sports hall will be open from approx 11:00am to 4:00pm for the following activities, open to all abilities, just turn up and have a go.  This is an integral part of the festival, at HVAFF you can't just sit about all day watching films!

Note that a parental consent form will be required by all under 18's participating in the bouldering events.  If parents are not there on the day please make sure you collect one from the college or download one here in advance, get it signed, and bring it with you on the day.


Bouldering Competition   (prizes available)

This year there will be a bouldering competition taking place through the day. In the afternoon prizes will be awarded to the best boy and best girl boulderer in each age group.

  • Age 7-11
  • Age 12- 16
  • Age 16+

Age 6 and under, sorry there isn't a competition but please come and have a go.

The bouldering competition prizes have been kindly donated by The Climbing Works bouldering wall in Sheffield. Male and female winners in the 7 – 11 and 12 - 16 categories will receive 1 month passes to the Climbing Works and other great prizes exist for runners up and other age categories.


Slack-line Challenge   (sports hall)

Test your balance on a fun slack-line challenge open to all. (learn to walk on a low tight (ish) rope)


Caving Challenge   (sports hall)

Test your tenacity and squirming technique in our amazing narrow, twisting and dark cave passages.   Fun time trials through the cave during the day. Think you can beat last year's record? Not to be missed, a festival favourite!


Caving ladder Challenge   (sports hall)

Because cavers need to be able to go up as well as down! Combine your climb time and your squirm time to see how you cut it underground!


Short Course Orienteering   (outdoors)

This year HVAFF is offering an orienteering competition starting from the gym and using HVC grounds.  It is a score event, which means visiting all controls as quickly as possible. You will need to read the map carefully and make good route choices to minimise the distance you go. There will be prizes for male as well as female winners in the following categories; over 15s; optimum distance 3.5k, 11 to 14 years old; optimum distance 1.7k, 10 and 9 year old; optimum distance 1.6k, In addition children 8 and under can participate but must be accompanied by an adult. Small prize on completion.


Mountain Bike Trail   (outdoors)  1pm - 3pm

HVC is the first UK state school to open a purpose built mountain bike trail and it will be open on the day for supervised use.  Bring your bike to have a go, or borrow one of the 2 loan bikes available on site.