Although HVAFF is a film festival there’s a whole lot more going on too. A festival ticket will allow you to take part in any (or ideally all!) of the activities below. When you arrive at the ticket desk you’ll get an activities card. Carry this around with you and get it signed at each activity; complete your card and win a prize. Whilst the activities are aimed at kids we do encourage everybody to have a go.

Bouldering Competition – The school has its own bouldering wall, located in the sports hall. A special set of competition problems will be set by school staff and pupils just for the day with problems ranging from very easy, aimed as complete beginners, to very hard as we know there are some very good climbers around! Climbing shoes provided, but if you have your own feel free to bring them. Prizes donated by Beta Climbing Designs.

Caving – The Derbyshire Caving Association loan us their fibreglass cave for the day. Put on a headtorch and helmet and race through the twisted maze to see if you can get your name at the top of the leader-board. Located in the sports hall.

Slack Lining – The local YHA in Castleton will lend us their mobile slackline rig for all to have a go at. If you’ve never tried it, slack lining is kind of like tight rope walking, but harder! Our rig is low to the ground so completely safe. Located in the sports hall.

Orienteering – A short family friendly orienteering course around the school grounds including a MAZE section, register and start from the sports hall. Test your navigation skills and will you find the checkpoint in the maze…

Fun Run – New for 2019. Start HVAFF with free kids FUN RUN. The run starts at 10:30am on a 2km measured course, flagged and marshalled within the school grounds. Lots of spot prizes including the chance to win a free entry to HVAFF, win free bacon butties and more! Register from 9:30am.

Climbing – Leek & Buxton College will erect and staff their mobile climbing tower outside the front of the school for the day. No need to bring your own equipment, they have it all. See the school from a completely new angle.

Mountain Biking – The school also has its own MTB course and bikes. Register in the sports hall.

Library Activities – if you have younger kids then don’t fret, there will be adventure themed activities for them in the newly refurbished library.