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Licence - water sports: Outline
This licensing scheme only applies to those who offer activities to young people under the age of 18 years and who operate these activities in a commercial manner.
Generally, licensing only applies to these activities when they are done in remote or isolated environments. For example, climbing on natural terrain requires a licence, climbing on a purpose built climbing wall does not.
The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority inspects activity centres and other activity providers on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills (DfES).
If the Licensing Authority is satisfied that the provider complies with nationally accepted standards of good practice they issue a licence.
Activities covered include:
AvailabilityNormal office hours Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm (except public holidays)
Contact: Licensing Unit
Telephone: 01706217777 Option 7The Business Centre, Futures Park, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 0BB