Take a Challenge
A charity challenge is the perfect way to tick off an adventure from your bucket list – and at the same time support The Dream Factory.
Go solo or team up with your family and friends. Or why not get your work colleagues involved? A charity challenge is a perfect team-building activity. Whatever you decide, you will come back with everlasting memories.
Our challenges are run by Global Adventure Challenges. Visit them on their website or on social media.
Jurassic Coast Trek
A hike along the Jurassic coast, one of the best cliff walks in UK and England’s only natural World Heritage Site.
The two-day trek will start with a journey from Peveril Point to the beautiful Kimmeridge Beach, where you can dip your toes in the sea and search for fossils among the ancient rocks. On the second day, you’ll trek further along the South West Coast Path, where you’ll take in views of Worbarrow Bay and the blue waters of the famous Lulworth Cove. The finish line is at the iconic Durdle Door, a limestone arch formed more than 10,000 years ago. Dramatic coastal views and world-famous landmarks await — it’s weekend adventure to remember.
Ben Nevis Trek
This trail to the summit is technically easy, but trekking Ben Nevis is a challenge – so stamina and determination are a must.
The stunning views of the highlands will be with us all the way and provide a fantastic backdrop to one of the most sought after charity challenges in the UK. Most people have not experienced the beauty of the Scottish Highlands, so this is a special journey – don’t underestimate the fun and camaraderie on this UK weekend challenge. Return transport is provided from Glasgow enabling you to just enjoy the experience.
Three Peaks Challenge
From the rugged beauty of the Glen Nevis Valley, to the forests and estuaries of the stunning Snowdonia National Park — one almighty trekking challenge taking on the UK’s giants.
This challenge takes on Ben Nevis (1,345m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m) — aiming to summit all three in a total trekking time of 15 hours or less. You’ll climb around 3,050 meters and walk approx. 22 miles. So grit and determination are essential to completing this fast-paced challenge. It’s little wonder this challenge is the most highly-regarded trekking challenge in the UK.
Snowden at Night Trek
Explore the highest mountain in Wales and England by moonlight, following the Llanberis track to the summit using torches to light the way.
Trekking by night will bring a fresh twist to this classic charity challenge. Upon reaching the mountain summit you’ll be rewarded with unforgettable views of the sun rising across the Snowdonia National Park, and as you descend breathtaking sights of the mountain range will uncover before you. Once you reach the finish line in Llanberis, there’s a well-earned breakfast to celebrate your achievement.
London to Paris Bike Ride
The London to Paris Bike Ride is an awesome cycling challenge, and by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe, attracting hundreds of riders each year and raising thousands of pounds for charities nationwide.
You’ll spend four days in the saddle, cycling from capital to capital. The journey begins in London, with the route taking you through glorious English countryside as you cycle through Kent to Dover, before crossing the Channel and continuing through the rolling green fields of northern France, where you’ll pass the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme. A spectacular finish awaits you as you reach the home stretch around the Arc de Triomphe and down the Champs Elysées, before reaching the pièce de résistance, the Eiffel Tower, which marks the finish line.
The Lapland Husky Trail
The most unique of charity events, spending six days sledding through the Swedish wilderness on an experience you will never forget.
The challenge begins in Kiruna, where you will make your way to the Husky Lodge. After dinner, you will meet the four-legged friends who will be your closest companions for the duration of the challenge, when you will be sledding over 240km across Sweden through untouched nature. The challenge finishes at the world famous Ice Hotel where you can celebrate your achievements.
The Alps Trek
An amazing adventure that take you through the stunning Mont Blanc region of the Alps.
Visiting three countries in three days, this long weekend challenge will open your eyes to the beauty that lies within the Alps mountain range — just under two hours away from the UK. With plenty of ups and downs along the way the route will certainly challenge you, but you’re rewarded with the pleasure of seeing the most incredible views this part of Europe has to offer, from stunning cliffs to gorgeous waterfalls running from glaciers.
Northern Lights Trek
A breathtaking adventure exploring Iceland, with the chance of experiencing the spectacular Northern Lights.
You’ll spend three days trekking through beautiful mountain scenery and geothermal valleys, via picture-perfect lakes. The trek will be challenging; hiking across snow-covered landscapes and conquering local mountain passes. However, the chance of witnessing the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis will hopefully make your efforts all worthwhile. You’ll then celebrate your achievements in the bright lights of Reykjavík. See the land of fire and ice on this memorable long weekend adventure.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Follow in the footsteps of the great explorers and take part in an unforgettable trek to the foot of the highest mountain in the world.
You’ll trek from the picturesque village of Lukla, nestled in the Nepalese Himalayas, to the famous base camp of Mount Everest and back again. The route allows you to acclimatise gently before reaching high altitude scenery, as it leads through Sherpa country to the tranquil mountain range of gentle giants. You’ll discover some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable from start to finish on this unforgettable trek as you make your way to the colourful prayer flags of Everest Base Camp.
Trek to Petra
Explore the breathtaking landscape of Jordan and adventure to the ancient city of Petra.
The challenge starts with a day experiencing the panoramic views from Mount Nebo and enjoying a swim in the Dead Sea. You’ll then start our trekking adventure – trekking through stunning valleys, passing Neolithic and Roman sites and rugged mountain countryside. The goal is the ancient red city of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of The World, where you’ll witness the awe-inspiring sites of The Monastery and The Treasury.
Great Wall of China Trek
A majestic nine-day trekking adventure — conquer the twists, turns, steps and slopes of this formidable fortification, the famous Great Wall.
Trekking along this iconic Wonder of the World, you’ll cross ancient watchtowers and battlement stations to witness magnificent panoramas of luscious, rolling green hills as far as the eye can see! You’ll climb the incredible Heavenly Ladder and even help rebuild part of the Wall. Immerse yourself in stunning scenery and Chinese culture. There’ll also be the opportunity to explore Beijing, where you can visit iconic landmarks such as the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the famous Tiananmen Square.
In 2022, The Dream Factory founder, Avril Mills BEM, decided to undertake an extreme charity challenge, guiding husky dogs from Norway to Sweden. The temperature fell as low as minus twenty-six degrees centigrade, and at night she slept in a small tent. “It was a challenge but it was worth it,” she said afterwards, “and the views were spectacular!”
By completing the challenge, Avril raised over £13,000 for The Dream Factory.