Outdoor activity for all

Mojo Active is one of Bristol’s best-equipped outdoor activity centres, located in 150 acres of private fields and woodland in Almondsbury. It has evolved considerably since its launch in 2012 as a birthday party and boot camp fitness venue. Today it is recognised for its leadership in corporate and educational events, in addition to its thriving party and high ropes centre. Recently Mojo Active was shortlisted in the Bristol Life awards for the Leisure and Tourism category, and at the end of 2016 won both “Favourite Activity Club” and “Favourite Holiday Club” in the Bristol Raring 2 Go Awards.

Mojo Active was founded by Jo McConnell and Mark Johnson in 2012. Following a career in media, Jo was looking for a business partner to fulfil a dream to set up a boot camp company, built on her passion for health, fitness and love of outdoor life. Mark, after a successful career in the Royal Air Force, was looking for a new challenge where he could use his physical training experience to work with civilians. “We realised straight away that we had complementary areas of expertise, along with a shared love of the outdoors,” says Mark. “The passion was there, we just needed to work out the logistics; in particular a 400 m top specification military-style assault course!”

The founding ethos remains the same today, it’s about getting people outside and active.


Safe Guarding & Safety Information

Mojo Active prides itself on it’s impressive safety record as a result of the stringent safety standards in place. All Mojo instructors are DBS checked and there is always a qualified first-aider on site supervising the activities. Operations Director, Mark Johnson, oversees all staff training. After 14 years’ service as a military Physical Training Instructor, (specialising as an Outdoor Adventurous Training Instructor), and former experience in outdoor activity centres, Mark is diligent in setting extremely high safety standards and levels of professionalism.

All staff complete a thorough training induction programme, covering all aspects of the activities, safety and child safeguarding procedures. There are comprehensive risk assessments for all activities and robust operating procedures in place to ensure sessions run smoothly and safely. Mojo Active is a fun and safe place for young and old, our site is OFSTED registered and we have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge.

Meet the team

Jo Mcconnell

Jo McConnell


Jo’s passion for health and fitness is the inspiration behind setting up Mojo Active back in 2012. When she’s not organising your event at Mojo, chances are she’s out participating in her own outdoor activity. She has plans to continue to expand Mojo by adding new activities every year.

Operations Director

Mark Johnson

Operations Director

An ex military PT instructor with years of experience including BA Hons in Outdoor Education & Leadership; Certificate of Education; Level 3 BCU Canoe and Kayak instructor; Mountain Bike Instructor, Vertex High Ropes intructor & rescuer, Mountain leader

Mojo Active Instructor

Matt Walsh


GNAS Archery Leader, Mountain Bike Trail Leader, Level 3 BTEC – Sport and Outdoor Education, PTLLS – Level 4 Teacher Training, BELA – Basic expedition leader award, ERCA – High Ropes Instructor and rescuer, First Aid Trained, Level 2 Community Sports Leader

Mojo Instructor

Cory Harrison


Outdoor Activity Leadership level 2, Gym instructor level 2, First Aid Trained ERCA – High Ropes Instructor and rescuer, First Aid Trained.

In his spare time Cory likes to play football, keep fit and spend time with family and friends.

Jo Ruston

Jo Ruston

Business Development & Yoga

Jo is an experienced learning and development professional and coach, with a passion for experiential learning, which is what brought her to Mojo. She is also a qualified yoga teacher and runs our Thursday evening class. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, and generally having adventures!


Juls Platt


Juls enjoys spending time being active but when she can’t be outside, what can be better than working for a company that promotes outdoor adventures and experiences! Juls lives in Surrey but regularly comes to Bristol to meet with the team. She has 3 kids and a dog so life is never dull.