Like all activities and outdoor education centres, when we closed our doors in March, we had absolutely no idea that nearly seven months on, we would still not be back up and running to how we normally would at this time of year. However, unlike many counterparts throughout the country, we have at least been able to open and provide some activities sessions, albeit with a limited capacity, which has been hugely welcomed by our local community.
With the Department for Education currently advising schools against booking overnight residential trips until at least Spring 2021 we fear that many children and young adults are going to miss out on the huge benefits that spending a few days away from their usual home environment and gaining new experiences can have on their learning and perhaps more importantly their well-being.
As an industry health and safety measures and procedures are at the heart of what we do. Yes, we’ve had to adapt further to restrictions because of the pandemic but our activities, accommodation and movements around the Centre are always so meticulously planned that we are ready and really cannot wait to be able to welcome our many school partners back through our doors as soon as possible.
But, for now, we will continue to offer small family and individual sessions (and there’s lots of laughter from these smaller groups too!) and we have just released our dates for the October Half Term (see booking link below).
Anyone who works in outdoor education knows that no Centre is complete without the absolute whoops of joy, laughter and encouragement that comes when pupils who are part of a school residential are on site. We miss that. We can’t wait for that again very soon.
October Half Term activities:
For ages 11+
- Half day kayak adventure 27th October 13:00 – 16:00
- Half day SUP adventure 29th October 14:00 – 17:00
- Half day kayak adventure 30th October 14:00 – 17:00
- TrySUP Family 26th October 14:00 – 16:00
- TrySUP Family 28th October 14:00 – 16:00
- TryKayak 27th October 10:00 – 12:00
- TryKayak 29th October 10:30 – 12:30
- TryKayak 30th October 10:30 – 12:30