An action-packed coastal adventure for those with a love of the sea and marine life. See beyond the beach!​  

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We will spend our days snorkelling, rock pooling, crabbing and looking out for interesting sea life.

As well as adventure, there will be opportunity to relax on the beach, play beach games and discover the wildlife and natural history of the area.​

You will have one afternoon and evening free so that you and your family can go out and explore the local area. Ask your adventure leader on the best places to visit!​

If your child will be under the age of three on time of arrival, please select the ‘Infant’ booking option so they can attend for free!

  • A family on the beach with their stone henge rock sculpture
  • Child's sandy hand holding a starfish
  • Sea life under water
  • ferry to Millport

Example Timetable

Day 1

Arrive 5:00pm

Centre info and ice breakers​ such as aquarium touch tanks and team games

Day 2

Rock pooling​ – we get our hands dirty and explore marine life in the tidal zone

Snorkelling 1​ – Introduction session

What wanders at night – rodents, bats and moths

Day 3

Snorkelling  2nd session - Exploration

Boat Excursion with RV Actinia ​- we explore Great Cumbrae from the sea and a good chance for encounters with seals and sea-birds

Orienteering – an entertaining approach to a relevant skill including some science bits

Day 4

Exploration of the tiny-world – we investigate microscopic organisms on land and in the sea

Raft Building and if the rafts are good enough, then a raft race!

A fun-approach on outdoor safety and first aid around the campfire

Day 5

Cumbrae walk​ – we explore Great Cumbrae on foot, learn about the history and geology of the island. The walk ends in Millport where you can spend your free afternoon if you want.

Free afternoon

Free evening

Day 6

Rock climbing and archery – a good combination and opportunities for all skill and physical levels.

Bushcraft and shelter-building culminating in BBQ – build a shelter for yourself or for birds and bees!

Campfire – time for stories, songs, and jokes!

Day 7

Beach art and crafts – mermaid’s diaries, sailor’s valentine & Co. – time to create your individual souvenir

Depart at 12:00 noon

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport
  • Picnic Lunch

Before You Attend

What to bring

  • Waterproof coat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimming suits/shorts
  • Lunch box
  • Water bottle
  • Rucksack
  • Towel
  • Sun cream
  • Sun hat
  • Please bring plenty of extra layers and spare clothes, you never know what the weather will be like!

Opportunities to attend this course

  • Sat 29, July 2023 17:00 - Sat 05, August 2023 12:00

    FSC Millport
    £0 - £567
    Field Studies Council Staff